Three different tasty vegetarian burger selections! The black bean burger is one of the better ones
around and can be made vegan by leaving the bomber sauce off (since it contains ranch dressing). It's not
too spicy and comes as a square pressed patty rather than some of the super-thick varieties out
there that fall apart more easily. There is
also a housemade veggie burger made from quinoa and a stuffed mushroom that comes fried or baked. Note that
a side of fries is not vegan because it has some parmesan cheese sprinkled into the seasoning. And if
you are heading the non-vegan route, they have some excellent custard.
1247 N Water St., Milwaukee, (414) 221-9999.
is available for pick-up or delivery.
There's a good selection of breakfasts and
dinners, as well as a deli and store. The menu is pretty steady except for the daily selection of
three soups and many pies (although those are not vegan).
1901 E. North Avenue, (414) 278-7878.
This is an inexpensive- to moderately-priced low-environmental-impact vegetarian "fast-casual"
café specializing in unique, sweet and savory crepe creations, panini-style sandwiches, soups, salads,
healthy smoothies, fresh juices, local bakery products, Milwaukee’s own Stone Creek Coffee and espresso drinks,
and a selection of bottled and tap wines and locally brewed beers.
It feels a bit like a breakfast-for-dinner type of place so if you go for dinner, you might want to steer towards the savory
selections in case sweet flavors throw off your palette at dinnertime.
They have earned a three-star Green Restaurant Association rating,
the first in the city of Milwaukee and only the second in the greater Milwaukee metro area.
2076 N. Commerce St., (414) 265-5644.
They start you off with chips and 3 homemade salsas that are super fresh-tasting, and there is usually a margarita special of the day, too.
Otherwise, you have an extensive selection of flavored margaritas and tequilas to choose from. There are always vegetarian
appetizers (the roasted Mexican corn is excellent) and entrees, including a section of vegetarian tacos and tamales. The taco choices
rotate every few months and have included Baja tofu tacos, stir-fried tofu tacos, cactus tacos, black bean and corn tacos,
and so forth. Sometimes, you can find a good meat-based taco that just needs to be ordered without the meat, such as the
fried avocado taco. They have outdoor patios open in the summer as well.
1935 N Water Street, (414) 226-2245; 2625 N Downer Ave, (414) 964-1190; and 6817 North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 988-8533.
The owner's of Maxie's have opened Blue's Egg, a restaurant
serving breakfast and lunch daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. They're very receptive to substitutions
to help out customers. Veggie breakfast items that they pointed out to me are the steel-cut oatmeal,
house granola, creamy polenta, breakfast salad, and curried tofu.
The creamy polenta is pretty good. The curried tofu roti "benedict" had grilled bananas that
could have used more grilling, and the roti was mostly just dry pita bread. The atmosphere is nice,
and they give you your own
bottle of water and a free appetizer of fresh grapes.
It is also worth noting that the Blue's browns section was created with
vegetarians in mind. These are very large, sharable portions of hash browns that can come in a variety of forms and
easily made vegetarian. They also have 6 more vegetarian sides to chose from. They told me that they are addressing veganism
and also searching for egg-free bread and the best gluten-free options available.
317 N 76th Street, (414) 299-3180.
An avant-garde bar and restaurant serving Milwaukee as a unique destination for beer, wine, cocktails, and food.
They aim to embody the spirit of Europe with a dedication to local ingredients, music, and art.
They offer small plates with multiple vegetarian options or the ability to make other plates vegetarian. The food is good, although
our top choice for small plates would be Odd Duck in Bayview.
1716 North Arlington Place, Milwaukee, (414) 755-0099.
They have excellent breakfast options with a frequently-changing special along with a solid veggie burger.
505 W. Mequon Road, Mequon, (414) 241-7074.
They offer non-meat protein options (such as soy chorizo or herb tofu) in some pretty good configurations
including a menu section dedicated just to vegan options. Their chips and salsa and guacamole are top-notch
and the Corazon margarita is outstanding. They have outdoor seating in the summer on their patio which allows for some
people-watching of passersby.
3129 N. Bremen St., (414) 810-3941
Enjoy their good veggie burger on their outdoor patio while also sampling
a flight of beers straight from their 24-tap selection. There are a few other vegetarian options including
appetizers, heavy-duty salads, and a grilled portobello sandwich. They serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
2608 N Downer Avenue, (414) 963-6366 or 7677 W State Street, (414) 475-6771.
Braise embraces a return to slow-grown, natural food. From seasonally-inspired menus and creative cocktails,
to their hands-on classes and events, they work to educate the community on food. Supporting Wisconsin's farmers and artisan producers,
they are dedicated to the local economy. The menu is subject to change daily based on seasonality of available ingredients.
