I hope your week has been going well! I’m *this close* to being done with my last semester of college and it’s kind of crazy to think about. Zumba and carbs have been getting me through test taking and paper writing. I was so excited to get to share apartment pictures with you guys the other day. Josh and I are so excited about all the blessings we have to look forward to. Next up in our recap of Omaha is the food!
Getting to travel to Omaha before we move there this summer was so helpful because it helped us get acclimated to the area. We still have so much to learn about Nebraska but everything we’ve seen so far makes us feel confident it is the place for us. While there are tons of amazing restaurants in Omaha, and I’m so excited to get to share our discoveries so far with you, the best thing we experienced in Omaha was the people. So many of Josh’s co-workers reached out to us and invited us to get to know them. People were going out of their way to make us feel welcome and that meant so much to us. The lady at the grocery store gave us maps of the city and a waitress brought us a free appetizer when she heard we were moving to the area. I love the community feeling Omaha has and how genuinely nice everyone is.
Researching Omaha made us realize there’s lot of neighborhoods within the city. Some of the most popular areas are Old Market, Midtown Crossing, Dundee, and Aksarban Village (that I always call Azkaban). We managed to get to check them all out and eat at almost all of them.
First up was Old Market. We love old market. It has brick streets and a really quaint feeling. We know we’re going to be spending a lot of time there in the future.
This was indoors. We sat at a table here while the rain poured on the glass roof. It was really romantic. We went to Trini’s Mexican Restaurant for dinner.
I got the black bean burrito and it was fabulous. It had olives on it and I loved it which is so strange because I normally hate olives. Maybe my tastes are changing? And bonus: my meal was less than $8! I feel like that’s a really good deal for all the food we got!
We headed out to the suburbs to explore the Whole Foods and Trader Joes. Both are awesome. At Trader Joes we finally got to pick up a bottle of two buck chuck! I love that Nebraska isn’t so restrictive with when and where their liquor is sold like PA. I’m going to miss Wegmans so much but am sure we’ll be able to get into a new grocery store groove.
We went for snacks at Red Mango. I love their froyo (and froyo smoothies!) and the lack of all the weird additives. As someone with IBS I also love that it has pro-biotics.
We loved exploring Midtown Crossing.We stayed at the Element here (review coming tomorrow) and just loved all the energy and cool shops. I’m so excited for Jazz on the Green and Yoga on the Green on the weekends in the summer.
One of the restaurants we went to in Midtown Crossing was called Crave. I absolutely loved the decor
I got a plate of veggie goodness. I’m not sure what the dressing on the mushrooms was but it was fabulous. I’m going to see if I can look it up so I can replicate it at home.
Josh got a pizza that was out of this world good. He was very sweet and shared a few slices with me.
We also went to Ingredient in Midtown and got fresh made veggie burgers. They were really tasty and I love the avocado pairing.
Also at Midtown Crossing is Catina Laredo. Josh and I both got the veggie burritos (he got enchilada style) and we were really impressed.
We ventured out to Dundee one night to go to Pitch for dinner. I love the cute shops and welcoming neighborhood feel.
We started off with brussels sprouts appetizers. Any restaurant that serves these is a winner in my book.
And split a delicious pizza. It was so tasty and something we really enjoyed. The pizza was cooked on a coal fire and really gave it a lot of flavor.
Josh and I were so sad when it was time to end our Omaha trip. We had a long layover in Detroit so we decided to grab dinner there. We Googled best hotel airport food and realized Dema at the Detroit airport was on every list. We decided to check it out.
It is located in the Westin at the airport. How gorgeous is this?
My handsome fiance.
We took in the beautiful surroundings while chowing down on delicious veggie quesadillas. It was the perfect way to kill a few hours with a layover.
And that was our food! We enjoyed every bite.
Questions of the Day: What’s your favorite restaurant in the Omaha area? What’s your favorite airport food?