Sheila Nelson transitioned from offering expertise and advisory services at U.S Bank to offering vegan treats at her new vegan bakery. Vegan East, now open in White Bear Lake, is celebrating its two-month anniversary.

This plant-based bakery offers a superabundance of coveted, classic bakery treats.


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Sheila said, “We do cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, cheesecakes, quiche, biscuits on the weekend. We just debuted the cheddar chive biscuits and the bacon thyme biscuits.”

We’re so glad she took the plunge into not only veganism but business ownership as well. The company’s core values are animal empathy, consistent quality, and community engagement.

Vegan East Bakery is located at 2179 4th Street, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110.


Boy, do we love treats too! We have a few favs.

Don’t worry. If you aren’t heading to Minnesota anytime soon, you can opt for these tasty treats that would do well at any bakery.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookiesclassic chocolate chip cookies vegan

This Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is super simple but super delicious and is made from spelt flour. These cookies are lightly sweetened with maple syrup and organic unrefined brown sugar. They’ll easily brighten up your day with just one bite.

Polenta Quiches With Macadamia Ricotta and Squash BlossomsPolenta Quiches With Macadamia Ricotta and Squash Blossoms

If you’re looking for the perfect quiche, these Polenta Quiches With Macadamia Ricotta and Squash Blossoms is it! This dish is light, but filling, and beautiful to look at as well as delicious to eat. These quiches have a base of polenta, which is then served with a light basil pesto that you cannot skip!


Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Spice CupcakesDate-Sweetened Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

These super pretty Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes are light, slightly sweet, warming, and perfectly spiced with everyone’s favorite pumpkin blend. Topped with a cashew-based maple cream “cheese”, these treats will surely become your favorite.

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions! 

Lead Image Source: Vegan East