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Just Wondering Who's From Minnesota


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#16 Cheri A

 
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 06:29 AM

I was going to call them to ask about whether any of their goodies are egg-free. If they aren't, then my dd can't eat them.
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Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 08:46 AM

I checked out Cooqi yesterday. It's on the corner of Marshall and Cretin, right across from Town & Country golf course. It's very easy to get to once you know where it is. (My friend had told me it was near Selby & Dale, which is why I couldn't find it when I looked once before. It's about 4 miles from there!)

The items are limited by most bakery standards, but quite amazing for those of us looking for gluten-free food. All of the items are gluten free, and most are dairy free and soy free. All the items in the display case were labeled with ingredients, so you can check them out yourself. The pizza dough and 2 kinds of bread are also egg free.

I bought a double chocolate cookie, a brownie, a loaf of bread and a pizza dough. I don't remember the individual prices, but the total was $15.00 I think the bread and pizza were about $5.00 each, and the cookie and brownie were $2-3.00 each. Pretty typical bakery prices, I think. (Although it's been a long time since I've been to a bakery!!!)

The brownie didn't even make it to my car (less than a block away). Spectacular! The cookie was also very good. A little thin for my liking, but nice and chewy. (There were 4 kinds of cookies -- chocolate chip, double chocolate, some kind of plain/sugar-type cookie and another that I can't remember).

The bread that I bought was called (I think) 'The Works' bread. Absolutely delicious! Firm and chewy, and it had a bunch of seeds on the outside (which I like, though others may not). I ended up eating about half the loaf by the end of the day. All the other gluten-free breads I've tried are just plain nasty. But this was actually good bread, whether it's gluten-free or not. It's a good sized loaf, and I think it was $5.95, so that's pretty cheap for gluten-free bread. The other bread they had was a honey-something bread, which is comparable to a honey-wheat kind of bread. I'll try that out, too, but I absolutely love this 'Works' bread. (I want to make some stew this weekend so I can dip it in some gravy).

I haven't tried the pizza dough yet.

I give Cooqi two enthusiastic thumbs up. I plan to make it a weekly stop, especially since it's only 10 minutes from where I live. I think I'll try to stick to a loaf or two of bread, though. Much as I loved the brownie & cookie, the spare tire around my waist doesn't need the extra calories!
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:03 AM

I checked out Cooqi yesterday. It's on the corner of Marshall and Cretin, right across from Town & Country golf course. It's very easy to get to once you know where it is. (My friend had told me it was near Selby & Dale, which is why I couldn't find it when I looked once before. It's about 4 miles from there!)

The items are limited by most bakery standards, but quite amazing for those of us looking for gluten-free food. All of the items are gluten free, and most are dairy free and soy free. All the items in the display case were labeled with ingredients, so you can check them out yourself. The pizza dough and 2 kinds of bread are also egg free.

I bought a double chocolate cookie, a brownie, a loaf of bread and a pizza dough. I don't remember the individual prices, but the total was $15.00 I think the bread and pizza were about $5.00 each, and the cookie and brownie were $2-3.00 each. Pretty typical bakery prices, I think. (Although it's been a long time since I've been to a bakery!!!)

The brownie didn't even make it to my car (less than a block away). Spectacular! The cookie was also very good. A little thin for my liking, but nice and chewy. (There were 4 kinds of cookies -- chocolate chip, double chocolate, some kind of plain/sugar-type cookie and another that I can't remember).

The bread that I bought was called (I think) 'The Works' bread. Absolutely delicious! Firm and chewy, and it had a bunch of seeds on the outside (which I like, though others may not). I ended up eating about half the loaf by the end of the day. All the other gluten-free breads I've tried are just plain nasty. But this was actually good bread, whether it's gluten-free or not. It's a good sized loaf, and I think it was $5.95, so that's pretty cheap for gluten-free bread. The other bread they had was a honey-something bread, which is comparable to a honey-wheat kind of bread. I'll try that out, too, but I absolutely love this 'Works' bread. (I want to make some stew this weekend so I can dip it in some gravy).

I haven't tried the pizza dough yet.

I give Cooqi two enthusiastic thumbs up. I plan to make it a weekly stop, especially since it's only 10 minutes from where I live. I think I'll try to stick to a loaf or two of bread, though. Much as I loved the brownie & cookie, the spare tire around my waist doesn't need the extra calories!


