Dining Green from Morning until Night

When you’re on the road in Wisconsin, you don’t have to go far to go green. Just make a stop at our Travel Green Directory and you’ll find plenty of green dining options near you. From breakfast to dessert, and everything in between, here are some ideas to get you started.


Start your day off on the right foot with local and organic food from Café Coco Artisan Bakery in Washburn. Grab a pastry, coffee or breakfast sandwich, and make sure to take a loaf of artisanal bread to go.

Green Initiatives: Local and organic food, composted waste, compact fluorescent bulbs, new windows, discount for bringing in own containers.


For an eco-friendly lunch, visit Kavarna Coffeehouse & Parisi’s Delicatessen in Green Bay. Winner of eight Golden Fork awards, Kavarna is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant featuring wraps, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts.

Green Initiatives: Biodegradable non-toxic cleaning products, local and organic food, compostable plastic to-go containers, educational programs and environmental documentaries.

Lunch To-Go

In a hurry for lunch? You can dine in or take pasties to go at Joe’s Pasty Shop in Rhinelander. The menu may be simple, but their eco-conscious initiatives are detailed.

Green Initiatives: Recycled paper bags, biodegradable cups, carbon neutral shipping, purchases carbon credits to offset consumption.


Nothing says “Southern comfort food” quite like Maxie’s Southern Comfort in Milwaukee. Maxie’s features Cajun and Creole cooking from the “Low Country” area of the Carolinas, and while the menu might be old school, business operations are anything but.

Green Initiatives: 100% of used fryer oil converted to bio-diesel, local and organic foods purchased, recycling program in place.


Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co. in Wisconsin Dells offers a wide array of food, but it’s also the only microbrewery in the Dells! Try one of their 10 beers straight from the tanks.

Green Initiatives: Used grains used for riding stable feed, fermenters and serving tanks on energy-saving sensors, pizza delivery vehicles run on vegetable oil


With 24 changing flavors of homemade ice cream and waffle cones, it’s easy to enjoy Scoops Ice Cream in Chilton. After you’ve indulged in ice cream deliciousness, walk off the calories at Kohler-Andrae State Park in nearby Sheboygan.

Green Initiatives: Provides information on how to offset carbon emissions, minimized use of plastic bags, compact fluorescent bulbs, recycling program.

For more information on traveling green in Wisconsin, be sure to check out our Travel Green Directory.

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