My family is back home, in Michigan, after a great trip to Las Vegas. We arrived Sunday, August 4. As I mentioned, my work put us up in the Aria, Monday through Wednesday. We then over to the Palazzo and stayed Thursday through Sunday..Who stays eight days in Vegas? We had a great time. We saw Cirque du Soleil Ka (loved it) and went to the Neon Museum (a highlight of our trip) and saw many other things. It was a wonderful work visit and vacation. I will give you a run-down of all of our restaurant visits. NOTE: I have Celiac Disease as do our daughter and our oldest son, both of whom were with us on the trip. Our son and I are both extremely sensitive. He usually knows when he gets glutened within an hour. My wife has non-Celiac gluten sensitivity and usually knows right away. I am very sensitive but it can take a number of hours for me to know that I've been glutened.
Mon Ami Gabi: Steak Frites for me; Chicken Dinner for my wife; Onion soup for our daughter; chocolate mousse for everyone. The food was incredible and no one got glutened.
Monday: Breakfast for me at the Aria buffet. The chef came out and gave me the grand tour. He was really good and I ate safely. Cucina (Aria) by Wolfgang Puck for dinner: the staff there was exceptional; I don't remember what we all ate but I know that the three of loved our food and no one was glutened.
Tuesday: Aria breakfast buffet for me. No issues. Cucina for lunch with my wife and daughter; great food and no one got glutened. I ate at a work reception catered by the Aria. The food was great. I did not get glutened however they had a mix-up in my food and actually gave me something that had gluten in it but the chef caught it right away. We were in their convention center.
Wednesday: breakfast, lunch, and dinner for me were at the Aria convention center. No problems. My wife and daughter ate at PF Chang's at Planet Hollywood and had no issues.
Thursday: Yardbird Southern Table for late lunch with my wife and daughter. The food was amazing and we did not get glutened. Our son arrived late afternoon. The four of us had dinner at El Segundo Sol. The food was amazing and no one got glutened. None of us ever got glutened the whole trip. So, I'll stop saying that.
Friday: late lunch at Yardbird. We all had the fried chicken, fries, brussels sprouts and sweet tea (same as the previous day). Our son loved it. We were very full and went to Mon Ami Gabi for creme brulee, chocolate mousse, coffee, and wine for a light dinner.
Saturday: Strip Burger for a late lunch. Food was really good. Hecho en Vegas for guacamole and the tomato salad and chips and salsa. We really enjoyed it. It was nice that it was super close to Ka.
Sorry for all of the details. I thought you might appreciate the proof points --> two Celiacs for 8 days; 1 non-Celiac gluten sensitive; 1 Celiac for 3 days. none of us had issues and we all loved our food experiences. We don't have these sorts of options around home. It was a real treat for us.
Thank you for your tips. It really helped.
Received this wonderful letter and recap from some who had written me prior to visiting Las Vegas, asking for a few recommendations...check out HIS recommendations following his visit!
Email Received 8-28-19
My Pie in Las Vegas!!
Hey everyone! Wanted to let you know about a fantastic new option for GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA here in Las Vegas that just opened! It’s called My Pie, and it’s located in the Centennial Shopping Center at 7930 W Tropical Pkwy #130, 89149. Went for the first time last night, and it was AWESOME!
Got to meet the owner, Robert Lee, and spent a lot of time talking with the general manager, Buddy Wagner, who was a former sous chef on the Strip and is very knowledgeable regarding gluten-free and the concern for possible cross-contamination. We went over their process when you ask for a GF pizza (AND you let them know it’s because you have Celiac or an allergy, and not just because of a preference), and I was really impressed with the procedures they’ve put in place. They changed their gloves, had separate screens for the GF pizza dough (the gluten-free dough is kept SEALED until it’s used), had special wooden paddles used only for GF pizza, had one pizza sauce bin that is ONLY used for GF pizza, got made-to-order toppings from under the counter (instead of the ones on the line) just to be safe, cooked the GF pizza a bit longer than the regular pizza (5-min as opposed to 2-min at 800 degrees, knowing, as we all do, that sometimes GF crust can be soggy and chewy in the middle if not cooked enough), etc, etc!! I was super impressed with everything, and the pizza was REALLY good! They even carry a gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free brownie you can get for dessert (it’s definitely not sugar-free though, which is probably why it tasted so dang AMAZING)!!! LOL And all the prices were really reasonable...even with the $2.25 up-charge for GF crust, my pizza was just over $10. That’s it!!! All sauces (except for Alfredo) are gluten-free, as well as all their toppings (except for the obvious meatballs).
