Omaha – the largest city in the U.S state of Nebraska is famous for its captivating history, museums, cultural centers, as well as its zoo and aquarium. But it does not just end there as Omaha also has some of the most amazing places where you can get wholesome and delicious vegetarian and vegan food.

This city really has a lot of vegetarian choices, and these include a great selection of diverse cuisines. So no matter what your taste buds crave, you’ll always find a vegetarian option, making you miss out on nothing!

We hope you find your favorite restaurant from this list! Bon Appetit.

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Eight Exceptional Vegetarian Restaurants In Omaha: Food Worth Waiting For!

1. Modern Love

All-time favorite menu items like burgers and ice-cream served with a vegan twist in an elegant atmosphere with professional service. Open seven days a week!

As the name suggests, vegetarian and vegan diets have found a new fan following in recent years, as the move to healthy eating has taken over the world and in such an atmosphere Modern Love in Omaha is indeed a very special place. Offering multiple vegan dishes, as well as a comprehensive drinks menu, there’s nothing this place doesn’t have.

We just had to include Modern Love on our list of vegetarian restaurants in Omaha for the modern vibe and the incredible flavors of each dish that makes you feel like you’re not missing out on delicious food.

The chic and trendy interior sets the mood for the scrumptious food that follows. Mainly done up in blacks, whites, and greys and with pops of color being added with bright pink sofas and seating, the place is a really cool and inviting setup. The main lounge also has a lot of large windows, high ceilings, and tons of seating, making it feel warm and airy.

They also boast a very large menu and extraordinary 100% plant-based dishes that will leave you impressed. From appetizers, burgers, and salads, to ice cream, shakes, and desserts, everything on their menu is made from vegan ingredients that are locally sourced and of the best quality. With so many options to spoil you with, you’ll probably be back many times to enjoy all that there is to try.

Modern Love is open every day of the week but, its operational times vary. Monday to Friday, the place is open from 4-9 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, however, they are open the entire day so from 10 am to 9 pm, making the weekend a great time to visit , mat it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Address: 3157 Farnam St Suite 7113, Omaha, NE

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2. Lalibela Restaurant

Delicious Ethiopian food served in an African-inspired interior with warm service and hospitable staff.

Ethiopian cuisine never disappoints thanks to the rich flavors, lots of different colors, and some of the most mouthwatering aromas ever, making every meal an experience to look forward to. If you’ve never tried Ethiopian food before, then heading over to Lalibela Restaurant in Omaha will be a very wise decision.

The restaurant itself embodies what it means to be Ethiopian. Displays of the national flag, colors, and other ornaments and decorations make it seem homey and comfortable. There are tons of fairy lights and hanging plants everywhere adding vibrancy to the walls and corners. It really is a great space, and you can see the amount of passion and effort that’s gone into setting it up.

Although not solely vegetarian, Lalibela has some exquisite food that will appeal to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, making it one of the go-to vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Omaha. So, if you want to take a friend along with you, while you enjoy a vegetarian meal, you can do that here!

The staff here are happy to suggest popular dishes here. So just talk to your server and get his insight into what food everyone should order, so that he can suggest items according to everyone’s preferences.

Lalibela Restaurant is closed on Mondays. They are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7:30 pm, without fail. So, head on over to Lalibela to taste some Ethiopian delights and indulge yourself in their decadence.

Address: 4422 Cass St, Omaha, NE 

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3. Naughty Buddha Burger Bar

A healthy 100% vegan burger joint full of flavor and color.

Omaha really has some amazing and unique choices when it comes to vegan and vegetarian food. You’ll find some gems like Naughty Buddha Burger Bar that serve big flavor. This eatery is known for its burgers and sides – who said vegans and vegetarians mean that you have to miss out on deliciousness?

