Foodie – Itinerary

From innovative chef-created cuisine, sidewalk cafes and burger joints to delicious drive-throughs, sweets shops, and ethnic eateries, there is something delicious for every food lover in Omaha. Below is a recommended itinerary to guide your next foodie-filled visit to the city. Prepare to cross some things off that culinary bucket list.

Day 1 - Arrival


Dinner at Crescent Moon

Kick off your delicious stay by sinking your teeth into an Omaha original, the Reuben sandwich: corned beef, fresh sauerkraut, bubbly Swiss cheese and creamy Russian dressing. Crescent Moon serves the original recipe.

Crescent Moon

Dessert in Blackstone District

After dinner step out into the energizing Blackstone District. When your sweet tooth strikes, stop into Coneflower Creamery for locally-made artisanal ice cream.


Day 2


Stroll & Breakfast at Omaha Farmers Market

Get a big taste of fresh local flavor. With the historic Old Market as its backdrop, the Omaha Farmers Market (Saturdays May-October) is a charming experience that any foodie will appreciate. While there, grab breakfast from a local vendor.

Omaha Farmers Market


Fun in the Old Market 

Foodies will love exploring the Old Market Entertainment District. When not pursuing wall-to-wall books at Jackson Street Booksellers or checking out quirky finds at Raygun, make room for lunch – like a succulent burger at nearby Block 16, famous lahvosh at M’s Pub, or inventive sushi at Blue Sushi Saki Grill.

The Old Market Entertainment District is a perfect backdrop for a rustic Omaha date night

Explore The RiverFront

Work up an appetite at The RiverFront, made up of three major parks. Walk the trails, view the sculpture garden, hit up the giant slides, and go skating in the Skate Ribbon. Tip: Look for food trucks at the west end of Gene Leahy Mall and in the 8th Street Plaza of Heartland of America Park.

The Farnam Pier at The RiverFront

Dinner at V. Mertz

End your day of culinary bliss on a high note with dinner at lauded V. Mertz. From your white linen table enjoy an exquisitely-curated menu prepared by Chef John Miller and an award-winning wine list.

Dessert in the Old Market

Foodies love sweets, right? Order a Mud Ball or Chicken Leg at Old Market Candy Shop, or choose from Hollywood Candy’s candy, chocolate and fudge.

Day 3


Breakfast at Saddle Creek Breakfast Club

Order from Chef Chase Thomsen’s menu focused on traditional dishes with a modern approach at hip favorite Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, or SCBC to locals.

Saddle Creek Breakfast Club

Meet Bob the Bridge

Head to Bob, who connects Nebraska and Iowa to 150 miles of recreational trails. Go “Bobbing,” meet OMAR, and admire the 360° views.


Download the Penny Pack

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Dinner at Gorat’s

You can’t leave a city known for its steak without a proper steak dinner. Gorat’s, Warren Buffett’s steakhouse of choice, is an Omaha institution of more than 70 years. Buffett’s favorite order is a succulent 22 oz. Omaha T-bone with two sides of crispy hash browns, and a Coca-Cola. 

Day 4 – Departure


Coffee and Breakfast at Archetype Coffee

Omaha does coffee right, and Archetype Coffee is as legit as they come. They’ve rolled out a curated menu of tasty sweet and savory pastries. Plus, they’re home to one of the world’s best baristas – owner Isaiah Sheese placed fourth at the 2023 World Barista Championship.

There’s plenty more to savor in Omaha. Read more about Omaha’s culinary offerings, then build your entire itinerary around all you can eat and drink in the city.