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Nebraska's favorite foods

mavmark Sep 12, 2012 01:14 PM

I'm researching food finds for a roundup of gift ideas and wondering who has suggestions for great Nebraska food finds. I'm searching for items that can be ordered online and shipped nationwide that are iconic Nebraska. Thanks.

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    2roadsdiverge RE: mavmark Sep 13, 2012 01:04 PM

    I think Omaha Steaks would fit your criteria, although they are so well known they might not count as "local."


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      2roadsdiverge RE: mavmark Sep 13, 2012 01:14 PM

      Another classic Nebraska and Kansas food is a bierock. The bierock is based on the Russian pirogi. In Nebraska, the bierock is rectangular rather than muffin-shaped, and is often called a runza. Runza is also the trademarked name of a fast food restaurant that serves runzas.


      Unfortunately, you can't order Runzas online from the company (http://www.runza.com/shipping), but you can get bierocks from http://www.beckysbierocks.com/

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        shannonstl RE: mavmark Sep 14, 2012 05:03 AM

        How about kolache? I think Kolache Factory ships.

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          Cybrczch RE: shannonstl Sep 14, 2012 10:56 AM

          I'm sorry but those are Texas kolaches, which (in my biased, Nebraskan-growing-up-in-Czech-country opinion) are a poor simulation of a true Nebraska kolache - and you almost NEVER find a savory kolache in Nebraska! And yes, I've been to Texas, I've had them before, I still feel the same way.

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          Cybrczch RE: mavmark Sep 14, 2012 11:02 AM

          I'd start at www.freshfromNE.com/nebraska

          Gotta include Dorothy Lynch salad dressing :)

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            2roadsdiverge RE: Cybrczch Sep 14, 2012 11:37 AM

            Good find!

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              mavmark RE: 2roadsdiverge Sep 14, 2012 12:23 PM

              Great tips, all. Thanks.

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