12 Top Snacks and Food To Bring Home From Las Vegas

By Elle
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Every time Papu and I go to Vegas, we always want to bring something home for our parents and siblings to enjoy. For years, we were stuck because it didn’t seem like Vegas was known for anything in particular.

For example, when people go to Los Angeles, they love to bring home Porto’s (we personally like to bring home Randy’s Donuts). When people go to New York, they try to find ways to bring home bagels, pizza, Junior’s Cheesecake, Italian cookies, and the list goes on and on.

So we thought to ourselves, what is Vegas known for?

We gave it a long hard thought and took stock of what Vegas was known for. And while Vegas might not be known for that many “made in Vegas” establishments, there are endless amounts of world-famous bakeries, chocolatiers, and restaurants that have made their way to Vegas over the years.

This means instead of traveling to places like New York, Chicago, Hawaii, Japan, etc. to bring home their specialties, you can get them right here in Vegas! Of course, Las Vegas is home to some wonderful locally-owned and operated brands which we’ve included on this list too.

Milk Bar

Milk Bar Bakery The Cosmopolitan
Courtesy of The Cosmopolitan

Originating in New York City, Milk Bar has become a sensation with its unique approach to desserts. Created by Christina Tosi, the founder of the desserts program at Momofuku restaurants, Milk Bar delivers a delightful blend of nostalgia and innovation. Christina has changed the face of baking with her innovative creations that have gained worldwide recognition, including the iconic Cereal Milk soft serve, Compost Cookies, and Milk Bar Pie.

The Vegas location is inside of The Cosmopolitan.

What to Order: Sink your teeth into the famous Compost Cookie – a delightful mishmash of sweet and salty that perfectly captures the playful spirit of Milk Bar. We personally love the Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow and the Confetti cookies!

Address: Floor 2 of The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Zippy’s

Zippys Restaurant Badura Las Vegas

Originally hailing from Hawaii, Zippy’s is a fast-food chain that has gained a devoted following for its menu featuring the best fast-food style Hawaiian comfort food. While lots of dishes are good here, Zippy’s is most famous for its chili, which tastes heavenly over a bed of rice.

Yes, even people who don’t enjoy typical chili will love this. Because that’s just it — it’s not your typical chili.

The Las Vegas location, just a short drive from the Strip, provides a taste of the islands right here on the mainland.

What to Order: For you, don’t miss out on the Zip Pac – a hearty plate lunch featuring favorites like teriyaki beef, fried chicken, and a side of macaroni salad — or a plate of the Korean Fried Chicken. For your family/friends, try to bring as much chili home as you can! They will thank you for it.

Address: 7095 Badura Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89118

PRO TIP: The takeout prices are cheaper than the dine-in prices, so if you dine here, order the chili (and anything else you plan to bring home) from the takeout line by the door!

Ethel M’s Chocolates

Ethel M Chocolates

Situated in Henderson, a short distance from the Las Vegas Strip, Ethel M’s Chocolates is a local gem known for its commitment to making excellent chocolate. Established by Forrest Mars Sr. in honor of his mother Ethel, this chocolate shop has been crafting premium chocolates since 1981.

When you’re there, don’t miss the most picturesque botanical cactus garden surrounding the factory! Some people come just for the cactus garden (and end up going home with chocolates too).

What to Order: The Pecan Caramel Raptures are a divine combination of rich caramel, crunchy pecans, and silky chocolate.

Address: 2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, NV 89014

Honolulu Cookie Company

Straight from the shores of Hawaii to the desert oasis of Las Vegas, the Honolulu Cookie Company has made a name for itself with its irresistible shortbread cookies inspired by the flavors of the islands.

Located in The LINQ Promenade, this cookie shop carries refreshing shortbread cookie flavors such as mango, guava, and pineapple.

What to Order: Treat yourself to the Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Shortbread – a delightful balance of buttery goodness, chocolate, and the crunch of macadamia nuts. For more exotic flavors, buy a mixed assortment of options to bring home.

Address: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd L21, Las Vegas, NV 89109

ROYCE’ Chocolate

Originating in Hokkaido, Japan, ROYCE’ has gained international acclaim for its meticulous craftsmanship when it comes to chocolate. Over the years, they’ve expanded throughout the USA, with locations in California, New York, Georgia, Illinois, Washington, and Texas.

The Las Vegas location can be found in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

What to Order: Get their signature Nama Chocolate – velvety, smooth cubes that melt in your mouth — or the chocolate-covered potato chips!

Address: Floor 2 at Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Coffee beans from local roasters

Yaw Coffee Roasters

One of the things Papu and I love bringing home when traveling is coffee beans from third-wave coffee spots. They’re perfect as a “souvenir” to ourselves or as gifts for other coffee fanatics like us.

