Twisted Plants Is Bringing Its Vegan Menu to the East Side

The restaurant’s new location will be on Brady Street.

When you eat at Twisted Plants, it’s easy to forget your food is vegan. The Twisted menu of burger and fries, Chicago dawgs, “chik’n” nuggets and more is just that indulgent and satisfying.

Owners Arielle and Brandon Hawthorne started their plant-based business as a food truck, opening their Cudahy restaurant (4905 S. Packard Ave.) in spring 2020. We were all reeling during lockdown and Twisted Plants brought comfort. It still does.

Now the Hawthornes are bringing their concept to the East Side (1233 N. Brady St.). This new location opens to the public on Tuesday, June 7.

You’ll be able to have your burger, dog and french fry fix at the new, counter-service spot, dine-in or carry-out. Burger options include the Super Bad (plant-based patty, grilled onions, pepper-jack cheese, jalapenos and chipotle ranch, $13) and the Big Lebowski (shredded jackfruit, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, mayo and provolone, $13.50). Other items: crispy chick’n salad, mozz sticks and cauliflower bites.

They’ll also have soft-serve vegan ice cream, slushies, chik’n strips and (still to come) vegan Italian beef. This spot will also serve beer and wine.

Hours: Tues-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-2 a.m.



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.