Milwaukee Restaurants with Gluten-Free Vegan Options
There are several restaurants in the Milwaukee area that offer gluten-free vegan options. Since menus are always changing, be sure to confirm with your server first.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Beerline Cafe - New in 2015 to the Riverwest neighborhood, this all-vegetarian restaurant has lots of vegan options and specializes in crepes and paninis.
On the Way Cafe - Opened in 2017 in Mequon. Offers juices, smoothies and several vegan dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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.
Blaze Pizza - Located in Bayshore Mall, they offer daiya vegan cheese and veggies as vegan toppings! You order toppings kind of like at Subway and they put it together for you. Make sure to tell them you're vegan and they'll use a separate pizza cutter so you don't get any cross contamination. They offer a vegan gluten-free crust option.
The Green Kitchen - Located in the Milwaukee Public Market near downtown, they offer a make-your-own salad option, freshly made juices, s and two vegan wraps that can be made will collard greens instead of tortillas.
Cafe Corazon - Small Mexican restaurant in Riverwest with several vegan options. They have soy chorizo as well as tofu, beans and grilled vegetables. Very tasty and vegan-friendly!
Hue Vietnamese Cuisine - A new addition to the Bay View neighborhood and now in Wauwautosa too, Hue has several vegan options. Ask your server to point out the gluten-free choices. They have a vegan Pho that's delicious.
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!
Screaming Tuna - A Japanese restaurant located in the 3rd Ward area on the river--they have their vegetarian rolls marked in the menu and generally, any of these can be made vegan by special request. The waitstaff is helpful and the food was excellent!
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 and a really nice breakfast menu. Breakfast available until 11am weekdays; until 2pm (expanded menu) weekends. Ask your server how to modify for gluten-free.
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.
Wolf Peach - This is a new restaurant as of late 2012--they took over the spot where Roots used to be. They offer only a few vegan options, but they are very tasty.
Odd Duck - This farm-to-table restaurant opened in Bay View in April 2012. They usually have several vegan selections with some being GF (ask your server for details)--everything they have is extremely flavorful and delicious. They also have very creative drinks, if you're so inclined.
Bowls Restaurant - Located on Freshwater Way in the Walker's Point area, you'll find lots of healthy vegan options. Opened June 5, 2017.
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!
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.
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. I believe the shepherd's pie is both vegan and GF, but ask your server for the latest suggestions.
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.