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Cake for a Vegan?

rocio415 Mar 12, 2008 08:09 PM

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. Ruth Lafler RE: rocio415 Mar 12, 2008 09:08 PM

    What area are you looking in?

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      eldub RE: rocio415 Mar 12, 2008 10:05 PM

      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.

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        rahir RE: rocio415 Mar 13, 2008 10:41 AM

        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.

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        Rainbow Grocery
        1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

        Maggiemudd
        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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          grishnackh RE: rahir Mar 13, 2008 04:37 PM

          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.

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          Cafe Gratitude
          2400 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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

        2. Robert Lauriston RE: rocio415 Mar 13, 2008 10:47 AM

          Same question last month:

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/487276

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            wolfe RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 13, 2008 11:03 AM

            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?

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            chemchef RE: rocio415 Mar 13, 2008 04:43 PM

            Nabolom Bakery in Berkeley makes 'em.

            1. Atomica RE: rocio415 Mar 13, 2008 06:00 PM

              I've had a delicious vegan birthday cake from Whole Foods (I usually avoid vegan desserts like the plague), but it wasn't here in the Bay Area. I'd check with them anyway.

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                eateneverywhere RE: rocio415 Mar 14, 2008 02:33 PM

                Whole Food is a good bet. They have small and large chocolate vegan cakes. Also chocolate iced cupcakes. And sometimes vegan chocolate mousse and/or choc mousse cakes. Which is yum with a bit of peanutbutter. ;) These are in the bakery section.

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                  TerriL RE: rocio415 Mar 14, 2008 08:24 PM

                  Hi Rocio,

                  I have an excellent and easy recipe for vegan chocolate cake that you may be interested in for the future. Let me know, and I'll post in on the Home Cooking forum.

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                    iheartfruit RE: rocio415 Mar 20, 2008 01:34 PM

                    there's a cupcake place in berkeley, in that mall where the original peet's is. they do a chocolate vegan cupcake, and if you order a day or two in advance, they can make a cake, with raspberry jam in the center and a mocha frosting. i got one in october for my bf's birtday. he loved it. and i did too. and i'm not a vegan.

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                      dreamsicle RE: iheartfruit Mar 20, 2008 03:47 PM

                      It's probably "Love at First Bite" that you're referring to.
                      http://www.loveatfirstbitebakery.com/

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                      Love At First Bite
                      1510 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA

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