Wisconsin: Dairy-Free Dining Options in America’s Dairyland

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Last Update in August 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in Wisconsin that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

Dairy-Free Wisconsin: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with Vegan and Gluten-Free OptionsPhoto from Whisk in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Dairy-Free Wisconsin: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Appleton

  • Basil Cafe – Like most authentically Thai and Vietnamese restaurants, this spot is primarily dairy-free. But unlike most, they also have dairy-free desserts!
  • Bona Fide Juicery – They blend dairy-free smoothies and acai bowls, and have a whole range of vegan cold brews and oat milk lattes. In terms of food, they offer dairy-free avocado toasts, bone broths, paninis, oatmeal, and salads, with many vegan and gluten-free options.
  • Eggrolls Inc. – Egg Rolls, Cabbage Rolls, Pho Rolls, Spring Rolls, Roll Bowls, and more, and most of it is dairy-free and nut-free. They even offer dairy-free, keto cookie dough.
  • Freshii –  As the name implies, this chain focuses on fresh cuisine, mostly in the form of bowls, salads, wraps, and smoothies. They offer a detailed allergen menu, and each menu category has at least one or two dairy-free options, ordered as is. But most items can be ordered without dairy easily, since all of their bases, proteins, broths, and toppings (aside from cheese) are made without milk (at the time of our review). Just verify the sauces, as a few contain milk-based ingredients.
  • Happy Bellies Bake Shop ⭐️ – This is a gluten-free bakery that labels dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan goodies. They have quite a few sweet dairy-free options.
  • P.F. Chang’s – See our P.F. Chang’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill – See our Uno’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.

Baraboo

  • Cheeze Factory Restaurant ⭐️ – This beloved vegan restaurant has always been a bit of a contradiction. Their original name was “cheese factory,” but as you might guess, that confused many people. The new name is still a little odd, since their menu isn’t “cheeze” heavy. But it does have a nice mix of sandwiches, salads, and entrees that offer something for everyone. They also serve a huge dessert menu and have many “gluten sensitive” options available.

Brookfield

  • Belair Cantina – They offer some vegan snacks and a couple types of vegan tacos. But many other menu items are or can be ordered dairy-free, and they are known for following good allergen protocols.
  • Cafe Manna – Jessica recommended this casual vegetarian restaurant. “They have a stupendous vegan and vegetarian menu, and they are strict about avoiding cross-contamination. I don’t have a lot of dining options in my areas because my nursing daughter has a severe milk protein allergy, but this place is awesome!” Their eclectic menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, bowls, and more, with icons for vegan, gluten-free, and raw dishes.
  • FreshFin Poke – They focus on quality at this local poke chain. They also offer a range of options for special diet needs, including two vegan protein options and vegan and gluten-free labels on their menus. And according to one of the founders, all of their sauces and ingredients are dairy-free, except for the truffle crab.
  • Health Hut Natural Foods – They have a great selection of special diet foods (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc) and helpful staff at this full service grocer.
  • Naf Naf Grill ⭐️ – The menu at this quick serve Middle Eastern grill is completely dairy-free with the exception of one of their packaged baklavas (the other two are made without dairy!). They offer a full menu of favorites, from falafel to shawarma, and have a handy allergen guide.
  • Pokeworks – All of their signature poke bowls, and pretty much all of their menu is dairy-free, including the Dole Whip for dessert! They offer raw, cooked, and vegan proteins.

Cudahy

  • East Side Ovens Bakery ⭐️ – This artisan vegan bakery has a small shop, where you can buy their cookies, pies, and pastries. They also sell at local farmer’s markets and to several shops and restaurants in the Milwaukee and Madison area.
  • Twisted Plants ⭐️ – This vegan burger joint has a creative mix of burgers and sandwiches, which you can order with waffle fries, tater tots, and dairy-free milkshakes.

De Pere

  • Bona Fide Juicery – They blend dairy-free smoothies and acai bowls, and have a whole range of vegan cold brews and oat milk lattes. In terms of food, they offer dairy-free avocado toasts, bone broths, paninis, oatmeal, and salads, with many vegan and gluten-free options.

Eau Claire

  • Monk’s Bar & Grill ⭐️ – They have an allergen chart online that breaks down each menu item to help with custom ordering. And the staff is reportedly well trained in discussing allergen concerns. Their dairy-free options include select wings, burgers (their buns and “liquid butter alternative” are reportedly dairy-free and vegan), sandwiches and wraps without cheese, and other custom order dishes. Items like their beer-battered fries and chicken tenders are also made without dairy, but as usual, keep fryer cross-contamination in mind if that is a concern for you.

