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Wondering where to eat and drink in Milwaukee? With James Beard Award-winning restaurants, acclaimed microbreweries, inventive bars and a farm-to-table community that will satisfy even the most devout locavore, Milwaukee offers a place and a taste for all visitors.

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The best things are made in Milwaukee! Get a taste of Milwaukee with artisanal and locally made products.

Looking for a one-stop shop? The Milwaukee Public Market is home to nearly 20 vendors, selling everything from premium hand-blended spice mixes (The Spice House), soups and stock made from scratch, hand-dipped chocolates, fresh-baked bread and so much more.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Red Elephant Chocolate, Indulgence Chocolatiers and Amy’s Gourmet Apples where handmade artisan chocolates and sweets are sold, or try Gigi’s Cupcakes, a great bakery that bakes cupcakes fresh every day. Purple Door Ice Cream will cool you down with premium ice cream homemade from local ingredients.

If savory is more your style, you won’t want to miss Usinger’s, a Milwaukee institution home to over 70 varieties of sausage still made with the original family recipes from 1880. Bavette la Boucherie will supply the rest with sustainably raised meat from local farms butchered on-site. Pair your meat with one of the more than 100 varieties of Wisconsin cheese available at Wisconsin Cheese Mart, or try some fresh curds and mozzarella from Clock Shadow Creamery, Milwaukee’s only urban artisan cheese factory.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be Milwaukee without beer. The “city that beer built” is still home to a wide variety of breweries. Visit MillerCoors for a taste of large-scale brewing, or visit Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Brewing Company or Sprecher Brewery to enjoy craft beers and microbrews. And don’t miss Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee’s first craft distillery since Prohibition. If you prefer your beverages caffeinated, Milwaukee is also home to a renaissance of local coffee roasters – sample their wares and take home a few bags for yourself at Colectivo Coffee and Anodyne Coffee.

 

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