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451 E. Broadway St., Winona, 507-452-3682
Their doughnuts are so popular that Krispy Kreme abandoned the local market less than two years after trying to make inroads. And their Long Johns inspire the kind of online reveries usually reserved for celebrity sightings. Arrive early to satisfy your inner Homer Simpson. Family-owned for 80 years, this enterprise isn’t about to disappear, but the best stuff is usually gone by early afternoon.
150 Main St., Trempealeau, Wisconsin, 608-534-6898
Kick back in an Adirondack on the porch of this 1871 saloon, a Wild West–looking joint on the Mississippi riverbank, and dig into the hotel’s famous walnut burger. A meatless mix of nuts, cheeses, onions, and bread crumbs, it’s fattier—and, therefore, tastier—than most veggie burgers.