There’s no doubt about it – Las Vegas is a city where you can find some of the most delicious dining in America. Vegas has its share of world-class restaurants that you have to experience to believe and extravagant buffets where you can indulge in all-you-can-eat delicacies.
And Vegas foodie experiences are getting more mouthwatering by the day. There’s a new dining trend in Sin City: food halls are popping up all over town. Like traditional food courts, food halls give diners the opportunity to try a variety of cuisines. They are even starting to replace traditional Vegas buffets at several major hotels. What sets these new food halls apart is what’s on the menu.
Instead of your standard offerings like Dunkin Donuts and Panda Express, food halls feature more upscale outlets serving gourmet cuisine from celebrity chefs and cult favorite restaurants from other cities. They also offer a wide range of international cuisine from across the globe, letting you try some of the best food in the world on your Vegas vacation.
In this article, we’ll share the top 10 best food halls in Vegas, what you can expect when visiting them, and the dishes you’ve absolutely got to taste.
Eat your way around Italy! This delectable dining concept at Park MGM is half market, half food hall – so you can dine on exquisite Italian cuisine at one of the excellent restaurants and then shop for high-quality imported ingredients to make your favorite dish at home. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up a bottle of vino from Eataly’s wine shop, which has one of the largest collections of premium Italian wine in Las Vegas.
Cucina del Mercato consists of six counters where you can try Italian delicacies prepared right before your eyes – we’re talking Italian street food, freshly made pasta, fine cuts of meat, and cheese boards. La Pizza & La Pasta serves pizza prepared in a wood-burning oven, while Toscana Ristorante & Bar serves regional cuisine from Tuscany paired with fine Italian wines.
Must-Try Dishes at Eataly
- Salsiccia & Porcini Pizza at La Pizza & La Pasta: San Marzano Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, Sweet Italian Sausage, Roasted Porcini Mushroom, Thyme, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Filetto Al Tartufo at Toscana: RR Ranch 8oz Filet, Celery Root Purée, Roasted Carrots, Oyster Mushrooms, Urbani Black Truffle Sauce
This sumptuous collection of eateries at Aria Resort & Casino brings together an eclectic mix of restaurants from around the world and has something to please anyone’s taste buds. Savor Korean fried chicken at Seoul Bird, sushi and sake at Temaki Bar, or Mediterranean dishes at Shalom Y’all.
Legendary Las Vegas DJ Steve Aoki has his Pizzaoki here, serving New York-style slices, and Laughing Buddha is another Vegas original, offering Japanese Ramen bowls. Easy’s Donuts and Coffee is the delicious façade for a hidden high-end speakeasy where you can sip on a handcrafted cocktail and enjoy live music.
Must-Try Dishes at Proper Eats
- Kimchi Fried Chicken Sandwich at Seoul Bird: Crispy double fried chicken, lettuce and red onion, signature sauce, kewpie mayo on a potato bun
- Crispy Eggplant Bao Buns at Laughing Buddha: Thai basil, pickled onions, soy BBQ mayo
UnCommons, a brand new mixed-use development in Southwest Vegas, is where you can find The Sundry Hall Las Vegas – a curated collective of dining outlets that consists of 13 different cuisine concepts and 4 bars. The options to choose from here include cuisine from renowned chefs, as well as up-and-coming superstars in the food scene.
The popular Oakland restaurant, Kowbird, makes its Vegas debut serving Southern-style chicken sandwiches. Bar Oysterette has a wide variety of oysters and imported hams. Michelin-recognized restaurant Bibi Ji serves mouthwatering Indian food, while Petite Peso serves up Filipino food with a California twist.
Must-Try Dishes at The Sundry
- Marinated Chicken Skewer at Kavos: Simply Grilled, Finished with Wild Oregano, Lemon, Santorini Capers Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Maine Lobster Roll at Bar Oysterette: Tarragon Tartare Sauce, Lemon, Split Top Bun, House Dill Chips
Resorts World Las Vegas has an impressive variety of dining options, including a food hall named Famous Foods Street Eats. This curated collection of cuisine concepts is inspired by the vibrant street markets in Southeast Asia, offering pan-Asian delicacies from award-winning international chefs. Choose from 16 different outlets and take your taste buds on a tour of the world.
The Michelin-recognized restaurant Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling serves traditional dumpling dishes from Shanghai, while Ten Suns Braised Beef serves up Thai-style braised beef bowls. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Streetbird offers mouthwatering Nashville-style hot chicken, and famous Vegas DJ Steve Aoki offers Japanese teriyaki bowls at Kuru Kuru Pa.
Must-Try Dishes at Famous Foods Street Eats
- Roast Duck Street Tacos at Fuhu Shack: Cucumber, Onion, Hoisin, Orange, Avocado Salsa, Fresno Chile, Micro Cilantro
- Brisket Chow Fun at Blood Bros BBQ: Stir-Fried Rice Noodles, 44 Farms Brisket, Bean Sprouts, Chinese Broccoli, Fried Red Onion
Durango Casino and Resort has recently opened in Southwest Las Vegas, and with it, an awesome new food hall offering an eclectic mix of cuisines and a vibrant communal dining experience. Eat Your Heart Out is 25,000 square feet of deliciousness, with something to please anyone’s palate.
