Las Vegas – a foodie destination?! We kid you not.

Forget the gambling and the shows: Las Vegas has emerged as one of the best foodie cities in the world. GuidePal’s local experts have just finished curating the hottest restaurants in town for our Las Vegas city guide.  Get ready to gorge on a cornucopia of globe-spanning grub.

RAKU web

You know the grub’s going to be good when you spot Las Vegas’ best chefs catching up over a plate of chicken teba wings here at 2am. Tucked off the Strip in an inconspicuous side street, Raku is the locals spot that’s finally getting out.

Carson kitchen

Giving a nod to the loft-style eateries of LA, this two-floor industrial space in Downtown targets gourmands over gamblers, with its small-scale menu of sharing plates and big, bold mains an undisputed hit with the hip set. Testament to the city’s evolving foodie scene, the vibe at Carson Kitchen is low-key and creative, with local artworks adorning walls and an eclectic clientele congregating in the light-strung rooftop patio.

echo & rig

If you care about the provenance of your produce and think sharing is caring, then Echo & Rig should definitely be on your radar.

Given they have their own butcher shop downstairs, you would be remiss to skip the soundly sourced steak. Cut to order and charged by the ounce, their tender cuts are the perfect prelude to a dream dessert menu comprised entirely of sundaes.

luke's lobster

In big, brash Las Vegas, this stripped back shack is a breath of fresh Atlantic air, serving up sustainable seafood in far from splashy surroundings. Sticking to the East Coast ethos, all of Luke’s lobsters, crabs, and shrimp are sourced from fisheries along the gulf of Maine.

For more inspiration, check out GuidePal’s complete Las Vegas guide.

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