Hummus with za’atar bread and pickled vegetables at Strange Town

Strange Town Isn’t Just for Dinner Anymore

The East Side plant-based emporium kicks off its daytime hours with a light food menu and a bevy of hot and iced drinks.

Strange Town (2101 N. Prospect Ave.) has put out the word that this Town is no longer just a nighttime hangout. New daytime hours are in effect at the chill little plant-based bar-dining establishment. The hours are now Mon-Sat from 11 a.m., with the kitchen closing at 10 p.m. and the bar closing at 11 p.m. or at midnight (Thurs-Sat).

During the day, the menu is “micro,” says co-owner Andy Noble, since the kitchen gets heavy use in the evenings implementing the dinner menu. That said, daytime options include hummus plates, sweet potato-kale samosas, pizzettes and salads.

The drink menu leans refreshing and unusual (for this town). There are hot and iced chaga mushroom lattes, Niuka iced teas, turmeric spritz bevs and a full espresso bar using the local Pilcrow roaster. Wine and cocktails, too. 



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.