In Vegas, it seems like all the rad spots are hidden away off the strip; that's why it's good to make friends with the locals. Thanks to Paul Graham's blog, Eating Vegan in Vegas, I was able to discover a vegan-friendly coffee joint not far from the airport that sells a wicked pumpkin muffin: Sunrise Coffee.
Sunrise is locally owned and legit indie, serving organic coffee, loose leaf tea and a menu of vegetarian/vegan grub including sandwiches, salads, burritos and bagels. Whether you're just in the mood for a mocha or have a hankerin' for a full-blown meal, Sunrise has you covered.
Unfortunately I wolfed it down so fast I forgot to snap a photo. Needless to say, it was awesome. The flavors all worked so well together and the way the cheese and the couscous melded together inside the tortilla was otherworldly. (Get it? Alien burrito. Otherworldly. See what I did? Someone kill me.)
Almost everything on the menu can be made vegan by substituting vegan cheese, veganaise and soy cream cheese.
Oh, and I have to mention the baked goods. I had a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin that blew my mind and a blueberry crumble muffin (pictured) that tasted more like a corn muffin, but was still moist, sweet and blueberry-y.
There's so much to like about Sunrise Coffee. The staff is friendly, the joint is clean and modern and the vegan options are on point. Sunrise offers soy, almond and rice milk alternatives for its coffee and tea drinks and the prices are way reasonable. It's too bad there aren't more places like this on the strip, but then again, maybe that's what makes joints like Sunrise so cool; you have to go on a Vegas adventure to find them.