(Spanish Video) Algo Dulce Brings Something Sweet to Milwaukee’s Food Scene
On a weekend filled with steaming heat waves like this, nothing is quite refreshing as a paleta (popsicle) from Dominique Alvarado’s Algo Dulce (literal translation—something sweet).
Alvarado describes Algo Dulce—her culinary business—as environmentally and socially conscious food. It is also a tribute to her complex Chicana identity which is a combination of her Mexican and American heritage.
Her business specializes in handcrafted Vegan Mexican treats such as paletas, aguas frescas (fresh, fruit-flavored water) and vasos de fruta (cups of fruit topped with a Mexican chili sauce and seasoning).
Algo Dulce has quickly become a South Side favorite since its birth in 2018. Alvarado has grown a presence at local summer markets and through catering events. She is also in the process of bottling her sauces, spices and her cashew vegan horchata - which sold out at this month’s Newaukee’s Night Market.
For updates on Algo Dulce and where Alvarado will be selling next, follow Algo Dulce on Instagram.
Interviewer, Producer, Director and Editor: Vianca Fuster
Interviewee: Dominique Alvarado