Hanisch Bakery Red Wing, MN [Moved from Minneapolis-St. Paul Board]
ok, wow, so i joined just to reply. we recently moved from red wing to st. paul so appreciate all the suggestions for bakeries to check out. i must say one of the biggest losses for us moving was Hanisch Bakery (formerly Braschler's - Mr. Braschler sold the bakery to his head baker, Mr. Hanisch who now owns it so anyone worrying about loss of quality under new ownership...actually they've gotten better!).
ok, so Hanisch has the absolute best donuts we've ever had in this country (we toured through denmark a few years ago and nothing really can compare directly to danish danishes). Cake, raised, filled, specialty - recently just added an amazing red velvet to their repertoire. in addition, they're cakes are the best. butter cream frosting, variety of flavors. we used them for our wedding cake and have for every birthday for ourselves and our children our entire married life. their frosted cookies are unbelievable - have butter cream frosting covered ones in addition to amazing chocolate chip, ginger snap . . . all the regulars. oh, what else, pies, baguettes, sandwhich bread . . . and they have a deli for sandwiches on their freshly baked buns, paninis, as well as meats from an amazing local butcher shop...
ok, so i could go on.
just know that if you are in the red wing area YOU HAVE TO VISIT HANISCH BAKERY!! only downside is they're closed on sundays.
look them up on facebook and twitter for specials and to keep up on them.
i think i just talked myself into a trip down there this week for a donut or seven. prob swing by the parents' house as well . . .
welcome, and great first post!
this hanisch place sounds awesome. google says it's a coffee shop as well-- can you give me some info on what the coffee is like? is it like dunkin' donuts coffee, or latte and espresso coffee, can you compare it to anyplace in st. paul/mpls? i'm thinking it would be a great stop on a summer motorcycle road trip to the beautiful red wing area. thanks in advance!
yes, it has a coffee shop with seating as well as a deli counter for sandwhiches, soups, etc. my favorite is their barbecue sandwhich - a sloppy joe/bbq mix that is amazing comfort food on a colder day. they also do a great egg salad as well as paninis.
their coffee is better than a dunken donuts scenario, but not a fancy latte place either. they have pump thermos/carafes of about 8-10 different blends and flavors you can get a cup for and go back for refils. a nice donut, a newspaper and a cup of coffee is a great way to spend a late morning. they also have free wi-fi.
again, i can't recommend this place enough, it is a true gem and treasure of red wing.