Most items can be made gluten-free or vegetarian, but there are a wonderful selection of choices that are already vegetarian with
a mix of small plates, large plates, and brick oven dishes.
Reservations are recommended.
1101 S 2nd Street, Milwaukee, (414) 212-8843.
This is an all-vegetarian restaurant out in Brookfield. It's all organic and very creative. The lentil
soup was cooked to perfection with lentils that were neither too firm nor too rubbery and it had
a swirl of sour cream on top. They offer cooking classes every couple of months and
special multi-course meals for popular holidays. They are not open on Sunday nights.
3815 N. Brookfield Road, Brookfield, (262) 790-2340.
They specialize in Italian fare as well as a selection of wine and beer, with competitive prices within the neighborhood.
The vegan options are numerous and are clearly labeled on the menu, which includes house-made vegan "neatballs"
and a gluten free pasta substitute. Sandwiches and entrees are in the $7 — $12 range.
They only have 11 tables inside with seating for around 26 people and they don't take reservations, so get there before
6 p.m. to ensure a seat for Saturday night dinner. We found their service to be great, and the food good as well. They offer
vegan bread with each meal, and there are actually more vegan options than we anticipated. The food is cooked fresh, with
the vegetables crisp and the homemade sauce is delicious. It has a cozy atmosphere and can be found right next to
the Fuel Cafe.
808 East Center Street, Milwaukee, (414) 455-3751.
This is not a vegetarian-specific restaurant, but they can do a tasty pizza sans
cheese (when they don't look at you like you're crazy)
and they have some great vegetarian pasta dishes such as asparagus and spinach spaghettini,
kung pao spaghetti, and Thai linguini.
Bayshore Town Center, Glendale, (414) 967-8088.
Okay, this place is not in Milwaukee, it's at the Wisconsin Dells. However, we take a couple
of vacations to the Dells each year and this recent discovery has an amazingly extensive
menu of vegetarian and vegan items. The Thai bananas are a killer appetizer and their dinner
menu is loaded with so many good options it is hard to choose a favorite.
They're located right across from our favorite overnight waterpark, The Wilderness.
521 Wisconsin Dells Parkway S, (608) 253-6065.
They bill themselves as serving up fresh flavor altitude and farm-to-fork attitude
in every scratch-crafted morsel from the Himalayas to the Rockies. They have quite a few
vegetarian/vegan small plates that are all bursting with fresh flavor and are a take on tofu
that you don't find elsewhere. The fing (yes, fing) salad is a tasty cold noodle salad that's
also quite good. And, don't forget to have a wonderful homemade dessert, too.
105 S Main Street, Theinsville, (262) 236-9463.
Not only does this place serve pizza that tastes as close to East coast pizza as we've ever
had in the Midwest, but they use organic ingredients and have vegan pies. We give them a hearty thumbs-up.
This place also serves monster
slices, and that's no joke. While you're waiting for your pizza, enjoying watching the pizza
maker toss the largest pizza pie in the air.
2797 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Bayview, (414) 238-2406.
We haven't tried them for breakfast yet. They have vegetarian chili as
well as a build-your-own-sandwich option with some vegetarian options.
2205 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, (414) 962-0100.
This popular multi-location cafe serves breakfast, including breakfast burritos all day that often includes some type of vegetarian
option (or one with local/happy eggs).
They usually have a vegetarian soup of the day and they're pretty darn tasty.
Oh, and their coffee is the best around, and there is often a fair-trade organic option on the menu.
This diner has a great selection of items that can be made for carnivores,
vegetarians, or vegans. They have good coffee, a great selection of beers, and
it is also a really excellent spot for a vegetarian breakfast as well. Some of the foods are fried, which is good
for satisfying a certain craving but can also detract from the attempted healthful benefits of
1947 N. Farwell Avenue, (414) 273-7677.
Located in the Riverwest neighborhood, they offer great home-brewed beer on tap and several vegetarian entrees as well as multiple
vegetable-based sides. Vegetarian and vegan items are marked on the menu. They also serve Sunday brunch.
2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-7437.
