Milwaukee Public Market

Since it opened in 2005, this indoor market—located where the Third Ward meets downtown at St. Paul Avenue—has been a hot spot for local foodies, who stock up on everything from cooking spices to chocolate and soup stocks to locally made artisanal cheeses. Any trip here is heightened by the aromas of baking bread, fresh seafood and roasting coffee. Cooking classes are held periodically inside Madame Kuony’s Kitchen, a demonstration kitchen on the upper level.

400 N. Water St., 414-336-1111,