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Best Snacks in Las Vegas: Let’s Hear It for the Bowl

From poke to hummus, Las Vegas has just the bowl for you.

There is something about eating from a bowl that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. There is security and comfort in its rotundity. It brings back childhood memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons with a bowl of my favorite cereal or the elation I would feel when my parents would give me a bowl of my favorite ice cream. The sides of a bowl are raised as if to hug your meal. They keep your food safe if you feel the need to walk from room to room with some soup. The bowl gathers all of the food in a central location for an Instagram-worthy photograph.

Project BBQ 

Project BBQ brings authentic Southern classics to Downtown Las Vegas at Circa Resort & Casino. The restaurant is an authentic Carolina BBQ destination that is the only permanent food truck on the Fremont Street Experience. Project BBQ’s menu features Carolina-style brisket, pork chicken, tacos, sandwiches, empanadas and more.

Don’t miss the food truck’s signature “Garbage Bowl” made with hand-made potato chips covered in smoked meats, decked out with a trio of Carolina BBQ, beer, and cheese sauces and topped with applewood-smoked bacon and coleslaw. 

Garbage Bowl Nachos at Project BBQ Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Garbage Bowl Nachos at Project BBQ (©Black Raven)

SkinnyFATS

Dining at SkinnyFATS is like taking an additional two guests with you to your meal. The two-sided menu features ‘Happy’ indulgences and delicious, ‘Healthy’ alternatives. The two guests are a devil and an angel sitting on your shoulders, with one trying to convince you to order from the more caloric side of the menu. 

For a more indulgent meal, try the “More Cow Bowl from the “Happy” menu featuring teriyaki filet mignon, cauliflower, portobello, peppers, scallion and egg fried rice. For a lighter alternative, try the “Smoke in a Bowl from the “Healthy” menu, which includes agave BBQ chicken, peppers, onions, pineapple, black bean pico, cilantro yogurt and jasmine rice. Whichever way you decide to go, we promise not to judge. 

Bowl at SkinnyFATS Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
(Courtesy SkinnyFATS)

Kona Grill 

Kona Grill offers a healthy bowl option off the Lighter Fare menu. Spice up your lunch or dinner with Kona Grill’s signature poke bowl. Guests have their choice of shrimp, tuna, salmon or a combination of tuna and salmon bowl options. Each is served with sushi rice or field greens and topped with green onions, seaweed salad, avocado, cucumber, macadamia nuts and Hawaiian poke sauce.  

Poke Bowl at Kona Grill Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Poke Bowl (Courtesy Kona Grill)

HUMMUS Bowls & Wraps

There is something about eating at the Mediterranean-inspired HUMMUS Bowls & Wraps that leaves you feeling a bit healthier than when you walked in. The build-your-own bowl concept allows you to pick every item that goes into your meal. The first step is to choose your hummus (classic, spicy, market or the Baba G) followed by your choice of greens, grains, protein, toppings and sauces. The result is a bowl made exactly how you like it and using only the freshest ingredients. HUMMUS Bowls & Wraps has three locations around the valley. 

Custom Bowl at HUMMUS Bowls & Wraps Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Custom Bowl at HUMMUS Bowls & Wraps (©Ching Almazan)

Bibim Kitchen

Bibim Kitchen serves traditional bibimbap with a modern twist. Bibimbap, a Korean dish, is a rice bowl with vegetables and meat. Here you can build your bibimbap bowl. It all begins by choosing a base consisting of either rice or lettuce. Protein options include beef bulgogi, spicy pork, grilled chicken and organic tofu. Next, choose up to six vegetables like shiitake mushrooms or avocado. Finish off your bowl with your toppings and sauce choice. Topping choices include a fried egg, mozzarella cheese, sesame seeds or seaweed strips. 

Custom Bowl at Bibim Kitchen (©amirhangry) Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Custom Bowl at Bibim Kitchen (©amirhangry/Instagram)

Bāng Bar

Bāng Bar is located at Block 16 Urban Food Hall at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It is owned by famed restauranteur David Chang, whose concept for the restaurant is elevated Asian-inspired cuisine served in a fast and portable package. 

On the menu are delicious rice bowls served with warm rice, pickled onion, cabbage, and a choice of spicy pork, teriyaki chicken or spicy eggplant. If you are feeling extra hungry, do not forget to “Make It A Meal,” which includes a choice of side or chips and a drink with your bowl. 

Rice Bowl at Bāng Bar Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Rice Bowl at Bāng Bar (Courtesy The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)

CATCH 

CATCH is located at ARIA Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The Asian-inspired sushi, seafood and steak restaurant is the go-to dining destination for celebrities from Los Angeles to New York City. The restaurant itself is gorgeous, featuring an 80-foot tunnel-like entrance which is constantly featured on Instagram. The diverse menu includes a “Tuna Poke Bowl” comprised of avocado, tomato, sour apple, pineapple, yuzu-chili, brown rice and crispy taro. 

Bowl at Catch Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Bowl at CATCH (Courtesy CATCH Restaurant Group)