By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Nov 16, 2022 at 11:02 AM

Bowls To Go has officially ceased operations at, 207 W. Freshwater Way in Walker’s Point.

The healthful prepared meal service, which sprung from the restaurant of the same name, was an effort to transition the fast casual eatery into a more sustainable model after losing most of its walk-up business during the pandemic. 

“After much soul searching, I’ve decided it’s time to close Bowls To Go to pursue other opportunities,” notes owner Andy Larson. “I want to thank all of our customers for the support as we attempted to navigate a very difficult time. And I want to thank my staff, especially my right (and left to be honest) hand person, Kelly Harrison, for being instrumental in the business from the get go – Bowls To Go would not have existed without you.” 

Currently, Bowls to Go is selling off their current inventory of frozen bowls, which range from berry acai smoothie bowls and rice-based fiesta bowls to Thai red curry and shepherd's pie bowls. The remaining bowls will be available to order online for pick-up or delivery through Dec. 2 or until sold out.

As for the business itself, Larson says they are entertaining a couple of options.

“We are open to selling the business to someone who’d be interested in carrying on what we started in some capacity,” he notes. “There’s definitely potential for the right person who would be willing to put in the time and marketing. We do have catering relationships established and there is also the possibity of marketing the bowls for retail sales.”   

Larson, who owns the building, says he’d also be open to leasing the 1500 square foot fast-casual space to another restaurant concept.  Serious inquires can be directed to Andy Larson by email at

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.