There is nothing as comforting and tasty as a hearty soup, steaming chili, chowder or thick, fragrant stew served in a soft-on-the-inside, chewy-on-the-outside bread bowl. Las Vegas has some of the best bread bowls to rival any found elsewhere. Pubs, restaurants, bakeries and fast food joints all offer this hearty dish and all have something unique to add to the experience.
San Francisco Sourdough Eatery
1331 W. Warm Springs Road
Henderson, NV 89014
The location may have changed, but this San Francisco Eatery has some of the best sourdough bread bowls in Henderson. In fact, they are so good that they can easily be snapped up by savvy shoppers if you don’t make your purchase early in the day. Fresh, fragrant, chewy and generous in size, the San Francisco Sourdough Eatery comes highly recommended by locals and guests to the Valley, especially when filled with the fresh-made, hearty clam chowder. Whether it’s just above freezing or the blazing heat of summer, this is the place to visit for your favorite hearty meal. Even Californians have to admit that this is the closest they can come to the “real deal” in Las Vegas.
5230 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Majesty Bakery is one of Las Vegas’ guilty pleasures: a bakery whose breads and treats are so consistent in quality and appearance that it provides many of the local casinos, stores and hospitality outlets with products on a daily basis. According to several locals who are “in the know,” this is “the” place to purchase the perfect bread bowl (or loaf of sourdough bread that you can cut in half and scoop out to make your own bowls at home). Majesty has brought together some of the best regional bakeries and bakers, and has combined them in one place, allowing for excellent customer service and the best product in town. If you want your choice of soup or salad bread bowls, baked items or other treats for your family or a formal meal, Majesty Bakery is the place to go.
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Lobster Chowder Company
3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
When you are looking for something totally different in food court cuisine, drop by the Lobster Chowder Company, located in the Cypress Street Marketplace food court, to try its clam chowder or lobster corn chowder in a bread bowl. The dishes are filling, satisfying and a change from the normal ‘burgers and fries’ that you are usually forced to select.
Manhattan Fish Grill
4115 Grand Canyon Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Manhattan Fish Grill is the home of Manhattan and New England clam chowders served in a flaky, crispy on the outside, soft and chewy bread bowl. The soups are tasty and filling and the cuisine is varied. Since soups are considered an appetizer at this restaurant, prices are reasonable for chowders as either a light meal or before enjoying a salad or fish plate. It’s worth the short drive to the Spring Valley neighborhood to enjoy this satisfying treat.
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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.