Taste the Future 2019 Menu

FEED Kitchens is a shared commercial kitchen space & business incubator that has been helping local entrepreneurs begin & grow their food businesses since 2013.

MarketReady provides peer support, mentoring & micro-grants to a diverse cohort of businesses interested in vending in the future Public Market.

The Northside Planning Council is proud to support small businesses through our programs FEED Kitchens & MarketReady. Meet the entrepreneurs who shared their specialties at Taste the Future 2019.
  • Artesan Fruit

    FEED Kitchens & MarketReady member Artesan Fruit specializes in making Fresh Fruit Bouquets. Their designs are hand carved, made with passion and come with chocolate covered strawberries.



  • Beef Butter BBQ

    Beef Butter BBQ got their start at FEED Kitchens before opening a restaurant down the street last fall, featuring authentic Texas BBQ.



  • Bonnie's Balls

    In Bonnie’s words, these balls “taste like childhood summers, Friday pizza nights, old friends & familiar places.” She brought them from her hometown of Erie, PA to Madison with a Wisconsin twist – Bonnie’s Balls are filled with local cheese curds, and locally made at FEED Kitchens.



  • El Sabor de Puebla

    El Sabor de Puebla’s tamales are a Madison favorite, both at their Eastside restaurant and local markets. El Sabor de Puebla is also a member of NPC program MarketReady, preparing vendors for the future Madison Public Market.


  • El Wiscorican

    Food cart and FEED Member El Wiscorican is a local favorite for Puerto Rican cuisine. And – lucky you – they’ve already started for the season. Find them selling lunch on weekdays from 11-2 at 1225 W Dayton Street.


  • Ember Foods

    MarketReady business Ember Foods will debut their catering business at Taste the Future 2019, with a wealth of experience that is sure to make their small plate dishes – chicken biryani and mango lassi – standout.

  • La Joe Bla

    La Joe Bla made their catering debut at Madison’s 2019 International Festival, serving Hmong-American food. As a MarketReady member, La Joe Bla hopes to open in the Madison Public Market and currently works out of FEED Kitchens.


  • Madame Chu

    FEED Kitchens & MarketReady member Madame Chu prepares authentic Southeast Asian delicacies featuring her handcrafted sauces: Sambal Nyonya, Ginger Garlic and Satay Peanut Nyonya.



  • Melly Mel's

    If you’re searching for soul food in Madison, look no further than Melly Mel’s catering, based out of FEED Kitchens. Melly Mel’s is also a member of MarketReady.


  • The Rodeo Wagon

    The Rodeo Wagon is a food cart and catering service based out of FEED Kitchens that specializes in Southern & New Orleans style dishes.



  • Rude Brew Kombucha

    Rude Brew Kombucha will be serving sample sizes of two of their kombucha flavors featuring local Wisconsin ingredients. Rude Brew Kombucha is produced in small batches at FEED Kitchens.



  • Ugly Apple Cafe

    MarketReady member Ugly Apple Food Cart partners with local farmers to use fresh, local foods that would otherwise go to waste.