Hopefully you are all ready to go on a deep dive into where to find healthy food and restaurants in Milwaukee. We will try to cover all of the best places to get nutritious food in your area so that you can feel as good as possible after your meal.
Kicking things off will be the best local vegan and vegetarian restaurants. Mom always told you to eat your vegetables, well you certainly will be able to at these great venues.
Then we will get into some other healthy restaurants near you, plus discuss good salad bars and restaurants with good soups. Milwaukee health food stores and markets will follow them up, buying nutritious foods and cooking meals yourself is a great way to know just how good your diet really is.
Smoothies and juice shops will come next, and we will get you out of here with a few gluten free bakeries that should also have plenty of low sugar sweets and treats. Stick around for our local healthy foods map at the end that will have all the places we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
Plus you are welcome to read our other posts on the region at that link if you are interested.
Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants
Some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Milwaukee would be:
- Twisted Plants at 4905 S Packard Ave
- Beerline Café at 2076 N Commerce St
- Beans & Barley at 1901 E North Ave
- On the Bus at 400 N Water St
- Strange Town at 2101 N Prospect Ave
- Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery at 3077 N Mayfair Rd
The Beerline Café is a vegetarian café in your area that specializes in sweet and savory crepe creations, panini-style sandwiches, soups, salads, healthy smoothies, fresh juices, bakery products, and a selection of wines and locally brewed beers. Beans & Barley features a market with everything from groceries to gifts, an all-homemade deli with daily specials, and a cafe with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
There are seitan sandwiches, acai bowls, shakes, smoothies, avocado toast, and homemade vegan ice cream on the menu at On the Bus. Strange Town is a hip local vegan hangout with a vinyl soundtrack serving globally inspired vegan meals in a modern setting. Fresh juice, smoothies, bowls, and a range of entrees including gluten-free and soy-free alternatives are all available at Urban Beets.
Milwaukee Healthy Restaurants
More healthy restaurants in your area are:
- FreshFin Poké at 1806 E North Ave
- The National Café at 839 W National Ave
- Comet Café at 1947 N Farwell Ave
FreshFin Poké is a modern counter-service restaurant that specializes in signature and build-your-own poke bowls with vegan and gluten-free options near you. Comet Café serves homestyle meatloaf, cheesy-gooey sandwiches, delectable vegan and vegetarian fare, and breakfast daily until 3 pm.
Salad Bars Near You
These local salad bars should have plenty of nutritious foods to choose from:
- Grassroots Salad Company at 607 N Water St
- Colour Palate at 789 N Water St
You should be able to find a wide variety of healthy salads in your area at any of the above. If you are after any particular salad check the links we gave and see if they are on their menu.
Grassroots Salad Company offers healthy and tasty made-to-order salads, wraps, and freshly pressed juices. Colour Palate specializes in vibrant salads, hearty soups, chili, wraps, and breads.
These restaurants are known for their great soups:
- Soup Bros at 209 W Florida St
- The Soup Market at 2211 S Kinnickinnic Ave
- Loup at 7505 Harwood Ave
There are so many varieties of healthy soups near you at the above restaurants that we would fill up this page if we tried to list them all. It is probably best if you follow those links to see if they have the healthy soups that you desire.
The Soup Market is a cafe that specializes in homemade soups, stews, chili, salads, sandwiches, and breakfast dishes. Loup is a modest eatery that serves homemade soups and sandwiches as well as take-out.
Health Food Stores & Markets
Pick out your own produce at these Milwaukee health food stores and markets:
- Whole Foods Market at 2305 N Prospect Ave
- Riverwest Co-Op Grocery & Café at 733 E Clarke St
- Outpost Natural Foods at 2826 S Kinnickinnic Ave
- Amanah Food Mart at 1301 W Edgerton Ave
There is also another Whole Foods near you over in Wauwatosa. Beans & Barley from our first list also has a nice healthy market.
Smoothies & Juice Shops
There are plenty of smoothie and juice shops in Milwaukee:
- Jamba at 544 E Ogden Ave #300A
- Juiced! at 640 S 5th St #2
- Krazy Kitchen at 5266 S 27th St
Those local juice and smoothie shops have so many options we can’t even begin to list them all. We suggest you check out their menu and see if they sell the right juices and smoothies that you are searching for, and you can also see if they sell healthy meals or snacks like acai bowls or granola.
Fast-casual chain Jamba Juice serves smoothies, juices, and light fare with a focus on healthy ingredients. A lot of other places on this page also serve healthy juice like The Beerline Café, On the Bus, Urban Beets, and Grassroots Salad Company.
Gluten Free Bakeries In Your Area
Enjoy some fresh baked goodness at these gluten free bakeries:
- East Side Ovens at 5430 S Packard Ave
- MOR Bakery at 2018 S 1st St #102
- Blooming Lotus Bakery at 2215 E North Ave
East Side Ovens is an artisan vegan bakery that uses natural ingredients without eggs, dairy, and hydrogenated oils to make their delectable bakery and deli goods. Grain-free, dairy-free, processed sugar-free, and egg-free baked goods are available at Blooming Lotus Gourmet Bakery.
You can also read our posts on:
- Vegan Restaurants in Madison
- Vegan Restaurants in Chicago
- Vegan Restaurants in Minneapolis & St Paul
- Vegan Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Enjoy Eating Healthy In Milwaukee
We wish we had more to share but for now that is all we’ve got. After reading about all of those local vegan and vegetarian restaurants, other healthy restaurants, salad bars, places to get great soup, health food stores and markets, smoothies and juice shops, and gluten free bakeries in your area it shouldn’t be hard for you to grab a delicious and nutritious meal in the near future.
While we try our best to keep these posts updated it isn’t easy, if you noticed anything incorrect on this page please let us know in the comments. Hopefully you enjoy eating healthy food at restaurants in Milwaukee.