The Food and Drink Lover’s Guide to Las Vegas

Visiting Las Vegas means making sure that you have the time to do a whole range of different things, whether it be seeing all of the tourist attractions, playing in some of the world-famous casinos, or even sampling some of the vibrant nightlife. For food-lovers in Las Vegas, there are a whole range of different things to do from world-renowned restaurants to dine at, brewery tours, and food-related attractions to visit. If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas soon and want to make sure that you get your fill of all the food on offer as well as the fun, here are just a few of the things that you need to add to your must-see list.

Hershey’s Chocolate World

For chocolate lovers, a visit to the famous Hershey’s Chocolate World in Las Vegas is definitely a no-brainer. Known as the ‘sweetest store on the Las Vegas strip’, this unique, delicious retail experience is second-to-none, giving shoppers a selection of over 800 different Hershey’s chocolates and candies to choose from in the world-famous New York New York Hotel and Casino. Spanning 13,000 square feet and offering exclusive Hershey’s products and gifts that you definitely won’t find elsewhere, this flagship store is understandably one of the most popular tourist destinations in Las Vegas. After all, who doesn’t love chocolate?

Whether you’re looking to take home some gorgeous chocolate products for yourself or plan to buy gifts for family and friends once you return, Hershey’s Chocolate World is definitely better than any of the souvenir shops. Chocolate lovers will be in their element with the huge range of exclusive products available.


A visit to Las Vegas just wouldn’t be the same without sampling a drink or two. With plenty of different great breweries to choose from, you can sample a whole range of local and craft ales during your visit. And, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to get a bit adventurous with a wide range of exclusive and unusual drinks such as the jalapeno hefeweizen which is served up at Banger Brewing, one of Las Vegas’ top breweries. If you’re looking to get a bit of casino play in as you eat and drink, don’t forget to make sure that you have time to visit Ellis Island, one of Las Vegas’ favorite classics where everyone feels welcome. If you can’t make it to the famous Big Dog’s brewing company, look out for their bars which you can find located on the strip.

Don’t just stick to the strip when it comes to breweries, either – many of the best Las Vegas breweries can be found a few miles out of the strip and are definitely worth the tour up Route 95 to get to. With the majority of breweries offering on-site bars and restaurants, a visit makes a great alternative day out option if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist hotspots.


Aside from casinos, restaurants are definitely places that Las Vegas has no shortage of. With a wide range of dining options to suit every palate, you can choose from a variety of five star restaurants right down to well-known fast food establishments. Whether you’re looking for restaurants serving up traditional and well-known American dishes or want to sample some international cuisines, there is a huge range of options to choose from on the Las Vegas strip alone, with American, Italian, Indian, Oriental and more cuisines to choose from. With a large number of restaurants being part of casinos and bars, having everything that you want in the same place has never been easier.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that eating out in Las Vegas is going to take up half of your budget. Although you may end up spending more than you would elsewhere simply due to all of the great options on offer, dining in Las Vegas can easily be done on a budget, with many restaurants offering fantastic dishes at affordable prices. If you’re looking for classic American food, casino restaurants and traditional pubs are some of the best places to visit in Las Vegas for dining where you’ll find your favorite food on offer without having to break the bank.

Las Vegas may be known for its partying and nightlife, but don’t underestimate the foodie options that the Entertainment Capital of the World has to offer. From exclusive Hershey’s products at their flagship store to a wide range of brewery tours and a plethora of options when it comes to places to eat out, you’ll definitely feel spoiled for choice.


-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine