Staff Picks

Lindsey

dang Sticky Rice chips Coconut Crunch

These tasty little disks of awesome are the perfect snack. They satisfy the need for crunch and sweet. The willpower not to eat a whole bag can be hard to muster.

Dean

Jackson’s Honest® Purple Heirloom Potato Chips

These are made with coconut oil and heirloom purple potatoes, which were first cultivated by the Incas. Purple potatoes are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, and potassium. Really amazing flavor!!

Dustin

Newman’s Sockarooni Sauce

This sauce goes good on everything! It’s the perfect sauce for pasta, Italian sausages, or pizza sauce! 

Leah

Beets

Beets are delicious! I like to roast them cut up with other root veggies for a side dish, or roast them whole to pop in the fridge for a cool beet salad. They add great color to your plate and are best when simply seasoned with some salt and pepper! 

Zelda

Cadence Cold Brew

NITRO COLD BREW COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really shouldn’t have to say anything else, but if you need more motivation to try this product, it’s smooth, delicious, caffeinated, cold, refreshing, and portable. Also, it’s made in Madison, WI. YAAAS!

Kelsey

Batch Bakehouse Baguettes

Batch baguettes are the best. Light and chewy in the middle, with a nice crunchy crust. I like to dip them in olive oil and herbs and pretend I’m at a fancy restaurant. They also make really good garlic bread.

Equal Exchange Bulk Coffee Black Silk Espresso

This is my JAM! It’s smoother and less bitter than the regular espresso. I always stock up when Equal Exchange bulk coffee is on sale.

Sarah

Bulk Peanut Butter

Nothing beats the flavor of freshly ground peanut butter. After trying this stuff, I’ll never go back to the jar. And getting to grind your own peanut butter is kind of fun!

Ashley

Willy Street Co-op Hot Toddy Concentrate

Forget to plan ahead to bring a dish or drink to a holiday gathering? You’ll love the house-made Hot Toddy Concentrate from the Juice Bar. The Hot Toddy Concentrate comes with instructions on how to serve with hot or sparkling water and is a great mixer for adult beverages, too! It’s full of good healthy ingredients (ginger, honey, lemon) for cold season as well. This drink is a crowd pleaser for all types of diets. Available at East and West only.

Megan

Willy Beef Grass-Fed Beef

I love that we’ve partnered with one awesome Wisconsin farmer to bring us some of the best beef money can buy. I feel good serving this beef to my family—it’s safe, nutritious, good for our local economy, and so tasty.

Amy

Oregon Chai Slightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte Concentrate

My kid has this every day. SO grateful for the less-sweet option (He is SO sweet already)! <3


Daniel

Beyond Meat Beyond Burger

Beyond Meat’s new Beyond Burger has raised the bar for all Veggie Burgers, everywhere. After having one of these, it will be difficult to go back to that old black bean patty. I can hands down say that this patty, is the best Veggie Burger to ever exist. Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself!

Amanda 

Immaculate Baking Organic Crescent Rolls

For a step up from just the normal roll, lay the whole thing out flat and pinch the perforations together. Lay whatever veggies and cheese you want, and roll them up with wax paper. Freeze for a moment and then cut into one-inch pieces and bake. 

Kerrie

Willy Street’s Apple Pesto Sandwich

This sandwich is a magical combination of green apple sliced thin with melt-in-your-mouth smoked gouda, zesty arugula and a schmear of bright fresh pesto to bring it all together. Plus it’s vegetarian and good on those days you don’t feel like having the also awesome Roast Beef and Horseradish sandwich. I cannot stop buying and eating this masterpiece!!! West and North only. 

Kyle

Norwegian Jarlsberg Swiss cheese

I am a Swiss cheese lover, and this one is particularly good, it pairs really well with a Batch Bakehouse croissant.



Patrick

Door County Cherry Pie

I’m not a big pie-guy, but I can get behind this one. Flaky crust and beautiful, fat cherries with just the right amount of sweetness. It helps to know that the cherries are from a great farm and the pie is made by awesome bakers that I have more than a little affection for. Right in the feels. Pies subject to availability. 

