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Food Makers

Milwaukee is a city of makers, and that includes food makers. From homemade pizzas to artisan chocolates and of course cheese curds and brats, if you want to get a true taste of Milwaukee, these are the must-try locally-made culinary delights.

  1. Bavette La Boucherie

    Café, Deli & Market


    Bavette La Boucherie

    The time-honored tradition of the local butcher shop lives on here. Bavette sources whole animals from small, local farms and custom cuts the meat on-site. Pick up meat to take home, or enjoy a daily changing menu of small plates, sandwiches, charcuterie boards, and more.

    330 E. Menomonee Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 273-3375
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  2. Milwaukee’s only urban cheese factory is in Walker’s Point, located in an ecologically-friendly and sustainable building. Fulfill your cheese curd craving with their fresh cheddar cheese curds, or try their quark, chevre, or cheddar cheese all made daily.

    138 W. Bruce Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 273-9711
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  3. At Indulgence, chocolate-making is an art. Handmade truffles and gourmet chocolate bars are as beautiful as they are tasty. Don’t miss a chocolate pairing class, where tempting confections are artfully paired with wine, beer, bourbon, craft cocktails, and more. Or stop into the store to pick up a bar to go – you can’t go wrong with their Milwaukee Chocolate bar: dark chocolate and sea salt with a custom design that includes iconic representations of the City of Milwaukee.

    211 S. 2nd Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 223-0123
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  4. Milwaukee may be the frozen custard capital, but this ice cream spot is a beloved local favorite. Using milk from local dairies, the flavor combinations available span from “the classics” to “are you kidding me?” Try the Ice Cream Flight: four individual scoops for the indecisive ice cream consumer!

    205 S. 2nd Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 988-2521
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  5. With locations on Old World Third Street and inside the Milwaukee Public Market, it’s easy to pick up some Milwaukee-inspired spices to season your dishes with a taste of Milwaukee.

    1031 N. Old World 3rd Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 272-0977
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  6. Ultimate Confections

    Specialty Foods


    Ultimate Confections

    From novelty shapes to hand-dipped treats, enjoy delicious confections at Ultimate Confections' Wauwatosa store as well as at festivals and fairs throughout the city.

    820 N. 68th Street
    Wauwatosa, WI • 53213
    (414) 778-0636
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  7. Milwaukee is synonymous with bratwurst and every Milwaukeean knows that Usinger’s is the place to go for all your sausage needs. For over 130 years, Usinger’s has been making every variety of sausage right downtown on the German-centric Old World Third Street.

    1030 N. Old World 3rd Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 276-9100
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