Glendale

  • Pizza Studio – They have a vegan pizza, complete with vegan “cheese” and “sausage.” Many other pizzas can be ordered dairy-fee with a cheese swap. They also have build your own salads.

Grafton

  • Colectivo Coffee ⭐️ – They clearly label their menus for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests. The dairy-free food options include several bowls, sandwich and burrito options, and even baked oatmeal. They usually have vegan baked treats on hand, too, and they serve oatmilk lattes.
  • Slow Pokes Local Food – This is a healthy gluten-free grocery store and cafe that sells their own dairy-free coconut kefir cream. They also make vegan cashew dips and spreads, paleo baked goods, and more. In fact, most of their items are dairy-free, and they have meal prep available..

Green Bay

  • Bona Fide Juicery – They blend dairy-free smoothies and acai bowls, and have a whole range of vegan cold brews and oat milk lattes. In terms of food, they offer dairy-free avocado toasts, bone broths, paninis, oatmeal, and salads, with many vegan and gluten-free options.
  • Heartland Pizza Company – Their dough and all three of their pizza sauces are vegan, and they offer dairy-free cheese alternative, so they can make most of their pizzas dairy-free on request. They also have vegan chocolate and vanilla ice cream for dessert.
  • Naturally Delightful ⭐️ – This is a gluten-free, vegan bakery, but please note that they do bake non-vegan custom order cakes on order.

Greenfield

  • Blüm Coffee Garden – This is a great spot for dairy-free lattes and finding local treats. They offer bakery items, almost always with vegan options, a range of locally-made bars, and other Wisconsin retail items.

Hales Corners

  • Health Hut Natural Foods – They have a great selection of special diet foods (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc) and helpful staff at this full service grocer.

Janesville

  • Basics Co-op Coffee & Deli – This local grocery and coffee bar offers vegan and gluten-free food and drink options daily, in addition to a good selection of specialty food items.

Kenosha

  • Scoops Ice Cream & Candy – Don’t let the cow motif scare you. This local shop has several dairy-free ice cream flavors daily, which often include creamy vanilla bean, chocolate, butter pecan, and mint chocolate chunk. They reportedly offer soy milk and dairy-free whipped cream, too, so they can prepare dairy-free sundaes and whip up vegan milkshakes.

Kohler

  • The Wisconsin Room ⭐️ – Their elegant farm-to-table menu is clearly labeled for dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free guests, and there is quite a bit to choose from. They offer numerous dairy-free starters, sides, and entrees like Peppercorn-Seared Filet Mignon and Grilled Mapleton Farm Lamb Scaffata.

Lake Delton

  • Monk’s Bar & Grill ⭐️ – They have an allergen chart online that breaks down each menu item to help with custom ordering. And the staff is reportedly well trained in discussing allergen concerns. Their dairy-free options include select wings, burgers (their buns and “liquid butter alternative” are reportedly dairy-free and vegan), sandwiches and wraps without cheese, and other custom order dishes. Items like their beer-battered fries and chicken tenders are also made without dairy, but as usual, keep fryer cross-contamination in mind if that is a concern for you.
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill – See our Uno’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.

Lake Geneva

  • Savoy – They’re friendly to dairy-free and gluten-free guests, with dairy-free options like Yucatan tacos, white miso duck, and vegan tostadas.
  • Wicked Poke Hut – This lively poke restaurant offers a good menu of dairy-free poke bowls and house-made sauces. Gluten-free options are labeled.