Here are three charismatic coffee spots that take pride in their commitment to good and slow coffee and sell freshly roasted beans (single-origin included):

  • Yaw Farm Coffee Roaster – 7034 W Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89117
  • Vesta – 1114 S Casino Center Blvd #1, Las Vegas, NV 89104
  • Mothership – 1028 E Fremont St STE B122, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Calbee Snacks

Another brand straight from Japan to Las Vegas, Calbee brings a touch of Asian snack culture to the Strip! Known for its inventive and crispy creations, the Calbee kiosk can be found in the Fashion Show Mall.

I grew up on Calbee snacks so I was so happy to find that they opened a little pop-up in Las Vegas. Sure, you can find Calbee snacks at your local Asian supermarket, but this kiosk is going to have lots of hard-to-find goodies not sold at supermarkets too!

What To Get: Don’t miss the chance to get some Calbee merch and their limited-time offer of Truffle Salt fries.

Address: 3200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas
Courtesy of Hello Kitty Cafe

Tucked in The Park (next to Park MGM) on the Las Vegas Strip, the Hello Kitty Cafe is a whimsical pop-up cafe perfect for fans of the OG Sanrio character. Originating from Sanrio’s kawaii culture, Hello Kitty brings her timeless charm along with cute cookies and pastries to this Instagram-worthy spot.

There’s also a separate location inside Fashion Show Mall that has some seating.

What To Get: Cookies or cupcakes in the shape of your favorite Sanrio characters.

Address: Park MGM – 3784 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 / Fashion Show Mall – 3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste. 600, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Dunkin’ Donuts

Okay, so you might be wondering about why Dunkin’ Donuts is on this list, especially if you come from a city or area that already has a Dunkin’s. Well believe it or not, there are parts of the USA and the rest of the world that don’t have Dunkin’s! Before a few years ago, we had NO Dunkin Donuts locations in the Bay Area (California).

If your friends and family love donuts but don’t have a Dunkin’ near them, this could be a fun food/snack to bring home from Vegas!

What To Get: Donuts, duh!

Address: Multiple Locations

Garrett Popcorn

Originating in the Windy City better known as Chicago, Garrett Popcorn has been a popcorn powerhouse since 1949. Known for its secret family recipe and the perfect blend of sweet and savory, Garrett Popcorn is a Chicago staple. Lucky for Vegas visitors, you can now find this iconic popcorn haven at the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip!

What To Order: Garrett’s signature mix of CaramelCrisp and CheeseCorn — it’s so addictive and because of it, I’m now a part of their loyal fan base!

Address: Floor 1 of Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 50, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Vegas 808

Vegas 808 California Hotel

Bringing the snacks of the Hawaiian islands to the desert, Vegas 808 is a delightful snack shop within the California Hotel (also known as “Little Honolulu”) in downtown Las Vegas.

This shop is a fusion of tropical flavors and local snacks. From beef jerky to rock salt plum, locally-made Chinese sausage to li hing-covered candies, each item there is going to be unique to you if you’ve never been to Hawaii. And if you have been, it’s going to be that much easier to get local Hawaiian snacks!

They’re located on the 2nd floor next to the ice cream shop and across the way from Aloha Specialty.

What To Order: Everything is travel-friendly and delicious. For starters, you can opt for the Furikake popcorn, it’s immensely popular in Hawaii. And if you know you like li hing, get the gummy bears and sour belts! Get yourself a shave ice while you’re there, too.

Address: 12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Alien Fresh Jerky

Alien Fresh Jerky - Baker California

This one is specifically for people who have driven from California to Las Vegas or are heading to California by car after spending time in Las Vegas. Located about an hour away from Vegas in Baker, California is one of the most kitschy stores that you must visit if you’re passing through. Alien Fresh Jerky!

This beef jerky shop is all about its hilarious packaging, which makes it seem like you’re buying alien jerky (which is so fitting for this area of California/Nevada, with Area 51 nearby). No, their jerky is not made out of alien meat, but it would be cool if it was.

Alien Fresh Jerky has become a beloved pit stop for hundreds of thousands of travelers every year. Some people come for the jerky, some people come for the decor — there are alien props everywhere you look!

What To Get: Their bestsellers include Sweet & Spicy, Roadkill Original, and Honey Teriyaki Beef Jerky

Address: 72302 Baker Blvd, Baker, CA 92309

PRO TIP: For jerky closer, to Las Vegas, you can head to Las Vegas Jerkys or The Beef Jerky Store in downtown Las Vegas.

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About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!