735 E Center Street, (414) 930-0909.
Replacing the long-standing Village Pub, this bar and restaurant offers super-tasty homemade vegetarian dishes. The tofu po boy
is big and tasty and comes with a large pickle. Consider splitting it if you're not at full hunger. The spring rolls are outstanding
and have sublime sauces, especially the peanut sauce. Rotating appetizers include amaizeballs, wonderful cheese curds, falafel,
amazing brussels sprouts, and smashed fingerling potatoes.
It's a casual setting where you order your drink and food at the bar and then find your seat within the restaurant or on the sidewalk out front.
4488 N Oakland Ave., Shorewood, (414) 231-9660.
This downtown bed and breakfast / Irish pub now has a special vegetarian menu.
Their specific vegetarian
has items that can be made vegan. In general,
the atmosphere is very nice with a great selection of Irish beer, of course. In our one visit, we found that the home-made
items were the best (such as the sauces or faux meats) yet the side vegetables were essentially cooked the traditional
Irish way -- boiled, sans seasoning.
We recommend the "chips" with curry sauce. The thick-cut fries were served steaming hot and the curry sauce
was outstanding, although not vegan. That alone would be a great accompaniment to those just stopping
in for a Guiness or Harp.
1234 N Astor St., (414) 272-5273.
Everything on the menu of this Thai-Laotian restaurant can be made vegetarian. They have many
excellent and tasty curries and sauces.
The have you specify on a scale from 1 to 10 how hot you'd like your dish.
Watch out because different chefs interpret the numbers differently so it is best to aim low
on your first visit there. The curry squash is knee-buckling good, and this is our favorite Thai restaurant
in the area.
1806 North Farwell Avenue, (414) 224-8284.
The family behind EE-Sane Thai-Lao Cuisine on Farwell has opened a second restaurant and it's got all
the best dishes from EE-Sane and then some, along with a better decor. Elephant Cafe is a Thai and Laotian
restaurant that uses fresh ingredients to
create savory dishes. There are a lot of tofu-based items including some great tofu-based appetizers.
The spring rolls are especially good and the volcano tofu is stellar.
1505 North Farwell Avenue, (414) 220-9322.
It's better than African Hut was and fairly tasty, but the better choice might be to head downtown to
They don't include utensils with their meals as the meals consist of some type of stew
or vegetables placed on injura, a bread made from a grain called teff. You have a basket
of extra injura, and you break off pieces and scoop up the Wat (stew) with it.
It looks like they are now advertising a vegetarian and vegan lunch buffet.
1824 N. Farwell Ave., 414-224-5226.
There's usually a vegetarian pasty, such as ones with roasted root vegetables and
a nice, smoky-flavored field roast. The risotto with winter squash and charred brussel sprouts leaves
is outstanding. Aside from the pasty and entree, the other vegetarian/vegan items are sandwiches, but it's worth
eating here for the huge drink menu, excellent desserts, and the fact that the few vegetarian/vegan dishes are excellent.
2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-7437.
This is a great alternative when Beans & Barley is overflowing — good service, good coffee,
a cozy atmosphere (including a new
shuffleboard table and board games), and tasty food. Their breakfast hours are really good,
and they bring yummy cinnamon scones with your drinks. Their menu shows promise as they have several tofu-based menu items as
well as daily specials.
They had a great
breakfast burrito that was made with veggie chili, chunky potatoes, and tofu. It had a neat flavor.
The black bean soup is flavorful but not too spicy, and their tofu sandwich is tasty.
1813 Kennilworth Place, (414) 727-2122.
They offer vegan chili and several vegan sandwiches and burritos and they serve Alterra coffee.
The vegan "VLT" is a good sandwich and they have refried bean-based burritos that are good along with
some uncommon brands of soda.
Their breakfasts are not really vegan and they're limited mostly to a few croissants.
Located in Riverwest, it attracts an always-colorful crowd.
818 E. Center St., Milwaukee, (414) 374-FUEL.
This Bayview restaurant highlights specifically what on their menu is vegetarian.
They have a veggie meat option that they marinate, grill, and put on skewers and it is pretty delish.
They're pretty difficult to get into without a reservation but if you show up before 5:30 p.m. you can usually get in.
They also have tofu-based Vietnamese/Laotian dishes that are tasty, too.
2691 South Kinnickinnic, (414) 294-0483.
An enjoyable time can be had at the
sushi bar when tables are occupied. There are several vegetarian
appetizers, and their grilled asparagus may be the best asparagus ever.
