By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 06, 2023 at 6:01 PM

Bars and restaurants have long served as important gathering places for members of the LGBTQ+ community, serving as safe places to escape, join together, plan and  protest. They have also – especially in recent years – become places for talented chefs to share their creativity (and their Pride) with the community.

This guide pays homage to LGBTQ+ eateries throughout the Cream City. And while the types of food they serve might vary greatly, every one of these eateries shares at least one thing in common: they are all safe, welcoming places where you can enjoy a great meal.

315 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 369-3683

Serving: Spanish and Portuguese fare
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Flour Girl & Flame
8121 W National Ave., West Allis, (414) 662-7921
Serving: Wood-fired pizza 
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Beet Pizza
Detroit-style pizza from Flour Girl & Flame

Hamburger Mary’s
730 S. 5th St., (414) 488-2555

Serving: American fare, including brunch and burgers
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5756 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, (414) 967-4803

Serving: Candy, sweets, ice cream
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Lulu Cafe & Bar
2265 S. Howell Ave., (414) 294-5858
Serving: Inspired casual cafe fare
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Lumpia City
Food Truck, (414) 630-0084

Serving: Filipino lumpia 
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Lumpia City food truck
Lumpia City truck

La Cage
801 S 2nd St., (414) 383-8330

Serving:  Fish fry
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Las Virellas
Zocalo Food Park, 636 S. 6th St., (414) 544-2175

Serving: Puerto Rican fare

Maya Ophelia's
Food Truck, (414) 210-6527

Serving: Vegan fare
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Moon Cherry Sweets
Pop-up bakery by the folks from Maya Ophelia's
Serving: vegan bakery
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Moxie Food + Drink
501 E. Silver Spring Dr., (414) 204-8980

Serving: American comfort food
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North Shore Boulangerie
4401 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 963-2153
11124 Industrial Dr., Mequon (262) 518-0021

Serving: French fare, bakery
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Breads at North Shore Boulangerie

Ono Kine Grindz
7215 W. North Ave., (414) 778-0727

Serving: Hawaiian fare and groceries
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Paloma Taco & Tequila
5419 W. North Ave., (414) 810-0404

Serving: Tacos, Mexican fare
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Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
3216 S. Howell Ave., (312) 834-1929

Serving: Breakfast, lunch, Mexican inspired fare
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chilaquiles at Sabrosa
Hash at Sabrosa

Trouble & Sons Pizzeria
133 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay, (414) 800-5015

Serving: Pizza, Italian fare
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732 E. Burleigh St., (414) 372-7880

Serving: Comfort food, vegan options
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Dream Burger
Dream Burger from Wonderland


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.