Naughty Buddha is a charming little eatery that’s decorated in greys and greens. The walls are grey with lots of thematic Buddha-inspired artwork on them. You’ll also find lots of greenery thanks to the plants and flowers that have been placed everywhere, from shelves to the bar and some even hanging from the ceiling. It makes you feel closer to nature and that’s exactly what vegan food makes you feel too, so the interior and food are perfectly in sync and on point.

You have a choice to order 2 burgers and 2 sides, 1 burger and 1 side, or a Buddha balls and 2 sides. All the burgers and side options are present at the counter so that you can order before finding a place to sit. Their most famous burger is the Singing Buddha Burger and their most ordered side is their Seaweed Salad. So, you can try those or other options from their menu, everything they make is scrumptious, so you’re well taken care of, no matter what you get.

This eatery on our list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Omaha is closed on Mondays. They are open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday they open from 11 am to 9 pm. While on Sunday they are open only from noon to 5 pm.

Address: 707 S 24th St, Omaha, NE

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4. Kathmandu Momo Station

Enjoy steamed or fried dumplings with your choice of filling at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town.

If you like dumplings, then you will love the Nepalese version of them called ‘Momos’. These flavorful little doughbags can be filled with many fillings, each as unique and delicious as the next.

Kathmandu Momo Station are also very versatile, so if you want to have vegetarian Momos you can just make sure the filling has all sorts of flavored vegetables. So come and enjoy some of the tastiest Nepalese cuisine in Omaha, now!

The interior of the restaurant is very cute and simple. It’s a small space but they have managed to make it look impressive. From the distressed and exposed walls to the shelves that are full of Nepalese ornaments and decorations, everything looks very well put together and goes with the aesthetic that the owners wanted to achieve. There is only bar-style seating to choose from, so if you want to enjoy the dumplings warm, you can grab a seat on the bar stools, but you always have the option to grab and go too.

Although not solely vegan or vegetarian, this pick on our list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Omaha has lots of vegetarian options to choose from. Go ahead and choose between fried or steamed dumplings and then their fillings. For vegetarians, you can choose the vegan or potatoes as fillings. Next, you choose the toppings or side sauces, which have 4 different kinds relating to your spice tolerance. Sometimes, in winter they also have Momo soup which is amazing as well.

Kathmandu Momo Station is open Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, but is closed on Sunday.

Address: 3924 half Farnam St, Omaha, NE

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5. Brick Oven Pizzeria

Popular neighborhood pizza spot with amazing vegan and vegetarian mains, sides and desserts.

Pizzas are some of the easiest foods to make a vegan or vegetarian option for, yet most pizzerias hardly introduce special vegan-based or vegetarian pizzas. However, Brick Oven Pizzeria in Omaha does an amazing job in making sure that their menu is balanced, with enough vegan and meat options to make everyone who walks through their door happy and satiated.

Brick Oven Pizzeria has a great interior, with cred checkered tablecloths reminiscing the bygone era of pizza parlors of the past. They also have very pretty lighting and huge bay windows that ensure that the place looks amazing in the daytime as well as during the night. There are booth-style seating, bar-style seating, or tables to choose from and they have enough of each to accommodate everyone, even during rush hours.

As for the menu, their most famous vegetarian options are their veggies and more topping pizza or their vegan plant-based toppings option. Apart from this they even have vegan appetizers like vegan garlic ropes and vegan garlic cheese ropes. If you feel like having some chicken, they also have vegan tenders which are local favorites, so do try them out.  For dessert, you can either ask them for their vegan cinnamon bread sticks or other vegan desserts that your server can elaborate on.

Brick Oven Pizzeria is open seven days a week, making it a great place to go to when other eateries on this list are closed. Catch them Monday to Friday from 11 am to 2 am, or on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 am. Perfect for any meal of the day, as well as a midnight snack!

Address: 624 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE

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6. Kitchen Table

Healthy food locally sourced from in and around Omaha with a dose of community spirit on the side.

Food that’s made with love from locally sourced ingredients from farms, local breweries, and coffee houses. Community spirit and love are really felt throughout the Kitchen Table for Omaha and what it means to be from Nebraska. It’s evident not only in their décor and interior but also in the kind of food they serve and their service.