There are only so many ways to make a vegetarian sushi, especially when it is an AAC
roll but theirs had a bit of a twist on it that's worth investigating. Lastly, the teriyaki
tofu was served on a sizzling plate with crisp carrots and green beans which was
a refreshing alternative to the hibachi tofu we often get at Samurai.
2150 N. Prospect Ave, (414) 271-5278.
Some people say that their prices are slightly higher than other Chinese food restaurants;
probably because of
their Third Ward location. Their menu can be a bit confusing. The food was not bad, but not worth
going out of one's way for, either.
207 E. Buffalo St #101, (414) 271-7788.
They offer a separate vegetarian menu with around a dozen
dishes. The curry is flavorful, but they're also generous with the spice so you might want to ask
them to dial it down to "half a star" if heat's not your thing. The Vegan Volcano came with a
chicken substitute that wasn't tofu and was a nice alternative.
It's still not our first choice for Thai food when EE-Sane's is just down the street.
1978 Farwell Ave., (414) 270-1010.
Okay, Southern food is not known for being vegetarian but a
quick scan to the bottom of their dinner menu shows several interesting-sounding
vegetarian options. You could order a nice vegetarian meal just out
of their tasty-sounding side orders (sweet potato fries, grits, maple-braised collard greens, etc.).
The vegetarian jambalaya and the BBQ organic tofu plate are
a great break from the typical Japanese/Thai/Italian vegetarian fare we usually encounter.
On top of it, the atmosphere was very nice, the service was good, and it was family-friendly.
6732 W. Fairview, (414) 292-3969.
They have a menu that specifically designates vegetarian and vegan items, which is nice.
The food is good, but we don't get to this part of town often.
839 W. National Ave., Milwaukee 53204 (414) 431-6551.
They opened in December 2011 in Shorewood and offer noodle dishes that all can come with a tofu option. Their sushi and maki
selections are unique. For example, I've never seen an avocado-and-peanut roll but it actually works because the avocado is
a bit creamy in texture and the peanuts make it seem like you're eating peanut butter. They also have a maki roll consisting of
sweet potato tempura that's very tasty. Their drink specials are a bit sickly-sweet; and, while this
restaurant is super-convenient for us, there's not enough of a smashing flavor to anything to draw us
4511 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 967-8888.
Odd Duck offers hints of Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean in its daily changing menu.
They offer small plates with a few larger ones for dinner, although the small plates are often
the ones that feature vegetarian items. There's typically a good selection of items, and the
flavors are outstanding. Reseverations are almost always required if you want to be able to get in
anywhere around dinnertime.
2352 S Kinnickinnic Ave, (414) 763-5881.
Sure, it's a chain restaurant but it sure is tasty.
They've got some vegetable dumplings as a good appetizer and a host of flavorful
vegetarian plates. The Milwaukee location is at Mayfair Mall.
Pizza Man is back and better than before. Their thin crust pizza is crispy and not too greasy. The kale pesto
pizza is a great blend of flavors. They don't have vegan cheese, however.
Their homemade tiramisu is notable and their daily gelato or sorbet
flavor is often more than the usual common flavors one finds elsewhere. I had a green apple sorbet that
was very tasty.
2597 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 272-1745.
Most of the menu can be made vegan and everything is at least vegetarian. The prices are a real bargain
given the homemade nature of the food and the decent portion sizes.
This is a serve-yourself kind of place with only about five tables but they offer up
a fantastic breakfast burrito but everything is fantastic. They have daily and nightly specials, all of which are
ridiculous bargains but creatively tasty.
733 E. Clarke Street, (414) 264-7933.
Serving Indonesian dishes and other Southeast Asian fare from the original owners of Peking Palace.
Veggie dumpings and egg rolls are excellent starters, and their sesame tofu has a kick to it
if you want it for a nice combination of spicy and sweet and is crispy on the outside rather than the
gelatinous mess that William Ho's serves. They are above-average Chinese food.
8673 N Port Washington Rd, (414) 228-8222.
They have several vegetarian options, a menu
highlighting vegan options, and 30 beers on tap. The frylock (fries with curry sauce) were a nice
appetizer although one that's also well done at Three Lions Pub in Shorewood and County Claire downtown.
They were out of their vegetarian sloppy joe because of a rush the night before which could be a good
indication that those seeking vegetarian-friendly fare is on the up-tick. The dish with tempeh and
tahini sauce over vegetables and quinoa was a protein-packed meal at a good price.
701 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 906-9000.
