My second home, my dorm in Milwaukee, is less than noteworthy on the culinary aspect as I don’t have a proper kitchen for my every whim, I’ve been busy with art school, and *cough* it’s far from my true love, Chicago *cough*. But enough with the excuses, for I have 5 weeks off for winter break and I intend to raise some hell in my real kitchen and have some exponentially awesome Chicago escapades complete with foodventures, and blog about all of it.
So, over the past few months, I had to get out to get some decent vegan food. I hit up the Milwaukee Public Market, Good Harvest Market, Riverwest Co-op and Cafe, Beans and Barley, Honeypie Cafe, Stack’d, Casablanca, Fuel Cafe, and more.
The Public Market is located in my neighborhood and has a whole bunch of little food and drink places lined up next to each other. I head straight for the Indian and Middle Eastern section, Aladdin, and choose from their selection of curries, falafel, samosas, salads, and hummus whenever I want a good, convenient meal and have some cash to spare.
I do a lot of my grocery shopping at Good Harvest Cafe across the street, an ample-sized local health food store, or hop a bus to Whole Foods when I need more stuff.
Riverwest Co-op is an entirely vegetarian grocery store and cafe. They give huge portions of yumminess for a decent price, and the grocery section is well stocked. I got me some Chicago Soy Dairy Dandies marshmallows there and squished them in between some Newman’s Own Alphabet cookies
I frequent Beans and Barley, located near the Oriental Theatre, for lunch, delicious soy lattes made with Alterra coffee, and their wonderful grocery section. They’ve also got a sweet selection of vegan lotions, shower stuff, lip balms, etc.
I did use the teensy little kitchen in the basement of my dorm room a few times to bake.
Here was my 19th birthday cake:
And some more cakes/cupcakes
And these were made at home over Thanksgiving. Pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes with cinnamon stick frosting.