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A Bakery Boom Sweeps Minneapolis

Three and a half new and notable bakeries near opening

Brace the sweet tooth: There’s a wave of sweet treats coming
Mackenzie Smith Kelley/Milk Bar

Three distinct and delicious bakeries are nearing opening day in and around Minneapolis this summer.

Black Walnut Bakery, the long awaiting brick and mortar from pastry chef Sarah Botcher is nearing completion on Hennepin Avenue in Uptown. Botcher gained an excited following first at the Minneapolis farmers market, and then from coffee shops carrying her sweets. The bakery is located on 32nd on Hennepin Avenue and surrounded by street parking. Permits are processing and hopes are to open within the next four weeks.

Rustica Bakery is opening a new outpost at Southdale Mall. The bakery that’s famous for its bread, croissants, and a truly decadent double chocolate cookie will be attached to a new Lifetime Fitness with 2,000 square feet of baking space and a Dogwood Coffee.

Honey & Rye, home to fantastic pies, wondrous caramel rolls, and bread wrapped in crunchy crust is expanding with a bakery inside the new Graze food hall that’s set to open August 8 in the North Loop.

—If that all these forthcoming bakeries are too many sleeps away, there is an internationally renowned bakery popping up in downtown Minneapolis tomorrow and Saturday. Famed pastry chef Christina Tosi is bringing her Milk Bar to the North Loop with a tricked out mobile truck. Parking in the lot next to Spoon and Stable, the truck will be peddling many of Milk Bar’s signature treats including cereal milk ice cream, compost cookies, and the formerly-known-as-”crack” pie. That’s not all, inside the restaurant, Tosi has teamed with our homegrown pastry super star, Diane Moua to create special dishes for the restaurant.

Honey & Rye Bakehouse

4501 Excelsior Boulevard, , MN 55416 (612) 844-2555 Visit Website

Spoon and Stable

211 North 1st Street, , MN 55401 (612) 224-9850 Visit Website