Bloom Bake Shop

Madison, Wisconsin

4.1 / 5 votes

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Local ingredients bakery and coffee shop with vegan options

Coffee/Tea/Juice, Grocery/Bakery/Deli

Bakery offering at least one vegan option daily. The owner has been known to cater vegan weddings, according to The Daily Isthmus newspaper. -Info courtesy of Linda Falkenstein at The Daily Isthmus.

Small-batch baked treats made with local, organic, and fair-trade ingredients. Vegan & gluten free options daily. Cupcakes, brownies, whoopie pies, cookies & more! Event catering & special orders too. - From Google

Small organic bakery offering usually 1-3 vegan options a day. Vegan and gluten-free cupcakes baked in separate area from those using dairy and eggs. Uses local and organic ingredients.

Added by conde.kedar on Mar 5 10 (last updated Jun 10 12)

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We celebrated my last birthday with three flavors of cupcakes from the Bloom Bake Shop.

Be a Monkey: "We made this Banana Cupcake with real bananas and Dark Chocolate Chips then topped it with thick Chocolate Buttercream, for the monkey in all of us." Super dense with a surprising crunch from the chocolate chips, this cupcake (also gluten and soy free!) provided a satisfying mouthfeel and mild banana flavor.

Be Spiced: "Spiced Pumpkin Rum is folded into a moist batter to create a dense, sweet cake that is garnished with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting." My dessert companions and I greatly approved of the pronounced coconut flavor complementing this lightly spiced cupcake.

Strawberry-Banana: Unfortunately, I couldn't find this flavor listed with a cute name on the website, but I can assure you of its absolute scrumptiousness. A moist cake flecked with visible bits of banana and strawberry receives a generous dollop of strawberry-swirled buttercream, topped with a finishing touch of dehydrated banana and strawberry.

Needless to say, I enjoyed every sinful moment of my birthday indulgence. But you know what? Out of all the cupcakes out there, the adorable ones from the Bloom Bake Shop score extremely low on the "feel guilty about me!" list. The bakery sources local ingredients, such as fresh fruit from Keewaydin Farms, peanut butter from Yumbutters, and freshly milled wheat from Enos Farms, as well as uses Florida Crystals organic fair-trade sugar. They also include many gluten-free menu options using brown rice, tapioca, and sorghum flours—vastly healthier than plain old refined all-purpose. But most important of all, their cupcakes encompass all the ethical sides of veganism: they obviously don't use eggs, butter, or milk from factory-farmed animals plus their local ingredients don't spawn a dirty environmental impact. On a side note, Bloom portions their cupcakes much more intelligently than those of your average supersized bakeries; three (yes, I certainly downed three mouthwatering cupcakes) small Bloom cupcakes would likely equal the size of one ginormous stereotypical American one.

See pictures and more info on the Bloom Bake Shop at my blog: http://farmersmarketvegan.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/happy-birthday-from-the-bloom-bake-shop/


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I tried Bloom Bake Shop for the first time, and I LOVE it! We went mid-afternoon on a Saturday, and there were plenty of vegan options available (with more in the oven). We tried a sweet potato cupcake, blondie, and chocolate chip whoopie pie. All 3 were perfectly soft, moist, fluffy and delicious. The owner was really nice, and the bakery itself is very cute.

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Neighborhood

Downtown

Directions

Just south of Parmenter St. and University Ave.
Take the Beltline Highway to exit 251A University Ave. Turn east and head two blocks past the highway. Take a right on Parmenter St. The shop is one block down on the corner of Parmenter and Hubbard. Park on the street.

Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Payment

  • Discover MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American

Features

  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

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9am - 7pm
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