November 26, 2015

Oneida County and Middleton: sweet discoveries

One of the best things about traveling Wisconsin is finding wonderful things to eat and drink. Every community seems to have some culinary surprise ready to delight the traveler. These two Wisconsin communities each offer tasty treasures just waiting to be discovered. Here are two sweet stops for those with a sweet tooth.


Middleton is a great place to take your taste buds on a trip. This community boasts 80 restaurants, and many sweet delights.


Clasen's Pastries

Located in Middleton is Clasen’s Bakery, a family-owned European bakery with more than 300 recipes in their repertoire, from poppy-seed coffee cake to pflaumenkuchen. All of their bakery is made using time-tested recipes. In addition to breads, Danishes, kringles, strudels, cookies, cakes, tortes, petit fours and tarts, you’ll find heavenly quiches—all of it mouthwateringly good.


The Northwoods of Wisconsin has its own culinary traditions. Supper clubs hearken back to a bygone era. Hearty breakfasts are the rule. Serving a big fish fry on Friday night is pretty much mandatory for any Northwoods restaurant. Rhinelander has all that, plus some sweet temptations.

In downtown Rhinelander, you’ll find a sweet tooth’s paradise. The Fun Factory Sweet Shoppe serves up a full menu of sweet treats, including endless varieties of chocolates, many kinds of luscious fudge, colorful candy and some of the best popcorn, caramel corn and cheesy popcorn you’ll find anywhere. This little shop is “Home of the Chocolate Hodag” and it really lives up to its name.

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