Alphabetical listing of vegan-friendly restaurants
AJ Bombers - A famous burger joint in Milwaukee on Water Street. They have a vegan black bean burger option as well and as of late 2017 it sounds like they also offer the Beyond Meat vegan burger.
Aladdin - 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.
Ambrosia Juice Co. - Located in Kenosha, this restaurant specializes in fresh juices and smoothies and also offers a few vegan food options.
Anodyne - They have a cafe in the Bay View and Walker's Point neighborhoods that offer soy/almond milk in their coffee drinks. Last I checked they often carry a small selection of East Side Ovens vegan bakery.
Apollo Cafe - 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!
Appe Thai - 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.
bd's Mongolian Grill - A create-your-own-stirfry place that has tons of veggies, tofu, and vegan sauces. See their site for nutritional info.
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 usually open from the end of February through October--check their site for details on hours.
Balzac - They offer a vegan cheese plate made with Miyoko's cheese, along with cheese and crackers. They may have additional vegan options as well--ask your server for details.
Bangkok House - 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.
Batches - Opened in Feb 2018, this bakery has a number of fantastic vegan options including cookies, brownies, gluten free cheesecakes, lemon/blueberry bread and at least one vegan ice cream flavor every day. They also make the desserts for DanDan, which is across the street from where they're located in the Third Ward area of Milwaukee.
Beans & 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 delicious array of vegan soups, a great selection of vegan desserts (the peanut butter chocolate cake is not to be missed), and a really nice breakfast menu. Breakfast available until 11am weekdays; until 2pm (expanded menu) weekends.
BelAir Cantina - 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 now locations on Downer and in Wauwatosa and Oak Creek as well!
Beerline Cafe - New in 2015 to the Riverwest neighborhood, this all-vegetarian restaurant has lots of vegan options and specializes in crepes and paninis.
Black Sheep - They are a bar and restaurant located near Walker's Point. They have a few items marked as vegan on their menu--clarify with your server since the website is less clear than the menu in the restaurant.
Blaze Pizza - Located in Bayshore Mall, they offer daiya vegan cheese and veggies as vegan toppings! There is also a location in Brookfield. They offer a vegan gluten-free crust as well
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.
Blue Bat Taqueria - Vegetarian options are marked clearly and several of them can be made vegan including the cauliflower curry and oyster mushroom tacos or bowls. Ask your server for details!
Bombay Sweets - 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.
Botanas II - 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!
Bounce Milwaukee - 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), get awesome tater tots or even a hummus wrap.
Bowls Restaurant - Located on Freshwater Way in the Walker's Point area, you'll find lots of healthy vegan options. Opens June 5, 2017.
Brewed on Brady - This cafe offers soy milk in their coffee drinks and several vegan food options including breakfast, sandwiches, soups, burritos and desserts.
Bunny's Bite - 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!
Cafe Centraal - A large Bay View establishment with a huge beer selection and a few vegan options. Ask the wait staff about adjustments to menu items. Avoid the veggie burger (has dairy in it), but they do offer the Impossible Burger.
Cafe Corazon - Mexican restaurant with locations in Riverwest and Bay View with several vegan options. They have soy chorizo as well as beans, tofu and grilled vegetables. Very tasty and vegan-friendly! Love this place :)
Cafe Hollander - With several locations across the area including Brookfield, Mequon, the east side, Wauwatosa and even Madison, you can now have the Impossible burger on a pretzel bun there!
Cafe India - 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 vegan. It's always best to check first as menu items can change!
Cafe Lulu - 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!
Cafe Manna - 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. They indicate very clearly within their vegetarian menu online (scroll all the way to the bottom for "vegan") which items can be made vegan.
Casablanca - All vegetarian middle eastern lunch buffet. 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!
Celesta - The newest all-vegan restaurant located on the east side offers a variety of dishes and drinks to delight any diner!
Centro Cafe - This is a tiny Italian restaurant in the Riverwest neighborhood. Great care is taken with all of their dishes and they offer many vegan options. Get there early because this place fills up fast!
Char'd - A Korean restaurant new to Milwaukee in 2018. They have several options clearly marked on the menu, including vegan ramen. They also offer some vegan happy hour specials!
Classic Slice - 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.
Cloud Red - A bar and restaurant located in Shorewood. They have a rotating menu that usually offers some vegan option.
