By Steve Beauregard
While there is not a grocery store directly on the Las Vegas Strip, there are several (8), grocery stores very close by.
The nearest one to you will depend on which hotel you’re staying at, as the closest one will depend on which of the three Strip areas you’re staying at:
First off, we should mention that there are several Walgreens, CVS stores, ABC stores and other convenience stores all over the Strip, and – in some cases – located inside the hotels, such as the Walgreens inside the Venetian.
All of these types of stores will carry toiletries, milk, and dry foods, like crackers, soups and cereals, etc. However this discussion is about the nearest regular, traditional grocery store to the Strip.
There are two nearby grocery stores to the north Strip, defined as the Treasure Island (T.I.), Venetian/Palazzo, Wynn/Encore, Circus Circus, Trump Hotel, Sahara Las Vegas, and the Stratosphere areas.
One is a Smith’s Food and Drug just off of E. Sahara, while the third, a Von’s is on E. Twain Avenue.
(On this map below, the black stars are Albertsons, the red represents Smith Food and Drugs, the brown stars are Von’s and the green star is a Whole Foods).
The Smith’s grocery store is just down Sahara and is the closest grocery store to the Sahara Las Vegas and some other nearby Strip hotels on the north side of Las Vegas Boulevard. The Stratosphere, for example, is just about 1.6 miles from this grocery store, or about a thirty minute walk or so.
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Circus Circus is almost exactly two miles away from the Smith’s stores.
The closest grocery store to the Venetian and Palazzo however, is the Von’s, at 2.1 miles away. The Wynn and Treasure Island are also just over two miles to Von’s.
Nearest Grocery Stores to the Center Strip
The only grocery store close to hotels on the center of the Las Vegas Strip (places like Harrah’s, the Linq, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Bally’s, Flamingo, Paris, Planet Hollywood and Aria are the Von’s on E. Twain Avenue, and an Albertsons 2 miles east of the Strip on E. Flamingo Road.
If staying at the Mirage, the Linq, or Harrahs, the nearest grocery store is the Von’s on E. Twain, which is about 2.3 miles away.
However for hotels like Bellagio, Paris, Bally’s, and Planet Hollywood, the Albertsons on Flamingo is a little closer, at roughly 2.7 miles away, versus 3.0 miles to Von’s.
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The Flamingo is 2.5 miles from Vons, and 2.4 miles from the Albertsons, which is about a 7 minute drive.
Alternatively, the Flamingo is 3.6 miles from Whole Foods. It would take you just over 10 minutes to drive there, going on the Las Vegas Strip the entire way.
The Cosmopolitan, along with the Aria and the other City Center properties, (Vdara and Waldorf Astoria) are 2.7 miles from the Flamingo Albertsons, and 2.9 miles from Von’s Grocery.
The Cosmopolitan and Aria at the City Center are both approximately 3.4 miles to Whole Foods.
Nearest Grocery Stores to the South Strip.
Here you have two options: A different Von’s, this one on Tropicana Avenue, or a Whole Foods store in a shopping mall south of the Strip.
The Von’s is located just over 2 miles east of the Strip, on Tropicana Avenue.
When starting out from the MGM Grand, NY-NY, Tropicana, Park MGM or Excalibur, this Von’s will be closest grocery store, as it is just a 1.9 mile straight shot on Tropicana Avenue.
The exact address is 1131 Tropicana Avenue, and it is just across the street from the campus of the University of Las Vegas Nevada, (UNLV).
The Whole Foods is right on Las Vegas Boulevard, just about 2 miles south of Mandalay Bay at the Town Square Mall.
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As such, it is the closest grocery store to the Luxor, (2.2 miles away, versus being 2.7 miles away from the Von’s) and the closest grocery store to Mandalay Bay, (at just 1.8 miles from Whole Foods).
Closest Grocery Store to Some Off-Strip Casino/Hotels
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – just 1.2 miles from the Von’s on Tropicana. This compares to 4.1 miles away from Whole Foods.
Westgate – Smith’s Food and Drug, at 1.3 miles away to the north. The Westgate is 1.8 miles to the Von’s on E. Twain Avenue.
Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino – Smith’s Food and Drug on Decatur. At 1.4 miles away, it’s certainly walkable, although it would take roughly a hour-hour each way.
Palms – Smith’s Food and Drug on Decatur is just .8 miles away, or roughly a 15 to 20 minute walk.
Safeway by the Las Vegas Strip?
As a side note, for you Safeway diehards, the nearest Safeway grocery store to the Las Vegas Strip is quite a bit away, far north and east of the Strip.
Its exact address is 4440 E. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas. As an example, it is 7.4 miles from Harrah’s on the Strip.