I love The Wedge. First and foremost it is a community gathering spot and you constantly run into friends there. It represents the liberal, progressive and intelligent nature of the community perfectly. It eliminated plastic bags early in 2008 and most of the customers are conscientious enough to bring their own bags. The staff is consistently cool and helpful and fun to chat with. If you're a member ($80 gets you four shares in the Co-op, along with yearly dividend payments based on your total purchases) you can get good discounts and access to cooking classes and other cool stuff.
The store carries everything you could possibly need, including obscure types of brown sugar and vegan baking ingredients, multiple vegan cheeses, Toffuti cream cheese, three or four brands of tofu and tempeh, six or seven brands of vegan ice creams and non-dairy desserts (soy, rice, oats, coconut, sorbet), multiple brands of vegan deli meats, three brands of soy yogurt and half a dozen different types of non-dairy milks (soy, rice, hemp, almond, etc.). They also carry four or five varieties of veggie burgers.
Their deli/cafe area seems to have gotten much better since I first started going there in October 2007. Today, a year later, they have a vegan burrito, portobella burger and tofu/tempeh sandwich options, in addition to at least two or three hot vegan dishes cooked daily (curries, dals, seitan stews, etc.). I find their sandwiches and deli items to be tasty, fresh and fairly cheap, but their hot cooked items tend to be expensive ($8 per pound) and a bit bland and boring. Make sure to try a sample before ordering anything.
Their baked good section is a rock-solid vegan haven. They always have three or four different types of cakes/pies, in addition to truffle balls, four types of muffins/cupcakes, as well as three types of cookies, and also macaroons and simple things like pumpkin bread or banana bread. Every once in a while they have key lime coconut pie (heavenly), chocolate mousse pie (decadent beyond belief), and cheesecake (crave-inducing). Their cooler section also has wonderful vegan tapioca pudding (made with coconut milk and sugar) and German cake.
I just recently discovered their smoothies and shakes which are unbelievably delicious, though probably calorie-laden. That said, they're cheap at around $4 a pop (in comparison, TAO Cafe on Hennepin charges $7 for the same size soy-banana-chocolate-ice cream smoothie).
I've probably gained 15 pounds because of the continuous, easy access to delicious, varied vegan foods I have there.
My only gripe (and it's not a trivial one): prices are generally higher at The Wedge, though you do get much better quality foods than you would at a mainstream grocery store. But organic produce at The Wedge tends to break the bank---for instance, they'll charge you $2 a pound for green peppers, whereas as Rainbow/Lunds you could get organic for $1.25. Non-organic would be under $1. In other words, produce tends to cost twice as much as elsewhere.
In the end, though, The Wedge is a special place. If I ever leave Minneapolis, it's the first place I'll miss.