Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Nebraska

Lincoln

·Grateful Bread/Freakbeat Vegetarian

1625 S. 17th St., Lincoln, NE 68502

(402) 474-0101

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
$

High Society Cheesecake & Trolley Stop Bistro

5600 S. 48th St., Ste. 120, Lincoln, NE 68516

(402) 328-2343

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, $-$$

·Maggie's Vegetarian Café

311 N. 8th St., Lincoln, NE 68508

(402) 477-3959

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
$

Open Harvest Natural Foods Grocery

1618 South St., Lincoln, NE 68502

(402) 475-9069

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

·Pepe's Bistro

3227 S. 13th St., Lincoln, NE 68502

(402) 805-2588

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
$

Taj Mahal Cuisine of India

5500 Old Cheney Rd., Ste. 4, Lincoln, NE 68516

(402) 420-1133

Indian. Taj Mahal has a separate and extensive vegan menu. Try traditional favorites like Aloo Gobi Masala, Taj Sabzee Curry, and Sag Tofu or mock meat dishes including Chik'n Vindaloo, Taj Skallop, and Chik'n Kati Kebab. Make sure to specify to the waitstaff that you are ordering from the vegan menu so no dairy products, including their chutney, will be used. They have many appetizers and breads that are also vegan. 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/DISC, $$

The Oven

201 N. 8th, Ste. 117, Lincoln, NE 68508

(402) 475-6118

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, $$

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Omaha

Crystal Jade Restaurant

7255 Cedar St., Omaha, NE 68124

(402) 398-1688

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, $-$$

Indian Oven

1010 Howard St., Omaha, NE 68102

(402) 342-4856

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, $$

··Modern Love

1319 South 50th St., Omaha, NE 68106

(402) 614-6481

Vegan. Isa Chandra Moscowitz, author of several best-selling vegan cookbooks, has now opened a vegan restaurant. The motto swanky vegan comfort food seems to fit perfectly with the rotating seasonal menu. Starters include dishes such as Roasted Carrot Bisque and Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms. Salads include Watermelon Beet Salad and Quinoa Caesar. Main dishes offered include Polenta Romesco and Seitan Marsala. Be sure to save room for one of their desserts including Chocolate Raspberry Tart and Cherry Pie. They also offer homemade sodas. Located right next to O’Leaver’s Pub. Reservations are accepted.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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