Sometime last year I decided I wanted to get most, if not all, of my holiday shopping done locally for this year. Milwaukee is overflowing with talented artisans and fantastic shops boasting everything from handmade chocolates to jewelry to ribbon & wrapping paper. Putting together this post made me so proud to call myself a Milwaukeean.
Originally this was just going to be one post, but as I got going I realized the huge number of local stores we have — it was a gigantic post. So we’re starting off with edible items that would be great for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, etc.
Chocolate & Candy
211 S. 2nd Street (414) 223-0123
4525 N. Oakland Avenue (414) 332-2749
400 N. Water Street (inside the public market) (414) 336-1111
224 W. Bruce Street (414) 763-1143
2920 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue (414) 489-0765
Stone Creek Coffee
Several cafe locations.
Clock Shadow Creamery
138 W. Bruce Street (414) 273-9711
Brenner Brewing Company
706 S. 5th Street (414) 465-8469
Milwaukee Brewing Co.
613 S. 2nd Street (414) 226-2337
Central Standard Distillery
613 S. 2nd Street (414) 455-8870
Great Lakes Distillery
616 W. Virginia Street (414) 431-8683