Sara

Willy Street Southern Fried Tofu 

I am not even a vegetarian and I love this tofu. It is great warmed up on a sandwich like our Tofu Cuban here at West or still cold and put on a salad. 

 


Max

Chestnuts

Raw or cooked, this regionally available tree nut brings a ton of richness and flavor to any dish, plus they are great on their own as a snack! I personally prefer to just snack on them raw, peeling off the outer skin to reveal the sweet-flavored flesh on the inside. They also make an exceptionally great-tasting addition to braised Brussels sprouts for a holiday dish! 

Sean

Atalanta Halloumi Cheese

Halloumi is a grill-able sheep’s milk cheese made with vegetarian-friendly rennet. It has a nice saltiness to it, and is rubbery textured unless warmed or heated. I like to slice it about 1/4-1/2” thick and pan sear it until it’s golden brown on each side, or it can go over direct flame. For an easy dinner serve it with some hummus, roasted peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and pita bread. Or a couple of slices stacked are an excellent meatless burger served with roasted veggies and a harissa sauce. And in a salad it makes a great contrast against something cool and sweet like watermelon and mint, or basil, cukes and tomatoes (again.) Please enjoy! West only.

Kjerstin

Sunbeam Candles

Sunbeam is a wonderful business. Aside from creating beautifully scented, gorgeous candles, they are a socially and ecologically conscientious and responsible company.

Sara

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Full disclosure: I love pretty much everything by Mad Hippie. That being said, I’m a huge fan of their Vitamin C Serum. I love it because it absorbs quickly into my skin without feeling filmy or sticky, and it’s helped brighten my skin while subtly lessening the effects of my irresponsible habit of forgetting to wear sunscreen on my face. Did I mention that this serum smells good too? It’s kind of pricey, but this Vitamin C serum definitely pays for itself in terms of all the benefits it has.

Abigail

Two Hills Organic Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucindum)

Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, this mushroom is really awesome for immunity and improving circulation. It is mild tasting and great with a little bit of honey, or cool it down for a refreshing summer iced tea. We source it from a very high-quality company, Two Hills Tea, based out of BC, Canada. Yum!

Rishi- Cinnamon Plum Tea

Holy cats, this tea is so delicious. It tastes like someone took autumn and squeezed it to death, producing this warming, heavenly liquid byproduct. Simply, autumn in a cup. Locally produced in Milwaukee by Rishi Tea—you know you can count on amazing quality and flavor. Goes excellently with cozy sweaters and fuzzy socks. 

Dakota

Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Jelly

If you’re a distance runner or biker, you need a product that is going to prevent chafing. Well, look no further! I’ve used this on multiple runs in various weather conditions, and it’s worked great. It’s easy to apply, made without parabens, and leaves you chafe-free.

Ellie

Alaffia Simply Coconut Nighttime Face Cream

I use this every night. It has a nice, light coconut scent. I only have to use a little at a time, so it lasts a while. I like this one because it doesn’t have any weird ingredients for “anti-aging” or “softening,” etc. It’s simply a moisturizer. And you can’t beat the price! 

Ansley

Ancient Nutrition Turmeric Bone Broth Powder

You guys, this stuff is great! There’s no sugar, no chocolate or vanilla flavoring, just SO MUCH PROTEIN! Plus turmeric! I like to add a serving to the water before I cook my rice, the flavor is great and subtle and now my rice has protein, win win win.

Anna

Olli Salami

All three flavors of Olli are perfect for a holiday meat platter. Add some cheese and you’re ready to go.

Ian

Brad’s Organic Peanut Butter

This peanut butter is excellent! It has less fat and more protein than most other peanut butters, and a delightful sweet flavor with no added sugar and no added salt. I use the Smooth in smoothies and protein shakes and the Crunchy with Field Day Mixed Berry Fruit Spread on Nature’s Bakery Three Seed. Yum! East and North only. 

Dan

Dreamfarm Apricot Honey Lavender Goat Cheese

This is the best chèvre I’ve ever had, made by some of my favorite people. Sweet and delicious, it’s awesome on pancakes or waffles, but it’s hard not to just eat it with a spoon straight from the container.

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