Madison

  • Aldo’s Cafe – They clearly label items that can be ordered vegan, and they include a few bowls and tacos. They also have a couple additional dairy-free options, and a full coffee bar with almond, oat, and soymilks available.
  • Bartaco – Their allergen menu is so detailed, that it states exactly what in the item contains the allergen. And their dairy-free options are abundant. Most of their tacos, rice bowls, other entrees, and sides are, or can be ordered, dairy-free. But the dessert and kids menus are heavy in dairy.
  • Bassett Street Brunch Club – Their menu is clearly labeled for vegan and gluten-free guests, and includes a handful of vegan brunch items, and some fun lunch options, like spaghetti-ohs. At last check, they also offered dairy-free French toast, made with coconut milk.
  • Belair Cantina – They offer some vegan snacks and a couple types of vegan tacos. But many other menu items are or can be ordered dairy-free, and they are known for following good allergen protocols.
  • Black Squirrel Bake Shop ⭐️ – Enticing cakes, cookies, croissants, and more are available at this 100% vegan bakery.
  • Blended ⭐️ – This is a dairy-free acai bowl and smoothie spot that even makes their own paleo granola. Everything can be made vegan with a honey swap.
  • Bloom Bake Shop – Thanks Sheree for recommending this bakery, “They have many great cupcakes and doughnuts that are dairy free and gluten free and honestly are the best cupcakes I have ever had.” Their baked offering change daily, but you also might find vegan granola, pop tarts, cinnamon rolls, scones, cakes, biscuits, select breads, and/or a savory lunch item or two. They have a full coffee bar with almond, soy, and oat milks available at no extra charge.
  • Canteen – Their menu is labeled for vegan and gluten-free guests, but also includes some dairy-free taco options (just ask!). Vegan options include tacos, burritos, taco salad, and several sides.
  • Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream – This local chain has four shops dotted around the city, and each one offers a selection of dairy-free, soy-based ice cream scoops. The selection can includes many classics, like vanilla, chocolate, cookies and cream, and butter pecan. They can also blend you a dairy-free milkshake with oat milk or soy milk. And if you want something more refreshing, they serve Italian ice.
  • Colectivo Coffee ⭐️ – They clearly label their menus for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests. The dairy-free food options include several bowls, sandwich and burrito options, and even baked oatmeal. They usually have vegan baked treats on hand, too, and they serve oatmilk lattes.
  • DLux – You can order a vegan burger, fries, and cookies and cream shake at this burger hot spot. Meaty burgers can also be ordered dairy free.
  • Everly – They shun gluten on their whole menu, and offer a good selection of vegan starters and entrees. Additional items can be ordered dairy free.
  • EVP Coffee – At its heart, this is a coffee shop and roastery. But this popular spot is also well loved for their pastries. They reportedly offer a selection of “regular” and vegan treats. And everything is made from scratch in-house, right down to their granola and biscotti. They also serve a small array of lunch items, which includes vegan sandwiches and salads. And of course they have dairy-free alternatives for their coffee, including almond, soy, and oat milks.
  • FreshFin Poke – They focus on quality at this local poke chain. They also offer a range of options for special diet needs, including two vegan protein options and vegan and gluten-free labels on their menus. And according to one of the founders, all of their sauces and ingredients are dairy-free, except for the truffle crab.
  • Gotham Bagels – For their bagels, they have a couple flavors of Tofutti cream cheese, and a plethora of toppings for you custom order bagel sandwich.
  • Graze ⭐️ – They do an amazing job catering to special diets at this locavore restaurant. Their menu is labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, and other diets, and is also labeled for items that can be modified to meet these needs. About half of their menu can be ordered dairy-free.
  • Forage Kitchen ⭐️ – Their menu focuses on bowls – salad bowls, grain bowls, warm bowls – and kombucha. Pretty much all of their menu items can be ordered dairy-free, and at last check, all of their house-made dressings were dairy-free. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available.
  • Hubbard Avenue Diner – For breakfast you can order dairy-free or vegan rancheros. Midday, they have a vegan sandwich option and other sandwiches that can be ordered dairy-free. Two days a week, they also serve dairy-free broasted chicken.
  • Ian’s Pizza – They have a full menu of vegan pizzas (and daily vegan pizza by the slice), and pretty much all of their pizzas can be made dairy-free. They offer Good Planet cheese alternatives, house-made ranch, creme, and pesto sauces, and much more, including unique array of vegan faux meats. Build-your-own salads are also on the menu, and they have vegan churro chow for dessert.
  • Lao Laan-Xang – Susannelet us know about this Laotian restaurant. “I wanted to share that I’ve had a very good experience at Lao Laan Xang. The waitress mentioned that their food doesn’t contain dairy (like most Asian foods) and when I said that I’ve always loved their iced Thai tea (which has cream added), she said that she can add coconut milk instead of the cream.” They serve lunch and dinner, and also clearly label gluten-free options.
  • Louie’s Char Dogs & Butter Burgers – They offer a “world inspired” vegan menu of hot dogs and burgers. For “just” dairy-free customers, they use Hebrew National hot dogs, and offer a plethora of toppings. Udi’s gluten-free buns are available.
  • Miko Poke ⭐️ – Enjoy any Hawaiian-style poke rice or salad bowls at this fast-casual spot. They state “our entire food menu is gluten and dairy free,” and they have vegan and vegetarian options. They also serve dairy-free Dole Whip for dessert.
  • Monty’s Blue Plate Diner – This retro restaurant, complete with vinyl booths and spinning barstools, serves all the standard American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But, many of their dishes are actually vegan. They have almond milk French toast, tofu scrambler, vegan Caesar salad, and more. They can also make many other menu items dairy-free, since they offer dairy-free cheese alternatives and have vegan bread and buns.
  • Nature’s Bakery Co-op – This local natural food store also makes their own granola and veggie burgers, and carries many local products.
  • Paleo Mama Bakery – Everything is gluten-free and grain-free, and almost everything is dairy-free, at this prolific paleo bakery. They even offer raw vegan cheesecakes and take custom cake orders. Just beware of their keto line, which tends to be dairy heavy.
  • Short Stack Eatery – They offer gluten-free vegan pancakes that you can even order topped with coconut whip. They also offer vegan toasts, breakfast burritos, hash, salad (with vegan pecan dressing), and more. Additional meat and egg items can be ordered dairy-free.
  • Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace – Not only do they label their menu for vegan and gluten-free guests, they also have some specialty items. You can order vegan queso or nachos, several types of vegan tacos (and additional dairy-free options), vegan burritos (including chimi style), and more.
  • The Green Owl Cafe ⭐️ – This cozy restaurant squeezes a lot of options onto their diverse little menu. They have burgers drizzled with cashew cheese sauce, shiitake Caesar salads, jackfruit quesadillas, crabby Po’ Boys, and so much more. Even their sides range from baba ganoush to cornbread. And everything on the menu can be made vegan. They’re open for lunch and dinner.
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill – See our Uno’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Willy Street Co-op – This is a market and deli with a few locations around the city. Their menus have vegan options, and a few more that are dairy-free on request. They also have a juice bar with many dairy-free smoothie options, and one reader said they scoop dairy-free, coconut ice cream. If not, they have some available in the freezer. This grocery store is a good source for special diet and natural food brands.
  • Yola’s Cafe – All coffee syrups and sauces at this shop are dairy-free, vegan, and kosher. They also blend dairy-free, no sugar added fruit smoothies. They also offer some vegan baked goodies daily, and cook vegan waffles on a dedicated iron. They’re allergy-friendly with the rest of their menu, too, and have vegan breads for making dairy-free sandwiches and wraps.

