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jtutt Mar 8, 2011 02:08 PM

I am throwing a baby shower for my sister who is vegan and need advice on where to get a dessert in Minneapolis. No chocolate, she mentioned key lime pie...Any suggestions?

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  1. AnneInMpls Mar 8, 2011 04:27 PM

    The Wedge Co-op has vegan desserts in the bakery - google "vegan baked goods paradise" for an article that mentions several of their offerings. I'd give the Wedge bakery dept. a call and see what they could do.


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    1. re: AnneInMpls
      faith Mar 8, 2011 04:36 PM

      I'd check into Birchwood Cafe, I think their baked goods are better than the Wedge.

      Birchwood Cafe
      3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

      1. re: faith
        AnneInMpls Mar 9, 2011 09:39 AM

        Love the Birchwood, and agree that they're way better than the Wedge, but I haven't seen many vegan desserts. In particular, their glorious key lime pie is chock full of eggs and probably butter (in the crust). But if they were to do a vegan dessert, I'm sure it would be wonderful.

        Birchwood Cafe
        3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

      2. re: AnneInMpls
        galewskj Mar 9, 2011 10:46 AM

        I was also going to recommend the wedge, and they will frost a message on their cakes. I was unimpressed with the chocolate (karab?) cake but their carrot cake with fake cream cheese frosting was surprisingly good, and I am not vegetarian.

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        LauraB Mar 8, 2011 05:33 PM

        Sweets Bakeshop tweeted recently that they were going to have vegan cupcakes soon. I am not sure if they will offer them when you want or what the flavor options might be, but it might be worth a call. I generally like their cupcakes and macarons.

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          semanticantics Mar 8, 2011 07:08 PM

          Check with Cake Eater Bakery, Whole Foods, and maybe Cupcake too.

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            ShinyCake Mar 9, 2011 06:53 AM

            French Meadow always has some vegan desserts, and in general I think their stuff is better than what you get at The Wedge. You could call and ask if you could special-order a vegan key lime pie.

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              KTFoley Mar 9, 2011 10:05 AM

              Seward Cafe makes a pretty good key lime pie. It might be worth a call to see whether they have/can do a vegan version.

              I was sad to find that Cake Eater Bakery had not just ended the catering service but also stopped taking special orders altogether. Before the change in the partnership they had several vegan cupcake flavors each day and could have provided some creative & varied options.

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                coconutty Mar 12, 2011 04:21 PM

                Whole Foods has cakes from Chicago Diner, and they could make their own.

                Muddy Paws Cheesecake has DELICIOUS vegan cheesecake -- it's no key lime pie, but it is yummy.

                Mississippi Market, a local co-op could possibly make a special order along with any local co-op. You could also call around at various bakeries -- many pies are vegan already.

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                  jaycooke Mar 12, 2011 07:49 PM

                  A vegan friend of mine today was raving about the baked goods at Hard Times Cafe on the west bank. I can't speak from experience, but it's another option to check out, along with those mentioned above.

                  Hard Times Cafe
                  1821 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

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