Omaha Famous #29

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Modern LoveOmaha’s Vegan Hero

Modern Love is truly an Omahan gem and I am so glad a location opened up in Midtown, closer to my house. My uncle is a vegetarian, and a fantastic chef, so I always grew up with the belief that non-meat cuisine can be extremely tasty and that there are a world of substitutes out there to satisfy your daily eating needs.

But this whole vegan thing, I don’t know if you know this, but it excludes dairy. And that’s typically where I draw the line. I need my cheese. And my eggs. And it is thus infinitely trickier to be vegan than vegetarian.

Modern Love dispels that whole silly notion. No cheese? No problem. Whip up some cashews with some olive oil and god knows what else and you have this cheesy alternative that will knock your socks off. I had the lasagna at Modern Love and it blew my mind, not only was the “cheese” really good, but you could hardly tell it was “cheese” and not just cheese. The creativity, the taste, the culinary craft that Modern Love employs is spectacular. Big up to Isa Chandra Moskowitz for bringing the vegan-love to Omaha and making believers out of a meat-eating degenerate like myself. Check this place out!