Local vegan or vegan-friendly companies in Milwaukee
Vegan Essentials - We are so lucky to have this award-winning vegan super store just outside of Milwaukee in Waukesha. In addition to food, they have dog and cat foods/treats/accessories and tons of other vegan products. Most of their sales are done online, but if you contact them, they may be able set up an appointment for you to pick up your order at their warehouse.
East Side Ovens - Vegan bakery, wholesale to several local retailers as well as special orders. They also participate in several local farmer's market--check out their site for details.
Simple Soyman - This local maker of tofu and soy-based products (sloppy jos, pizza, hummus, various sweets and more) doesn't have it's own store, but they do sell at many local retail outlets. Check out their site to get a full listing of products and retail outlets.
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.
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!
Hot Tamale 414 - Local group that makes all vegan tamales. Order hot or frozen or have them cater! See their Facebook page for menu and ordering options.
Tabal Chocolate - Located in Wauwatosa and markets around the area, all of their chocolates are vegan and their mission is: "Help our customers enhance relationships through the sharing and enjoyment of high quality, socially responsible chocolate."
Just Goods - Located in Shorewood, this is a new local artisan, fair trade, eco-friendly and VEGAN store! They do not carry animal products and feature locally made vegan items!
Hours are: Tues - Sat 10:30 to 5:30.
4451 N Oakland Ave. Shorewood, WI
Hours are: Tues - Sat 10:30 to 5:30.
4451 N Oakland Ave. Shorewood, WI
Perennial Soaps - All vegan soaps, lip balms and shaving soaps created in Racine, Wisconsin. They have an Etsy store, but they do some wholesale and markets as well. Keep an eye on their Facebook for details.
The Workshop Soapery - They craft vegan, palm oil free and cruelty free soaps and bath products. They are located in Sussex, WI and sell in Menomonee Falls and Waukesha and you can find them at various markets throughout the year.
InspiredAlchemyLLC - Based in Madison, they sell vegan superfoods truffles on Etsy.
Beauty without Cruelty - With their American headquarters in Twin Lakes (Kenosha area), Wisconsin, this company is a trailblazer in vegan beauty products. Their products include skin and hair care, cosmetics, and more. Although they don't have a retail location in Wisconsin, you can order online and find them at several other online stores.
Booster Bites - They are in the early phases of starting their business, but you can find them on Facebook and at local events. "Bite-sized,on-the-go energy made from nuts, seeds, dried fruits, dates and natural sweeteners. They are low-glycemic, gluten free, vegan, and all natural."
Plant Joy - "Amberlea Childs has been a breast health educator for 12 years and in 2014 became a Certified Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She specializes in working with cancer patients and families as they journey back to health through a whole-food, plant- based diet. She hosts plant-based cooking classes and offers food coaching. Classes focus on eating for optimal health, cancer prevention, diabetes, and weight loss."
Halo Soap - The majority of their bath and body products are vegan and they have a great variety of soaps, lotions, bath bombs, scrubs, skin care and more. They have a shop located in Cudahy and one in Bay View and sell online as well. I LOVE their crack stick vegan lip balm--my total favorite and I have tried a ton of lip balms in my time!
Natural & Ethnic Grocery Stores
Milwaukee has a number of local co-op and ethnic grocery stores, as well as larger chain natural foods stores--get a full listing here.
Looking for vegan-friendly caterers? Find a list of bakers, restaurant catering and independent catering options here.
Salons & Spas
Find a Milwaukee area salon or spa that offers vegan products.
Monkey Bar Gym in Milwaukee promotes a plant-based diet along with their workouts: "We eat a Plant-Based Diet to have a healthy body and reduce impact on the planet. Embracing Plant-Based Nutrition will get you lean and reduce inflammation. You will learn the skills and knowledge needed to eat right for you. The goal of Plant-Based Nutrition is to feel light and energized."
Rabbit Punch Social Club - A vegan personal trainer offering boxing, lifting, strength & recovery training in group or individual classes. Online services available as well as vegan health coaching & natural supplemental advice offered.
Vegan After School Science Programs for Kids
Moxie & Mynx: They offer After School Science Programs, Math Tutoring, Homework Help with Environmental friendly materials so they can proudly say no animals were harmed in the science experiments!
Jason D. Luczak is a lawyer and partner at Gimbel, Reilly, Geurin & Brown, LLP law firm in downtown Milwaukee. He specializes in the following areas:
- Civil Litigation
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- Municipal Law
- Criminal Law
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
- Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Defense
Vegan Tattoos in Milwaukee
It's hard to find a great place where you can get a tattoo and know that the ink doesn't contain any animal products, but we've got one right here in Milwaukee! Saints and Sinners Tattoos on Brady Street uses vegan inks and has some fantastic artists working there. The only thing they don't have is vegan aftercare products, but if you plan ahead, there are many available online.
Arte Phoenix is another vegan tattoo artist I learned about at the 2017 Milwaukee Veg Expo. Check out Trust Tattoos on Facebook or Instagram for details!
MANIA Tattoos - From the owner, Jesse: " I use only the finest organic/vegan friendly pigments and the finest quality needles."
Aaron Lee Rodgers at Body Ritual - Aaron is vegan and works with all vegan inks. Check out their Facebook page for details.
Vegan-Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Ye Olde Manor House in Elkhorn, WI is perfect for getaways and gatherings of all kinds. You can reserve one or more rooms or the entire Manor. It is also an idyllic location for intimate weddings and a great venue for meetings and retreats of all kinds. YOMH has eight well-appointed guest rooms with private baths. YOMH is vegan, vegetarian and gluten free friendly and a full breakfast is served each morning. Located on three landscaped acres across from Lauderdale Lakes, YOMH is near hiking, biking and ski trails, golfing, boating, antiques, alpine valley, and a semi-private beach. It is located approximately 15 minutes from Lake Geneva, 45 minutes from Milwaukee and Madison and 90 minutes from Chicago. www.yeoldemanorhouse.com; 262-742-2450.