607 N Third St Wausau WI 54403  715-848-9800


Featured Business

Downtown Grub presents a like-minded “Featured Business” on a regular basis.
The “Featured Business” shares our philosophy of Local, Organic, Community, or Stewardship.
Plus, click the links above to read about other businesses and organizations in our region.

  • Spirit Creek Farm LLC, 24255 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI (2 miles East of Cornucopia) 715-742-3551
    Where we traditionally handcraft and ferment Sauerkraut
    Purple Sauerkraut and Kim Chi using local organic
    vegetables grown in Northern Wisconsin.


Downtown Grub presents links to a variety of artisans, businesses, and organizations:

  • Everest Inn Bed and Breakfast, 601 McIndoe Street, Wausau, WI 54403
    Guests have said “This is Bed, Breakfast & Beyond.”
  • Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, WI 54403
    Downtown Wausau’s full service, luxury hotel featuring 62 suites and executive guest rooms
  • Rosenberry Inn Bed and Breakfast, 511 Franklin Street, Wausau, WI 54403
    Features beautiful stained glass windows, wide halls, a carved oak stairway

Food and Drink

  • Allister Deacons, Washington Square, Wausau, WI 54403
    Espresso Bar, Coffees, Desserts and Wine/Beer by the glass
  • Back When Cafe, 606 Third St, Wausau, WI 54403 Ph 715-848-5668
    Restaurant, Food, Wine, Catering & Banquets
  • Bull Falls Brewery, 901 East Thomas Street, Wausau, WI 54403
    Wausau’s first distributing micro-brewery with quality craft-brewed beers and a Tap Room
  • Buy Local Central Wisconsin, Wausau and Central Wisconsin
    Website dedicated to building local community, connections, creativity, stewardship, and economy
  • Chang Garden, 102 Jefferson Street, Wausau, WI 54403
    Chinese Cuisine and a Sushi Bar
  • City Grille at the Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, WI 54403
    Bistro-style Menu for Lunch and Dinner
  • Downtown Grub, 607 Third St, Wausau, WI 54403
    Local-Organic Grocery Store plus our own kitchen
  • Farmshed, Central Wisconsin Network creating a local food economy
    Every river has a watershed. Every city has a farmshed.
  • Frostman Fish Market, 108 S 2nd Ave, Wausau, WI 54401 Ph 715-842-1111
    Seafood Market
  • Good Earth Farms, Milladore (near Stevens Point), WI
    Organic and pasture-raised beef, pork, chicken, turkey
  • La Prima Deli, 529 Third St, Wausau, WI 54403
    Deli with made-from-scratch Italian food and a full-service Espresso Bar
  • NewGrass Farm, 4009 Henry St., Wausau, WI 54403
    Simply delicious meat for people who want to savor their food, because they know that it was raised right.
  • New Roots Coffee Company, E13791 E Tower Road Ringle, WI 54471
    Locally roasted coffee (served at Downtown Grub) for wholesale to coffee shops, offices, restaurants
  • Red Eye Brewing Company, 612 Washington Street, Wausau, WI 54403
    Locally brewed beer and oven-roasted pizzas, Delicious!
  • Spirit Creek Farm, 24255 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI (2 miles East of Cornucopia)
    Sauerkraut, Purple Sauerkraut, and Kim Chi using local organic vegetables grown in Northern Wisconsin.
  • Sweet’s On Third, 615 Third St, Wausau, WI 54403
    Chocolates, Candies, Coffee and Tea, plus Babcock Dairy Ice Cream in a cone or a bowl
  • Town Line Market, 916 Town Line Road, Wausau, WI 54403 Ph 715-842-5201
    Meat Market and Small Grocery Store with Conventional Items
  • Zillman’s, 1910 North 6th Street, Wausau, WI 54403 Ph 715-845-5123
    A Traditional Meat Market