The interior of the café has that rustic yet elevated chic look that’s in style right now. With exposed brick walls, lots of wooden elements, and tons of plants brightening up the space. They also have some tables outside before the entrance that you can use to dine alfresco, if the weather permits. All in all, it’s really a great space to dine in and enjoy with your friends and family.

Although not exclusively vegetarian, Kitchen Table made it to our list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Omaha for the appealing vegetarian options that are nicely displayed on the plates with loads of colors.

Their Classic Lasagna, Chile Crisp Carrots & Quinoa, and Big Salad are some of the most famous vegetarian options, whereas their Winter Panzanella is a hit with locals who enjoy vegan food. They also have daily specials that you can ask for at the counter. They’ll be more than happy to suggest what you should and shouldn’t order. They also have a variety of desserts to suit all dietary needs, so make sure to grab those after your meal too.

The Kitchen Table is closed on Mondays. They are open Tuesday to Friday from 9:15 am to 3 pm and on Saturday and Sunday, they are open from 9 am to 3 pm, making them essentially a breakfast and lunch spot.

Address: 1415 Farnam St, Omaha, NE

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7. Crystal Jade

Chinese eatery with plenty of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, perfect for the entire family.

If you’re like us and are always on the lookout for a great Chinese place to have your regular fix of Chinese food, then you will absolutely love Crystal Jade in Omaha. Their flavors are spot on, and they have tons of menu options to choose from! Plus, the atmosphere is amazing, and the staff is kind, what else could anyone need?

This choice on our list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Omaha has been done up beautifully as well. Green sofas and wine bottles on display shelves give it a sophisticated and elegant look. They have numerous, table or booth-style seating to choose from. Thematic artwork covers the walls and many Chinese-inspired ornaments and decorations act as finishing touches.

Food wise, you won’t have any complaints about the range and variety of goods present. Their menu is so comprehensive and expansive that they really cater to everyone’s needs. They also have a lot of vegetarian dishes as well, so make sure you ask them for the vegan or vegetarian menu so that you can order dishes specially made, keeping in mind your preferences. Their mock duck and crispy tofu are amongst the local’s favorites!

Crystal Jade is closed on Tuesday. It remains open all the other 6 days in the week from 11 am to 9 pm, so there are plenty of opportunities to get your fill of delicious Chinese food, whenever your heart desires.

Address: 7255 Cedar St, Omaha, NE

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8. Kinaara Indian Restaurant

Authentic and traditional Indian restaurant with many vegetarian options.

Indian Restaurants always make sure that there is a balance of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items on their menu. Making It a reliable and convenient option to go to for anyone looking to get the best of both worlds. Besides, the flavors, aromas, and spice blends that exist in South Asian cuisine are just mesmerizing, making a meal more of an experience and Kinaara in Omaha is truly an amazing culinary experience.

Kinaara has a splendid vibe and interior. Done up in different shades of blue, yellow, and green the eatery is as festive as the food they sell. It’s definitely a place where you should take a lot of pictures to commemorate your visit. From the artwork to the multicolored walls, everything about the place feels fresh and sophisticated, making it a great environment to relax and unwind in.

They have separate menu sections for vegetarian and non-vegetarian appetizers, entrees, and sides. So, make sure you check the correct section when you’re ordering. In their vegetarian menu, their Tofu Tikka Masala, Tadka Dal, and Channa Masala are among their most ordered items. You can also order Pakora and Masala Fries as vegetarian appetizers. As for dessert, ordering their rice pudding or Sticky date pudding would be the perfect ending to any meal!

Kinaara is closed on Sunday. They are open every other day apart from Sunday, albeit at different times. Monday to Thursday, the eatery is open from 11 am to 9 pm. On Friday and Saturday, they are open from 11 am to 9:30 pm.

Address: 120 Regency Pkwy #124, Omaha, NE

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