A longtime Milwaukee  standby for a low-key and decidedly body-friendly meal is Beans and Barley (1901 E. North Ave., 414/278-7878, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon.– Sat., till 8 p.m. Sun., $4 and up). Very much a hip (though low-priced) eatery, it’s housed in what smacks of an old grocery store warehouse encased in glass walls from an attached grocery and small bar.
Everything from straight-up diner food to creative vegetarian is on the menu, with Indian and Southwestern options. Juices and smoothies, too.