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Our readers’ favorite local small businesses

Looking to shop local, but don’t know where to start? Try some of our readers’ favorite local small businesses.

A woman standing behind a table of catering food that she cooked

Leave the cooking to Food Junkies for your next party. | Photo by Food Junkies

To celebrate Small Business Week, we asked our readers to shout out a few things about their favorite small businesses that keep them coming back for more. Here’s what you said.

Booth 121, 6203 Monona Dr.
“Cool, unique handmade gifts for just about anyone! Hilarious card selection! Love shopping here for myself and for others!” - Alicia S.

A wall of personalized Wisconsin-themed license plates

Booth 121 is great for housewarming gifts. | Photo by Booth 121

Every B**ch Needs a Scrunchie, 626 Langdon St.
“Love the positive message Kenzie is trying to deliver to all. The iced coffee and bakery treats are wonderful too. This is the perfect week to jumpstart her new spot.” -Mike B.

Focus Boardshop, 2358 E Springs Dr.
“In-depth knowledge and advice on snowboards and skate/longboards.” - Katie L.

Food Junkies Catering
“Her passion and her zest for life.” C. Banks

Señor Machetes, 121 E. Main St.
“The food is great, [there’s] nothing on the menu that isn’t absolutely delicious. The owners take great pride in their restaurant, and it shows.” - Aya S.

A plate of 3 beef tacos topped with cilantro

We’re not drooling, you are. | Photo by Señor Machetes

Transformation Center, 7878 Big Sky Dr.
“The community they have built. When you walk in, you feel welcomed by the staff and other members. The workouts are small enough groups that you get to know each other.” - Ginny C.

Viet Kitchen, 682 S. Whitney Way
“Viet Kitchen has the best bubble tea and sandwiches! Highly recommend the brown sugar latte.” - Erin F.

Working Draft Beer Company, 1129 E. Wilson St.
“Besides the delicious beer, of course, would be the welcoming space and friendly staff.” - Miranda L.

Zen Ramen, 4674 Cottage Grove Rd.
“Tyler, the owner, has the greatest sense of hospitality. AND the eggs in the ramen.” - Rick R.

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