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Alphabetical Listing of Vegan-Friendly Restaurants
This is perfect to find new places to eat or to help you figure out what to eat tonight!
2894 On Main
Located outside of Milwaukee in East Troy, WI, this cafe has several vegan options available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
AJ Bombers - 2 Locations
A famous burger joint in Milwaukee on Water Street with a second location in Wauwatosa. They offer the Beyond Meat burger with a variety of toppings. Details here are for the Water Street location.
Al Yousef Supermarket and Restaurant
A Middle Eastern supermarket and restaurant that offers falafel sandwiches. Avoid the tzatziki sauce and choose hummus instead.
Located in the Milwaukee Public Market, you'll find standard lunch favorites, along with a deli case to purchase all the hummus you want.
In addition, they sell other middle eastern groceries.
Alem Ethiopian Village
They offer both meat and veggie options, but are very friendly to vegans.
If you can't decide what to get, try the Vegetarian Sampler. They also have an all-vegan lunch buffet Tuesday through Friday--check the site for hours.
Create a vegan poke bowl here with tofu as a protein and lots of veggies. They list vegan info on their site here: https://www.alohapokeco.com/gluten-vegan-allergies/
With locations in both Milwaukee and Chicago, this Pakistani and Indian restaurant has many items clearly marked as vegetarian. Check with your server to identify the vegan options.
Located on Brady Street and open until 3am Thurs-Sat, you can get your fix of hummus, falafel or veggie dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) even after bar close!
A Thai food restaurant in Brown Deer--they mark all the dishes that can be made vegetarian. Just remember to ask about egg or dairy and request no fish sauce.
Nestled in the Bay View neighborhood, this vintage bar is under new ownership as of 2019. Now you can enjoy boozy vegan ice cream drinks, complete with vegan whipped cream and a vegan cookie! Pro tip: On Thursdays there's no up-charge for vegan ice cream.
Babe's Ice Cream
Located in the Bay View neighborhood, Babe's has at least two or three soy ice cream options each day, and now they're also offering vegan ice cream cakes, shakes, and ice cream sandwiches, as well as vegan ice cream sundaes with your choice of toppings (even vegan brownie bits!). Great people--they're always happy to help a vegan out! They are
A wine bar with a few vegan selections clearly marked including an all-vegan cheese plate.
Thai restaurant (my favorite) located in St. Francis in a strip mall, but don't let that fool you. They have great food and a separate section of the menu for vegetarian items. Be sure to ask for no fish sauce.
Baskin Robbins - Multiple Locations
They have one vegan ice cream flavor made from coconut and almond: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. They also offer a few "ice" flavors that are vegan. They have a few locations in the area with Wauwatosa being the closest to Milwaukee. Those details are noted here. See the website for other locations.
Beans and Barley
A long-time east side staple in Milwaukee, this restaurant & adjoining market has been well-loved by vegetarians for years. Featuring vegan sandwiches, burritos & fajitas, salads & chili, smoothies, and juices. Beans offers a great selection of vegan desserts (the peanut butter chocolate cake is not to be missed), and a really nice
This all-vegetarian restaurant has TONS of vegan options and specializes in crepes and paninis. Don't miss the loaded nachos!
Bel Air Cantina - Multiple Locations
They offer several vegan options for tacos or burritos but make sure to ask for them to be vegan so they don't add crema or give you the "wrong beans." They also have an extensive tequila menu, along with specialty margaritas and other drinks. There are five locations in the Milwaukee metro area. Details given here are for the Water Street
Blaze Pizza - Multiple Locations
This is a make-your-own pizza place where they offer Daiya vegan cheese, lots of veggies and vegan chorizo as toppings. They will change their gloves for you as they create your pizza. It's also good to ask them to cut your pizza with a clean pizza cutter so there isn't cross-contamination. There are 3 locations in the Milwaukee metro area.
Blooming Lotus Bakery
All-vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut-free, egg-free and cane sugar-free bakery. They have breads as well as desserts. They can also do special orders including cakes for catering.
Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Vegetarian options are marked clearly and several of them can be made vegan. Ask your server for details!
"Latest addition to the Milwaukee, the authentic indian cuisine offering Lunch and Dinner Ala carte. Whether you're looking to dine-in or takeout, Bollywood Grill offers delicious Indian cuisine in an inviting and welcoming atmosphere. "
Vegetarian Indian restaurant on the south side of Milwaukee.
Ask them about their vegan options.
You can also order food to-go or they will cater for you.
Located on Howard Avenue in the south Bay View area, they have "safe" beans and rice and veggies that can go into tacos, salads or fajitas. Just tell your server that you're vegan and to leave off any cheese or cream. I hear their margaritas are excellent too!
Looking to take the kids for a day of fun with bounce houses, laser tag, wall climbing, video games and more? Or maybe you want to have some fun yourself and have some food and drinks while you're at it? Bounce Milwaukee has vegan food options--you can get Daiya cheese on pizza (love the DaVinci pizza) or get delicious tater tots.
Bowls Restaurant--Multiple Locations
With locationson Freshwater Way in the Walker's Point area or in Mequon, you'll find lots of healthy vegan options. Details here listed for Mequon location.
This cafe on Brady street offers vegan milks for coffee drinks as well as a good selection of breakfast items, sandwiches, desserts and more.
