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Green Bay Eats & Sweets

There’s a lot to see and do in Green Bay, but make sure to take some time to recharge and re-fuel while on the go. Here’s a few of our favorite spots for sweets, eats and sips in the Green Bay area.

Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe

Sweets:

The Candy Bar

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to The Candy Bar in Suamico and indulge in a selection of candy and novelty gems. Every piece of chocolate is made from scratch in small batches and hand dipped. Hometown favorites include wrapped caramels, homemade fudge, angel food, nut clusters and dipped sea salt caramels. This family business prides itself on tradition, using only the best ingredients including Wisconsin butter and cream. The Candy Bar also offers an online shopping option as well – great for the holidays!

Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe

Since 2001, Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe has been a local favorite for tasty pastries, cakes, bagels, cookies, doughnuts and, of course, its award-winning Wisconsin kringle. Its sea salt caramel-pecan kringle was even awarded the Best Kringle in North America. There are three locations of Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe to choose from: De Pere, Suamico and East Mason in Green Bay.

Eats:

Scray Cheese Co.

Fourth-generation cheese makers in De Pere bring traditional family values and tried-and-true recipes to Scray Cheese Co. Rich in history, Scray Cheese Co. continues to support local farmers by purchasing their milk to make their known-for favorites like gouda, fontina and cheddar. Stop by, watch their cheese-making process and learn about the building’s history (once the family farmhouse). Enjoy ice cream and more than 100 different types of Wisconsin-made cheeses. No time to stop? No worries! Scray Cheese Co. has your fresh curd cravings covered with its drive-through cheese window. Yes, you heard that right – a drive-thru window for cheese! Only in Wisconsin.

888 Cheese & Co.

Who doesn’t crave a grilled cheese sandwich once in a while? Chef Juan and his wife Brandy of 888 Cheese & Co. in Suamico source as much local product as possible from nearby Nueske’s Bacon, Uncle Mike’s for buns and Springside Cheese to craft its lunch-time favorites. Try the PB Juan with bacon, raspberry jam, jalapeno and cream cheese for a sweet-and-spicy Green Bay treat.

Stillmank Brewing

Sips:

There’s no shortage of beer in Green Bay with 13 different breweries across the city. From larger operations to small, family-run businesses, there are plenty of places to cheers! Check out our favorites:

Zambaldi Brewery  

Located on the east side of Green Bay, Zambaldi Beer has been pouring delicious beers since 2020. Its mantra is about bringing people together – evident by the logo of two people sharing a beer. It is an accessible brewery that is place for everyone, including families. Zambaldi has a kid’s play area, yard games and special Sunday Family Fun Days for serving up sodas and other activities like jugglers and magicians for the little ones. The brewery’s lack of TV’s is refreshing (don’t worry – they do play Packer games), and it’s a nice change of pace to put the phones and social media aside and raise a glass together and connect. Check out Zambaldi’s great variety of beers, special events, charity “pints for a purpose” nights and the community-supported brew box which features a new beer each month paired with other cool local merchandise and food.   

Stillmank Brewing

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Brad Stillmank has long been brewing beer and opened his namesake location on Green Bay’s east side in 2014. Operating in a former Builders Supply warehouse, Stillmank Brewing feels like it has been around since the disco days. Maybe that’s why everyone loves the brewery’s award-winning Wisco Disco Beer, a smooth, not overly biter Red Ale – American Amber. Brewing about 2,000 barrels a year, stop in and enjoy some of Stillmank’s taps like the Tailgater blond ale, Guava Juiced IPA, Killer Bees or the Home Field Advantage Kolsch. Great beers, fun atmosphere and some sweet merch.

Noble Roots Brewing Company 

What started as a “beer awakening” on a family trip to Amsterdam and other European counties and lots of home brewing became Noble Roots Brewing Company in 2016. Located on Green Bay’s east side, Noble Roots’ quaint location has 16 beer taps and currently features a seven-barrel brew system. Family-owned and -operated, Noble Roots typically brews on Sundays and is known for its garage series of beers (an homage to all those brewing in their garages – where it all started for them). Recently announced, Noble Roots has broken ground on a new production facility, allowing them to brew more beer and open up the current taproom facility to more seating. The new facility is set to open in early 2023.

  

Ledgestone Vineyards

LedgeStone Vineyards & Gnarly Cedar Brewery

Named after the oldest tree in Wisconsin that sits on the cliffside behind the property is Gnarly Cedar Brewery. Located just outside of Green Bay in Greenleaf, Gnarly Cedar is part of the Ledgestone Vineyards estate. Enjoy a nice variety of beer selections from IPAs and pilsners to stouts and porters from its seven-barrel brewing system. Summer offers live music on the lawn or ride your bike along the Fox River Trail and stop for a refreshing drink. During winter, guests can snowshoe on the property or cozy up by the indoor wood-burning stove. Located alongside Gnarly Cedar, Ledgestone produces wines made from Wisconsin and West Coast grapes. Owners Adam and Katrina Magnuson purchased the property in 2017 after traveling internationally making wine and honing their craft. They grow mostly Frontenac grapes on seven acres and also import fruit from surrounding states. Stop into the tasting room to try a number of wines including the zesty and sunshine-filled Albarino 2021. Grab a glass and enjoy the outdoor patio, firepits and fresh air at Ledgestone – a welcome retreat!

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