Head on over to the Riverwest neighborhood for some tasty pizza. Unfortunately, I don't think that they
have any vegan cheese but they do have some vegetarian pizza options. Additionally, they have some
vegetarian appetizers such as roasted brussel sprouts. Hopefully they will put a menu online soon!
932 E Wright St., Milwaukee, (414) 269-9703.
The vegetarian choices at most Mexican restaurants tend to be cheese,
cheese, and (for variety) cheese and you take your chances with the potentially lard-riddled
frijoles. This place is different. Most of the entrees are various moles over your choice
of meat but there are also two vegetarian choices: Papitas (potatoes, corn, poblano pepper)
or Calabazitas (zucchini, corn, carrots, and red pepper).
All entrees come with vegetarian tortilla soup. They also have three
specifically vegetarian entrees, only one of which appears to have cheese in it. Be sure to double-check
on specific moles, however, since some use animal-based stock.
The fried plantain patties do have cheese in them but we've tried them several times anyway because
they're really tasty.
One appetizer of chips came with a really fresh-tasting guacamole salsa.
2258 S Kinnickinnic Ave, (414) 294-4848.
Their dine-in and take-out menus have a special section just for vegetarian items, and they have an extensive wine list.
We haven't tried their Sunday brunch but if their weekday buffet lunch is any indication, it's a small selection for the
price ($8.95 for the lunch buffet). That may be worthwhile if the selections are guaranteed to be vegetarian but it didn't
seem that way when we walked in once. The dinner, however, is decent. Kathy enjoyed a falafel sandwich and Scott tried the
rushta, lentils cooked with spices and fettuccini and topped with walnuts and caramelized onions, which really gives it a
nice sweetness. This is a bit of a variation on mojadra, which substitutes rice instead of fettuccini. It also came with a
tasty red cabbage side. The lentil soup was a pureed version which made it more like split pea. It has a bit of a kick to it and it was served piping hot.
The service can be a bit relaxed and the menu a bit basic, but it's a good
spot if you're craving some Middle Eastern food on the East side.
Even if you can't get a seat at the entertaining cook-the-food-in-your-face
hibachi tables, it's still worth a trip to this restaurant. The hibachi tofu and vegetables
is a fantastic dinner, and they have good appetizers such as vegetable dumplings and edamame.
You can top things off with a dish of (non-vegan) green tea ice cream.
6969 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale, (414) 228-8818.
Serving Sunday brunch, lunch, and dinner.
We had a great time building our portobello burger and black bean burgers. They come with fried pickles and topping a burger with
an onion ring is a tasty addition. The atmosphere is fun, and there's a decent beer selection.
The waffles with bourbon syrup are fantastic. They offer a non-tofu
vegan scrambler with turnips, potatoes, summer squash, vegan chorizo, and vegan cheddar.
It was an awesome hot mess! It's so nice
to have a non-tofu breakfast option!
They have a couple of
vegetarian appetizers, such as very yummy potstickers and some nice glazed tofu. The
vegetarian dinner options are limited mostly to a couple of dishes that they substitute meat
with tofu, but what we had was good. Supposedly, they have a bigger crowd at lunch but
who knows if they have vegetarian options on their buffet.
2178 N. Prospect Ave, (414) 289-8208.
Their website says:
Just because we specialize in gourmet burgers, that doesn't mean that we forgot about our friends that opt for vegetarian
and vegan fare. From our portabella and hummus stacks and hand-made black bean veggie burger to our bountiful salads,
we're proud to offer menu items befitting of every lifestyle. Many items on our menu can be made vegan or vegetarian,
so just ask your server. They're always happy to make a substitution where possible.
They also have vegan cheese and vegan mayo available.
I think that Cafe Hollander has the best homemade black bean burger along with a wicked beer selection.
170 S. First St., (414) 273-7800.
They don't appear to have much more than soup and
salads for lunch, but dinnertime fare includes entrees such as rustic pasta and wild mushroom gnocchi
along with "sides
for sharing" that included various sauteed vegetables. They also have a small plates menu that features rustic flatbread,
tempura snap peas, hummus with pita, and black bean cakes. We tried the buttnernut squash cappellitti and
found it to be supremely delicious.
The menu also features 20 martinis, an eclectic array of wines and
champagnes as well as award-winning desserts. Swig's earthy tones offer a warm and cozy environment that makes for perfect
place to spend your evening and experience a classy, big-city atmosphere in Milwaukee's Third Ward.
