Located at 16909 Lakeside Hills Plaza is Harvest Cafe and Wine Bar. Opened by owner Tom Sawyer after his wife’s death in 2010, the Cafe in the fulfilment of the couple’s dream. Harvest Cafe serves California Cuisine style food, using locally-sourced organic and healthy ingredients. The soups and sandwiches at Harvest Cafe are very good.
During a recent luncheon stop, I had the gourmet macaroni and cheese meal from the menu. It was yummy. Others in our lunch group had the home made roasted chicken salad on a croissant, and the beef panini. The dining area was spacious, comfortable and clean.
The wait service was stellar. Executive Chef Robert Barr even took time to mingle with clients in the dining area, to make sure their meals were prepared to their liking. The Cafe is open for lunch (Monday through Saturday) and for dinner (Wednesday through Saturday); closed Sundays.
Give it a try when you are in West Omaha. Happy Motoring!
Located at 7010 Dodge, on the North side of the street next to Family Fun Center, is Jason’s Deli. A franchise that started in Tucson, Arizona in 1988, Jason’s now has locations in 28 states.
In 2011, Jason’s was voted one of the nation’s healthiest by Family magazine. The restaurant’s food contains no high fructose corn syrup, trans fats or MSG. It even offers a gluten-free menu, to supplement its deli and catering menus.
During our stop, I had their Turkey Reuben sandwich. Others in our group had the all-you-can eat salad bar (with an impressive array of choices), the Chicken Club Salad, and the Egg Salad Sandwich. The portions were large and delicious.
Jason’s has a second Omaha location at 12320 ’L’ Street. They are open for lunch and dinner. Phone: 402-551-2233 for store hours. Happy Motoring!
Located at 3201 Farnam Street is Ingredient Restaurant, a recent addition to Midtown Crossing‘s growing list of business tenants. Ingredient serves gourmet pizzas, hot off the grill sandwiches, various wraps and soups. Alternatively, customers can “create their own” salad or pizza. Guests simply complete an order card identifying their desired ingredients, and place their order. Ingredient has several house salad dressings from which to choose. I selected the raspberry basil vinaigrette for my salad creation. All of the toppings were fresh and the portion sizes generous. Salads are served with warm artisan bread rolls – delicious. Ingredient’s service was prompt in spite of a steady stream of lunch time visitors. In my opinion, Ingredient is going to be a stellar performer in the Omaha market. I’ll try the pizza on my next visit, but am happy to report that I now have a “favorite” salad stop in the city. Visit Ingredient on a Thursday evening before attending a Jazz on the Green concert at midtown. Happy Motoring!
Looking for the best vegetarian food in Omaha? Visit McFoster’s Natural Kind Cafe in the heart of Destination Midtown at 302 S 38th Street. McFoster’s also serves free-range chicken and seafood dinners. Their health nut salad and fresh juices and smoothies are simply amazing! Serving lunch and dinner daily, often with live entertainment. If your wiper blades are leaving streaks, it’s time for a change. In a heavy rain, you may need the improved visibility. Happy Motoring!