By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Make Waves, a new plant-based concept, is slated to open its doors at the 3rd Street Market Hall, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., on Wednesday, March 30 at 11 a.m.

Behind the concept is Playing in the Plants, the restaurant group behind On The Bus and Sugar Cube Donuts. 

“From the food to the artistic design, our team has put so much care into every detail. We’re excited for our plant-based vision to grow in Milwaukee,” notes Emily Ware of Playing in the Plants.

Make Waves features a fully plant-based menu including boba tea ($7), smoothies ($8), flatbreads ($8) and toast with various toppings, from avocado and hummus to berries and plant-based ricotta cheese ($7).

Make Waves will also feature a build your own “Wave Bowl” bar featuring superfood bases like açaí, pitaya-orange, matcha, mango and blue coconut, plus guests' choice of a variety of fresh toppings (custom bowls are $10 each).  [View their full menu online]

"Make Waves brings a great energy to the market hall with their vibrant colors and fresh ingredients," noted 3rd St. Market Hall Operations Manager, Jaime Jacobs in a press release announcing the new vendor. "We are excited to expand our vegan offerings and add some fun, healthy options to the roster."

For more information on the 3rd Street Market Hall and its vendors, check out our guide to the Downtown food hall.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.