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Jul 27, 2009 02:07 PM

Best High End Grocery Store - MKE

Hello all. I'm looking for a great high end grocery store in Milwaukee. I've been to Sendik's, but am looking to branch out a little. I've heard good things about V. Richard's. Are there any really good high end grocery places in the Milwaukee area? Preferably looking for a fantastic meat section with other specialty products. Thanks all!

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  1. I haven't lived in Milwaukee for many years, but if I recall different Sendik's have somewhat different specialties so make sure you check out all three. I remember Outpost had a nice large coop selection, but this is in the days before Whole Foods (at least in the Midwest). On visits I have liked going to the City Market, but since I have always been traveling I haven't bought meat there. The fish monger looked pretty good though.

    1. Grasch Foods has the best meat I've been able to find retail in MKE. They also have a lot of specialty items worth checking out. You will pay a lot to shop there. Aside from that, you'll have to plan on shopping around.

      Outpost has good cheese and specialty items.

      Kinley's Restaurant and Bar
      3230 Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK 99503

      1. Unfortunately V Richard seems to be history:

        As mentioned, Grasch's is excellent. And as Corneygirl mentioned, if you you've only been to one Sendik's, try a different one (they are many more than three). The relatively small one at 80-something and North is a like a very fine neighborhood market, but there is one the size of a Wal-Mart at 124th & North that has incredible fish & seafood, and another the size of a space-shuttle assemby plant way out on Capital Drive (Brookfield) that has an amazing cheese department, plus a quite impressive wine department for a grocery.

        For meat specifically, I would strongly suggest Bunzel's Meat Market at 84th & Burleigh.

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        1. re: Fydeaux

          V. Richards was owned by one of the Sendik's Family. They did close but will re-open under the Sendik's name in the Pick-n-Save location at the Brownstone further west on Bluemound. Pick is building a new store somewhere.
          Ray's Butcher Shop on Loomis , I think in Greendale or Greenfield is pretty good.

          Angus McGee Steakhouse & Grille
          116 N. Broad Street, Monroe, GA 30655

        2. Ive been here about 5 years and its surprisingly hard to find any grocery store that prides them self in the products they carry. So far my fav is Brennans in brookfield. Its across the street from V Richards and has the best produce ive found so far! Also they have a small lil deli that def carries better meat than pick n save and also they have a lil wine and cheese section.
          I havnt had the time yet but hear good things about the outpost and milwaukee public market downtown..