Cold Spoons - A cute little place offering a changing rotation of 24 flavors of gelato and sorbetto. All 12 of the sorbettos are vegan, and they sometimes offer one or two gelatos that are soy-based (and vegan).
Colectivo - (formerly Alterra) They have several locations throughout the city of Milwaukee, offering soy, coconut or almond milk in any of their coffee drinks. Their chai concentrate is Rishi (local, and vegan). They have a few items that are vegan including a Garden Harvest sandwich on sourdough, Hummus Wrap, PB&J and some bagels. The Green Hornet is naturally vegan and they will often leave out the dairy in other smoothies by request. Here is their special diets menu with vegan items marked.
Colour Palate - Hand-crafted salads, soups and breads. Located downtown on Water street. Several vegan options marked on the menu. Tempeh and Gardein proteins available.
Comet Cafe - East side restaurant and bar serving a mix of meaty foods and vegan/vegetarian offerings. Fantastic vegan hazelnut burger, gyro, reuben and many tasty brunch options. Regularly features a selection of vegan desserts, baked at their sister restaurant, Honeypie. Breakfast available daily until 3pm; expanded brunch menu on weekends.
Company Brewing - 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 - 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 server for details on what can be made vegan.
Cranky Al's - As of April 2018, they are now offering 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, cinnamon sugar, chocolate, chocolate sprinkles, and chocolate Oreo.
Crossroads Collective - Milwaukee's first food hall is located on the east side. You'll find vegan crepes from Beerline, vegan taco options from Laughing Taco, at least one flavor of vegan ice cream from Scratch, falafel from Falafel Guys and more.
Cudahy Burger Joint - They've expanded their menu to include the Impossible Burger, a vegan brat and vegan Italian sausage. The most recent menu appears to be on GrubHub. Verify with your server on buns and toppings to make sure you get the full vegan experience.
Dan Dan - New in 2016, they are located on Erie street near MIAD. They do American-type gourmet Chinese dishes and offer several vegan options including vegan cheesecake for dessert. Their lunch menu is a bit more limited, but still offers solid choices. All vegan items are clearly marked on the menu.
Divino Gelato Cafe - They have locations in Waukesha, Brookfield and Racine. Their Sorbettos are marked as dairy free.
Dog Haus - With five locations in the city, a fantastic Chicago style vegan hot dog is never too far away!
Dr. Dawg - A restaurant dedicated to hot dogs with a location in Glendale. They offer two types of Field Roast brand vegan sausages served with caramelized onions or other chicago style toppings on a poppy seed bun. They also have a field roast veggie burger.
EE Sane - Many people feel this is the best thai food in Milwaukee. Many of their standard dishes can be made vegan with tofu.
East Garden - 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 the South Shore Farmer's Market in the summer/fall months or at their location on Saturday mornings. 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. They now have a retail location in Cudahy.
Elephant Cafe - A Thai and Laotian cafe on the East Side of Milwaukee with several vegan options. Be sure to ask for no fish sauce.
Ethiopian Cottage - Great Ethiopian restaurant on the east side, offering several vegan options.
Fat Dan's - Located in St. Francis, they clearly label their vegan options on the menu including salads, veggie burger, buffalo cauliflower wrap and pizza.
Farmer's Wife - They are located in West Allis and offer some vegan options as noted on the menu such as, tofu wings and an oyster mushroom po' boy. I haven't been there yet, so be sure to check with your server on what is vegan.
Fortune - 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.
Fresh Cafe and Juice Bar - Located in Mequon, this cafe has many healthy vegan and raw options available.
FreshFinPoke - They are located on the east side on North Avenue. They specialize in poke bowls and offer one "Vegan Poke Bowl" with shiitake, sweet potato, avocado and more. Or, you can build your own!
Fuel Cafe (Riverwest) - Cool coffeehouse where none of the furniture or the dishes match, but there is always good art on the walls. They have a several vegan lunch options and a fantastic vegan chili served only on the weekends.
Fuel Cafe (Walker's Point) - New in 2017, this location of Fuel Cafe has a whole different menu, but still offers several vegan options from breakfast (avocado toast) through dinner (fantastic vegan burger or sloppy joes).
Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ - I haven't been here in over 10 years, but their website shows several vegetarian options that may be vegan--ask your server to be sure.
Glass Nickel Pizza - There is a location in Brookfield and they offer Daiya vegan cheese as a topping!
