My mom special ordered a vegan cake from Lakewinds for my birthday last year, and it was DELICIOUS! Seriously SO GOOD. The baker was very friendly, and said she could make almost anything vegan. Her personal recommendation was the Chocolate Raspberry cake, which my mom ordered. I'm glad we went with that because it was AMAZING. I just can't say it enough. Also, when my mom picked up the cake, the baker said she ended up having more batter than she planned on, so she made the cake three layers instead of the two my mom requested--for no extra charge! How lovely.
I just can't get enough of Lakewinds & wish I lived inside it.
I love Lakewinds, even though I don't live nearby anymore. But I'm a co-op member here ($90 for life, which gets me awesome discounts & coupons), so I stop by pretty regularly on my way home from work. I find that this co-op has the best sales, specials, selection, food samples (all the good "s"-words, apparently...) in the Twin Cities area.
I was quite surprised when I moved from the 'burbs to Minneapolis that the Wedge (while decent) seems pretty inferior to Lakewinds as far as selection & prices go. I don't think I've ever NOT been able to find something I want at Lakewinds--including my vegan staples like vital wheat gluten & nutritional yeast, which even the Wedge doesn't always have...
Lakewinds' bakery is also wonderful; an assortment of fresh-baked bread everyday. Their staff has always been super friendly & helpful, as well.
Another awesome perk: On the day of their choosing once a month, members can use their 5% discount to receive that amount off their bill.