Vegan, gluten-free and soy-free bakery! She doesn't have a shop yet, but you can find her at various events and markets or shop her online store. Follow her on Facebook to find out where she will be next!
Burger King - Multiple Locations
They offer Impossible Whoppers--ask for no cheese and no mayo and you're set. If you prefer, you can have them microwave the burger if you don't want it cooked on the same grill as the meat patties. I also heard their french toast sticks are vegan and I'm waiting for an excuse to eat fast food for breakfast. Their hash browns, maple and brown sugar
A large Bay View establishment with a huge beer selection and a few vegan options. The vegan items are always clearly marked, but change seasonally. Ask the wait staff to clarify. Avoid the veggie burger (has dairy in it), but they do offer the Impossible Burger.
Mexican restaurant with several vegan options with located in Riverwest and Bay View, as well as the Mequon Public Market.
They have soy chorizo as well as beans, tofu and grilled vegetables. Very tasty and vegan-friendly!
Cafe Hollander - Multiple Locations
With several locations across the area including Brookfield, Mequon, the east side, Wauwatosa and even Madison, they have a few vegan options and may have the Impossible burger. Ask your server for details. Wauwatosa location details are listed here.
Cafe India - Multiple Locations
Two locations--one in Walker's Point (small informal cafe) and a newer location with ample indoor seating and an outdoor patio in Bay View on Kinnickinnic and Ward. Both offer many vegetarian options and several vegan ones. They clearly mark all the vegan options on the menu and there are many! The naan has dairy in it, but I believe the roti is
All vegetarian restaurant with many vegan options located in Brookfield. The menu changes seasonally. They are the first Certified Green Restaurant in Wisconsin.
California Pizza Kitchen
One of these franchises is located near Bayshore Mall. See their nutritional info for a list of what is or can be made vegan. They do not offer vegan cheese.
Casablanca - Multiple Locations
All vegetarian middle eastern lunch buffet on weekdays. Ask your server what isn't vegan, because most of it is. Note: desserts usually contain honey. Also, several fancier middle eastern vegan options for when it's not lunch time. But lunch is best...be prepared to be full! These are the hours for the location on Brady. Please see the
Celesta Restaurant is a globally minded vegan restaurant that serves otherworldly food, always house-made, soulful and with bold flavors. We make our food for everyone and hope that what we put on the plate can inspire vegans and non-vegans alike. We believe that plant-based cuisine is the future and should try to get there as deliciously as
This is a tiny Italian restaurant in the Riverwest neighborhood. Great care is taken with all of their dishes and they offer a few vegan options including vegan meatballs. Get there early because this place fills up fast!
A Korean restaurant new to Milwaukee in 2018. They have several options clearly marked on the menu, including vegan ramen! They also offer a 100% vegan-friendly happy hour!
Cheesecake Factory - 2 Locations
There are several vegan options available at this chain restaurant, including a vegan cobb salad, veggie burger, edamame, hummus, fire roasted artichokes, and several other salads. Unfortunately, they don't offer any vegan cheesecake 🙁 Two locations: Mayfair Mall and Bayshore Mall. The details below are for the Mayfair location.
China Dragon Chinese Restaurant
A Chinese restaurant offering several veggie/tofu dishes in the New Berlin area.
Chipotle - Multiple Locations
Create vegan tacos, burritos and bowls with their variety of vegan toppings. The tofu sofritas or black beans offer a great protein option (avoid the pinto beans--not vegan). The fajita veggies and guac are a great addition as well. Hours vary by location--see website for details.
Their pizza is a staple in the Bay View neighborhood. For vegans, you can choose one of their specialty pizzas or build your own with the house-made soy cheese or Daiya. They also sell pizza by the slice... and these slices are gigantic! They have delicious vegan pesto which is my favorite thing there and often offer vegan desserts.
Classy Girl Cupcakes
They offer a selection of vegan options and also create wedding cakes! They occasionally offer a gluten-free/vegan option as well.
A bar and restaurant located in Shorewood. They have a rotating menu that usually offers at least one vegan option.
A cute little place offering a changing rotation of 24 flavors of gelato and sorbetto. All 12 of the sorbettos are vegan, and they used to offer one or two gelatos that are soy-based (and vegan). Hours vary by season--see website for details.
Colectivo - Multiple Locations
With multiple locations across the city, they offer soy, almond or oat milk as an option in their coffee drinks. They also have a few vegan dishes like the cauliflower banh mi, edamame wrap, as well as a line of vegan bakery. Hours and location listed are for the Bay View location that also houses the bakery.
Colour Palate - 2 Locations
Hand-crafted salads, soups and breads. Located downtown on Water street. Several vegan options marked on the menu. Tempeh and Gardein proteins available. There is also a location on Wauwatosa. Hours listed here are for the downtown location.
East side restaurant and bar serving a mix of meaty foods and vegan/vegetarian offerings. Fantastic vegan hazelnut burger, reuben and many tasty brunch options. They offer desserts from Blooming Lotus Bakery which are all vegan and gluten free. Breakfast available daily until 3pm; expanded brunch menu on weekends.
Located in the Riverwest area, they have a few fancy vegan dinner and brunch options. They also brew beer and have a full bar. Music shows are offered multiple times per week.
