Celesta Closes, But New Restaurant Planned
Vegan restaurant specialized in plant-based versions of comfort foods.
One of Milwaukee’s highest-rated vegan restaurants has called it quits.
After a series of pop-ups under the name Beatrix Foods, Manuel opened Celesta in 2018 at 1978 N. Farwell Ave.
Specializing in plant-based dishes of comfort foods, the restaurant gained a loyal following.
“I am thrilled to announce that an incredible small business will be taking over the space very soon, one that will contribute great things to the neighborhood and community!” wrote Manuel.
She told Urban Milwaukee that the new restaurant would not be branded as Celesta, but would likely have some of Celesta’s items on its menu. “I am really excited for the new owners to take over the space,” said the chef.
The restaurant is expected to announce redemption instructions for outstanding gift certificates on May 21st.
No license applications are pending before the city for a new restaurant. A renewal of Celesta’s existing license is pending.
The restaurant space is located in a 1926 addition to an 1892 Queen Anne-style, three-story house.