Good Harvest Market Cafe - This is a cafe located within the Good Harvest Market in Pewaukee, WI. The cafè has multiple vegan options, including the popular "Very Vegan" sandwich, as well as vegan hot bar/salad bar options during the week.
Good City Brewing - A brewery located on the east side of Milwaukee. They offer a tofu scramble for brunch that seems vegan and the Impossible Burger on their lunch/dinner menu. There has been some back-and-forth about whether they have a vegan bun, so please check with your server.
Goodkind - New to the Bay View neighborhood in 2014, this restaurant has already become a favorite to many restaurant reviewers. As of right now I haven't eaten there yet, but they usually have at least one vegan entree every day and they serve food until 1am!
Grassroots - They have locations in Brookfield and Chase Tower downtown and offer salads, wraps and juices with lots of vegan options.
Great Apple - 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.
The Green Kitchen - Located in the Milwaukee Public Market near downtown, they offer a make-your-own salad option, freshly made juices, two vegan sandwiches and two vegan wraps. I go here for lunch all the time--all the choices are delicious.
Gypsy Burger - Now called Burger Moto - Located at Rogues Gallery, they offer the plant-based Impossible Burger here! They have a vegan bun with all vegan toppings available--be sure to ask. They have unique hours, so make sure to check before you go!
Hamburger Mary's - They have a vegan black bean burger and the Beyond Meat burger, plus they do fun bingo nights for various fundraisers! Make sure to ask for the vegan pretzel bun!
Hector's - Several vegan enchiladas available if modified. Ask your server about vegan options.
Hi Fi Cafe - Coffee shop and cafe in the Bay View neighborhood offering vegan chili, falafel, and some sandwiches that can be modified to be made vegan.
Holey Moley Coffee & Doughnuts - Located in the Third Ward on Milwaukee Street (in the old Milwaukee Cupcake Company location), this unique coffee and doughnut shoppe opened up in the Summer of 2014 offering at least one vegan doughnut option per day and the ability to pre-order vegan doughnuts to show off to your coworkers! On Saturdays they have a huge vegan selection. Get there early or order ahead because they sell out fast!
Honeypie - Bay View restaurant featuring from-scratch menu items and locally-sourced ingredients. Lots of vegan dessert options including cupcakes and pies, and one vegan sandwich. On weekends, try the veganized breakfast burrito for a new twist on an old favorite. Breakfast available daily until 3pm; expanded brunch menu on weekends.
Huan XI - Located on the east side of Milwaukee, they offer many vegetarian options with most being vegan. Not sure if the vegetarian "meat" is vegan, so check with them first. They also deliver!
Hue Vietnamese Cuisine - Locations in both Bay View and now 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.
Hungry Sumo - 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 Milwaukee (two 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 flavors including lasagna, vegan sausage & pepperoni, vegan mac 'n cheese pizza, salad pizza, and tons of other great veggie toppings. Ian's uses Daiya cheese, and they have recently added Beyond Meat vegan chicken as a topping! Also ask about their vegan breadsticks and dipping sauces. They now carry Blooming Lotus grain-free, vegan desserts.
India Garden - 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 - 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.
Irie Zulu - An Afro-Fusion restaurant located in Wauwatosa that has many great vegan options. Their menu changes based on the the day of the week, so be sure to check their website for more details!
Japanica - Located in Greenfield near Southridge Mall, this Japanese restaurant has vegan sushi options.
Jing's - Located in the third ward area, Jings is a Chinese restaurant with some tasty vegan options. The Kung-Pao tofu is a must!
Juiced Mobile Juice Bar- This used to be a juice truck, but they now have a location on Farwell on the east side of Milwaukee. You can order fresh juices, many of them 100% organic. You can also order 3, 5, or 7-day juice cleanses!
Kindred - Located in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, they offer a few gourmet vegan dishes and fancy cocktails.
Kiku - Japanese restaurant downtown that has several veggie maki options, as well as other dinner options.
The King & 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."
Kyoto - Japanese restaurant located on 76th and Layton in Greendale near Southridge Mall. Nice atmosphere, good veggie maki selection and excellent presentation. I also got to try "frushi" here (fruit sushi) which was fantastic.
Lazy Susan - Another newer 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.
Lucky Ginger - They are located on Water Street in the Third Ward area of Milwaukee. They offer dine-in and delivery. They have veggie pho, as well as several other items that may be vegan. Ask for details.
Lucky Liu's - 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.
Maharaja - 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. I was recently told that they have dairy products in their rice. Definitely ask about which options are made without butter (ghee), yogurt, or other dairy.
