For our anniversary we had the opportunity to try something new! Have you heard of DishCrawl? We hadn't either. View their website HERE. A relative of ours knew about it and heard that their next 'Crawl' was going to be a Vegan night and forwarded the link to have us check it out. We were very excited because this is right up our alley, plus we thought it would be something new and different to try for our anniversary!
The premise is that you start at one restaurant and then walk to 3 others trying a sample platter at each place. A round-robin or progressive dinner, but with strangers and at restaurants instead of people's homes!
We were so excited that all the food on this DishCrawl was Vegan!!! This was only DishCrawl Omaha's third event! This one was Downtown (all the restaurants need to be within walking distance). They keep the restaurants a secret until right before you go to the next one. They let you know where the first one is the day before in an e-mail.
The first restaurant was Kitchen Table at 1415 Farnam. It is a brand new restaurant (it's only been open for about 1 month).
The DishCrawl ambassador Rachel. She is basically the head of the Omaha DishCrawl. She set up all the restaurants and spoke with each chef to make sure the diners would have a fabulous experience.
We asked our friends Kassandra and Nick Mayo if they wanted to join us. They did and we were super excited to experience this journey with them.
The menu at Kitchen Table.
This was my favorite, but everything was great!!! PB & J with Peach preservers and mixed nut butter.
The Heirloom beans and greens! Very tasty and good comfort food like grandma used to make.
Smokey Carrot and Lentil Soup. No complaints. Very yummy!!!
Onto the next restaurant! Where are we heading to????
Next stop....Indian Oven.
Can't go wrong here. They have so many wonderful vegetarian options on their menu. They picked out three that fit the Vegan theme. Everything was delicious!
On the move again. This time to Block 16. I have been there twice. It's been great every time.
This photo courtesy of VeganOmaha.com (I forgot to take a picture of the sign here).
This is a Mini Jackfruit Taco on the far right. Jackfruit is a fruit that originated in the rain forests of India. The fruit itself can reach 80 POUNDS and 4 foot long and wide!!! It's part of the mulberry family. The flesh is starchy and fibrous and is a source of fiber. When its ripe the flavor is comparable to a combination of an apple, pineapple and banana. The unripened fruit has a meat-like taste and is extremely comparable to poultry.
I have to be honest. The Jackfruit Taco we had in Kansas City at FUD was 110% better. It was more flavorful and just done right. Block 16 has a long ways to go before they can even compare to FUD's. It was just ok.
The "Meatball" slider again just fair I would say. Not bad at all, just lacking something.
But oh my watch out, those Gangsta and Dirty fries were AWESOME!!!! I had the dirty ones here (in the middle). They were pickles shredded with a mayo-type sauce. Very good. The Gangsta Fries that some others got was a sauce that was along the lines of the special sauce on a whopper. That pinkish color sauce. The other people loved that kind too.
Our last stop was Bliss bakery. We had never been here before.
A Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake it was good. I wouldn't say it was the best cupcake I have had in my life, but fine. Then a strawberry cupcake. Now that one was good, But the hit at Bliss was HANDS DOWN that bomb Lemon Coconut Cookie. OMG! Soft and chewy and very lemony. So, so, so good. The lemon rind shavings on top didn't hurt either. It was delicious!!!
We had a great night with good company and even met some new vegan friends and shared some tips! I hope they do another Vegan DishCrawl because we would love to do it again!!!