Reap the Fall Harvest: Eat Local

For all the appeal of Wisconsin’s fall harvest, the idea of reaping it sounds like, well…work.

Happily, there is a fun and easy way to dig into the deliciousness of the season. A widening array of Wisconsin restaurants prioritizes fresh, local, and organic produce on their menus. So you can enjoy all the flavor of the harvest, and your only job will be choosing what to order. 

Here are some of the stars of Wisconsin’s local food scene:

Blue Bike Burrito, Marinette

Mexican food and “sassy little cupcakes” from a Travel Green Wisconsin Certified establishment.  Vegetarian options.

Braise, Milwaukee

Even drinks at the bar are local and seasonal at this culinary hotspot.  Score a counter seat overlooking the open kitchen.

Vegetarian and vegan options.

Bushel & Peck’s, Beloit

Celebrating local and regional foods – as well as art and music – in its market and restaurant, Bushel & Peck’s has become a hip hub in downtown Beloit.

Vegetarian options.

Café Seiche, La Pointe

Friendly farm-to-table freshness on Madeline Island, with varied daily selections and gorgeous views.

Vegetarian options.

Downtown Grocery, Wausau

A local-organic and natural grocery store incorporating four(!) bakeshops and healthy fast-food deli, for dine-in or carryout.

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

The Freckled Frogg, Waupaca

A creative and cozy cottage café featuring salads, sandwiches, baked treats, and tons of charm.

Vegetarian and vegan options.

Graze, Madison

Graze takes its inspiration from the gastropub scene not only in its high-quality, local pub grub, but also in its atmosphere as a community gathering place.

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Tansy’s on Main, Alma

An American-style bistro offering gourmet burgers and sandwiches, and classic entrees.

Vegetarian options.

Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza & Grille, Fish Creek

Diners here love the fun atmosphere, fresh flavors, and amazing pizza options. And the cheese curds. Don’t forget the cheese curds.

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Inspired to go fresh and local in your own kitchen? Check out Wisconsin’s farmers’ markets and farms that let you pick your own produce.

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