Another reason to go to The Public Market
I'm pretty sure The Green Kitchen, in The Milwaukee Public Market, might be one of the best deals in town.
No, not the cheapest deal (McDonald's does have a dollar menu) but when you think about what you're getting, for the price you're paying, I have yet to find anything that really beats it.
Order off the sandwich menu or create your own salad combination; we're talking about hearty portion sizes of fresh ingredients for around $7. They have over 50 fresh vegetables, meats and nuts everyday plus housemade dressings. You can order either cold deli sandwiches or hot pressed paninis complete with specialty cheeses and spreads. Feeling the flu coming on? They have nearly 10 fresh squeezed juice combinations littered with vitamins and nutrients.
Yes, it's become a regular stop for me when I'm running to or from work but it's far better and far cheaper than comparable local or chain sandwich and salad stops.
Check it out. I highly recommend it.
Not that it's a bad thing...I really like what hte Public Market has become...a place for the public to gather..The problem (I think) is that it lacks the true openness of a true public market...like the one in Seattle....While the building is beautiful...they really botched it by not having it take up the buildings on Broadway...that was the original commissary row when produce companies dominated the area... Oh well...coulda woulda shoulda...
The public market is half food court half market. Its not what people envisioned when it opened but its what the public wants and you cannot fault the market for that. The idea was flawed from the get go. The rents are too high to attract local produce vendors so the types of things you would expect in a market (fresh produce) are not available. However you can go in there and get awesome cheeses, meats, seafood, spices, and breads so to simply call it a food court is just wrong. I think the market should subsidize a space where local vendors can sell produce on consignment. It would be great to go in there and be able to buy stuff from Growing Power or other local farms.
The MPM is a great space and I think that time has made it clear which vendors know what they are doing in such a market. I think that all of the current vendors have a great deal of merit. The MPM is no more "food court" than Metro Market.
Thanks for the tip! I like the PM though don't go too often. I'll check this place out for lunch tomorrow!
@yvonne8753 Maybe you should go there and see for yourself instead of launching verbal grenades from the suburbs?
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