We truly hope you've had the pleasure of tasting the delectable and unique creations by Vikings and Goddesses, now available at all of our cafes. Founded by Rachel Anderson in 2019, this woman-owned bakery highlights the best of what the Twin Cities has to offer—in offerings both sweet and savory.
A New York state native, Anderson moved to the Twin Cities in 2014 with her husband, Yojiro Moro, a fellow chef skilled with bread, pasta, and other baked goods. After working in various food endeavors (including the writing of a nachos cookbook!), Anderson created Vikings and Goddesses, an independent company that grew with skills learned from WomenVenture, the local non-profit that provides tools and resources to help women in their businesses.
Anderson shares her thoughts about baking with a purpose and making small, intentional acts that can affect change to local communities. "As for seasonal pastries and ideas, now that winter is finally behind us, we get a lot of inspiration from what we see at the farmers markets. We work with local farms to source second and surplus crops in order to minimize food waste. We worked with Untiedt's a lot last year. They would text me what they had left from the farmer's markets and would swing by afterwards and drop off strawberries or raspberries. In the winter, we travel out to MN Harvest to get their second apples. Last year we went through well over 20 cases. We're definitely looking forward to rhubarb and hope that will be featured heavily in next month's menu."
If you'd like to learn more about Vikings and Goddesses, visit their website and follow links from: The Growler Mag, FOX9, and Star Tribune's 5 Best Things: Rhubarb Orange Pie and Ready-to-Bake Croissants.