Top 10 Street Food You Must Try In Las Vegas, Nevada

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While Las Vegas may be famous for the “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” attitude, along with its casinos and feather and sequin-adorned showgirls, it’s street food scene is an established attraction of its own. Before setting out to explore the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Flamingo where Bugsy Segal hung out, and the mindblowing roller coaster at the Stratosphere, head over to Freemont Street for a food truck bonanza. After getting your fill of smokey BBQ, spicy Mexican, sweet ice cream, and colourful shaved ice, stroll over to Caesars, the Venetian, or Fashion Show Mall for excellent shopping opportunities. Please check out the following list of street food you must try in Las Vegas, Nevada to enhance your Bellagio dancing fountain experience.

1. Chicken wings

Top street food you must try in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Sin City Wings delivers the most mouthwatering wings throughout the Las Vegas area by means of its numerous food trucks. Satisfy your craving for sweet or spicy BBQ, buffalo, or ranch with a side of crispy, crinkle-cut fries or macaroni salad. Choose delicious wings from jumbo to boneless for lunch or dinner. When you place an order for Las Vegas’ most famous wings, you can guarantee they’ll be fresh and slathered in the most amazing sauces available.

2. Pork sandwich

Mmm...pulled pork sammich
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Indulge in a smokey pulled pork sandwich smothered in house BBQ sauce and a side of macaroni salad at Project BBQ Las Vegas food truck before heading out for an evening of entertainment. Project BBQ serves up classic BBQ delicacies which include BBQ chicken, pulled pork, and brisket served alongside a generous helping of macaroni salad. Listen to the meat sizzling on the grill while you wait in line for your delicious sandwich prior to checking out the aquarium at Mandalay Bay.

3. Brisket

Beef brisket sandwich at Fergie's
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After wandering under the frescoes at Caesar’s Palace, enjoy some scintillating brisket at B’s Smokehouse food truck. Besides brisket, B’s serves up ribs, chicken, and sausage links. Grab your to-go container full of mouthwatering brisket with a side of cornbread, baked beans, or potato salad before hailing a taxi to the Big Apple Coaster. With portions so generous, you can split this delicious dish or not have to worry about dinner later on.

4. Tacos

birria taco
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Before heading out for an evening cruising the vibrant neon strip with its rainbow of lights, stop to get some flavourful, authentic Mexican cuisine. Choose from delicious al pastor (fish), carnitas (pork), carne al sade (beef), or pollo (chicken) tacos. Kick up the heat with spicy or savoury tacos filled with peppers, onions, and a selection of tasty sauces. Indulge in cheesy quesadillas filled with various meats. Be sure to ask for a large scoop of Mexican rice to accompany your tacos, along with a side of refried beans.

5. Ice cream

Ghirardelli Banana Split
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After spending time shopping at Fashion Show Mall, cool off with a refreshing ice cream sundae or cone. Although there are vendors on the street, the famous Ghirardelli chocolatier and sundae aficionado is located beside the Imperial Palace. Indulge in tantalizing creations such as the Treasure Island brownie sundae with two scoops of ice cream, hot fudge sauce, fudge brownie, whipped cream, and almonds. For the truly daring, try the Earthquake - it has eight scoops of ice cream, eight toppings, banana, almonds, dark chocolate chips, cherries, and a mountain of whipped cream.

6. Hot Dog

Hot Dog with Potato Chips
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Nothing is more American than enjoying a hot dog on a summer day along with a tall glass of lemonade and a basket of fries. Be sure to try the all-beef or chilli dog topped with all the fixings, including mustard, relish, and ketchup. While at the condiment bar, choose from dill pickle slices, jalapenos, or sauerkraut to create your own mouthwatering classic. Indulge in Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, served in steamed sesame buns served alongside chilli fries or traditional fries before spending the evening watching the Fab Four belt out a setlist of Beatles classics.

7. Burgers

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Drop by the food truck alley on Freemont Street to indulge in a truly unique hamburger concept - American classics are combined with Japanese inspired topping and sauces. Take a bite out of the Buta burger and enjoy every bite of crispy bacon, cheddar, pickled red onions and ginger, wasabi mayo, and BBQ sauce. For those who aren’t too into beef, there is a chicken katsu sandwich consisting of a panko-crusted chicken cutlet with shredded cabbage, sweet katsu sauce, and a special sauce. Before heading over to the Bellagio to watch the dancing water fountain show, enjoy a delicious burger with a side of crispy garlic fries topped with special sauce and beef gravy.

8. Crack fries

Posted by Blondie's Bacon Creations on Saturday, 3 October 2015

For those who can’t get enough bacon, stop by Blondie’s Bacon Creations where you will definitely be overwhelmed by the crispy, smokey, salty slices of meat on most dishes. Blondie’s is famous for their crack fries, a dish that is covered in flavourful bacon, special sauce, melted cheddar cheese, and jalapenos. It’s basically their take on chilli cheese fries, but even more addicting. If your tastebuds haven’t been stimulated enough, combine a side of crack fries with one of their grilled cheese sandwiches loaded with slices of smokey applewood bacon.

9. Picanha sandwich

Posted by Picanha Steak Truck on Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Before heading out to behold the spectacle of a Cirque du Soleil show on the Vegas Strip, stop by Picanha’s Steak food truck for a sandwich filled with slices of tender beef. Picanha fills their sandwich with steak as succulent as filet mignon, spinach, and cheese sauce and serves it in a toasted garlic bread baguette. Besides serving up mouthwatering steak sandwiches, delicious shrimp and steak tacos are also available. For diners who desire a meat and potatoes option, they can order steak, broccoli, and a side of creamy mashed potatoes.

10. Shaved ice

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Be sure to chase down the Snowie Las Vegas shaved ice truck for a truly flavourful experience on a hot summer day in Las Vegas. Choose from flavours like wild cherry, pina colada, lemon-lime, and tiger’s blood. The friendly staff will enjoy helping you decide which combos work best if you are too overwhelmed to come up with your own creation. Enjoy each bite of icy crystals drizzled with a sweet, syrupy pineapple flavour before heading into the Venetian for a stroll alongside the canalside shops and to get out of the blazing sun.

Eat your way through Sin City

Enjoy wandering through massive casinos where the action never stops, strolling through the luxurious Caesars Palace, and admiring the steel iron structure of Paris’ Eiffel Tower. Indulge in Asian, Mexican, and American BBQ favourites, and refreshing ice cream treats to cool down after a day spent in the desert sun. Before departing the City of Neon Lights, be sure to stop by Cousin’s Maine food truck for a succulent lobster roll on a toasted bun, or Blondie’s for some delicious crack fries. Indulge and have fun eating your way through Sin City.

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