Mequon

  • Aloha Poke Co – They’re great about sharing allergy, gluten, and vegan info at this midwest poke chain. Most of their menu is dairy-free, but they state that their yuzu ranch sauce, “crunch” fried onions, and furikake seasoning to contain milk. They do have vegan and gluten-free sauce and topping options, too.
  • Colectivo Coffee ⭐️ – They clearly label their menus for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests. The dairy-free food options include several bowls, sandwich and burrito options, and even baked oatmeal. They usually have vegan baked treats on hand, too, and they serve oatmilk lattes.
  • Outpost Natural Foods – They have a big selection of special diet foods, and they have a cafe inside, with many options for dairy-free and vegan customers. They blend smoothies, serve breakfast, have a big lunch menu of sandwiches, and burgers, and offer grab and go items.

Menomonee Falls

Middleton

  • Monk’s Bar & Grill ⭐️ – They have an allergen chart online that breaks down each menu item to help with custom ordering. And the staff is reportedly well trained in discussing allergen concerns. Their dairy-free options include select wings, burgers (their buns and “liquid butter alternative” are reportedly dairy-free and vegan), sandwiches and wraps without cheese, and other custom order dishes. Items like their beer-battered fries and chicken tenders are also made without dairy, but as usual, keep fryer cross-contamination in mind if that is a concern for you.

