You can take Milwaukee's flavors home with you thanks to these area shops. 


Find the perfect wine to pair with your meal at Corvina Wine Company. If you aren’t a wine connoisseur, no worries! The experts on staff can assist you and recommend the perfect pairing. Vino Third Ward is home to an urban tasting room where you can pair nearly 300 wines with artisan cheeses. Thelma Carol Wine Merchants features wine, spirits, tobacco and regular tasting events—all in a cozy and comfortable setting. A short drive north, nestled in the Hallmark-esque suburb of Cedarburg, experience local pours at Cedar Creek Winery.  


Wisconsin Cheese Mart is a family-owned business operating for more than 80 years in Milwaukee and offers an endless array of fresh cheeses, cured meats, sausages and even sweet treats. The Village Cheese Shop in Wauwatosa serves local and European meats and cheeses.  


a little girl showing off a wedge of cheese in front of a large deli cooler


Semolina brings Sicily to MKE with old-world, handcrafted pasta. Glorioso’s Italian Market offers aisles and aisles of authentic Italian ingredients in addition to a wide selection of Mediterranean-Italian specialties from the deli or the bakery. Don’t have time to shop around? Hit the Milwaukee Public Market. It’s bursting with 20 vendors offering artisan products to help you prep the perfect meal, like The Spice House or Oro Di Oliva, for fine olive oils and vinegars you’re sure to enjoy. This multi-tier complex offers a sublime selection of local baked goods, cheeses, meats, produce and deliciously prepared foods. Enjoy a meal on the Market’s second-floor Palm Garden, or take your goodies home to be enjoyed!  


A short trip to Menomonee Falls is well worth the drive to check out Karl’s Country Market. Featuring groceries and imported items, Karl’s is famous for its enormous selection of homemade, award-winning specialty sausages—including kielbasa, summer sausage, Italian sausage, German sausage and more.  


Caramel Apples from Peck & Bushel


Apple picking anyone? Enjoy the scenic colors on a day trip northwest to Peck & Bushel which offers organic apple picking on a locally-owned apple orchard from mid-August to mid-October.  


Then, to top off the perfect meal, take home some tantalizing chocolate confections from Chocolate Sommelier. This Brady Street establishment is on a mission to find quality cocoa products from artisan makers around the world. Cocoa Tree Confectionary is another scrumptious stop, using only the finest fresh fruits, purees, and fresh butter, cream, and milk from Wisconsin dairy farms. Finally, whether you need a rolling pin or walk-in refrigerator, Fein Brothers is the place to get all your kitchen gadgets, dining supplies and restaurant needs to make the magic happen.