The Village of Pleasant Prairie has fantastic chip and dip options that cater to different tastes and dietary preferences. For those craving the classics, we have guacamole and chips and salsa varieties sure to please even the most discerning palates. Wisconsin is a mecca for cheese lovers, so you know we’ll be featuring some choice cheese dips. Purveyors of snack foods and appetizers sometimes leave out the plant-based community, but not in Pleasant Prairie! We round out this article with a small profile on one of our hometown plant-based heroes, Good Foods Group.
Guac O’clock at Pleasant Prairie Restaurants
The grandfather of digable dips is, of course, guacamole! Purists enjoy a small ingredient list that includes perfectly ripe avocados, salt and lime. Some of the typical additions we all know are tomatoes, onions, cilantro and jalapeños. Some pioneering spirits add ingredients like honey, mint, peas, yogurt, pumpkin seeds, and mango. However you enjoy your guac, Pleasant Prairie has some great spots to explore!
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Chip Diplomacy and Plant-based Snacks
In days of yore, chips were confined to fried potato slices or fried corn tortillas. The world of chips has seen an explosion of preparation methods and source foods since those early days. Today, chips can be fried, baked or dehydrated. Manufacturers are making chips, crisps and crunchy dip vehicles using snap peas, beets, parsnips, taro, sweet potatoes, yuca, batata and more. As mentioned earlier in this article, it’s also common now for restaurants to offer healthy chip substitutes like fresh broccoli, cucumber, celery and carrots.
Pleasant Prairie is blessed to have so many incredible restaurants that offer fresh chips and dips, but we’re also proud to host the headquarters of Good Foods Group. This family-owned business creates health-conscious delicious dips, dressings, and salads.
“It all started with the simple idea that good food makes the world go around. It’s why, each and every day, we strive to better serve our community, our customers, and our world with food that’s fresh, tasty, and healthy. That's our promise to you,” reads goodfoods.com.
Explore their products online, or find them at retailers such as Costco Wholesale and Target (both are conveniently located in Pleasant Prairie!). We love that they offer products that accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences like dairy free, gluten free, vegan and no sugar added.
Some of our favorite Good Foods products include:
- Plant Based Queso Style Dip
- Plant Based Spicy Queso Blanco Style Dip
- Plant Based Buffalo Style Dip
- Plant Based Tzatziki Style Dip
- Spicy Chunky Guacamole
- Avocado Salsa with Fresh Tomatillos