County Clare Irish Pub
This Milwaukee Irish Inn and restaurant has been in business for years--they have a restaurant, pub, B&B and they also offer tours in Ireland (which I did back in 2004). They have a completely separate vegetarian menu now, with some options available vegan. They label things as vegetarian and then dairy-free and gluten-free. Check with your
Cousins Subs - Multiple Locations
Their Veggie sub without provolone or mayo is vegan (their italian bread is vegan)--it has lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers and onions. Maybe you can bring some Tofurkey along with you and add it on for a more hearty sandwich 🙂
They offer a selection of vegan doughnuts alongside their regular offerings. Call ahead to order a dozen if you want to be sure they're available. Current flavors are glazed, glazed, chocolate, chocolate sprinkles, and chocolate Oreo.
Cudahy Burger Joint
They've expanded their menu to include the Impossible Burger, a Beyond vegan brat and vegan Italian sausage. On occasion the Beyond Burger was substituted for the Impossible Burger, so be sure they are clear on which they are currently offering. Verify with your server on buns and toppings to make sure you get the full vegan experience.
A restaurant specializing in calzones, offers vegan mozzarella at it's North Ave East Side location!
Damascus Gate Restaurant
A Middle Eastern restaurant on the south side of Milwaukee offering vegan choices such as falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, and more.
They are located on Erie street near MIAD. They do American-type gourmet Chinese dishes and offer several vegan options. Their lunch menu is a bit more limited, but still offers solid choices like General Tso's Cauliflower. All vegan items are clearly marked on the menu.
Dead Bird Brewing Co.
Don't let the name fool you! This brewery offers excellent beers and sodas, as well as great vegan snacks (nachos, bakery and more). They often have specials for game days like vegan chili dogs. Check out their Facebook page to keep up on the latest offerings!
Denny's - Multiple Locations
They offer a vegan burger--it used to be Amy's brand, but I think they are switching over to Beyond Burgers. In addition, there is oatmeal, the Fit Fare Veggie Skillet (ask for no egg whites or butter), English muffins, bagels, grits, applesauce, fresh fruit, vegetable plates, seasoned French fries, baked potatoes with several vegetable toppings,
Divino Gelato Cafe - Multiple Locations
They have locations in Waukesha, Brookfield Square, Mayfair Mall and Racine. Their Sorbettos are marked as dairy free. Details are listed for the Waukesha location. Hours are seasonal--see website for details.
A restaurant dedicated to hot dogs located in Glendale. They Field Roast brand vegan sausages served with caramelized onions or add other chicago style toppings on a poppy seed bun. They also offer a veggie burger, which last I checked was the Field Roast burger.
Dunkin' Donuts - Multiple Locations
They offer the Beyond Sausage patty sandwich--be sure to order without egg and cheese. You can also indulge in a selection of their bagels: Cinnamon Raisin, Everything, Plain, and Sesame. The hash browns are also vegan. They offer almond milk for their coffee drinks too. Hours vary by location. See their website for details.
East Garden Chinese Restaurant
They are located in Shorewood on Oakland Ave and they offer a good variety of vegetable and tofu options. Available for dine-in or delivery.
East Side Ovens
You can find them at local farmer's markets in the summer/fall months or at their location in Cudahy. Otherwise, you can find their bakery goods at Outpost Natural Foods, Whole Foods, and Beans and Barley to name a few. They will do special orders if you call ahead.
EE-Sane Thai Cuisine
Many people feel this is the best Thai food in Milwaukee. Several of their standard dishes can be made vegan with tofu.
Egg & Flour Pasta Bar - 2 Locations
Don't let the name fool you, there are several vegan pasta options here. They are located in the Crossroads Collective and opening a location in Bay View in 2020 as well. Details here are for the Crossroads Collective.
A Thai and Laotian cafe on the East Side of Milwaukee with several vegan options. Be sure to ask for no fish sauce.
Great Ethiopian restaurant on the east side, offering several vegan options.
Located in Southridge Mall in Greendale, this Brew Pub offers a great selection of beers and some vegan options, including pizza with vegan cheese, fried brussel sprouts (no bacon), and a few other sides. Ask your server for details!
They offer several menu items that are vegan including falafel (appetizer or sandwich), pita, hummus, tahini, Israeli salad, cabbage, and pickles, grilled eggplant, french fries, rice, grilled veggies, lentil soup, carrots, taboulah, baba ganoush, pickles and olives, as well as the roasted eggplant salad. They have several items that are
Fortune Chinese Restaurant
Located on HWY 100 in West Allis, this Chinese restaurant offers many vegetable and tofu dishes. Some of them mention fish or shrimp, so be sure to clearly state that you don't want any seafood or meat-based broths/sauces.
A food truck that also maintains a location within Hawthorne Coffee Roasters. They offer one obvious vegan sandwich and some things that may be able to made vegan. Ask your server for details.
Fresh Fin Poke
There are multiple locations around the city including the Third Ward, Fiserv Forum, the east side and Brookfield .They specialize in poke bowls and offer one "Vegan Poke Bowl" with shiitake, sweet potato, avocado and more. Or, you can build your own! The hours listed are for the east side location. Visit their site for other locations' hours.
Located in Downtown Milwaukee, this chain restaurant has you covered with juices, bowls, salads and wraps. There are a few vegan options on the menu as-is, but you can customize you order as well with proteins like tofu or falafel.
