hankr highlights The Vanguard

Let it be known that Vanguard is not your average sausage shop. By incorporating a variety of classic cuisines, preparation techniques, and toppings, Vanguard has successfully pushed the limits of what goes in between a bun.

Let's cut to the c(h)ase...

Click images to see description, price, and availability.

If you're feeling completely overwhelmed by all of the tantalizing choices Vanguard offers, you're not alone. And we're here to help.

Duck BLT Style Sausage

Duck + bacon sausage with shredded lettuce / hollandaise aioli / bacon. Served on a warm freshly baked roll.

Duck + bacon sausage with shredded lettuce / hollandaise aioli / bacon. Served on a warm freshly baked roll.

One of our favorites is the unique Duck BLT Style Sausage. We were first intrigued because, well, when else will you be presented with the opportunity to feast on a duck + bacon + sundried tomato sausage with crispy lettuce, hollandaise aioli, and crumbled bacon. Rarely. This sausage is just as tasty as it is unique. 

Nashville Hot Chicken Sausage

All chicken sausage, paprika, cayenne with pickles and mayo. Deep fried. Extra hot optional. Served on a warm freshly baked roll. Can be prepared with a house vegan sausage as an option.

All chicken sausage, paprika, cayenne with pickles and mayo. Deep fried. Extra hot optional. Served on a warm freshly baked roll. Can be prepared with a house vegan sausage as an option.

The Nashville Hot Chicken Sausage also grabbed our (and our taste buds') attention. Spicy, tangy, comforting, mouthwatering. Really, really, unforgettably good.

The Cheddarwurst (pictured with Giardiniera)

Pork / beef / smoke / Hook's 2 yr cheddar. Served on a warm freshly baked roll including your choice of onions, sauerkraut, hot giardiniera, relish, sport pepper, vanguard hot kraut.

Pork / beef / smoke / Hook's 2 yr cheddar. Served on a warm freshly baked roll including your choice of onions, sauerkraut, hot giardiniera, relish, sport pepper, vanguard hot kraut.

If you're looking for a more traditional Wisconsin brat, similar to the brats you'll find sizzling on grills throughout Miller Park's tailgating lots, the Cheddarwurst won't disappoint. It's like a ballpark brat on steroids. Maybe it's the Hook's 2-year cheddar, maybe it's because of the smokiness. Whatever it is, we're completely captivated. 

An homage to the tube-less...

Vanguard's sausage game is strong, and their "tube-less sides" game is on point, too. Just as unique and innovative as the sausages, they're worth adding to your order. 

Click images to see description, price, and availability.

Pictured: Baked Potato Balls, Buffalo Poutine, Burnt Ginger Tofu, Cheese Curds, Chili Cheese Fries, Corn in a Cup, Curried Fries, Soft Pretzel

Vanguard is open everyday, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Oh, and just when you thought this place couldn't get any better, they have BRUNCH, too (featuring even more innovative goodies, like Tofu Taquitos, Duck Noodles, and a Michelada that will surely wash away weekend regrets). Wake up with Vanguard every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vanguard, Bay View: 2659 S Kinnickinnic Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53207


Want to stay up to date on all things food in your city? 

Let us help keep you in the loop, sign up for our newsletter!

Name *
Name