The Chaiya Meditation Monastery Monthly Food Fair is a hidden gem in Las Vegas, that’s ideal for people who don’t like the Strip, gambling, or drinking (and people who do like those things). About 80-90% of the people eating there were Thai but there are no issues with ordering in English.
Upcoming Food Fair Dates
This monthly food fair is held on Sunday mornings at the end of the month. The upcoming dates are:
Sunday, April 26th 2015
Sunday May 31st 2015
Sunday June 28th 2015
It’s a morning event – 9-10am is the best time to go. The address is 7925 Virtue Court
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113. From the Strip you’d take the I-15 or Las Vegas Blvd to the 215 West. Get off the 215 at the Rainbow Blvd exit and head South on Rainbow Blvd. Turn right onto Santoli Ave, and you’re there. Drive time is about 10-15 minutes from the Strip, once you get on the I-15 highway. It’s in the middle of a residential area but it’s a big complex on 3 acres.
There are about 14-15 stations that have different items. Here’s a selection.
Mango Sticky Rice
– Mango sticky rice is prepared as they go. If it looks like they’ve run out, ask. Mango sticky rice was $6 for a giant portion.
– There will often be a long wait for pad thai, which is cooked to order. Our wait was 30 minutes, so order that first if you want it. Pad Thai was $5.
Other essential info about the food fair.
There is shaded seating for eating your food and free parking.
To repeat what I said earlier, it’s a morning event – 9-10am is the best time to go.
Living in Las Vegas is a completely different experience from just visiting here. This is the type of stuff we’re into!