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Jul 2, 2011 05:21 PM

Lunch and preparations for our adventure

I will be flying into Vegas in early August and meeting up with my grandson (11) also flying in. We'll pick up a rental car and head toward Henderson, Boulder City and end up in Peach Springs, AZ for our adventure together. He's a good eater and I'l like us to have lunch in Vegas and buy some snacks for the trip before getting out of town. Do you have advice for where to have lunch and where to shop before leaving Las Vegas?
Adventurous Grandma

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  1. What kind of food are you looking to eat? Are you looking for upscale or casual? How much are you looking to spend for lunch? Also, what kind of snacks?

    1. We are not completely at leisure as we need time to get the car and find out way, arrive at our destination on time; but I'm thinking ethnic food, upscale pizza or terrific salad. Snacks are fruit, chips, drinks, somethings to keep in our hotel room during the week. So a restaurant not far from a store to make the most of our time, before hitting Rt 66. I read previous postings and Road Food, but didn't find anything on the road between Vegas and our destination to recommend. Thanks for your reply.

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      1. re: AugustaG

        While not a pizza joint, Bachi Burger offers a good selection of interesting burgers and is very close to the airport rental car location. Website:

        If you wish to stick with pizza, you might consider Metro Pizza on Horizon Ridge. It is a couple of blocks off of the 215 (South on Stephanie). They offer both a decent, upscale pizza and salads. A plus is they are colocated in a shopping center with a Fresh and Easy Market. Fresh and Easy would be a great place to shop for snacks and individual, microwavable meals that would be ideal for storage in your in-room refrigerator.

        Here's a link to a map for Metro Pizza:

        Bachi Burger
        470 E Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89123

        1. re: AugustaG

          Get out of town before the traffic picks up. There's a Trader Joe's in Henderson that's easy to get to and has the snacks and drinks that you want. From the airport just get onto 215 East towards Henderson and take exit 7. 10345 S Eastern Ave
          Around the corner on Coronado is Shakespeare's Grill, terrific burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups and Good ol' Mac and Cheese.
          There's a KMart Supercenter on the block as well if you need any supplies

        2. Settebello has the best pizza I've had in Las Vegas, and best of all for your purposes, also serves some of the best salads in the Valley. It's located at Las Vegas
          140 Green Valley Parkway. There are many supermarkets in the area, including a Whole Foods at 100 S. Green Valley Parkway.

          140 S Green Valley Pkwy Ste 172, Henderson, NV 89012


            Vons... middle of the road supermartket chain. Perfectly acceptable for everything. On Tropicana, corner of Maryland Parkway.

            Albertsons... slightly better supermarket chain than Vons. Better produce and meats. On Flamingo, corner of Maryland Parkway.

            Whole Foods Market... This is where Bravo TV sends the top chefs to shop. Heavy emphasis on organic food. GREAT produce. Amazing seafood and meats. Vast variety of prepared food sold by the pound. Think salad bar on STEROIDS. Located in Town Center on Las Vegas Bvld. just north of the 215 freeway. Town Center makes for a pretty good destination itself.

            Trader Joe's Market... smaller stores with a slight bent towards organics. Good produce and breads. Vast variety of juices, wines, beers, snacks, protein bars, nuts and dairy items. Good choice of frozen meals.

            99 Ranch Market... All things Asian. Inside Chinablock. Most people say Chinatown until they've seen it, then they understand why many locals refer to it as Chinablock.

            International Marketplace... An amazing warehouse full of ethnic foods.

            1155 East Twain Avenue
            Las Vegas, NV 89169-4208
            (702) 696-0906

            1300 East Flamingo Road,
            Las Vegas, NV‎
            (702) 733-2947‎

            Whole Foods Market
            6689 Las Vegas Boulevard South
            Las Vegas, NV 89119
            (702) 589-7711

            Trader Joe's
            2716 North Green Valley Parkway
            Henderson, NV 89014-2132
            (702) 433-7385

            99 Ranch Market
            4155 Spring Mountain Road
            Las Vegas, NV 89102-8740
            (702) 364-8899

            International Marketplace
            5000 South Decatur Boulevard
            Las Vegas, NV 89118-1515
            (702) 889-2888

            Other locations may be more convenient to your route out of Vegas so check each company's website and Google Maps

            I second the Bachi Burger recommendation. So close to the car rental center. And there are supermarkets in the immediate area.

            Although, if you drive through

            Bachi Burger
            Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV