There are plenty of ways to overdo it from a food perspective first thing in the morning. You could go big with the super decadent and deliriously over-the-top selections at The Pantry at Mirage, or get an entire day’s worth of calories at an inexpensive buffet like the Main Street Garden Court in Downtown Las Vegas—but let’s be reasonable, shall we? After all, you don’t want to get too full before the day has really even started.
So instead, go for something a little lighter but still packed with flavors, like the sumptuous quiche or croque madame at Payard Patisserie. Both come in very satisfying portions, yet they’ll keep you from getting too loaded down.
If you decided to sleep in a bit (and really, who could blame you?), then you could go for brunch at Verandah at Four Seasons, which offers its own crepes and quiches.
Otherwise the rest of your morning could be spent exploring various sweet shops so you can stock up on quick hits of sugar to get you through the rest of the day. M&M World allows you to mix and match your own selection of candy, while local favorite Ethel M Chocolates serves a finer brand of confections. Or you could visit the newest outpost of Sugar Factory at Fashion Show, which, in addition to having a full-service restaurant, boasts its own line of confections.
For lunch, we’re going to suggest something a little more serious and substantial. The classic deli fare at Carnegie Deli at The Mirage is a terrific choice, especially since this is one of the last Carnegie Delis open in the country! Load up on pastrami sandwiches piled to the ceiling or open-faced reubens the size of a football, along with a healthy dose of nostalgia.
Speaking of sandwiches, we’d be totally remiss if we didn’t mention Capriotti’s as a perfect place to have lunch. Their divine submarine sandwiches (we’re partial to the Bobby, which is like Thanksgiving on a bun) will make you consider getting the epic 20-inch size and calling it a day.
Pretty much everyone loves a good burger, and there are lots of options in Vegas including the fantastic offerings at Bobby’s Burger Palace, Gordon Ramsay Burger, Holstein’s Shakes and Buns, and the nationally beloved Shake Shack.
As you are digesting, take a stroll over to Bellagio to visit the Jean-Philippe Patisserie and sample the finest chocolate available in Las Vegas, or go to The Linq and check out Sprinkles for their mouth-watering temptations. Regarding the latter, if you have a hankering for a late night treat, they’ve got a cupcake ATM that will satisfy your cravings morning, noon and night!
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting on the first Friday of the month, be sure to go to the First Friday street festival in the Arts District, where you’ll find a parking lot’s worth of food trucks and vendors serving everything from pizza to sushi to barbecue and more. Don’t miss the state fair–style selections, including the genius deep-fried chocolate chip cookie dough. Missing this will haunt you—trust us.
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