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Top 5 Vegan Restaurants in Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s diversity is what makes it so great, and its food is no exception. Read about the top 5 vegan restaurants in Milwaukee, then schedule your reservation now!

Beans & Barley

For a satisfying vegan breakfast in Milwaukee, consider Beans & Barley, a dining establishment that has been offering diverse breakfast and brunch menus since 1973. Located on the East Side of Milwaukee, Beans & Barley also features a market where you can procure a wide variety of fresh ingredients.

From locally sourced produce to imported wines, Beans & Barley stands out as the prime destination for grocery shopping in Milwaukee. Apart from the market, Beans & Barley houses two of the city’s top vegetarian restaurants.

Their cafe and deli provide an extensive range of options catering to both vegetarian and vegan preferences, as well as offerings for non-vegetarian diners. The deli menu encompasses items like soups, salads, and a selection of delectable pastries to enjoy daily.

Meanwhile, the Beans & Barley Cafe serves some of the finest vegan breakfast and brunch options in Milwaukee. Delight in dishes such as their tofu burrito or almond French toast, which are among the standout offerings for a satisfying morning meal.

1901 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53202
9 AM – 8 PM, Daily

On The Bus

On The Bus is a fast-food eatery that proudly serves a completely vegan menu from a bright blue 1971 Volkswagen bus retrofitted as a restaurant counter. Look for the bus inside the Milwaukee Public Market and you’ll find them.

Milwaukee Public Market 400 N. Water St. Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sun 9 AM – 6 PM, Mon – Sat 9 AM – 8 PM

Dead Bird Brewing

Dead Bird operates by the motto ‘Outstanding Beer by Upstanding Gentlemen,’ endeavoring to uphold both aspects to the fullest. Their primary objective is crafting the most exceptional beer possible while actively engaging in charitable initiatives, community outreach endeavors, and fundraising activities within its service area. Collaborating with Bay View Printing, they’ve established a monthly poster series for charitable causes, with the entirety of proceeds from each poster sale devoted to supporting vital charities in their community. Your input on potential beneficiaries for future charitable donations is highly welcomed!

1726 N 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Sun 12 PM – 6 PM, Mon – Wed Closed, Thur & Fri 3 PM – 9 PM, Sat 12 PM – 9 PM

Strange Town

A trendy destination offering a range of internationally influenced vegan cuisine, set in a modern, understated environment accompanied by a vinyl soundtrack. It also accommodates dietary preferences, including nut or gluten-free choices tailored to your specific needs. Strange Town is renowned for its selection of natural wines, making it an excellent dinner destination. This 100% plant-based restaurant offers a diverse array of vegan dishes to savor.

2101 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sun – Mon Closed, Wed – Sat 11 AM – 9 PM

Twisted Plants

Twisted Plants was founded by Brandon and Arielle Hawthorne. Arielle’s journey began in 2016 when she was diagnosed with lymphoma, prompting her to delve into the impact of food on health. This exploration led her to embrace a vegetarian diet, eventually transitioning to a fully vegan lifestyle.

Inspired by their passion for vegan comfort food, the couple aspired to share their culinary delights with others, giving rise to Twisted Plants. In the spring of 2019, they launched a mobile vegan/plant-based comfort food trailer, serving delectable dishes at various locations and events across Milwaukee. Come spring 2020, Twisted Plants found its permanent home in Cudahy, inviting you to visit and indulge in their unique offerings. Get ready for a delightful twist in your dining experience!

1233 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sun & Mon Closed, Tue – Thur 11 AM – 10 PM, Fri & Sat 11 AM – 2 AM

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