Today, Las Vegas restaurant POTs—the only Egyptian eatery in the area—is switching to an all-vegan menu. The restaurant, known for its Egyptian street food such as Koshari, Cauliflower Shawarma, and sweet Konafa Cups, opened eight months ago as a vegetarian restaurant but moved to eliminate the handful of dairy-based ingredients used in some dishes after feedback from the local vegan community. To go vegan, owner Iman Haggag replaced the tzatziki, labneh, and dairy milk options with vegan alternatives. To test the new dairy-free options, Haggag hosted tasting events with astounding success. “The overwhelming love and support from the vegan community here in Vegas made me feel that I should support this movement as much as I can,” Haggag told local media outlet Vegans Baby. “The best way to do that was to make the switch and fully support a great way of living, and to present authentic flavor to the vegan community of Las Vegas.” The growing vegan scene in Las Vegas now includes more than 20 vegan restaurants, including a vegan hot dog cart, an all-vegan bar, and a vegan smoked barbeque restaurant.
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