Milwaukee

  • Allie Boy’s Bagelry & Luncheonette – Naturally, most of their bagels are dairy-free, but they also have house-made vegan cream cheese in addition to hummus. They also serve salads and bagel sandwiches.
  • Aloha Poke Co – They’re great about sharing allergy, gluten, and vegan info at this midwest poke chain. Most of their menu is dairy-free, but they state that their yuzu ranch sauce, “crunch” fried onions, and furikake seasoning to contain milk. They do have vegan and gluten-free sauce and topping options, too.
  • Babes Ice Cream & Dessert – They offer soy-based, dairy-free ice cream flavors from the Chocolate Shoppe, and also have a full vegan menu that includes shakes, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cake slice, brownies, cookies, sundaes, and more.
  • Beans & Barley – This prolific deli and cafe has vegan options on every section of their big menu, including various sandwiches, salads, burritos, and brunch items. They even have vegan biscuits with “sausage” gravy. Many additional menu items are or can be made dairy-free.
  • Bean Sprouts Cafe – Bean Sprouts plants cafés inside family destinations across the country. This one is inside the Milwaukee. Their playful yet healthy menu is allergy-friendly, and boasts a few different dairy-free breakfast and lunch options for kids and adults.
  • Beerline Cafe – Almost everything on their menu can be ordered vegan, including crepes, scrambles, and paninis.
  • Belair Cantina – They offer some vegan snacks and a couple types of vegan tacos. But many other menu items are or can be ordered dairy-free, and they are known for following good allergen protocols.
  • Blooming Lotus Bakery ⭐️ – As if being vegan isn’t enough. This bakery is free of dairy, eggs, gluten, grains, cane sugar, oils, soy, and yeast. Yes, seriously. They use nut and seed flours to bake an impressive, heart-healthy array of muffins, cupcakes, cookies, breads, scones, pies, and more. They even bake custom cakes.
  • Bowls to Go ⭐️ – Their dairy-free bowls include acai bowls, salad bowls, and grain bowls. They clearly label their menu for dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free guests.
  • Colectivo Coffee ⭐️ – They clearly label their menus for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests. The dairy-free food options include several bowls, sandwich and burrito options, and even baked oatmeal. They usually have vegan baked treats on hand, too, and they serve oatmilk lattes.
  • County Clare Irish Inn & Pub ⭐️ – They label their menu for dairy-free guests, and have options like curry battered chicken strips, cottage pie, shepherd’s pie, Irish soup, and street salad on the menu. They also serve Irish and American style breakfasts for brunch.
  • CupKate ⭐️ – This is a cottage vegan bakery, so they don’t have a storefront, but you can order online and  pick up. They specialize in custom cakes and cupcakes.
  • Dead Bird Brewing ⭐️ – This is an all-vegan brewery and deli. They offer a petite menu of shareables, tacos, and desserts to enjoy with your house-made pint.
  • FreshFin Poke – They focus on quality at this local poke chain. They also offer a range of options for special diet needs, including two vegan protein options and vegan and gluten-free labels on their menus. And according to one of the founders, all of their sauces and ingredients are dairy-free, except for the truffle crab.
  • Freshii –  As the name implies, this chain focuses on fresh cuisine, mostly in the form of bowls, salads, wraps, and smoothies. They offer a detailed allergen menu, and each menu category has at least one or two dairy-free options, ordered as is. But most items can be ordered without dairy easily, since all of their bases, proteins, broths, and toppings (aside from cheese) are made without milk (at the time of our review). Just verify the sauces, as a few contain milk-based ingredients.
  • Grassroots Salad Company – You can build your own dairy-free salad or wrap from a plethora of toppings and a selection of vinaigrettes. They also blend dairy-free smoothies and have some vegan soups.
  • Ian’s Pizza – They have a full menu of vegan pizzas (and daily vegan pizza by the slice), and pretty much all of their pizzas can be made dairy-free. They offer Good Planet cheese alternatives, house-made ranch, creme, and pesto sauces, and much more, including unique array of vegan faux meats. Build-your-own salads are also on the menu, and they have vegan churro chow for dessert.
  • On the Bus ⭐️ – This all-vegan, quick-serve spot serves a selection of smoothies, acai bowls, sandwches, burgers, and ice cream at the Milwaukee Public Market.
  • Outpost Natural Foods – They have a big selection of special diet foods, and they have a cafe inside, with many options for dairy-free and vegan customers. They blend smoothies, serve breakfast, have a big lunch menu of sandwiches, and burgers, and offer grab and go items.
  • Strange Town ⭐️ – Enjoy small plates and shareable large plates with your craft cocktail, wine, or beer at this vegan restaurant. They focus on sourcing organic and local ingredients.
  • Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery ⭐️ – They offer vegan light bites and smoothie bowls for breakfast, and an array of plant-based burgers, sandwiches and other entrees for lunch and dinner.

Mukwonago

  • Health Hut Natural Foods – They have a great selection of special diet foods (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc) and helpful staff at this full service grocer.