Fuel Cafe - Riverwest
A coffee shop and cafe in the Riverwest neighborhood with "Killer Coffee" and "Lousy Service." They have lots of vegan sandwich, burrito and basic breakfast options, some vegan as they are and some can be made vegan. They also have amazing vegan chili served on weekends. Counter service. A great way to get a feel for the neighborhood! Their sister
Fuel Cafe - Walker's Point
This location of Fuel Cafe on 5th Street has a whole different menu, but still offers several vegan options from breakfast (avocado toast and tofu scramble) through dinner (impossible burger or sloppy joes). Table service available or there's a place to grab a quick coffee as well.
Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
Locate in the Sherman Phoenix building, they offer several vegan options and continue to promote a variety of vegan specials. Check out the shiitake bacon breakfast roll!
With locations in Oak Creek and Wauwatosa, this bakery is starting to offer more vegan options. Call ahead for more info. Details below are for the Oak Creek location.
Glass Nickel Pizza Co.
Pizzeria with a location in Brookfield and they offer Daiya vegan cheese as a topping!
Good City Brewing--2 Locations
A brewery with locations on the East Side and in the Deer District Downtown. They offer the Impossible Burger, but it's still unclear as to whether they offer a vegan bun. The brioche bun and GF bun both have eggs, so avoid those. The hours and location noted here are for the Downtown location. See the website for East Side hours.
Good Harvest Market Cafe
This is a cafe located within the Good Harvest Market in Pewaukee, WI. The cafe has multiple vegan options, as well as vegan hot bar/salad bar options during the week. Cafe, Grill and Hot Bar hours vary somewhat. See website for details.
Tucked away in a corner of Bay View, Goodkind is focused on a modern approach to Old-World dining. They offer craft cocktails as well. While their menu is primarily filled will meat, they usually offer at least one thing at dinner and brunch that's vegan.
Grassroots Salad Company--Multiple Locations
They have locations in Brookfield and Chase Tower downtown and offer salads, wraps and juices with lots of vegan options. The hours and location noted here are for the downtown Milwaukee location.
Great Apple Chinese Restaurant
A Chinese restaurant located in West Allis that delivers as well. I haven't visited, but they do appear to have some vegetable offerings--call for more info.
Hacienda Beer Co.
Located on the east side of Milwaukee with a beautiful interior and great beer, this brewing company offers several carefully crafted vegan options. Menus rotate, but there will always be several menu items to choose from--tell your server you're vegan--they get it.
Their website is a little confusing on menu options, but I believe they have a vegan black bean burger and the Beyond Meat burger available. Ask for the vegan bun with no butter. They do fun bingo night fundraisers, karaoke, dining with the divas and more!
For a vegan Beyond Thickburger, order it without cheese and mayo and on lettuce instead of a bun. The Beyond Sausage Burrito comes with Beyond Sausage, crispy Hash Rounds, and salsa wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. Make it vegan by asking for no eggs or cheese. Fries, curly fries and hash browns are also vegan.
Veggie fajitas or enchiladas that can be modified to be made vegan. Ask your server for details.
Coffee shop and cafe in the Bay View neighborhood offering vegan chili, hummus plate, pasta salad, and some sandwiches that can be modified to be made vegan.
Holey Moley Coffee & Doughnuts
Located in the Third Ward on Milwaukee Street, this unique coffee and doughnut shoppe opened up in the Summer of 2014 offering at least a few vegan doughnut options per day and the ability to pre-order vegan doughnuts to show off to your coworkers! Saturdays usually have multiple vegan options--Get there early or order ahead because they sell out
Bay View restaurant featuring from-scratch menu items and locally-sourced ingredients. A few vegan dessert options including cupcakes and pies, and at least one vegan sandwich. On weekends, try the veganized breakfast burrito for a new twist on an old favorite.
Hue - Multiple Locations
Locations in both Bay View and Wauwatosa neighborhoods, Hue has several vegan options. Ask your server to point out the vegan choices. They have a vegan Pho and they have "veggie meat" that's delicious and strangely realistic. Hours listed here are for the Wauwatosa location.
A sushi bar located in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee. They offer vegan maki rolls, bowls, fried rice and other entrees!
Ian's Pizza - Multiple Locations
Get vegan slices on demand 7 days a week at their two locations or order a whole vegan pizza at any time.They have several unique options for pizzas and have fun vegan toppings like mac and cheese, pepperoni, sausage, chicken, Daiya cheese and more. Also ask about their vegan bread sticks and vegan dipping sauces. Two Milwaukee locations and one in
India Garden Restaurant
They are located in Wauwatosa by the family that used to own Maharaja. There are lots of vegan options and they are clearly marked on the menu.
Indian Delight Restaurant
Located in Oak Creek, just south of Milwaukee, this all vegetarian Indian restaurant isn't fancy, but serves up great food. From their website: "Our chefs are highly trained and experienced, we serve a range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free food prepared from very mild to challenge hot options according to your taste. "
Indian Village Restaurant
This Greenfield restaurant appeared at the 2017 Milwaukee Veg Expo with some great vegan dishes. They have a vegetarian section of their menu--ask your server to clarify what is vegan.
Located in Greenfield near Southridge Mall, this Japanese restaurant has vegan sushi options.
Located in the third ward area, Jings is a Chinese restaurant with some tasty vegan options. The Kung-Pao tofu is a must!
