Wednesday, April 4, 2012

VEGETARIAN

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Beans & Barley
1901 E. North Ave.

OK, they are not strictly vegetarian, serving chicken and fish, too. But Beans & Barley has long been Milwaukee's stalwart for alternative dining and a great place to people watch. The dining room is a striking example of contemporary design. On the way out, stop at the organic deli and grocery. (D.L.) $-$$. CC. OD. Beer and wine. Handicap access. 278-7878

Outpost Natural Foods
100 E. Capitol Drive, 961-2597

7000 W. State St., 778-2012

2826 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 755-3202

Milwaukee's long-running natural foods co-op (they helped introduce the city to the concept of healthy eating!) has deli and table arrangements at all locations. (D.L.) $. CC. Handicap access.

Riverwest Co-op Café
733 E. Clarke St.

The Co-op offers organic sustenance, including produce from the grocer's side and meatless options at the café via the opposite side. The air is rich with the aroma of produce, coffee and incense mixed with a harmonious, cozy assortment of mismatched chairs. (N.P.) $. CC. OD. NA. 264-7933.