Oak Creek

  • Belair Cantina – They offer some vegan snacks and a couple types of vegan tacos. But many other menu items are or can be ordered dairy-free, and they are known for following good allergen protocols.

Pewaukee

  • Hop Harvest & Vine Public House ⭐️ –  Their menus are labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and vegan guests. They have a nice little selection of dairy-free dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and can also make a range of oat milk smoothies.
  • Molly’s Gluten–Free Bakery ⭐️ – Several of their breads are dairy-free and egg-free, and they label which desserts can be ordered without dairy and eggs. They include many pies, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, dessert bars, and even cookie dough.

Platteville

Pleasant Prairie

Plover

  • Monk’s Bar & Grill ⭐️ – They have an allergen chart online that breaks down each menu item to help with custom ordering. And the staff is reportedly well trained in discussing allergen concerns. Their dairy-free options include select wings, burgers (their buns and “liquid butter alternative” are reportedly dairy-free and vegan), sandwiches and wraps without cheese, and other custom order dishes. Items like their beer-battered fries and chicken tenders are also made without dairy, but as usual, keep fryer cross-contamination in mind if that is a concern for you.

Racine

  • Soup Shanty – Their soups rotate daily, but they clearly label for dairy-free and gluten-free guests, and often have a few dairy-free options.

Sauk Rapids

Sheboygan

  • Whisk ⭐️ – More than 600 people showed up at the grand opening of this welcoming paleo bakery and cafe! Everything they make is dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free. Additionally, they cater to vegan, egg-free, nut-free, and keto diets with daily menu items and custom orders. And of course they source natural, organic, and local ingredients. Every day, they whip up cookies, cupcakes, bars, coffee cake, cheesecakes, and more. They also bake beautiful custom cakes and cupcakes for weddings and other special events, and their flavor selection is quite impressive.

Shorewood

  • Colectivo Coffee ⭐️ – They clearly label their menus for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests. The dairy-free food options include several bowls, sandwich and burrito options, and even baked oatmeal. They usually have vegan baked treats on hand, too, and they serve oatmilk lattes.

Spooner

  • Pine Brook Farm – Everything is cooked to order at this grill, so they are happy to accommodate dairy-free and gluten-free guests. Their mains include a selection of meats and fish.

Sun Prairie

  • Monk’s Bar & Grill ⭐️ – They have an allergen chart online that breaks down each menu item to help with custom ordering. And the staff is reportedly well trained in discussing allergen concerns. Their dairy-free options include select wings, burgers (their buns and “liquid butter alternative” are reportedly dairy-free and vegan), sandwiches and wraps without cheese, and other custom order dishes. Items like their beer-battered fries and chicken tenders are also made without dairy, but as usual, keep fryer cross-contamination in mind if that is a concern for you.

Verona

  • Monk’s Bar & Grill ⭐️ – They have an allergen chart online that breaks down each menu item to help with custom ordering. And the staff is reportedly well trained in discussing allergen concerns. Their dairy-free options include select wings, burgers (their buns and “liquid butter alternative” are reportedly dairy-free and vegan), sandwiches and wraps without cheese, and other custom order dishes. Items like their beer-battered fries and chicken tenders are also made without dairy, but as usual, keep fryer cross-contamination in mind if that is a concern for you.

Washburn

  • Cafe Coco ⭐️ – They serve breakfast and lunch, and have a full bakery. The majority of their breads are dairy-free, and they offer a few dairy-free baked treats. This is also a good spot for deli sandwiches at lunch. They have both vegan and dairy-free options.

Waukesha

  • Five Points Irish Pub – Located at the Clarke Hotel, this local establishment is friendly toward special diet guests. They have dairy-free curry battered chicken strips on their menu, and can customize a few other options.

Wausau

  • Downtown Grocery – This is a local, organic grocery market, bakery, and kitchen. They clearly label dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan items, and have dairy-free options in their bakery and on their everyday menus.

