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.
Dessert in Blackstone District
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.
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 Block 16, famous Lahvosh at M’s Pub, or inventive sushi at Blue Sushi Saki Grill.
Explore The RiverFront
Work up an appetite in Gene Leahy Mall. Walk the trails, view the sculpture garden, and hit up the giant slides. Tip: Look for food trucks at the west end of the park.
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 Jonathan Miller and award-winning wine list.
Dessert in Old Market
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.
Meet Bob the Bridge
Download the Penny Pack
Create your own craft beer crawl with the free Omaha Craft Brew Penny Pack filled with "Buy 1, Get 1 for a Penny" coupons good at 13 fantastic breweries around the city. Plus, claim your free souvenir flight glass.
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 is as legit as they come. Plus, they’ve rolled out a curated menu of tasty sweet and savory pastries.
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.