As usual, we will plan to go a few more times before we can add them to our recommended RESTAURANT LISTINGS page of our website, but I feel super comfortable saying I was really impressed and I encourage you to check them out!! Please remember, however, that it is not a 100% gluten-free facility, and they obviously have regular pizza and regular flour on site as well. So use your own best judgment knowing your particular issues and concerns. But personally, I thought they took a ton of precautions, and I did not get sick at all (those who know me, know I am quite sensitive to ANY cross-contamination).
Thank you, My Pie Pizza (Las Vegas, NV), and welcome to Vegas!! 😁👏🏻🍕
Ron and I visited an absolutely INCREDIBLE, brand new 100% gluten-free restaurant & cafe yesterday called Adi’s (Adi's Active Nutrition), and I cannot even begin to say enough wonderful things about the place itself, the deliciously healthy food, and the owners!!! “Do yourself a favor and go check this place out!!!”
Pictured here are just a few of the YUMMY dishes we tried. My personal favorites were the Oatmeal (made with GF certified oats, sweet potato, banana, strawberry and natural coconut), the Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with added Chicken, the Cajun Turkey Sweet Potato Balls with Red Sauce & Oven Roasted Wedges, the Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa with Walnuts & Seasonal Leaves, and all 3 of their Sweet Potato Toast variations!!!
They are located in the SW at 6496 Medical Center Street, Suite 102 (not far from IKEA), and they are open M-F from 8am-5pm (closed on the weekends). Visit their website at www.adis-lasvegas.com to see all their menu options and the read about James and Adi, the incredible couple who created this fabulous new place!!!!
And PLEASE help us spread the word to anyone else in Las Vegas who needs to eat gluten-free or just wants to have delicious food options that also happen to be incredibly healthy (all-natural, gluten-free, low carb, no added fat, no added sugar, MANY dairy-free options as well...but ALL with tons of taste)!!!!
👏🏻 2 thumbs-up for Adi’s!! 👍🏻👍🏻
Rice & Company features delicious, healthy Asian Cuisine with a modern, fresh take. For me, it's the ONE place on the strip to get the absolute BEST gluten-free Sashimi and Sushi Rolls. The gluten-free menu is not huge, but it's really good. Because they have GF soy sauce on hand, they can also offer GF fried rice with chicken, shrimp, or just vegetables, and they have a gluten-free Singapore Noodle dish that is super-duper yummy!! The GF menu is listed on the Luxor website HERE or you can view a photo I took, the first time I went, of the printed menu here: PHOTO OF MENU (keep in mind, pricing and specific GF items may be different now). If you have any questions while you are there, the Assistant General Manager is named Cindy Gault, and she'll be happy to help. :-)
WHAT TO ORDER (my personal favorites):
HERE'S ALL THE IMPORTANT INFO:
3900 Las Vegas Blvd S. (located on the Mezzanine Level, entrance to Mandalay Place)
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Mon - Thu, & Sun 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
This Sunday, May 15th, at 2:30pm, we will be kicking-off our brand new Las Vegas Celiac Support Group Monthly Meetings. Kenny from GREAT GRUBBING Cafe (100% Gluten-Free Cafe/Bakery in Henderson) has graciously agreed to host!!!! They have incredible smoothies, organic coffee, gluten-free pizzas & sandwiches, salads, teriyaki bowls, etc, etc...so be sure to bring your wallet and your appetite!! LOL We will be giving you a recap of our experience at the 2016 CDF National Conference and Gluten-Free Expo a couple of weeks ago (complete with a tasting of some yummy GF samples we brought back from the expo!!).
We will also have Michelle DeBerge of "GlutenSugarDairyFree.com" as a special guest. She has a bunch of new cooking classes coming up, right here in Las Vegas, and she'll be there that afternoon to give us a special preview and tell us all about it...very, very cool!
Mostly, this will be a wonderful opportunity to CONNECT with others here in Las Vegas who, like you or your loved one, are faced with navigating this crazy gluten-free life. :-) We look forward to seeing you all there!!!
Lisa Smith & Janet Rogers
GLUTEN FREE IN LAS VEGAS
GREAT GRUBBING CAFE/BAKERY
Sunday, May 15th, 2:30-4:00pm
2530 St Rose Pkwy, Suite #130
Henderson, NV 89074
HARVEST VEGETABLE QUINOA "FRIED RICE": Wok-toasted red quinoa with spiced butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, wok-charred corn, snap peas, carrots, zucchini and diced green apples, topped with a sunny-side egg
The dish costs $11.95 ($12.95 if ordering gluten-free) and goes GREAT paired with a glass of their Garnet Pinot Noir.
View their FULL 2013 Fall Menu (not all gluten-free)
View their current FULL Gluten-Free Menu (YUM!!!!)
THANKS P.F. Chang's!!!!! :-)