Monday, September 14, 2015

Amsterdam Falafel and Kabob

Omaha is a great place to raise kids. We have a lot to do in our wanna be big city. There are events every weekend.

We have a lot of shopping.

Sure there's some shops we don't have that I wish we did: Cost Plus World Market, Ikea, The Container Store, and Restoration Hardware. We're supposed to get a Cost Plus World Market back soon! We lost our 2 World Market stores awhile back when the economy was hurting them. Those surfing photos I put up a week ago at Ikea were were taken in Kansas City 2 1/2 hours away. We do have a lot of local shops that are super fun! If you ever get a chance to come here go to City Limits, The Afternoon and The Gadgeteer.

There are plenty of places to eat in Omaha.

My husband just got back from picking up his sculpture in Massachusetts area. He said that from Nebraska to Massachusetts, there wasn't a lot to choose from to eat. That seems to be the case whenever we travel. I'm not saying Massachusetts its self is limited in their food selection. He found lots of places to eat once he got to his destination! More than what he had time for. I'm just talking about the path from Nebraska to Massachusetts being limited. He said there are a ton of McDonalds, and that's about it. We like McDonalds. I personally feel like they get a bad rap. McDonalds is one fast food place that actually tries I think to implement healthy things. No one wants to eat at the same place for 4 days of driving.

While Travis was eating at McDonalds, I went out with my sisters to Amsterdam Falafel and Kabob

The owners spent years living and studying abroad. Upon their return, they longed for the exotic flavors of European street food, so Amsterdam Falafel and Kabob was created. You can get a taste of India, Africa, Turkey and/or Egypt. They have the best spices and sauces from around the world.

They are not super expensive. The most you'll spend on a single thing there is $7.

I got a Falafel served with tabouli, pickled red cabbage, carrot chickpea salad & with garlic yogurt & tahini sauce. One of my sisters added on curry fries as a side for us to split.

They do have kid options, but my kids weren't with us. They were playing with their cousins. Mica and Isaak are pretty open to different foods - thankfully! That cabbage you see in the photo below, Isaak would have gobbled up!

If you don't like Falafels they have meat options as well. Here's what one of my sister's ordered:

Amsterdam Falafel and Kabob has two locations. One in Omaha, and one in Lincoln.

The Omaha location is in the Dundee area.
520 N 50th St | Omaha, NE

I love that their hours of operation are fairly open. They are open everyday when you'd want to eat this kind of food. 

Monday-Thursday, 11:30 AM-10 PM
Friday & Saturday, 11:30 AM-3 AM
Sunday, 12-7 PM

The only problem with their Omaha location is that it's limited in seating. We sat outside. It was a wonderful day temperature wise. Many people get their food to go just because there isn't a lot of room to sit. Their Lincoln location has plenty of room. 

What do you have around where you live that's different to eat?

Disclaimer: I did not get anything in return for this review. I'm just sharing because I enjoyed my experience at Amsterdam Falafel and Kabob.


Masshole Mommy said...

I love falafels!!! I always say that Boston is a great place to raise kids, too :)

An Apel a Day said...

Yep my husband wants us to fly to Boston in 3 years. I think he's done with driving there. LOL He went there a few times when he was a child to. His aunt and uncle used to live there.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have always had fun in Omaha when I've visited.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Our city sucks for kids. Not much to do here at all! I don't think I've ever had falafels but they sound amazing! If I'm ever in Omaha, I'll be sure to try them out!

mail4rosey said...

Omaha does have some good eats! They have a great downtown area too, to house the eats. And the outside eating areas are my fave!

Veronica Lee said...

I tried falafel only once in Dubai but didn't like it.
I must put Omaha on my bucket list!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

the kabobs and falafel look supeeer yuuum indeed :)..I love exploring new food as well :)

Kim said...

My kids love the hummus plate there, and I'm a big fan of the falafel. Another bonus to the location of New Amsterdam is its proximity to eCreamery. Easy dessert. :)

Anonymous said...

What you ate looks infinitely better than anything from McDonald's which is processed food hell. Where I live, we've got this great Asian delivery place, Chi's Wok and it's got the best mei fun I've ever had anywhere. Really authentic, tasty stuff.

~ Noelle said...

That looks so good. I want one, right now!!!!!!!!!!

Eat To Live said...

Your city is big compared to the little hick town I live in


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