Lakewinds Natural Foods

Twin Cities, Minnesota

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First of all I am a member of Lakewinds Coop. I usually shop at the Minnetonka store, but recently was working in Chanhassen and tried to have lunch there at their salad bar. There was plenty of non vegan protien choices but NO tofu or tempeh. When asked on two occasions, I was brushed off and told to fill out a comment card. The last time I asked, I was told that vegan protiens were not a priority for them and they just end up throwing them out. I was very disappointed as I belong and go to coops expecting to have choices different than the general restuarants in the area.
That being said-the Minnetonka store is fabulous,helpful and has vegan choices, though they could be marked better. Overall, I would hope this co-op would pay a little more attention to it's vegan customers.


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**NEW REVIEW:**
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.

**OLD REVIEW:**
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.

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