Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
1625 S. 17th St., Lincoln, NE 68502
Vegetarian/soul food. Grateful Bread/Freakbeat Vegetarian is a bakery café that focuses on providing eclectic and soulful comfort food in a fun atmosphere. The selection of dishes varies daily so be sure to check their Facebook page for the current menu. Expect creative soups and mac and cheese dishes like Moroccan Tomato or Chipotle Mac and Cheese. They offer many different scones along with delicious cookies, brownies, and cinnamon rolls. Cash only. Open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, $.
5600 S. 48th St., Ste. 120, Lincoln, NE 68516
Bistro. High Society Cheesecake & Trolley Stop Bistro features cheesecakes along with soups and sandwiches. About half of the sandwiches are vegetarian and all of the soups are vegetarian. Veggie sandwiches include Tomato Basil, Chik' Parmesan, and the Veggie Reuben. They use soy-based mock meats in place of bacon, sausage, and corned beef on some of the sandwiches. The atmosphere at the Bistro is comfy with couches and tables. Open Sunday for lunch. Open Monday through Friday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Saturday. Limited service, take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, VISA/MC, $-$$.
311 N. 8th St., Lincoln, NE 68508
Vegetarian/café/organic. Maggie's Vegetarian Café offers all-natural, made-from-scratch food using organic and local ingredients whenever possible. Their menu changes with the seasons as they utilize seasonal foods to provide the freshest taste. They are committed to supporting sustainable agriculture and a slow food approach by serving locally-produced, hand-crafted, and artisan products. You'll find wraps, a bakery full of muffins and cookies, and pleasant service at Maggie's. Cash only. Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, catering, $.
1618 South St., Lincoln, NE 68502
Deli. This co-op and deli offers many vegan and vegetarian selections, natural and bulk foods, organic produce, vitamins, and herbs. Soy, gluten, and frozen food options are also available. Open daily for three meals. Deli-style, vegan options, take-out, espresso,
3227 S. 13th St., Lincoln, NE 68502
Vegetarian/Mexican/organic. Pepe's Bistro wants to share their passion for vegetarian and vegan food. Prepared using fresh, local, and organic ingredients, the menu changes weekly. Pepe's is located in the Indian Village Shopping Center. Cash only. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, $.
5500 Old Cheney Rd., Lincoln, NE 68516
Indian. Several traditional Indian vegetarian entrées are served. Taj Mahal is located behind the Lincoln Racquet Club in The Old Cheney Center Strip Mall. Reservations are recommended. Open Monday and Tuesday for dinner. Open Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.
201 N. 8th, Ste. 117, Lincoln, NE 68508
Indian. The Oven provides fine dining and Indian food with a very good selection for vegetarians. Open daily. Full service, vegan options, wine/beer/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.
7255 Cedar St., Omaha, NE 68124
Asian Fusion. Crystal Jade is an Asian Fusion restaurant with a separate vegan menu. Try dishes such as Peanut Butter Tofu, Crispy Eggplant Yellow Curry, or Veggie in Sweet Thai Volcano Sauce. Reservations are accepted. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.
1010 Howard St., Omaha, NE 68102
Indian. The hallmark of Indian Oven's cuisine is the "Tandoori Cuisine" cooked in its clay oven. Included on the menu are stuffed and plain tandoor breads, Pakoras, Papadums, and Samosas, as well as various other vegetarian options. Outdoor seating is available. Indian Oven is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.
302 S. 38th St., Omaha, NE 68131
Natural foods. Enjoy falafel, almond milk-based soups, and more at McFoster's. Acoustic music and patio service are provided. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, VISA/MC, $-$$.