Located in Shorewood, they carry local artisan, fair trade, eco-friendly and VEGAN goods! They do not carry animal products and feature many locally made vegan items.
A Japanese restaurant offering some vegan sushi/maki rolls and tofu teriyaki.
Experience a vegan fish fry on Fridays in this authentic German restaurant. A great choice for if you have non-vegan family or friends that want a fish fry. I believe they use Gardein fish and make vegan tartar sauce. They also offer a Veganer burger (which I believe is Beyond). In warm weather, enjoy the beer garden and in the winter they have had
Kiku Japanese Restaurant
Japanese restaurant downtown that has several veggie maki options, as well as other dinner options.
Kim's Thai Restaurant
The menu is a little unclear, but there are a few vegetable and tofu dishes listed. Tofu may be available in other dishes too. Be sure to ask for no fish sauce!
Owned by the same group as Rice n Roll, this restaurant is located in Wauwatosa and offers several dishes that could be made vegan including sushi.
Kyoto Japanese Restaurant
Japanese restaurant located on 76th and Layton in Greenfield near Southridge Mall. Nice atmosphere, good veggie maki selection and excellent presentation. I also got to try "frushi" here (fruit sushi) which was fantastic.
The menu in the beer hall offers vegan sloppy joes and tomato soup. Most of their beers are vegan as well--ask your server for details. On Fish Fry Fridays, the vegan options appear to be limited to chili.
A slow-food restaurant in Bay View specializing in small plates offers at least one vegan entree daily with a constantly changing menu. Offers dinner and Sunday brunch.
Leff's Lucky Town
They offer the Impossible Burger--be sure to ask for a vegan bun. Kitchen hours are listed--bar hours extend longer.
Lil' Tuna (Screaming Tuna Mequon)
Located in the Mequon Public Market, this smaller version of the Screaming Tuna restaurant offers many of the same options, including a great selection of veggie maki rolls that can all be made vegan by request.
A Chinese and Japanese restaurant located on the east side of Milwaukee. They have several vegetable and tofu entrees as well as some veggie maki/sushi rolls.
Lulu Cafe & Bar
Located at the intersection of KK and Lincoln in the Bay View neighborhood, Lulu's offers a few vegan items including salads (omit cheese) and my favorite the Hummus pita with tomato and kalamatas. Also, their signature Asian Slaw is vegan and amazingly delicious!
Located on the east side, they offer a lunch buffet throughout the week and regular lunch and dinner entrees. Generally, I don't find as many vegan options in the buffet usually, but you can always order from the menu where all the vegan items are clearly marked.
Features low-country creole and cajun foods. They have vegetarian items marked on their menu, featuring veggie jambalaya, tofu sandwiches and more. Ask your server how to make these vegan.
All-vegan popup restaurant with a regular schedule at a few local bars. Their menu is different every time and never lacks in creativity and flavor!
They are located on North Avenue near Wauwatosa. They offer several veggie asian dishes. I haven't been there yet, but it looks like they have some great options!
Located in Walker's Point, this restaurant offers several vegan options. "Globally-inspired and ever-changing, our menu dares you to play with your food and take risks that entice your taste buds. The word 'meraki' means to do something with soul, creativity, and love — to leave a piece of yourself in what you’re doing."
They are now offering the Impossible Burger, but I haven't confirmed whether the bun is vegan. Be sure to check with your server.
A local meal kit delivery program with vegan options. Their meal kits are locally-inspired, locally-sourced (Simple Soyman tofu!), and hand-delivered to your home or work.
Milwaukee Burger Company
Located in Franklin, they offer the Beyond Burger with a variety of toppings. Ask your server if the bun is vegan.
They have a separate Vegetarian section of their menu that could be altered (no cheese or sour cream) to accommodate a vegan option.
Miss Molly's Cafe
A small cafe on Center Street that has several vegan options for breakfast and lunch, including some bakery!
They offer personal size wood fired personal pizzas and salads. Their crust is vegan as well as three of their sauces (red, BBQ and garlic rub). They also offer vegan cheese! Multiple locations and new ones popping up all the time.
Moe's Southwest Grill
This is a chain with a location in Pewaukee. Burritos, tacos, and bowls with the option of adding tofu.
Molly's Gluten-Free Bakery
Located in Pewaukee, WI, this bakery specializes in gluten-free baked goods, but they also have a decent selection of egg and dairy-free items as well. Look for the chicken and cow symbols to find egg and dairy-free options.
Mor Bakery & Cafe
This establishment focuses on 100% gluten-free bakery and cafe items. They offer a number of vegan bakery options, which are delicious. They occasionally offer soups and sandwiches that are vegan as well.
Enjoy the food and drink of Spain at Movida. Their menu has a few vegan items clearly marked--one of the best being the garden paella.
Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill
This is a chain with a location in Brookfield. They have build your own sandwiches with falafel and lots of toppings.
Next Level Vegans
They used to be located in the Sherman Phoenix, but as of 2020, they have a food truck that will be serving their fantastic food all across town. Watch their social media for updates on location!
Noodles & Company - Multiple Locations
Noodles offers several vegan dishes and you can add organic tofu to anything. The Japanese Pan Noodles and Spicy Peanut Saute are meatless and perfect with tofu. You can also modify other dishes like spaghetti, cauliflower rigatoni and more to be vegan. With a location in basically every side of town, you're probably close to one of these. Hours
North Star American Bistro (now Bonobos)
Located in Brookfield, they carry the Impossible Burger for lunch and dinner, as well as a few other vegan options. Check out their website for the latest menu.
