Health-minded Las Vegans with vegetarian tendencies finally have someplace to eat Californian besides the Whole Foods deli.
Former Forum Cafe owner Sunil Tolani and his wife Aneesha (a Las Vegas native and former baker at Bouchon at The Venetian) noticed how many valley residents were moving from Los Angeles, which boasts hundreds of healthy cafes, only to find strip malls dominated by rib and steak joints.
Everything on Red Velvet Cafe’s moderately priced menu is made from scratch, low in fat and available with soy-based vegetarian meat (ham, turkey, chicken, shrimp, tuna, salmon and ground beef). There are seven fruit blenders to drink and four kids meals. And the cafe, which seats 22, feels just as modern as it thinks — with sleek lines, granite table-tops and art-deco Ikea fixtures.
No reservations are needed.
Red Velvet Cafe: 7875 W. Sahara Ave. Suite 103
Salads: Antipasto rice salad, $5; tuna salad, $3.95; vegetarian tuna salad, $6.25; caprese salad, $9.95; shrimp, bacon and avocado, $10.95.
Entrees: Spinach and artichoke pizetta, $5.75; chicken provolone panini, $6.99; turkey club sandwich, $7.50; spinach lasagna, $7.99; chicken, artichoke and spinach melt, $7.50; baked macaroni and cheese (kids meal), $5.95.
Desserts: Red velvet cake, $3.95; whole wheat cinnamon rolls, $3; low-fat tres leches, $4.50; low-fat muffins, $2.50.
Information: (702) 360-1972.