Ohhh Wausau. This little town in Wisconsin that I’ve been going to each quarter to do visual merchandising for Nike. It’s quite a mixed bag, but like anywhere, has it’s gems. SO, if you ever find yourself there, here would be my suggestions for a little fun and (healthy-ish) food in the land of beer and cheese:
Eat + Drink (gluten-free!):
Allister Deacon’s Coffee House: Organic coffee, matcha, almond/coconut milks, oatmeal, gluten-free bread for sandwiches and paninis, salads, quiche and a few pastries too. Super nice and friendly 🙂
Patina Coffeehouse: Colectivo coffee, a delicious turmeric ginger chai latte, matcha, golden milk, almond/coconut milks, a few sandwich and smoothie options, organic yogurt and homemade granola, and this peanut butter protein bar they make that I can’t NOT get ha. Also a great staff.
This little thing is made from scratch in-house and basically a healthier version of a Reese’s (YESSSSS)
Downtown Grocery: Get lunch (every day ha) from their amazing little salad bar with soup and several different hot options every day, each labeled for gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, and vegan. Plus a market with extra drinks, produce and goodies 🙂
Back When Cafe: The classic nice dinner restaurant and part of the slow food movement. Can’t go wrong here.
Red Eye Brewing: Great gluten-free menu with burgers (using grass-fed beef), pizzas, salads, and much more. Even dessert 🙂
See + Do:
Watch the Wausau Woodchucks! Nothing like a ballgame on a summer day right? We got to see the all-star game and was a good time until it rained.
Go walk around the annual Chalkfest for some pretty amazing chalk drawings.
Pick up some fresh, local produce at the Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Walk / run Marathon Park or the river path and maybe catch a race on the kayak course there.
Listen to music in the square every Wednesday night in the summer.
Yours jenuinely, xoxo