Located in on Old World Third Street, they offer several vegan options including jackfruit tacos and Impossible Burger meatball subs!
This farm-to-table restaurant opened in Bay View in April 2012. Although there aren't tons of vegan selections, what they do have is extremely flavorful and delicious. Just ask your server to point out what is vegan. They also have very creative drinks, if you're so inclined. Great for date night or special occasions! Reservations highly
Olive Garden - Multiple Locations
Vegans can eat at Olive Garden! The breadsticks and marinara are vegan and if you want a salad, just ask for no croutons and use oil and vinegar for the dressing (their Italian dressing is not vegan). You can also have pasta (avoid the GF pasta, but standard noodles or Zoodles are ok) with marinara sauce or the minestrone soup. There are
On the Bus
Located in the Milwaukee Public Market in the Third Ward neighborhood, this all-vegan cafe offers fantastic hot and cold sandwiches, smoothies, bowls, lots of ice cream, shakes, sundaes and much more. They also have a small grocery section where you can pick up some of the best vegan specialty items.
Ono Kine Grindz
A Hawaiian restaurant in Wauwatosa that offers a stir fry, bento box meal and occasional specials with tofu and seitan that are vegan.
Outpost Natural Foods
Cooperative grocery store carrying natural foods and many vegan specialty products. Multiple locations, many of which have a cafe attached with vegan menu options: 100 E. Capitol Dr.Milwaukee, WI
53212Phone (414) 961-2597 7000 W. State StreetWauwatosa, WI 53213Phone (414) 778-2012 2826 S. Kinnickinnic AvenueMilwaukee (Bay
Yep, we've got one of these--it's a chain, but the food is good and they have several dishes marked as vegetarian which are also vegan.
Bar and restaurant in Bay View with an old school southern feel. They serve usually up until 11pm and have a small selection of vegan options at both brunch and dinner. Vegan fried pickles or buffalo cauliflower are amazing! I also recommend the black-eyed pea falafel and the vegan wings. Thursday night is vegan wing night!
Panera - Multiple Locations
They offer two vegan broth bowls: the Vegan Lentil Quinoa Broth Bowl and the Soba Noodle Broth Bowl with Edamame. They also have a vegan Black Bean Soup. Hours vary by location--see website for details.
Papa John's - Multiple Locations
You may find yourself having to order "mainstream" pizza and this is one way to go. Their original crust, tomato sauce and even that garlic dipping sauce is all vegan. The Garden Fresh without cheese is tasty with some garlic sauce drizzled on it.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli
Located in West Allis, this deli specializes in nut butters and jelly. They also offer soups from the Soup Market, any carry one vegan soup per day. Ask your server which breads are vegan when ordering.
They are located in West Allis and offer delivery. There are several options marked as vegetarian. Ask for details.
Location on National Ave in Milwaukee, this is a Vietnamese restaurant with some vegan options. Ask your server for details.
Pita Pit - Multiple Locations
With three locations in the Milwaukee area, they offer a build your own pita with falafel, black bean patties, hummus and lots of veggies. They are now offering Beyond Meat as well! The hours listed here are for the Downtown location. Please visit the website for other locations' hours.
A staple for college students in Milwaukee, they do offer one specialty vegan pizza which I actually like even though the topping combo is kind of weird (tofu, artichokes, onions, mushrooms). You can also make your own with lots of different toppings. They don't offer vegan cheese, but the crust is--ask when you go/call to clarify.
Build your own pizza with veggies and Daiya cheese here in Glendale!
Point Burger Bar - 3 Locations
With three locations including Pewaukee, Milwaukee and New Berlin, they offer a build-your-own burger with a vegan patty or the Impossible Burger. Choose a pretzel bun to make it vegan or ask your server about other vegan options. Details below are for the Milwaukee location.
Points East Pub
They offer the Beyond burger on a vegan Sciortino bun,
QDOBA - Multiple Locations
Mexican fast food found on nearly every side of town in the Milwaukee metro area. Here you can make tacos, burritos or bowls out of corn or flour tortillas, black or pinto beans, brown or cilantro-lime rice, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, potatoes, guacamole, and most salsas. They also offer Impossible Burger crumbles. The tortilla soup is
Ramallah Grille & Sweets
Located on the south side of Milwaukee, I hear this restaurant offers some fantastic falafel!
Real Chili - 2 Locations Downtown
This Milwaukee legend now offers a vegan chili I'm told. Their online presence is minimal, so be sure to confirm on your first visit. Details below are for the Marquette location.
Red Light Ramen
A late-night spot focused on ramen--the mushroom broth version can be made vegan without the egg.
Red Robin - 2 Locations
You'll find salad, appetizers and even vegan burgers at Red Robin! They offer their housemade vegan burger or the Impossible burger. You can choose from one of their vegan bun options including ciabatta, rustic italian or a spinach or lettuce wrap. There are two locations in the area: Greenfield and Brookfield. Details here are for Greenfield.
Rice n Roll Bistro
They are located on Farwell Avenue on the east side and offer lots of vegan sushi/maki rolls as well as entrees marked "vegetarian." Check with your server to identify all the vegan options. I've heard from others that their curries have fish sauce and that they cannot be made vegan.
