Edible Picks: Summer Treats
3801 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Look no further than Pete’s Pops for your local summer treat. Owner Pete Cooney had always been interested in food and wanted his own small business. Five years ago, he realized that other cities had a killer popsicle market, while Milwaukee was lacking. Cooney took it upon himself to become a “purveyor of pops and positivity in the community.”
The unique side of Pete’s Pops is the flavors. They have anything from Peanut Butter and Pickle to Pineapple Jalapeno. Cooney’s personal favorites are the Avocado and the Sweet Corn and Blackberry Swirl.
Cooney makes all the pops by hand, starting with homemade simple syrup and adding fresh pureed fruit. They then chill at -28°c until they are ready to be packaged and distributed in the classic Pete’s Pops push cart.
Pete’s Pops can be found at farmers markets, festivals, and local events, as well as around the neighborhoods of Bay View and Walker’s Point as well as from their storefront on 38th and Vliet St, which is set to open summer of 2018.
Juiced! Cold-Pressed Juicery
640 S 5th St #2, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Juiced! Cold-Pressed Juicery has been supplying the greater Milwaukee area with fresh and healthy cold pressed juices from their Walker’s Point location since June 2016. Owner Jason Lannoch jumped into the juicing world headfirst and never turned back. “My sister in law bought me a really cheap juicer and I had never juiced before. I started to juice kale and spinach and loved how it made me feel.” Lannoch started a juice truck in 2012 and by 2013, he had his first store with the motive of helping people get healthy and to share his passion for juicing.
With nine varieties of juice, all made with fresh fruits and vegetables, Juiced! has a juice for every mood. When asked what his go to juices are, Lannoch says when he needs more energy, he drinks the Invincibility, which is a blend of kale, kiwi, apple, and lemon. When he is coming down with a cold, he drinks the Eternal Life, a blend of pineapple, orange, and ginger.
Juiced! Cold-Pressed juices are available all over the Milwaukee area, from their factory hub in Walkers Point to major retailers like Pick N’ Save, Sendik’s, and Outpost Natural Foods.