Ted & Wally’s and Localmotive are Coming to Benson!

Coming soon to the Benson Neighborhood near you…a Ted & Wally’s/Localmotive collaboration.

The best ice cream in the city (and quite possibly the world) will soon be paired with our brand of street food.  Oh, did we mention this is sans truck?  Localmotive is going off track and and taking roots at 6023 Maple St, in the building formerly known as Marcus Motors.  Check the map HERE.

Be ready.  Coming this winter…

Coming Back to the Market

This is a great Saturday. Thanks to a little cooperation from mother nature, it’s gonna be a gorgeous night for late-night street food. Serving 10pm-3am at the Ted and Wally’s Premium Homemade Ice Cream lot on 12th and Jackson.

AND, today is one week closer to our return to the Omaha Farmers Market. Mark your calendars for May 2nd. We’re coming back to to the market.

Get ready. We’re just getting started.

See you streetside.

Localmotive is Coming to West Omaha

Mark your calendars for April 18th, 11am-4pm! Localmotive is coming to West Omaha for the Mulhall’s Earth Week Kick-Off.

Featuring live music from Burkum Boys and Matt Cronin and Friends.

PLUS, educational booths with No More Empty Pots, Truck Farm Omaha, CitySprouts, and Ask a Master Gardener.

Oh, and did we mention we’re serving food from 11am-2pm?

Come out to Mulhall’s, at 3615 N 120th and help celebrate Earth Week!

See you there!

Coming Soon: Localmotive Lunches

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Regular Localmotive lunches start this week!

We’re serving lunch Tuesday-Friday, from 11am-2pm on 12th and Jackson. Our late night home will now also be our home for regular lunches.

Being downtown for lunches has been in the plans since day one. Thanks to our great friends at Ted and Wally’s Premium Homemade Ice Cream​, we can now make that happen. We’re extremely excited to kick off lunch services, and we hope you all are, too.

In the meantime, you can see us tonight, from 10pm-230am. Late night street food awaits. See you streetside.

Much Love,

-The Localmotive Crew

St. Paddy’s Week Special

We’re still easing our way back into regular specials, but this St. Paddy’s Day special had to happen.  Really, we just used the holiday as a great excuse to make some pastrami.  Mmmmm….pastrami.

Available the entire St. Paddy’s Day week!


20150317_224818  House Pastrami, Spicy Brickway Beer Mustard, Hoganville Family Farms Sauerkraut, and Swiss Cheese on House Marble Rye. $10 with a side of Rhizosphere Herbed Sunchoke Chips

Three Years and Counting

Three years ago, today—almost to the hour—we embarked on our first ever food truck service. Looking back, we didn’t have a thorough understanding of what it would take to run a food truck. But, we did have a vision: to bring affordable, locally-sourced food to the streets of Omaha. Today marks the point where vision was put to action, and we’ve never been more excited about the future. Here’s why:

  • After being down over a year, this year will be our FIRST FULL YEAR BACK! That may say it all.
  • Regular specials will return. AND, they will be better than ever. It won’t be today, it won’t be tomorrow, but you will see them back on board very soon!
  • Our staff is finally back to full strength. It took some time, but we have great new crew members climbing aboard, and our team is poised to be stronger than ever.
  • New crew members means added services. We are EXTREMELY EXCITED to announce Localmotive lunches in Downtown Omaha. No official start date, yet, but the same place we call home for late night services will soon be our home for lunches. From year one, we’ve wanted to be downtown for lunch. In year four, it happens. HUGE THANKS to our friends at Ted & Wally’s for continuing to be a great partner and supporter of all things Localmotive. We couldn’t do it without them.

If the year ahead looks exciting, it is the year behind that makes it so. In 2014, we went from a brief period of somber thought gathering, to an idea, to planning, to fundraising, to building, and finally to re-launch.

All of that, to be back here today, writing a 3-Year Anniversary post and looking at a promising year four. In a word: WOW! Thanks to all that helped bring us back, and to all those riding the train onward. We’re full steam ahead.

Much Love,

-The Localmotive Crew

Service Update: 3/2/15

As a reminder, we are regularly closed Monday nights. Looking at the weather, we anticipate weather cancellations Tuesday and Wednesday.

BUT, looking ahead, those may be the last weather-related cancellations of this winter (knock-on-wood).

More season-changing updates coming soon, peeps. And we mean the good kind. Stay tuned…

Much Love!