The Best Places to Visit in Las Vegas for Foodies – words Alan Woods
Las Vegas is a city that’s earned plenty of fame and popularity when it comes to life’s guilty pleasures. Known for its range of themed and unique casinos, dancing fountains, nightlife, bars, and tourist activities, Las Vegas is also renowned for its cuisine.
Food lovers everywhere flock to Las Vegas in order to sample some of the finest culinary wares that the area has to offer, with a range of restaurants that are headed by celebrity and world-renowned chefs on the strip.
Along with that, Las Vegas is also home to a range of shops and stores that sell exclusive products which you won’t find elsewhere. If you’re a food lover who’s planning a trip to Las Vegas, we’ve put together a Las Vegas for Foodies list of the best places for you to visit.
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Although you’re unlikely to find any celebrity chefs here, Hershey’s Chocolate World, located on the strip in Las Vegas, is a must-visit for anyone who’s a food fan, especially those who love chocolate. Filled with everything that Hershey’s has to offer and more, this flagship store spans a massive 13,000 square feet and offers a range of exclusive products and gifts from Hershey’s that you’ll never be able to find anywhere else. Along with that, don’t forget to admire the all-chocolate sculpture of the Statue of Liberty, which is the main focal point of the store and is made from a huge 800lbs of pure, tasty Hershey’s Chocolate.
When it comes to finding the best food, you’re definitely in the right place when you go to Las Vegas. The strip is home to a range of great restaurants which are headed by celebrity chefs such as Joel Robuchon, who was named the ‘chef of the century’ by French restaurant guide Gault Millau in 1990. However, if you’re planning to visit Las Vegas on a budget, it’s important to know that eating at the restaurants of the many celebrity chefs along the strip does not come cheap. But, you can definitely still experience all of the culinary wonders on offer without spending too much by opting for dishes such as appetizers along with drinks and cocktails. For a full meal for two, you could easily spend upwards of $200, so it’s a good idea to plan your eating budget first if you have your heart set on dining in a celeb-chef headed eatery.
The Venetian Casino
A visit to Las Vegas certainly wouldn’t be complete without going to at least one of the world-renowned, amazing themed casinos along the strip. If you’re only going to get to go to one casino, then you should definitely go to the Venetian, which is a Venice themed resort complete with canals and gondolas. When it comes to food and dining, the Venetian is one of the best casinos to choose from as it is home to a range of wonderful restaurants, including Enoteca San Marco, which was created by frequent Food Network star and world-famous chef Mario Batali. Serving a wonderful selection of authentic Italian cuisine, a visit to Enoteca San Marco will really make you feel like you’ve left Vegas and been transported to the romantic Italian city of Venice.
Don’t Miss the Buffet
Although buffets have often got a bit of a bad reputation on the strip for being overpriced and rubbish quality, there are quite a few decent ones which you won’t want to miss out on. Buffets are one of the best ways to experience as much food as you can in Las Vegas, with many hotels and restaurants which offer them including a range of different cuisines and foods to choose from on an all-you-can-eat basis. Although a good buffet meal in Las Vegas won’t come cheap, it’s definitely worth it when you can fill yourself up with as much delicious food as you can handle. If you’re a fan of seafood, don’t forget to check out The Buffet at Wynn, which is well-known with both locals and tourists alike for its stunning range of tasty seafood dishes, with sixteen different cooking stations and King Crab legs to die for.
If you’re a foodie who is planning to visit Las Vegas, you’ll be glad to hear that there’s plenty of wonderful food to taste. Whether you’re a fan of celebrity chefs, authentic international cuisine, eating as much as you can or even if you’re a raving chocoholic, there’s definitely going to be something in Las Vegas that will suit you perfectly.