Caveat: this place can cause you to pluck food items off the shelf and add up quickly to a high flying wallet defiling market trip.
However, with that said, the spacious parking for car or bike is inviting. When you walk in, you know you're in a health food store. You are greeted with many fresh vegetables from the area and California. The prices are fair, but, of course, organic can be expensive - you get what you pay for with this market of supply and demand. There are many choices for mushrooms, potatoes, fruits and vegetables. You will be happy if you are a produce fanatic.
In the aisles, there are many other delightful treats nestled for you to browse and to purchase. Personal care products like natural and organic soaps, tooth pastes and shampoos smell lovely. If you need some companion animal food items, they are here, too.
Keep going, and you will find the traditional grain items like cereals, bulk bins, noodles, rices, flours and baking needs, along with raw items, cookies, snacks, canned goods - it's all here. What's more exciting, though, is the prepared foods they have available for purchase. It's as good as if not better than local eatery food in this area! Freshly prepared with ingredients listed and vegan items clearly marked - it's like a (vegan) grazer's paradise!
I love the opportunity to get it all done here - purchase a beverage, too, like house made espresso drinks, teas, juices or smoothies. Oh, and don't forget the vegan coconut soft serve ice cream in a cone or cup. SOOOOO good.
There is also a ridiculous number of vegan cakes, cookies and quick breads - more than 1 dozen total choices, which is a lot for any non-vegan bakeshop. It's impressive, but it leaves me wanting all of them. Muffins, a scone, at least 6 different cookies, 2-4 cupcakes, 4-6 cake slices: wow is all I can say. The prices are fair, very fair, for the excellent quality. They have the best traditional vegan baked goods in Minneapolis! There are also freshly baked loaves of bread, so that's nice, too.
I wish I could live near this place, but I would gain much weight from the coconut soft serve and desserts. So good!!!
Vegan coconut soft serve!!!, Vegan dessert!, Produce variety