By Steve Beauregard
While there is not a grocery store directly on the Las Vegas Strip, there are several grocery stores close by, off the Strip. The nearest one to you will depend on which hotel you’re staying at, as there is a different grocery store nearby for each of the following Strip areas: North Strip, Center Strip, and South Strip.
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.
Vons Grocery is near the Las Vegas Strip
Nearest Grocery Store to the North Strip
There are three nearby grocery stores to the north Strip, defined as the Treasure Island (T.I.), Venetian, Wynn, Circus Circus, Trump Hotel, SLS, and the Stratosphere areas. Two of these grocery stores are across the street from each other: Albertsons and Smith’s, while the third, a Von’s on E. Twain Avenue.
The Albertsons is just off of Sahara Avenue, about 1/2 mile east of the Strip. There is also a Smith’s grocery store just another 1/4 mile down Sahara, if you prefer that chain over Albertsons. The Albertsons, however, is the closest grocery store to the SLS Las Vegas and some other nearby Strip hotels on the north side of Las Vegas Boulevard. The Stratosphere, for example, is just about 1.3 miles from this grocery store, or a 25 minute walk or so.
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Circus Circus is almost exactly two miles away from the Albertsons and 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. (Versus a 2.4 mile drive to the Albertson’s grocery store.)
(Map from the Strip to Von’s on E. Twain)
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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 Mandarin Oriental) 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 Whole Foods is right on Las Vegas Boulevard, just about 2 miles south of Mandalay Bay at the Town Square Mall.
The Von’s is located just over 2 miles east of the Strip, 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).
MGM Grand, New York – New York and Tropicana are 1.9 miles from Von’s. It’s an easy, straight shot east on Tropicana to this grocery store. The Whole Foods is approximately 3 miles south on Las Vegas Boulevard from these three hotels.
Excalibur is 2.3 miles from the Tropicana Von’s, whereas it’s 2.4 miles from Whole Foods at Town Square.
Luxor is 2.2 miles from Whole Foods, versus being 2.7 miles away from the Von’s on Tropicana.
Mandalay Bay is just 1.8 miles from Whole Foods, making it clearly the closest grocery store to the resort.
As for some hotel/casinos just off the Strip:
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is just 1.2 miles from the Von’s on Tropicana. This compares to 4.1 miles away from Whole Foods.
The closest grocery store to the Westgate is both Albertson’s and Smith’s grocery store, both at 1.3 miles away. The Westgate is 1.8 miles to the Von’s on E. Twain Avenue.
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.