By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 17, 2020 at 11:01 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

There’s a new place to shop for staples in the Historic Third Ward. The Fauntleroy Market, a new neighborhood grocery concept, has been open for just over a week at Fauntleroy, 316 N. Milwaukee St.

The market – which offers a broad selection of ingredients, pantry staples, prepared foods, beer, wine and grab-and-go offerings – is located in the front portion of the restaurant, replacing the bar seating along the West windows.

New market is here to stay

The pandemic-inspired pivot aims to provide basic provisions for the community while creating a revenue stream to complement carry-out service.  In turn, the market will remain a permanent part of the restaurant for the foreseeable future.

And that could be very good news for the neighborhood. 

After all, whether you’re picking up grocery items for a dinner at home, a few bottles of wine or beer to restock your fridge, sweet treats for the weekend or a variety of prepared items for a picnic in the park, the Fauntleroy Market has something for just about everyone.

Here are some of the things you can find:

Pantry staples

Whether you're in need of condiments like ketchup, mustard, sambal olek or fish sauce or basics like flour or canned tomatoes, you'll find them at the Market.

There are  versatile specialty items like salted capers, high quality anchovies and canned piquillo peppers. 

You can find basics like potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes.

You can even purchase spices, including unique Fauntleroy blends that are perfect for taking your meals to the next level.

Meats and cheeses

Pick up items like frozen whole chickens, sausages or other fresh meat cuts.

A variety of cured meats and prepared charcuterie like chicken liver mousse are also available for your snacking and picnicking needs (along with a selection of packaged crackers and housemade crostini to accompany).

The same goes for cheeses, which are available in a variety of forms from shredded to crumbled or by the block.  

Prepared foods & grab-and-go items

You'll also find numerous prepared foods including housemade frozen gnocchi, heat-and-eat ramen kits and soups and stocks.

Prepared salads, hummus and pitas and (soon) a variety of grab-and-go sandwiches will also be available for purchase. 

Wine and beer

And yes, there is also a selection of wine and beer (along with coffee and tea) to whet your whistle. Chilled wine and beer is also available for your impromptu patio-side hangs.

Bakery and sweets

If carbs are more your thing, there are plenty to be found, including a variety of Rocket Baby breads.

Ready baked treats from Batched Bakery, including cookies and bars, are also for sale.

And, if you want expertly prepared treats like flakey biscuits, cookie dough or cinnamon rolls, those are also available in frozen form. Stock your freezer, then thaw and bake as needed.

Hand thrown pottery

You'll even find beautiful hand-thrown pottery made by local artist Kate Riley, the woman behind the Plate Collective team (check out their current Dinner at Home offering!)

Before you go

Since some items – particularly prepared foods and take-and-bake items – have already become popular finds, guests are encouraged to call ahead to ensure that specific items are in stock before they visit. Market personnel can be reached at (414) 269-9908.

The Fauntleroy Market is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Masks are required (they can be purchased for $1 each at the door, in case you forgot yours!); a limit of six people are allowed in the market at one time.

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.