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Libations at The Lanes

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Wagner Market in downtown Oshkosh, Wisconsin

I recently moved to Oshkosh a few months ago from Illinois (and previously grew up in Michigan). Where I grew up in Michigan, most of the restaurants and shops were locally owned, so it was easy to support local businesses. Moving to Oshkosh, in addition to eating at local restaurants, I also wanted to find places to shop local for food. Luckily, I found Wagner Market.

Purchase groceries at Wagner Market

Previously known as Ski’s Market, Wagner Market is a local grocer located in downtown Oshkosh that knows the importance of good food. They offer everything normally offered at a grocery store: meats, deli, local produce, craft beer, wine, and Wisconsin cheese. They offer at least 40% of their inventory from the state Wisconsin and try to keep everything else sourced from the midwest. If I need to pick up some groceries but don’t want to deal with large supermarkets, I usually opt to visit Wagner Market. It’s nice to shop there for groceries because they have smaller proportions compared to large supermarkets, so it’s not as likely that extra produce will go to waste.

There are 100+ cheese varieties available at Wagner Market

After living in Wisconsin and buying Wisconsin cheese, I don’t think I can go back to regular cheese slices from larger grocery chains. Their cheese section is both jaw-dropping and a little intimidating with over 100+ cheese varieties from Wisconsin. You can buy cheese bricks, cheese sticks, grated cheese, and more! My boyfriend and I love to purchase smoked cheese sticks that we can snack on while we’re working from home. Whenever I make crockpot mac and cheese, I always use smoked cheddar and pepper jack cheese from Wagner Market. They even offer catering services if you want to order a cheese board or charcuterie tray!

Wagner Market offers 30* flavors of brats and other quality meats

My boyfriend loves to grill, so when we moved to Oshkosh we had to find a local butcher. And Wagner Market does not disappoint. They offer 30+ varieties of brats, which I didn’t think was even possible: Garlic and Parmesan, Chorizo, Bacon and Cheddar, Oktoberfest, Sassy Honey BBQ, and so much more. We also love to purchase chicken from Wagner Market since they’re not purchased in bulk and are a more reasonable size to eat compared to chicken you would find at a larger supermarket. I’m not the biggest fan of beef jerky, but they have a large section of beef jerky that you are sure to find something you like. They also have Boar’s Head Deli if you want to order something fresh for lunch. 

Wagner Market has 500+ craft beer options to choose from

They have an amazing selection of craft beer, mostly sourced from Wisconsin and the midwest. Before I moved to Wisconsin, I already knew the hype of Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company. After visiting Wagner Market, I can not only get my Spotted Cow fix and find more Wisconsin beers to try. They have other alcoholic drinks if craft beer is not your thing. Now that it’s fall, my boyfriend and I can’t wait to try different varieties of Oktoberfest. Most of their beer is out in the open, but if you need cold beer, their refrigerated section also has some beer, just not as many options to choose from.

It only makes sense that if you want to support local restaurants, you should also support local grocers. Wagner Market  is my go-to grocery in Oshkosh, and it should be yours too.

Wagner Market

502 N. Main St

Oshkosh, WI 54901

CORNER OF MAIN & MERRIT, FREE PARKING LOT OFF OF MERRITT

920-320-6328 (MEAT)

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-6pm

Sunday: 10am-4pm

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