Riverwest Co-op Cafe
A small vegetarian cafe located within the Riverwest Co-op natural foods grocery store. They offer special meals on different nights and have some great sandwiches and brunch offerings. Even though it's very small, they deliver up some amazing vegan food!
Riverwest Filling Station
They offer a vegan sloppy joe sandwich, salads and a few other vegan items.
On the south side of Milwaukee on 27th Street, I was told this was one of the more authentic Indian restaurants in town. Ask your server to point out the vegan options.
Sammy Saves the Earth
Vegan artisan skin care made in Oak Creek, Wisconsin that supports animal rights everywhere. You'll find their shop online with quick ship times to anywhere in the Milwaukee area, or you may find them at local markets or events. Follow their social media for details!
Hate the name, love the food! A Japanese restaurant located in the 3rd Ward area on the river--most of the vegetarian items can be made vegan by request. The widest variety of vegan sushi/maki in the city! Their primary location is near the Third Ward in Milwaukee, but they do have a smaller location within the Mequon Public Market. The hours
Many vegan options as well as a daily lunch buffet at this East-Side Middle Eastern restaurant. Try the shakshookah or their incredible falafel. Reasonable prices too!
Shanahan's Coffeehouse and Deli
OMG, vegan food in Mukwonago! This restaurant has vegan options for breakfast and lunch, but they seem to excel at Sunday brunch where you'll find vegan crepes, belgium waffles, churro waffles and tofu scramble. For coffee, they have soy, coconut or almond milks.
A hookah bar and cafe located on Center Street, I hear their "Mr. Vegan" sandwich is amazing!
A Thai restaurant offering tofu as an option in many dishes. Remember to ask for no fish sauce!
Located on Highway 100, this is another fantastic Thai restaurant in our area. Lots of veggie options with tofu. Ask for no fish sauce when ordering.
Sip & Purr Cat Cafe
"Every cup of coffee, slice of pie, and vegan cupcake we sell helps us save more homeless cats." They are a cafe with many vegan offerings including a "meat and cheese" board with Herbivorous Butcher vegan meat and cheese! Plus, you can make reservations to snuggle with cats and even adopt one!
A tiny shop located in Bay View with a spot in the Crossroads Collective as well, they don't offer a lot of vegan options, but they usually have some flavor of vegan pie. They have experimented with a vegan pot pie in the past, so watch for new dishes. You can also find cocktails, beer, and coffee. Details listed are for the Bay View location.
Smart Cow Yogurt Bar
There is a location in Menomonee Falls that appears to have some vegan sorbets. Ask your server for details or check the nutritional info on their website.
Smoke Shack - 2 Locations
If you can get around the fact that this restaurant is basically dedicated to meat dishes, you will find that they offer a BBQ Seitan dish. I think in the past the bread wasn't vegan, so check with your server to make sure you're served a completely vegan meal. This one might be good for planning dinner with mixed company that prefers a meaty
A fun bar that used to be located in the Walker's Point area and has moved to the East Side offering several vegan options on their food menu, which changes regularly.
Sookie's Veggie Burgers
A vegan food truck specializing in house made veggie burgers and fries!
South Shore Terrace
This beer garden in Bay View is right on the lake, has great atmosphere for the summer months including fire pits. You can get the Impossible Burger here too! Check their site for seasonal hours.
Located in the 5th Ward, they offer a full bar along with a full kitchen serving several vegan options including a black bean burger and portabella stack.
They are now offering the Impossible Burger! They also offer vegan cheese and mayo toppings. Vegan items are marked clearly on the menu.
This Korean restaurant on the east side specialized in bibimbap. They have several vegetarian options--check with your server to confirm which are vegan.
Opened in October 2017, this all-vegan restaurant located on the East Side offers a variety of gourmet dishes with a rotating menu.
Subway - Multiple Locations
With tons of locations across the city, you can always fall back on Subway for a quick Veggie Delite sandwich. Choose one of the following breads: 9-Grain Wheat, Hearty Italian, Italian (White), Roasted Garlic, or Sourdough. Get the sandwich without cheese and then pile on all your favorite vegetables. Top with mustard or oil and vinegar to make it
Located in the Third Ward, they offer vegan (and gluten-free) options for pancakes and waffles, avocado toast, as well as a salad and a sandwich option.
Located in West Allis, they offer a number of vegetable-based dishes as well as carryout and delivery!
Taco Bell - Multiple Locations
There's always a Taco Bell around and there are lots of vegan options available there. The 7 Layer Burrito is vegan w/o the cheese and sour cream and you can have the bean burrito fresca style (no cheese). You can even order a crunchwrap, sub beans for meat and remove cheese and sour cream. The Power Bowl is vegan w/o the sauce. Hours vary by
Located at Boone & Crockett bar, they offer some vegan taco options for late night eats. (Formerly Gypsy Taco).
An Indian restaurant on HWY 100 offering a lunch buffet with vegan options as well as a dinner menu with several vegan options. Ask you server to verify which items are dairy-free.
Indian restaurant on Hwy 100. Lunch buffet on weekends with several vegan options. The regular menu has many vegetarian and vegan options. Ask your server about dishes without dairy.
Located in the Marquette area, they offer several veggie noodle dishes. They also offer delivery in that area.
