So this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down… by this GEM of a restaurant: Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery! It’s a locally-owned, vegan restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that’s full of color and delicious treats. Although I’m not vegan or vegetarian, I’m a huge foodie. I absolutely love trying new foods and new restaurants.
**Bonus points if you sang that first line in your head**
About Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery
I love stories—so let me tell you a little bit about this vegan restaurant in Milwaukee. Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery has a true passion for organic, healthy food and being environmentally healthy. They aim to locally source as many ingredients as possible. They switch up their menu throughout the year to keep up with seasonal ingredients, while keeping the fan favorites of course!
As a locally owned restaurant, they’re heavily involved in the Milwaukee area and other local non-profits. You get REAL, genuine people behind the real, organic food! They host different events to benefit local nonprofits. The below picture shows the nonprofit they were supporting during my visit: Milwauke Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (which cares for the safety and welfare of people and animals in Milwaukee County).
Colorfully Vegan Food and Drink
After seeing the below pictures, I’m sure now you see where the “colorful” came from in my title. It’s okay; I won’t judge you if you drool over this colorful food. (The young girls a couple tables over miiiiight have seen me do the same). I chose their Moon Rock Sub with their coconut coleslaw salad. You can choose to have chips as a side, but I encourage you (or strongly nudge) you to get the salad. I’m not really a salad fan, but this coleslaw had me wishing it was in a bigger bowl!
The Moon Rock Sub:
- “Meat” balls made of beans and walnuts with various spices
- Marinara sauce and probably (most likely) the creamiest pesto I’ve ever had
- Parmesan cheese made from cashews
- Served on a toasted Italian roll
Albeit was a bit messy, but totally worth it. I mean, look at how much food is on that bun! You can eat it with a fork and knife, but I feel like you get a true, blissful experience going all in. To any meat-eating skeptics, it still tasted like your traditional meatball bomber (with delicious pesto).
I’m obsessed with smoothies, so I could NOT leave without trying one. I chose the Blue Maca Smoothie which has orange, banana, blueberry, almond butter, maca, and acai berry.
I had no worries it would be delicious, since everything they use is fresh. I’m quite sensitive to textures when it comes to food, but this is truly a SMOOTH smoothie. I’ve gone to chain smoothie/juice restaurants that have left chunks in their smoothies, but Urban Beets Cafe definitely made sure to add a little extra love.
I will definitely be back, as I’m dying to try a smoothie bowl. The lemon cream pie smoothie is calling my name! I’m thinking this would be the next mother/daughter date for me.
Thanks to Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery for inviting me! All opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.