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Mar 12, 2008 08:09 PM

Cake for a Vegan?

I have a friend who is vegan and I would like to buy her a birthday cake but don't know where. Any ideas?

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  1. What area are you looking in?

    1. Black China Bakery, out of Santa Cruz, makes delicious vegan chocolate cakes (also choc-mint, choc-rasberry). Last I checked, you could buy one frozen from bay area Whole Foods. It thaws quickly and tastes very fresh. They also have it avail. by the slice. Non-vegans will enjoy it too; they don't skimp on sugar. Nummy.

      1. Are you looking in SF or the surrounding area? In SF, Rainbow Grocery carries vegan cakes. MaggieMudd also makes non-dairy "ice cream" cakes. You can order a cake from Millennium. Whole Foods has a few vegan cakes in their repertoire.

        Rainbow Grocery
        1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

        903 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

        Whole Foods Market
        1765 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA

        Whole Foods Market
        399 4th St, San Francisco, CA

        Millenium Restaurant
        580 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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        1. re: rahir

          MaggieMudd's ice cream cakes are very good. They are a reliable bet for an indulgent cake that can please both vegans and non.

          Cafe Gratitude is another option. They sell a rotating variety of raw vegan cakes and pies. Their cheesecakes can be great, if a bit of an acquired taste.

          Cafe Gratitude
          2400 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Cafe Gratitude
          1336 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            I don't know Robert but it seems to me there is a difference between vegan breakfast pastries and a vegan birthday cake. The icing is a problem. Isa Chandra Moskowitz where are you when we need you?

          2. Nabolom Bakery in Berkeley makes 'em.