A ramen and sushi restaurant that offers vegan versions of both. Located in Hales Corners.
Thai Barbq Restaurant
A Thai restaurant located on National Ave that offers options with tofu, although the menu may be unclear. Remember to ask for no fish sauce and make sure they know you're vegan.
Thainamite - Multiple Locations
A Thai/Sushi place on that also offers delivery and take-out. If you order Thai, be sure to ask for no fish sauce and be clear that you are vegan. They have several vegan options, but clarify with your server if you have any questions. There are also locations in Wauwatosa and The Milwaukee Public Market.
A Nepalese restaurant in Thiensville offering many vegan options
The Chocolate Factory
It's difficult to tell from their website, but people have shared that they offer some vegan flavors now. Locations in Oak Creek, Elm Grove and Waukesha. Details here are given for the Oak Creek location.
The City Market - Multiple Locations
With cafe locations in Shorewood, Whitefish Bay and Wauwatosa, their menu posted on the website seems limited, but the Shorewood location has been posting about a vegan menu with several breakfast and lunch options. You'll find that vegan menu on their Facebook page. Details are listed for Shorewood since they are the most vegan-friendly, but it
The Dog Haus--Multiple Locations
They have many locations across the city. The map here is for the Brady Street location. They offer a vegetarian hot dog that is from Canada. I checked the ingredients back in 2014 and they were vegan, but check with them to verify.
The Green Kitchen
Located in the Milwaukee Public Market near downtown, they offer a make-your-own salad option, freshly made juices, a few vegan sandwiches and wraps.
The Halal Guys
Located on the East Side, they offer vegan falafel, hummus, baba ganouj, tahini, tabouleh, fries, rice, veggies, and hot sauce (white sauce is not vegan). There is mixed input on whether their falafel is gluten-free and there could be some concern about possible cross-contamination since they prepare meat there as well. If you are concerned about
The King and I
A Thai food restaurant in the downtown area, a perfect place to walk to before catching a show at one of the many awesome theaters in Milwaukee. They have a separate vegetarian section to the menu, but remember to ask for "no fish sauce."
The Ladle Lady LLC
Offering "healthy, fresh, and delicious soups by the quart delivered right to your door." Several vegan options available.
A cafe serving brunch and lunch. Several vegan options for each meal and a nice atmosphere.
The Rumpus Room
A meat-heavy fancy bar & restaurant that has one vegan salad and one vegan entree. Keep an eye on their menu for updates.
Milwaukee's spy-themed bar and restaurant. Lots of great drinks and they do offer a vegan "Smersh" burger as an option at their restaurant. Take time to look around if you've never been there. And, if you don't know the password, prepare to work hard for your entry. 😉 Hours noted are bar time. Kitchen hours may end earlier.
The Soup House
This downtown soup restaurant has a vegan option each day and a nice atmosphere. Cash only--be prepared!
The Soup Market - Multiple Locations
The Soup Otzie's
Remember that Seinfeld episode with the soup Nazi...yeah, the name is kinda like that, but the people are nicer. They offer vegetarian options everyday with vegan options very often. Download their monthly menu to plan a visit!
Three Lions Pub
A British pub that usually has at least one vegan offering for dinner and brunch. Kitchen hours may vary from bar hours.
Transfer Pizzeria Cafe
A pizza place that offers soy cheese (they use Teese last I checked) and tons of veggie toppings. Their standard crust is vegan, but their gluten-free crust is not (contains eggs).
A "pay-what-you-can community café centered on joy, sustainable/healthy eating, & spiritual renewal." Their menu changes regularly, but it looks like mostly everything they offer is vegan (or at least vegetarian) and quite a few gluten free options as well. They are located on North Avenue in the Sherman Park area.
Trouble and Sons Pizzeria
Located in Whitefish Bay, they have house-made cashew cheese that can be used on any veggie pizza. Ask your server for details.
A restaurant and bar located in the Wauwatosa area that offers several menu options that can be made vegan and are clearly marked, including ramen. Ask your server for details.
Located outside of Milwaukee in Oconomowoc, this restaurant offers some vegan options.
All-vegan food truck offering amazing comfort food like burgers, fries, nachos, wings and more! Follow them on social media to get the latest details!
Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery Wauwatosa
Opened in early 2016, this cafe offers an all-vegan menu with many gluten-free options. Check out the sandwiches, fresh juices and smoothies! As of August 2018, they now have a second location in Wauwatosa!
Located in Bay View, this bar offers counter service dedicated to house-made sausages. If you can get past all the meaty options, you'll find a whole page of vegan menu options from sausage and burgers to their spectacular tofu!
A couple creating vegan food that can be picked up or delivered. Some of their most popular items are egg rolls and banh mi sandwiches. Watch their Facebook page for the latest offerings.
Wasabi Sushi Lounge
Located in Brookfield, you'll find some veggie sushi options here.
Whole Foods Market
With stores on the East Side and in Wauwatosa, each of them offer some vegan options for hot food--from pizza and sandwiches to varying hot bar selections. Location and hours listed here are for the Wauwatosa loctation. Note: The east side store is open 8am-10pm daily.
Riverwest diner, new for 2019. Great atmosphere and several vegan options!
Located on Vliet Street near Wauwatosa, they offer a vegan pizza without cheese that I heard is very good!
Play arcade games, listen to music, have a few drinks and enjoy some vegan snacks.