Maxie's Southern Comfort - Features low-country creole and cajun foods. They have a separate vegetarian section to their menu featuring veggie jambalaya, tofu sandwiches and more. Ask your server how to make these vegan.
Mekong Cafe - 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!
Merriment Social - They are now offering the Impossible Burger, but I haven't confirmed whether the bun is vegan. Be sure to check with your server.
Mi Casa Su Cafe - Chef Rain Truth of The Cultured Vegan holds brunch and dinner pop-ups here most Sundays. She also provides some grab and go items that you can pick up. Although the menu will be changing, follow her on social media to get the latest details. Some of the initial offerings are Mac & Cheeze, Greens, Sweet Candied Yams, Peach Cobbler and you can often find her famous cookies there too!
Milwaukee Beer Bistro - Located in the Riverwest neighborhood, they offer entrees infused with beer. There are a few really tasty vegan options available and they are often gluten-free as well. They used to offer 5-course vegan meal events, but it has been awhile.
Milwaukee Burger Company - Located in Franklin, they offer the Beyond Burger with a variety of toppings.
Miss Molly's Cafe - A small cafe on Center Street that has several vegan options for breakfast and lunch, including some bakery!
MOD Pizza - 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! Locations in Shorewood and New Berlin.
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. Keep an eye out for the chicken/cow symbol to see which are available vegan-style. They do offer catering, so contact them for more info.
Naf Naf Grill - This is a chain with a location in Brookfield. They have build your own sandwiches with falafel and lots of toppings.
The National - A cafe serving brunch and lunch. Several vegan options for each meal and a nice atmosphere.
Northpoint Custard - The custard stand at Bradford Beach has you covered with their version of the Impossible Burger. Be sure to ask for a vegan bun!
North Star American Bistro - Located in Brookfield, they carry the Impossible Burger for lunch and dinner and a vegan pizza on their lunch menu as well!
Oak Barrel Milwaukee - Located in the Third Ward and new in 2018, they offer several vegan options including jackfruit tacos and Impossible Burger meatball subs!
Odd Duck - 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. They also have very creative drinks, if you're so inclined.
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 and much more. They just opened at the end of August 2017. Definitely worth a visit!
On the Way Cafe - Opened in 2017 in Mequon. Offers juices, smoothies and several vegan dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Outpost "Fork in the Road" Cafe - These are small cafes located within the three different Outpost Co-op Natural Foods grocery stores. They offer a couple vegan options and it's worth a visit just for the Joey's Tofu Steak Sandwich.
Pacific Produce, Bánh Mì Nhu Ý (Vietnamese) - A huge Asian grocery store and restaurant(s) located in Greenfield on 27th Street.
Palomino - Bar and restaurant with a southern feel. They serve usually up until 11pm and have a small selection of vegan options at both brunch and dinner. Vegan fried pickles are amazing! I also recommend the black-eyed pea falafel and the vegan wings.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli - Located in West Allis, this deli specializes in nut butters and jelly. They note vegan options, but I would just double-check which breads are vegan before ordering.
Peking Garden - They are located in West Allis and offer delivery. There are several options marked as vegetarian. Ask for details.
P.F. Changs - 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.
Phan Garden - Location on National Ave in Milwaukee, this is a Vietnamese restaurant with some vegan options. Ask your server for details.
PitaBros - They used to have a food truck, but now they have an actual restaurant. Create your own falafel sandwich--steer clear of the tahini (last I checked it wasn't vegan), but they can usually advise you on what toppings you can choose from. Their falafel is outstanding!
Pizza Man - A local vegan reached out to the chef there and got this info on options: "We have three crust options at Pizza Man (thin, pan/deepdish & gluten free), and all are free of dairy and egg. For sauces, the only one you should avoid is our pesto, which has romano cheese in it.The classic sauce (old school, thicker & sweeter tomato & herbs), Italia sauce (more Italian style, brighter tomato with garlic and olive oil) and our Bianca/garlic sauce (it’s pureed very smooth in a blender so it looks and feels creamy but has no dairy) are all great options for you. We very often make pizzas for our guests that omit cheese, so the kitchen is well versed in these types of requests. We also have a much more extensive selection of vegetables and non-meat & dairy options that many other pizzerias, which most of our vegan guests greatly appreciate. If you were ever in the mood for something other than pizza, we also have a great entree call the Leaf Eater, which is vegan and has been a huge hit since we added it to our menu three years ago."