Some of the mouthwatering concepts on offer here are New York’s famous Prince Street Pizza, serving Sicilian-style pizzas, and LA’s popular burger joint, Irv’s Burgers, serving up classic burgers and fries. Yu-Or-Mi Sushi has sushi served with craft cocktails, and Ai Pono Café offers authentic Hawaiian street food.
Must-Try Dishes at Eat Your Heart Out
- Seafood Jackpot at Oyster Bar: Assortment of Chilled Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters, Clams, Lobster Tail
- Guava Chili Pepper Fried Chicken at Ai Pono Café: Fried Bone-In Chicken Thighs, Guava Chili Pepper Glaze
Located right on the Vegas Strip at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this foodie’s heaven features a carefully curated selection of eateries brought to you by renowned chefs. This is a place where you can savor high-quality cuisine without spending a fortune on the Strip. Block 16 Urban Food Hall was the first of its kind in Sin City, and has been an enormous success.
Ghost Donkey serves fresh takes on Mexican favorites alongside an impressive selection of mezcal, while Bang Bar by Momofuku serves Asian-inspired spit-roasted meats and flatbread sandwiches. Grab some made-to-order sushi at Tekka Bar, or a gigantic sandwich at Lardo. District offers amazing donuts and coffee, while Hattie B’s brings authentic Nashville hot chicken to Vegas.
Must-Try Dishes at Block 16 Urban Food Hall
- Truffle Nachos at Ghost Donkey: White Cheddar Sauce, Black Truffles, Chives
- Bronx Bomber Sandwich at Lardo: Shaved Steak, House Provolone “whiz”, Roasted and Pickled Peppers, Vinegar Mayo, Shredded Lettuce
If you’re exploring Downtown Las Vegas and your stomach starts growling, head to the Fremont Hotel to dine at their addition to the Vegas food hall scene. With the recent renovation of the hotel and casino, their food court got an upgrade to become a 13,000 square-foot food hall with both national and international restaurant brands.
Some of the delectable options at Fremont Food Hall include CraftKitchen, a favorite local brunch spot, and Tomo Noodles, serving ramen and boba tea. Roli Roti made a name for itself in the Bay Area food truck scene and has opened its brick-and-mortar location here in Vegas, serving porchetta and rotisserie chicken sandwiches to die for.
Must-Try Dishes at Fremont Food Hall
- Crab Cake Benedict at CraftKitchen: Two poached eggs, avocado puree, charred tomatoes, fried capers, tossed with lemon-caper hollandaise
- Porchetta Sandwich at Roli Roti: Thin slices of juicy crispy porchetta on a porchetta drippings-soaked Acme bun with arugula, housemade onion marmalade, and rosemary sea salt
8. Promenade (Coming December of 2023)
The newest mega-resort in Vegas, Fontainebleau Las Vegas, is putting an emphasis on excellent cuisine, and its food hall is expected to be a highlight of the resort’s dining options. Promenade will feature 6 sumptuous concepts with flavors from around the world, as well as a coffee shop.
New York celebrity chef Josh Capon will be bringing his burger joint, Capon’s Burgers, to Vegas for the first time, while New York City sensation Ito will have a casual sister concept, Bar Ito, at this location. There will also be a pizza parlor, a bagel shop, and a taco joint.
Must-Try Dishes at Famous Foods Street Eats
- Josh Capon’s 7-Time Award-Winning Burger at Capon’s Burgers: American Cheese, Bacon Jam, Secret Sauce, Pickles on Sesame Bun
- Mushroom Truffle Pizza at Miami Slice: Truffle Cream, Mozzarella, Mushroom Medley
This unique dining destination at Harrah’s Las Vegas is a brilliant mixture of a buffet and a traditional food court. Like a buffet, you can choose your favorite dishes from a layout of stations offering a wide variety of options, but like a food court, you pay for your meal at a la carte pricing.
It may be a little difficult to make a selection with so many options to choose from, including pizza, soups, salads, sushi, Asian noodles, frozen yogurt, and gelato. You can even order a drink at the food hall’s fully-stocked bar. The coolest thing is, you can build your own dishes to order, ensuring your food is prepared just how you like it, right before your eyes.
10. Forum Food Hall
Caesars Palace offers affordable yet delicious food options at its Forum Food Hall, located within the expansive Roman-themed shopping district, The Forum Shoppes. If you need a bite to eat after shopping til you drop, you’ll be sure to find something here that you love.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has his burger joint here, Bobby’s Burgers, serving signature burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Guy Fieri’s chicken sandwiches are on the menu at The Chicken Guy, along with a whopping 22 signature sauces to choose from. Chow down on a falafel at The Halal Guys, or savor a slice of East Coast-inspired pizza at Difara Pizza.
Must-Try Dishes at Forum Food Hall
- Nacho Burger at Bobby’s Burgers: Bacon, Crispy Onion, Chipotle BBQ Sauce, American Cheese
- Prosciutto & Fig Jam Sandwich at Di Fara Pizza: Prosciutto, Provolone Cheese, Arugula, Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper, Fig Jam, Toasted Ciabatta Bread