Discovering Omaha's Best Restaurants

 Nebraska Tour Company opens the door to Omaha's best dining.

Nebraska Tour Company opens the door to Omaha's best dining.

If the best way to get to know a city is through its food, then Nebraska Tour Company is a master class in what Omaha does exceptionally well.

Launched last summer by entrepreneurs Alan Rust and Dakotah Smith, Nebraska Tour Company leads culinary tours through the city's most exciting dining and drinking establishments. There are different themed culinary and history tours to choose from (with additional custom options available), and each tour consists of a chauffeured luxury car (from sedan to limo bus, depending on the size of your group), a knowledgable guide and the red carpet treatment at each venue.

"We want the experience to be a way to introduce people to all the wonderful restaurants that Omaha has, and also support local businesses," Alan says.

The tours have been a big hit with tourists and recent transplants to Omaha who want to get to know their new city better, but they've also become a favorite for company outings, reunions, group parties and locals looking to do something unique and fun. "I have enjoyed all of our guests, but I think one of my favorites was a group of ladies in their 70s and 80s," Alan told me. "They just had the best time."

Honestly, who wouldn't? I had the privilege of joining other local influencers on a culinary and cocktails tour and the owners and/or chefs of each restaurant showered us with attention and presented us with their most artful tapas and small plates.

Nebraska Tour Company has relationships with restaurants all over town, so there's always a fun element of mystery about what treasures you'll uncover on a tour. Here are some scenes from our moveable feast.

Au Courant

The pricing varies depending on how many are in your party, but tours average $89 per person for parties of six. You can find more details and book your tour at Nebraska Tour Company.

 Cookies from  Be Sweet Bakery  were a darling (and delish) finish to a memorable night.

Cookies from Be Sweet Bakery were a darling (and delish) finish to a memorable night.

 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Nebraska Tour Company tour and complimentary food and drink from the restaurants we visited to write this post. But the blissed-outedness is all mine.