Vegan Friendly Vegas Downtown3rd Market

Downtown Las Vegas has recycled the old transit building and set up a farmers market. Downtown3rd farmers market takes place on Fridays from 9am till 2pm, enter off of Casino Center and Stewart St. The market has many vendors that offer quality fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs you can’t find in grocery stores. The produce is fragrant of being picked fresh off the vine and they just may be, farmers are local or come in from California. Other vendors feature baked goods, jewelry, homemade accessories and beauty products. There are too many products to try in one visit but a unique characteristic about the market is the multiple vegan friendly vendors.

Being a vegan doesn’t have to mean no longer indulging in sweets, nowadays that niche is being filled. I had the pleasure of trying two of GGs gourmet sweet vegan cupcakes. The first cupcake taste tested was an interesting mix of Indian spices. It’s flavor was not that of  a “typical”  cupcake and it actually left a slight pepper after taste in my mouth, it was to say the least interesting. The show stopper was a delicious moist apricot cupcake topped with an apricot slice nestled in sweet creamy vegan buttercreme frosting. Absolutely to good to put down as I eagerly finished the entire desert.

The next stop was Linda Thompson’s, Stuffed Cookie that offers a typical cookie stuffed with more goodness, making it a one of a kind desert. An example of one of the many delicious cookies she offers is the peanut butter stuffed chocolate cookie, it  looks like a must try to Reese’s peanut butter cup lovers. There were many flavors but the one that caught my eye was the vegan cookie and it was well worth the $2 price tag. The perfectly moist vegan chocolate chip cookie was oozing in the center with more thick rich vegan chocolate that satisfies the stomach and taste buds with every bite. Arizona Tamale Factory would have been my next stop if I wasn’t filled up with sweets. They offer a large menu of tamales that are all natural, organic and gluten free. They also offer a vegan menu so this will be a must stop at the market next visit.

The Dowtown3rd is a success with the downfall that the building space is slightly insufficient to hold the market. It felt crammed which made it difficult to move around freely. The upside to the crowded indoor market was being able to beat the blazing summer desert heat as it was only 11am and already 100 degrees. Don’t let parking be the reason for not going to check it out because it is more convenient then you think. There is a place to park for a nominal fee in the parking lot next to the market or you can park for free in the Main Street Casino lot west of the market.

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