Find tasty treats at these specialty food shops
Bring your appetite along on your next trip to Manitowoc and Two Rivers—the area is home to lots of places to find specialty foods and drinks, from award-winning wineries to longtime sweet shops. Here’s just a small taste of what you’ll find.
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Sweets & treats
Treat your sweet tooth at Beerntsen’s Confectionary, which has been serving up chocolates, homemade candies, ice cream, nuts and more in an old-fashioned ice cream parlor in the heart of downtown Manitowoc. Beerntsen’s also serves up a full menu for dine-in or takeout, including homemade soups and tasty sandwiches. Another great stop for sweet treats in downtown Manitowoc is Bakery on State, which offers made-from-scratch rolls, cookies, and other baked goods. Renee’s Chocolates in Two Rivers specializes in handmade chocolates, small-batch ice cream, and other gourmet treats.
Breweries & wineries
Manitowoc and Two Rivers are home to some well-known breweries and wineries that are a great gift option for almost anyone on your holiday shopping list. From breweries with a rich connection to the history of the lakeshore area like Ahnapee Brewery to the award-winning wines of Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery, you’ll find plenty to raise a glass to in Manitowoc and Two Rivers.
Meats, cheese & dairy
Henning’s Cheese is a fourth-generation, family-owned cheese factory that’s been in business since 1914. Take a short drive to Keil—about a half hour from Manitowoc—to watch the cheesemaking process, stroll through the free museum, and explore the factory store, which offers a wide selection of cheese (including free samples!), wine, souvenirs, and more. Pine River Dairy sells more than 250 varieties of cheese—as well as ice cream, gifts, and souvenirs—in its retail store, but you can also get a glimpse of the dairy’s butter manufacturing process via an observation window.
The Cheese Nook also sells lots of cheeses, but you’ll also find sausages, syrups, jams and jellies, and gift boxes and baskets. Looking for a choice cut for a special meal? Head to Newton Meats, a family-owned market that offers a freshly stocked retail store filled with top-quality cuts, specialty products and other grocery items.