Lindsay Heights Is Getting a Cool New Cafe!

Taste of Lindsay Heights will spotlight budding food entrepreneurs.

The new Taste of Lindsay Heights (1617 W North Ave.) carryout cafe houses several local food entrepreneurs all under its roof. And it’s celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Here’s what you need to know about it: The cafe’s mission is to help food startups get off the ground – startups offering healthy food and drink. The cafe is owned and operated by the nonprofit Walnut Way Conservation Corps., which promotes work, wealth and wellness in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood.

The cafe menu offers lots of nourishing options, from smoothies ($4-$8.50) to a potato bar ($3.50-$4.50). You’ll also find smoothie bowls ($6-$11), including the Green Classic, topped with pumpkin seeds, frozen bananas and mango slices, granola, kale, orange, frozen pineapple and dates. There are two Buddha bowls – roasted chicken and sweet potato ($5.50 and $10). Personal pizzas ($3.50-$4.50), Funky Fresh Spring Rolls (2 for $7.50), salads ($4.50-$6) and soups ($4.50) are also options.  



Beyond Funky Fresh, the featured vendors are Rum Cakes by Paula, GLDN HNY Inc. (offering fresh pressed juices), Kreative Fruitz (charcuterie boxes, fruit cups and more), Simple Snacks (cookies and trail mix), Kyric’s Lemonade and Aunt Manda’s Beverages (ginger beer and other bevs).

Carryout is available Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Chandra Ellis, GLDN HNY, Inc., Owner, and Taste of Lindsay Heights, Manager; Photo by Doug McCabe
Imani Raiyne, Kreative Fruitz, Owner, and Taste of Lindsay Heights. Assistant Manager; Photo by Doug McCabe
Miranda Wilder, Simple Snacks, Owner; Photo by Doug McCabe
Paula Boost, Rum Cakes by Paula Owner; Photo by Doug McCabe
Kyric Burt, Kyric’s Lemonade, Owner; Photo by Doug McCabe





Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.