Omaha, NE : Tom+Chee (And a Giveaway!)

I’m a Nebraska girl, born and raised. I grew up in various parts of the city…Bellevue, Papillon, LaVista, Millard, etc. There are so many things I love about my hometown but I rarely ever share. So to add a little flare to the blog I thought I’d start a little segment featuring the local Omaha scene. The segments will include things to do, see and eat in Omaha. I’ll share some of my favorite places, new places to try, events and various other local tidbits.

To kick it off, let’s talk about the recently opened Tom+Chee.

Last week I was invited to a little tasting session with a few local bloggers. I arrived hungry and left full and satisfied. Okay, let’s be real. I was STUFFED! But it was so worth it! Plus, I had to try everything to give you guys a review of my favorite items. No crumb (or cheese) was left!

The local owners were inspired to bring Tom+Chee to Omaha after seeing it’s appearance on Shark Tank. So, what is Tom+Chee?! It’s a grilled cheese and tomato soup shop. They offer many options, all including fresh ingredients and healthy alternatives. Besides a host of grilled cheese options you also have a few choice soups and salads. Still don’t see something that sounds delicious, well then…you can build your own grilled cheese! But don’t forget, you HAVE to save room for desert.
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The Fancy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
To start start off our tasting, we tried a variety of the grilled cheese sandwiches, including the Flying Pig, Grilled Mac+Cheese, the Turkey+Pesto and the Hippy+Chee. My favs:

1) Hippy Chee

– Why? If you’re a “fit foodie” like myself then you keep an eye on your what you eat. And if you want to enjoy some classic comfort food without a total splurge then my suggestion is the Hippy Chee. It features delicious hummus, cucumber, mixed greens, tomato, cheddar all on wheat bread. And it was so delicious!

2) Grilled Mac+Cheese

– Why? Well, why not! I LOVE Mac+Cheese! And this sandwich didn’t disappoint. And it was perfectly paired with the Classic Tomato Soup. The soups are made daily in-house with fresh ingredients. So, so good!

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The Salads
Not feeling the grilled cheese or what an even healthier option? Well, take a look at their delicious salads! I tried the Caprese Salad and the Green Goat salad. Both equally delicious. And hey, having a nice light salad will only leave you more room for desert!! 😉

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The Fancy Grilled Cheese Donuts
Okay, saving the best for last. The A-MAZ-ING world famous Fancy Grilled Cheese Donuts! Um YES!

I tried three of these bad boys. The Grilled Cheese, Cookies+Cream, and the Strawberry Lemonade. My vote, Strawberry Lemonade!! But don’t get me wrong all three are worth a try! Now, these aren’t just any donuts. They’re inside-out! And grilled to perfection with cheese and complimentary toppings.
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Haven’t tried Tom+Chee? Want to? 🙂 Tom+Chee is giving away a $25 voucher to two lovely Omaha readers! These vouchers are only valid to the local Omaha Tom+Chee location.

To enter:

1. Comment below and let me know what grilled cheese combination you want to try.
For extra entries: (Make sure to leave individual comments for each entry!)
2. Follow Ashley Nicole Photographer on Facebook & Instagram
3. Follow Tom+Chee on Facebook & Twitter.

Giveaway ends at 11:59PM. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. I’ll draw a winner’s name randomly (via random.org) on Wednesday, Aug. 5, and the winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. Sarah is the winner and has been notified. Congrats Sarah. Please respond within 48 hours to claim the vouchers. 

Want more changes to win?! Check out a few of my local bloggers friend’s giveaways!

– The Walking Tourists (Ends Aug. 11)
Oh My Omaha (Ends Aug. 2)
Coolest Mommy (Ends Aug. 14)
Happy Sammy (Ends Aug. 8)
Making Mine (Ends July 31)
Bakes in Slippers (Ends Aug. 3)

love & pixels,
ashley nicole

All photos were taken with my Canon 5DIII + 50mm 1.2L.

Disclaimer: Tasty samples and food vouchers were provided c/0 Tom+Chee to support the review and giveaway.

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