Sunday, October 4, 2009

Nebraska Vegans May be Spoiled: Omaha Ethiopian Restaurant

When you think of Omaha, Nebraska, the first thing that pops into your mind is authentic, delicious, affordable Ethiopian food, right?


I'm wrong?

Get prepared to change your mind because I am going to introduce you Omaha Ethiopian Restaurant.

Omaha Ethiopian Restaurant (yes, that is the name) is located at 25th and Leavenworth. If you aren't looking for it, you will drive straight past it. This place looks like a hole in the wall because, well, it is a hole in the wall. However, it is a delicious, clean, incredibly affordable hole in the wall. The menu is limited, with only eight items and one vegan selection: the veggie platter. Funny enough, I have never found myself wishing that there was another vegan option on the menu as I am consistently satisfied with the veggie platter. The platter is made up of a spicy lentil dish, a potato and carrot dish, a yellow lentil dish, greens and a curry that I like to dip the other dishes in. The dishes are slightly different every time the plate is ordered, but they are always good.

On top of being filling and delicious, the veggie platter is also cheap. One platter easily feeds two for only $6. Yes, $6. I stop here at least once a week for dinner and then proceed to eat the leftovers for both breakfast and lunch. When I'm tired, there's nothing that makes me happier than knowing I can get three filling, incredible meals for as cheap as if I made it.

PS- I'm sorry for the picture. It's hard to take pretty pictures of Ethiopian food, especially after they've been put in a take out box and transported back to my apartment.


  1. That's it, I'm moving to Omaha!

  2. Thanks for this! I am a very hungry vegan who just arrived in Omaha for the summer. LOVE Ethiopian food.