About This Column:
Welcome to Talk Your Town, a new article series here on Kosher.com that explores different towns across the US and brings you all the info you need to know to plan your next visit. In each article, locals share the inside scoop on where to eat, what to see, and where to stay.
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Vegas isn’t just a tourist town anymore; it’s now one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the country. If the warm weather, stunning landscapes, and no state income tax weren’t enough to tempt people, the well-established Jewish scene should be. The Vegas area boasts multiple Jewish communities, many mikvah options, two day schools, a girls high school, and a Mesivta and Beis Medrash. If you’re looking to relocate, this place is happening!
Of course, Vegas also has plenty for tourists. Even in the desert, you’ll still find four seasons – the hotel chain and the weather. Ski on snow-capped mountains, enjoy a beach day at the Hoover Dam, and explore various localities on the Strip when you visit this incredibly versatile and welcoming destination.
A unique feature of this city is its food scene. Because of its large volume of tourists and trade shows, there are many kosher restaurants and food options. You should be able to find one for every cuisine, family member, price point, and occasion!
Please note: We do not endorse the kashrut of any specific eatery on this list.
Cafe Express LV
Phone: (725) 780-4329
Address: 2521 S Fort Apache Road Unit 100, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Jerusalem Mediterranean Chef’s Table
Phone: (702) 341-5555
Address: 4825 W Flamingo Rd Suite 10, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Burnt Offerings LV
Phone: (702) 848-2876
Address: 3909 W Sahara Ave Suite 10, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 935-2055
Address: 8704 W Charleston Blvd Suite 103, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: (702) 331-6048
Address: 6375 S Rainbow Blvd, #101 Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
* Now open 24 hours!
Phone: (702) 703-7700
Address: 2521 S. Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Patty Smash Go
Phone: (725) 248-5556
Address: 3720 W Tropicana Ave #1 Las Vegas, NV 89103
* Great for Uber Eats
Phone: (702) 665-6546
Address: 7365 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV 89117
Want to pack lunch for a day trip or stock up your Airbnb? In addition to takeout, you can head to one of these grocery locations and fill a cart with everything you need, including fresh kosher meat and Cholov Yisroel items.
Smiths Kosher Deli
Phone: (702) 258-5200
Address: 2211 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Albertsons Kosher Experience
Phone: (702) 242-1138
Address: 2550 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: (725) 212-6794
Address: 1075 American Pacific Dr, Henderson, NV 89074
Mountain 365 Market
Phone: (702) 405-7724
Address: 3655 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, 89103
Israeli Kosher Market
Phone: (725) 205-3005
Address: 2521 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89117
* Right next to Shawarma Vegas
Staying over Shabbat? You won’t go hungry!
If you’re planning to make your own food, make sure to head to Smith’s Kosher Deli for some premade options, as well as loads of kosher ingredients and treats.
You can also get Shabbos catered by one of the local restaurants. Jerusalem Mediterranean Chef’s Table, Burnt Offerings, and Shawarma Vegas all deliver incredible Shabbat packages. You can also get your Shabbat privately catered by a local professional, Denise Levy Catering (702-415-4152).
Hotels and Airbnb’s:
Is it possible to have too many hotels? Las Vegas has plenty, and not just the famous luxury ones on the Strip. If you are staying on the Strip, there aren’t any nearby shuls, but the Venetian does have a Shabbat floor with manual keys.
Closer to the community, there are two hotels within walking distance of shuls: a La Quinta near Young Israel and Springhill Suites near the Ahavas Torah Center (ATC), though the latter is not within the Eruv.
There are also plenty of Airbnb options within the Eruv. Just check with a local rabbi or native to be sure you know where the Eruv starts and ends.
Where to even start? Honestly, this deserves its own article, but here are some hidden gems you might not hear about over the excitement of the Strip.
Wreck Room LV
Phone: (702) 405-6407
Address: 4090 Schiff Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103
* Fun date night or night out with teens.
Phone: (702) 293-9256
Address: 401 Ville Dr, Boulder City, NV 89005
* More than a park: see wild desert bighorn sheep up close!
Phone: (702) 872-5486
Address: 2525 Kyle Canyon Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124
* Escape the heat and enjoy snow in the winter.
Red Rock Canyon
Phone: (702) 515-5360
Address: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161
* Wear good climbing shoes!
Valley of Fire
* Make sure to see the petroglyphs!
Phone: (702) 846-1900
Address: 3215 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89102
* Indoor fun for everyone – just make sure to book in advance!
Phone: (702) 822-7700
Address: 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
* The perfect day trip with kids!
The Hoover Dam
Phone: (702) 494-2517
* Classic destination!
Pinball Hall of Fame
Phone: (702) 597-2627
Address: 4925 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119
* A twist on the arcade trip!
Travel and Getting Around:
We can’t help but start with the coolest method: The Loop. This is an underground stream of Teslas that help ferry people around the city, a particular help for anyone staying at the convention centers.
More mundane methods include Uber, Lyft, and car rentals for fast travel. You can also walk between most hotels and attractions on the Strip or take a local tram that stops between them.
Bari Mitzmann is a wife, mother, and founder of Hakol B’Seder, the nonprofit, where she aims to create content that provides inspiration while meeting people where they are at. In her spare time she is also a content creator, social media marketing consultant, and the host of the Woman of Valor podcast. Find Bari on Instagram @barianna and @womanofvalorpodcast or on barianna.com and thewovlife.com.