We’re starting one other new series at Oh My! Omaha called “Off the Beaten Path.” I asked friends, and fellow writers and bloggers to share some of their lesser known haunts, be it a park, shop or attraction.
Hope you read last week’s “My Ideal Day in Omaha” written by Tiffany. We’ll have a new “Ideal Day” next Friday.
To kick off this series, I thought I’d share one of my Off the Beaten Path favorites in Omaha: Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine. (Urbanspoon listing, Yelp listing).
Located in the Old Market, it’s not hidden from the masses, but somehow, this place is never busy. It’s a shame.
The food is good, seasoned with a variety of spices but not spicy. Start the meal off with hummus, and choose from the many meat or vegetarian options. I recommend the Chicken Kabob (Jujeh Kabob) for the omnivores. Vegetarians, you have a lot of choices, none have disappointed me.
The atmosphere is calming, and Ahmad greets you with a friendly welcome. If the weather allows, there’s a small patio in front. It’s a date-night favorite of mine and Mr. Wonderful’s even if we only make it there once a year.
The pace here is slow, so please don’t go expecting your meal to fly by as it might at other restaurants. The menu prices are pretty typical for the Old Market, so yes, things are going to be more expensive. If that’s an issue, go over lunch where the prices are significantly lower (and skip alcoholic drinks). But, if you’re strapped for time, visit Ahmad’s another day.