Hey, does anyone see January lurking around? Don’t get us wrong, we love new beginnings and well-intentioned resolutions, but after 31 days, we’re ready for a break. There’s a lot to love about February, especially since it seems to grant permission to once again embrace delectable baked goods and loaves of bready goodness—within reason, of course. Let’s not throw the drive to better health in reverse.
With sweets on our minds—Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, and Girl Scout cookie sales are about to ramp up—we decided to take a riff off of traditional Bingo, and make a game of exploring some of the area’s baked goods purveyors. Rip out the Bingo sheet (or snap a photo of it on your phone), and hop in your car, on your (fat tire?) bike or into your walking shoes to visit the spot(s) of your choice.
On your mark, get set … go!
Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe
701 Mainstreet, Hopkins; 952.479.7516; amyscupcakeshoppe.com
Boba Tonka Bubble Tea
19905 MN-7 Suite E, Shorewood; 952.474.0874; bobatonka.com
1816 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka; 952.475.0099; breadsmith.com
(available at DelSur Empanadas in Minnetonka, as well as several farmers markets) 612.275.9074; criollaspastries.com
Farina Baking Company
23290 MN-7, Excelsior; 612.930.1710; farinabakingcompany.com
Great Harvest Bread Company
17416 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka; 952.476.2515; greatharvestminnetonka.com
Honey and Rye
4501 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park; honey-and-rye.com; 612.844.2555
440 Water St., Excelsior; 952.229.8300; kowalskis.com
Muddy Paws Cheesecake
3359 Gorham Ave., St. Louis Park; 763.545.7161; muddypawscheesecake.com
Nelson’s Meats & Fresh Bakery Goods
6318 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park; 952.935.9092; nelsonsmeats.com
Nothing Bundt Cakes
12987 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka; 952.546.1406; nothingbundtcakes.com
750 Lake St. E., Wayzata; 612.839.5538; pennyscoffee.com
Red Bench Bakery
284 Water St., Excelsior; 952.474.5608; redbenchbakery.com
18322 Minnetonka Blvd., Wayzata; 800.883.7041; sofiascookies.com
2419 MN-7, Excelsior; 952.474.5132; sotalicious.com
The Cookie Cups
3412 Shoreline Drive, Wayzata; 952.471.2432; the cookiecups.com
General Store of Minnetonka
14401 MN-7, Minnetonka; 952.935.7131; generalstoreofminnetonka.com
The Grocer’s Table
326 Broadway Ave. S., Wayzata; 952.466.6100; thegrocerstablemn.com
95 Lake St. E., Wayzata; 952.473.8621; wuollet.com
Ridgedale Mall, 12401 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka; trexcookie.com
YoYo Donuts & Coffee Bar
5757 Sanibel Drive, Minnetonka; 952.960.1800; yoyodonuts.com
YUM! Kitchen and Bakery
6001 Shady Oak Road, Minnetonka; 952.933.6001; yumkitchen.com
Before visiting local businesses, confirm their hours of operation.
Take a selfie with your game card, or snap a photo of your favorite bakery goodie. Tag us on Instagram (@lakeminnetonkamag) for a chance to be featured on our site.