Wauwatosa

  • Aloha Poke Co – They’re great about sharing allergy, gluten, and vegan info at this midwest poke chain. Most of their menu is dairy-free, but they state that their yuzu ranch sauce, “crunch” fried onions, and furikake seasoning to contain milk. They do have vegan and gluten-free sauce and topping options, too.
  • Belair Cantina – They offer some vegan snacks and a couple types of vegan tacos. But many other menu items are or can be ordered dairy-free, and they are known for following good allergen protocols.
  • Colectivo Coffee ⭐️ – They clearly label their menus for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests. The dairy-free food options include several bowls, sandwich and burrito options, and even baked oatmeal. They usually have vegan baked treats on hand, too, and they serve oatmilk lattes.
  • FreshFin Poke – They focus on quality at this local poke chain. They also offer a range of options for special diet needs, including two vegan protein options and vegan and gluten-free labels on their menus. And according to one of the founders, all of their sauces and ingredients are dairy-free, except for the truffle crab.
  • P.F. Chang’s – See our P.F. Chang’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • R&R Poke Sushi – It’s all about options at this poke spot. You can order your poke as a bowl or as a sushi burrito, and they offer numerous bases (white and brown rice, quinoa, and greens), many proteins (even shiitake mushrooms for vegans), and various dairy-free sauces and toppings.
  • Tabal Chocolate – They craft a range of vegan, single-origin dark chocolate bars and even have their own housemade version of Nutella.

West Allis

  • Carrie’s Crispies – Yes, this is a rice crispy treat shop! They do use dairy in many varieties, but usually have dairy-free, gluten-free Original and Peanut Butter Oreo flavors available.
  • Health Hut Natural Foods – They have a great selection of special diet foods (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc) and helpful staff at this full service grocer.

West Bend

  • Skinny Vic’s – Thanks to Kelly for recommending this diner and coffee stop. “They have some options for dairy free and gluten free. Very friendly with accommodating allergies!” They serve breakfast and lunch.

William’s Bay

  • Frosty Moose – In addition to sorbet, they typically offer a couple creamy, dairy-free, soy-based flavors.

Wisconsin Dells

  • Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille ⭐️ – This might be a single local restaurant, but they go to the trouble of making detailed allergy menus. Their dairy-free menu includes dishes that are dairy-free as is, and how to custom order dairy-free. It includes burgers, cheeseless pizzas, BBQ with sides, salads, and more.
  • Monk’s Bar & Grill ⭐️ – They have an allergen chart online that breaks down each menu item to help with custom ordering. And the staff is reportedly well trained in discussing allergen concerns. Their dairy-free options include select wings, burgers (their buns and “liquid butter alternative” are reportedly dairy-free and vegan), sandwiches and wraps without cheese, and other custom order dishes. Items like their beer-battered fries and chicken tenders are also made without dairy, but as usual, keep fryer cross-contamination in mind if that is a concern for you.

Dairy-Free Wisconsin: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with Vegan and Gluten-Free OptionsPhoto from Miko Poke in Madison, Wisconsin

Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout Wisconsin

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

Dairy-Free Wisconsin: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with Vegan and Gluten-Free OptionsPhoto from On the Bus in Milwaukee

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Wisconsin

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Wisconsin. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

  • Fifth Scoop – This is a local, plant-based ice cream company that packs their unique flavors into pints, like Lemonmellow, Buckeye, and Strawberry Shortcake.
  • Gabriela’s Conchitas – This Madison-based, wholesale bakery makes mini Mexican sweet bread with 100% plant-based ingredients.
  • MyBread – This is a gluten-free, vegan bakery, located in Racine. They sell online only and through stores and offer an array of breads and treats.
  • NewFields – They do have retail packaging, but you’ll primarily see their dairy-free, plant-based cheeses on menus.
  • Off the Farm – They make vegan meal bars, but beware that their protein bars are not dairy-free.
  • Root’s Chocolates – They make chocolates with local ingredients, and have several dairy-free flavors, like Beer Naked, Hole Mole, and Sass-Squash.
  • Troubador Bakery – This local bakery supplies many cafes in the Milwaukee area. They aren’t a dairy-free bakery, but if you spot their morning glory muffins, pumpkin muffins or quick bread, bagels, granola, multigrain or sourdough loaves on the menu, they might be good dairy-free options. They also bake some vegan cookies.
  • Vevan Foods – Wisconsin doesn’t forget dairy-free cheeseheads. This vegan cheese alternative company proudly crafts their shreds, slices, and snacks in Wisconsin.

Dairy-Free Wisconsin: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with Vegan and Gluten-Free OptionsPhoto from Blooming Lotus Bakery in Milwaukee

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this site. It makes things so much easier when dining out. Blooms bake shop in Madison, WI should be on this list as well. They have many great cupcakes and doughnuts that are dairy free and gluten free and honestly are the best cupcakes I have ever had.

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