The holidays are often filled with family, food and fun. But for those who have specific dietary restrictions, many of the delicious treats that are enjoyed during those gatherings are off limits. Lucky for us, Sheila Nelson, owner of Vegan East in White Bear Lake (she also has a shop in Northeast Minneapolis and another in Uptown Minneapolis), has perfected the art of baking to meet those standards and offers a veritable cornucopia of drool-worthy and delectable sweet treats everyone can savor.
“Our products help make the holidays special to those who can’t enjoy traditional baked goods for either ethical or dietary reasons,” says Nelson. “Those who are vegan, or have gluten, egg or dairy allergies, can rest easy knowing our products can be enjoyed alongside traditional ones.”
Here are a few to choose from:
- Cinnamon rolls: a soft fluffy roll with sweet cinnamon swirls baked inside.
- Pumpkin pie cheesecake: a mix of two traditional favorites—pumpkin pie and cheesecake.
- Fall spice cupcake: like your favorite November latte flavor—but in cupcake form.