Veg friendly restaurants in Milwaukee, WI?
Do you know of any veg friendly restaurants in or around Milwaukee? I live in West Allis and work in Wauwatosa...so it'd be nice if there was something West of the city. But I'd venture into the mean streets of Milwaukee for my first introduction to a veggie restaurant.
Beans and Barley is a great one:
I've never been here, but I've been told that Comet Cafe is good too:
I've eaten at the cafe in the Outpost Natural Foods Store and they have a couple really great tasting vegan sandwiches, they're on 100 E. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee
and then the Riverwest Co-Op which is a little local, organic store has a cute little completely Vegan and Vegetarian cafe with some AWESOME smoothies...they've got a menu and such on their site:
hope that helps a bit!
Beans and Barley
Outpost (they have a location in Tosa on state street as well)
Maxie's Southern Comfort (in Tosa)
If you like Thai:
Singha Thai (location downtown and in West Allis)
All of the above I have found to be very veg friendly for Thai. You can sub tofu in any dish.
Indian and Chinese also are generally veg friendly.
East Garden (Sesame Bean Curd to DIE for)
Emporor of China
I don't think any of these places are strictly vegan, but they all have options. There are many more I cannot think of off the top of my head. Lots and lots of places on the east side, downtown and bayview. The more west you go, the harder you have to look. You will not go hungry in Milwaukee.
Cafe Manna in Brookfield is THE BOMB...they are 100% meat-free, have PLENTY of vegan options (probably over half of their menu is vegan, and I'm sure the vegetarian items could be made vegan if you asked) and they also have RAW items!
you have to try the raw banana cream pie if you go...it's loved by omnis, veggies, vegans, and raws alike! sooo good!
Oh wow, I'd forgotten all about this thread. Thanks for the update Tweedle. I actually talked my mom into going there with me this year, very cute little place. I was eating mostly raw at the time too. Too bad it costs so much more to do, I felt great and enjoyed doing it.
Yeah it does cost a lot. That's one of the main reasons I had to stop. Now that I'm back to being a normal ol' vegan, it's pretty shocking to me how much money I must have spent being raw, because I didn't have to spend even half as much in groceries the past couple of weeks. It sucks that the healthier you eat, the more money you're going to spend.
Just thought I'd mention that I went to the Riverwest Co-Op when I was in Milwaukee last November. I really enjoyed it--I had the scrambled tofu wrap, and it was delicious.
mmm Riverwest Co Op is awesome, too.
I've had the philly "cheese steak" which was made with seitan and at the time was made with teese, but I'm not sure if they might use Daiya now since Daiya's taking over.