By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Nov 06, 2023 at 10:03 AM

It’s as important as ever to support the amazing collection of local restaurants that we have in our beautiful city. And there’s no better way to do so than making a commitment to patronize them throughout the year. To guide you on your journey, I’ve composed a list of 52 amazing restaurants. Try just one of these every week and you’ll have visited them all by the end of 2023.  View the full list here OR download an abbreviated printable PDF file.

The LaFayette Place
1978 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 231-3030

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You’ll miss nothing about eggs or meat at this plant-based breakfast and lunch spot, which serves up a menu of well-executed vegetable-based fare that hits all the right notes.

Whether you opt for healthier fare (smoothies, avocado toast) or something more indulgent (pastries, Southern po’boy), you’ll find options that deliver on flavor, texture and balance.

Dive into their decadent “Cheesy” Hash features house potatoes and roasted vegetables under a shroud of housemade chorizo, melted cheese, avocado and chipotle sauce, plus a side of toast. Or try out their veggie breakfast burrito filled with roasted vegetables, black beans, corn, tofu scramble, Spanish rice and chipotle cream and served with pico de gallo and house potatoes. 

If you're headed there for brunch, you have plenty of choices with regard to brunch drinks; but don't miss their Brunch Old Fashioned, a drink that has all the flavor of the classic with the punch of cold brew coffee to make it oh-so-brunchworthy.

Recommended: Chorizo burrito, cheesy hash, Southern po’boy

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Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.