217 North Broadway, (414) 431-7944.
Billed as a Korean-style hot stone bibimbop restaurant, they are serving lots of vegetarian options.
They don't allow you to adjust the spice level but it doesn't matter since the spicy sauce is on the
side. They offer bento-style boxes and stone bowls that come with 6 or more different foods. The boxes
seem to come with kimchi where the bowls might have some type of leafy green vegetable. The bowls are
awesome with their variety of foods in them (mushrooms, rice, fried egg, tofu, carrots, corn).
1958 N Farwell Ave., (414) 220-9112.
Just about everything can have tofu in it (except for the chef's special Thai-namite curry). The curry
is flavorful and has a slight kick to it, and the tofu is cooked nicely.
They have a good carry-out business and are a good option for quick, casual Thai dining.
They also offer sushi and vegetarian sushi.
932 E. Brady St, (414) 837-6280.
Their pizza is good, and they offer vegan cheese. You also have
to feel good about the following statement from their website:
Transfer makes every effort to use local, organic produce when in season, as a member of Braise
RSA (Restaurant Supported Agriculture). Transfer is also a member of the Milwaukee Community Compost Network, a project
of the Victory Garden Initiative. We are proud to contribute our vegetable and fruit scraps, as well as coffee
grounds and spent tea leaves, helping to create soil for Milwaukee's urban farming community.
101 W Mitchell St, (414) 763-0438.
They have a separate vegetarian section on their menu that consists of appetizers and entrees, and they
apparently change things up every couple of months. We had a wonderful cauliflower-based dish which you
don't see too often, and their Egyptian rice and lentil burger was really tasty.
1801 South 3rd Street, (414) 837-5950.
Homemade sausage including a vegan chorizo and vegan Italian. They also have a tofu dish that's
very well done.
2659 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, (414) 539-3593.
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A work colleague recommended them. He went so far as to say that they are better
than our favorite Thai place, Elephant Cafe.
4698 S. Whitnall Ave. (Whitnall Square Shopping Center); St. Francis, (414) 482-9838.
The Indian people at work always bring in samosas, kachori, and pakoras from this place and they're good. This is supposedly
a small place but they have great vegetarian options. They were a "Foodie Pick" in the December, 2009 issue of
M Magazine so I've finally added them to this list.
3401 S 13th Street, (414) 383-3553 and 19555 W Bluemound Road, (262) 780-2998.
Their menu has a special set of vegetarian maki options as well as tofu or veggie teriyaki and veggie tempura along with
the usual noodle and rice dishes.
200 W. Wisconsin Avenue, (414) 270-1988.
La Merenda features over 25 tapas and their menu highlights which are or can be made vegetarian.
A few are Spanish but more are Asian, South American, and Mediterranean.
The beer list is good and the wines are moderate in price with several choices under $20 per bottle.
Portions might be small — order at least two per person — but the quality is excellent and nothing
is priced over $10.
125 E National Ave, (414) 389-0125.
Lazy Susan is a casual fine dining establishment located on the corners of Smith street and Howell avenue in Milwaukee’s hip
neighborhood of Bay View. Lazy Susan serves a rotating eclectic mix of shareable plates. They appear to have at least a couple of
significant vegetarian plates always on the menu. It has been recommended by a few friends and might be one of those places
where it is best to have a reservation in advance. They are closed on Mondays.
2378 S Howell Ave., (414) 988-7086.
Both the lunch and dinner menus feature Onesto's homemade pasta — it's just in a smaller portion at lunch.
Vegetarian items are marked on the menu, including the wild mushroom ragu ($11/$16),
served on a bed of pillow-soft potato gnocchi. The popular sweet corn ravioli ($10/$14),
is served in a luscious brown butter sauce.
221 N. Broadway, (414) 308-1600.
They're located in the Third Ward and claim to have "healthy food without the health food taste". Their menu looks to be
all vegetarian and consists of soup, salads, and sandwiches. For breakfast they have homemade assorted breads and
sweet or savory muffins. They are closed on Mondays and only stay open until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
181 N. Broadway, (414) 224-6144.
Their menu shows 6 soups a day, with at least one always being a vegan and/or gluten-free soup. There's
free soup on your birthday as well!
324 E. Michigan Street, (414) 277-7687.
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Another good list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Milwaukee can be found at the
Vegan Milwaukee web site.
can show you anywhere on the map where to find vegan food.
Heading to the ballpark or other sporting event?
Check out the Venue Vegetarian Guide!