Culture, Art, Design, Blogs

  • Arts Block, Wausau, WI 54403, with a view to the 400 Block, a City Square
    North Central Wisconsin’s regional arts complex located in historic downtown Wausau
  • Becher Hoppe, 330 Fourth St, Wausau, WI 54402-8000
    Engineers & Architects Improving Communities
  • Black Purl, 1102 Third Street, Wausau, WI 54403 Ph 715-843-7875
    The Art of Modern Needlework
  • Buy Local Central Wisconsin, Wausau and Central Wisconsin
    Website dedicated to building local community, connections, creativity, stewardship, and economy
  • Center for the Visual Arts, Corner of Scott & Fourth St, Wausau, WI 54403
    Promote and sustain the creation and the appreciation of the visual arts
  • Citizen Wausau, Wausau, WI
    Blog for Wausau
  • David Anthony Hummer, Wausau, WI
    An artist creating oil paintings, drawings and watercolors.
  • Evolutions in Design, 626 Third St, Wausau, WI 54403 Ph 715-849-2586
    Fresh Flowers, Plants, Gifts, Art
  • Inner Sleeve Records, 209 Scott St, Wausau, WI 54403 Ph 715-842-8297
    Recorded Music & Mike Capista – a Wausau landmark for over 20 years!
  • Janke Book Store, 505 Third St, Wausau, WI 54403 Ph 715-845-9648
    Full-Service Bookstore, Office Supplies, Gifts & products from Burt Bee’s
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Franklin & 12th Streets, Wausau, WI 54403
    Offers artworks from every corner of the world to north central Wisconsin residents and visitors
  • Little Ru Baby, Wausau, WI
    Kids Clothing, Hip Mama Wear, Tutus, Blankets, Wipes, Bibs, Nursing-Teething Accessories
  • Marathon County Historical Society, Wausau, WI 54403
    The Marathon County Historical Society welcomes people of all ages to explore our history.
  • Northwoods Goldsmith, 314 Scott Street, Wausau, WI 54403 Ph 1-866-645-GOLD
    Northern Wisconsin’s Unique Custom Jewlery Repair Shop
  • Observatory Drive.com, Wausau, WI 54403 Ph 715-432-6952
    an idea services firm!” says Kevin Korpela, Architect, and a Wausau East High Graduate.
  • St Claire’s Mens Wear, 307 Third St, Wausau, WI, 54403 Ph 715-842-3621
    In every city there is just one fine men’s store, in Wausau, it’s St Claire’s
  • Silver Seed Designs, Wausau, WI & Minneapolis, MN
    Hand Bags, Photography, Cards
  • Studio E Salon & Spa, 130 Jefferson Street, Wausau, WI Ph 715-842-0047
    Welcome to Studio E Salon & Spa and experience a new type of beauty.
  • Tasha Rae Designs LLC, Wausau, WI
    Handcrafted Jewelry: “…each piece of jewelry is handcrafted and one of a kind.”
  • Terradea Salon & Spa, 608 Third Street, Wausau, WI Ph 715-842-8383
    Terradea is a full-service Aveda concept salon and spa in beautiful downtown Wausau.
  • Wausau Festival of Arts, Wausau, WI 54403
    Central Wisconsin’s premier celebration of the arts held in Downtown Wausau each September

Words and Philosophy

  • Cheese — Anne and Wayne shared their thoughts about cheese:
    “Eating a little chunk of SarVecchio Parmesan Cheese Extra-aged is satisfying like eating a chunk of fine chocolate!”
  • Cookies — Gianna and Matt wrote a haiku about Egg & Bunny Cookies:
    Pink pastel eggshells
    Hiding in the new green grass
    Waiting to be found
  • Economics — Kevin Korpela said this about economics, farmers and local-focused grocery stores:
    “Buying food from stores that emphasize local food, such as Downtown Grub places 66 cents of every food dollar back into the pockets of local farmers!”
  • Farming — Kevin Korpela said this statement about farmers:
    “Hey, by the way, farmer’s rule!”
  • Fruit Cake — A customer said this about our fruit cake:
    “This is a wonderful fruit cake and you can cut it with a butter knife!”
  • Grass-fed Beef — Randy likes the taste and cost-advantages of eating grass-fed beef:
    “We enjoy the taste of your grass-fed organic ground beef from Good Earth Farm and we’ve found that we need to use only half-the-amount in the same recipe where we had used regular beef.”
  • Lasagna — James said this about the “Lasagna with Tomato Wine Sauce” from the Lunch & Dinner Menu:
    “I liked the lasagna so much that I’m taking along another serving to eat for my dessert!”
  • Local Food — Kevin Korpela wrote an essay titled “You are where you eat, so eat where you are”:
    An essay about eating local food during the “Wisconsin Eat Local Challenge” held September 2007 and also read the essay at CitizenWausau.com
  • Pickles — Stephanie expressed her enjoyment about eating our pickles-to-go:
    “We drive through Wausau about twice a month and stop specifically at Downtown Grub to pick-up and enjoy the best pickles that I’ve ever eaten!”
  • Plums — Kevin Korpela wrote a poem about plums and being true:
    Maybe we should try to be three things
    Be kind, be sincere, be true
    Because you cannot buy these things
    Like a plum, a TV or a shoe!
    Copyright Kevin Korpela and ObservatoryDrive.com
  • Soup — GiGi said this about our soups:
    “All your soups are great but this Portuguese, White Bean and Kale Soup is the best that I’ve tried so far!”
  • Turnips & Hard-boiled Eggs — Kevin Korpela relates a story about “vegetables and architecture”:
    An essay about how a turnip and a hard-boiled egg were used by an architect in the 14th Century to explain the design for a new cathedral.
  • Vegetables — Read “stories about vegetables” and their food history and nutrition:
    Veggie stories derived from the book titled: From Asparagus to Zucchini – a Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce (Third Edition)

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Downtown Grub RE-OPENED Tuesday, August 29, 2017!

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