Milwaukee Public Market

Milwaukee Public Market

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It’s nice to see Milwaukee following the lead of other cities with flagship public markets (San Francisco, Napa, Seattle), and offering a mix of local Wisconsin gift items, fresh groceries, and in-house dining options. Originally created to serve the residents in the industrial-turned-trendy Third Ward who lacked a grocery outlet, the market has also become a destination for downtown lunch breaks.

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Milwaukee’s own Breadsmith has expanded to locations as far as Arizona and New Jersey.

Kehr’s Candies You can’t visit Milwaukee without eating frozen custard and locals will badger you until you say it’s better than ice cream, so just say it’s better and we can move on.

Cedarburg Coffee Roastery You’re going to need some coffee after that frozen custard coma.

Good advice from the “Sturgeon General” at St. Paul Fish Company

I opted for lunch at The Green Kitchen, where you can make your own salad, grab a sandwich, or get a freshly squeezed juice. I had the Green Giant: apple, cucumber, lime and wheatgrass. I’m sure it more than made up for all the cheese curds I ate that weekend.

After working for Grgich Hills and Trefethen, the owners moved from Napa to Milwaukee to open Thief Wine Shop & Bar. I love their website disclaimer: “Don’t worry, we have craft beers and spirits to meet all your needs as well.” Oh Milwaukee, try a sip of wine once in a while! (They offer wine classes, too.)

West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe Come on, you knew there had to be a cheese and sausage shop. Now pass me a beer and the trifecta is complete.

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