Pizza Shuttle - 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.
Point Burger Bar - Located in the Waukesha area, they offer a build-your-own burger with a vegan patty, and a couple other burger options including the Impossible Burger.
Ramallah Grille & Sweets - Located on the south side of Milwaukee, I hear this restaurant offers some fantastic falafel!
Real Chili - 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.
Rice N Roll - 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 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 and possibly a few other items that can be made vegan.
Roman Candle Pizzeria - A newer pizza place located in Whitefish Bay (and Madison) that offers a ton of vegetarian options and some vegan options. They don't have vegan cheese, but they do have a pizza called the "vegan destroyer" that sounds really good!
Royal India - 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.
Rumpus Room - As of June 2017, they have one vegan entree, but it sounds delicious. Keep an eye on their menu...I bet they'll add more options in the future!
Sababa - A newer middle eastern cafe in downtown Milwaukee. I haven't been there yet, but they have the usual suspects of falafel, hummus, baba ganoush and some other seemingly vegan items. If you visit, report back!
Safehouse - 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. ;)
Screaming Tuna - A Japanese restaurant located in the 3rd Ward area on the river--most of the vegetarian items can be made vegan by request. The waitstaff is helpful and the food was excellent--My favorite place for sushi!
Shahrazad - Lots of vegan options at this east-side middle eastern restaurant at a reasonable price.
Shanahan's Coffee - 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.
Shi Chai - A hookah bar and cafe located on Center Street, I hear their "Mr. Vegan" sandwich is amazing!
Siam Thai - A Thai restaurant offering tofu as an option in many dishes. Remember to ask for no fish sauce!
Singha Thai - 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 and 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!
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.
Snack Boys - A fun bar located in the Walker's Point area that offers several vegan options on their food menu.
The Soup House - This downtown soup restaurant has a vegan option each day and a nice atmosphere.
The Soup Market - They have three locations including Bay View, The Milwaukee Public Market, and Hales Corners. They often offer vegan soups--check the website for their soup forecast.
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 fairly often. Download their monthly menu to plan a visit!
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!
Stack'd - 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. **As of Feb2018, they are now offering the Impossible Burger! They also offer vegan cheese and mayo toppings. Vegan items are marked clearly on the menu.
Stone Bowl - This Korean restaurant on the east side specialized in bibimbap. I heard rumors that they have vegan options--check with your server to confirm.
Stir Crazy - Create your own stir-fry at this chain restaurant in Brookfield. Ask your server to point out which options already marked "vegetarian" are also vegan.
Strange Town - Opened in October 2017, this all-vegan restaurant located on the East Side offers a variety of gourmet dishes with a rotating menu.
SzeChuan Restaurant - Located in West Allis, they offer a number of vegetable-based dishes as well as carryout and delivery!
Taco Moto - Located at Boone & Crockett bar, they offer some vegan taco options for late night eats. (Formerly Gypsy Taco).
Taj Mahal - Delicious Indian restaurant on Hwy 100. Check out the site for their menu and a coupon for your next visit. Excellent lunch buffet seven days a week! As always, ask about which options are dairy-free.
Tandoor - 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.
Thai Barbq - A Thai restaurant located on National Ave that offers lots of vegetarian options. Remember to ask for no fish sauce and make sure they know you're vegan.
Tangled Noodles - Located near Marquette University, you can order online for delivery or takeout of great noodle dishes.
Thai-Namite - 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.
Three Lions Pub - A British pub that offers a vegan shepherd's pie.
Tied House - It looks as though they offer some vegan options including pancakes on their brunch menu. Ask your server for details!
Transfer Pizza - Another 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).
Tricklebee Cafe - 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 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.
Ugly's - A downtown bar and pub that carries a vegan burger that's labeled as vegan in the menu. I haven't tried it yet and I'm not sure about any other menu items, but it's a start!
Urban Beets Cafe and Juicery - Opened in early 2016, this cafe offers an ALL-VEGAN menu with many gluten-free options. Check out the sandwiches, fresh juices and smoothies. They have a second location in Wauwatosa now open in 2018 too!
Vanguard - 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!
Xankia - Some people say this is the best place to get an authentic banh mi sandwich (with tofu). The only drawback is you have to ask for it without the mayo (maybe take it home and add your own?). They offer some other tofu dishes and spring rolls as well--ask when you order to be sure it's vegan.