Thanks for the review!!
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:11 AM

I live just north of St Paul.
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 06:19 PM

I live in minneapolis. The wedge coop at lyndale s. and franklin has the best peanut butter cookies I've ever had. $1.19 each but worth it . They also have a deli with glutin free items . I will try a glutin free sandwich next time I am there and review it here.
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:41 PM

I've been making a twice a week pilgrimmage to Cooqui for the past few weeks, and I thought I'd give an update. Today I got some focaccia that was absolutely great. Most of the bread has a non-breadlike consistency (ie, it's good, but no one would mistake it for wheat bread). The focaccia was chewy and tasty, and you probably couldn't tell it from a wheat based focaccia.

I also had a couple chocolate chip cookies that were still warm from the oven. Cooqui's cookies are definitely their best product.

Cookies are $1.50.
Focaccia was $6.25

Prices foe the breads went up. Most are in the $7.00 range now.

PS: Dang, it's cold!
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:30 AM

Wedge deli sandwich rocks. $6.00 for sandwich and choice of fruit. They toast the bread in a toaster oven and it makes the bread taste LIKE REAL BREAD. I'm going to get a taoster oven for all my rice bread. Oh the joy of someone else making my food. Its been years.
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:36 AM

i don't live in MN but i spend my summers at concordia language villages. my camp is at marine on st criox location and the cooks always go out and find me gluten free food, from where i don't know.
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:55 AM

i don't live in MN but i spend my summers at concordia language villages. my camp is at marine on st criox location and the cooks always go out and find me gluten free food, from where i don't know.


Thats great that they would do that for you. Sometimes people are amazing.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:54 PM

I've been making a twice a week pilgrimmage to Cooqui for the past few weeks, and I thought I'd give an update. Today I got some focaccia that was absolutely great. Most of the bread has a non-breadlike consistency (ie, it's good, but no one would mistake it for wheat bread). The focaccia was chewy and tasty, and you probably couldn't tell it from a wheat based focaccia.

I also had a couple chocolate chip cookies that were still warm from the oven. Cooqui's cookies are definitely their best product.

Cookies are $1.50.
Focaccia was $6.25

Prices foe the breads went up. Most are in the $7.00 range now.

PS: Dang, it's cold!


Just wondering if you still need to reserve things from Cooqi . . . I haven't been there in about a month. Last time I went they were still out of almost everything, and I was calling to reserve bread ahead of time. Hopefully they have hired more help??
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 05:46 AM

We took little trip to Cooqi this weekend in the rain. I tried to call them, but kept getting the answering machine so we just went. My dd is gluten-free, dairy and egg free. There are 3 things she could have ~ pizza crust, foccacia and baguette. All they had was a mini foccacia that was $3.50
We will go again, but I will make sure to reserve those items. She liked the foccacia pretty well though.

Also, there is a new Fresh and Natural store in Bloomington that someone told me about this week. It's on the 90th and Penn, I guess. I plan to check that out too!
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Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.
Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:46 AM

We took little trip to Cooqi this weekend in the rain. I tried to call them, but kept getting the answering machine so we just went. My dd is gluten-free, dairy and egg free. There are 3 things she could have ~ pizza crust, foccacia and baguette. All they had was a mini foccacia that was $3.50
We will go again, but I will make sure to reserve those items. She liked the foccacia pretty well though.

Also, there is a new Fresh and Natural store in Bloomington that someone told me about this week. It's on the 90th and Penn, I guess. I plan to check that out too!

Thanks Cheri. I was hoping they'd be more well staffed/stocked so I wouldn't have to call and reserve anymore - darn. Oh well, that "works" bread is so good, it's worth it!

Wow, I hadn't heard about a new Fresh and Natural in Bloomington. I love that place - I do all my gluten-free shopping at the one in Shoreview.
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:41 AM

Wow, I hadn't heard about a new Fresh and Natural in Bloomington. I love that place - I do all my gluten-free shopping at the one in Shoreview.


I also do all my gluten-free shopping at the FNF in Shoreview. I wonder if I've seen you there and didn't even know it!
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 10:06 AM

I also do all my gluten-free shopping at the FNF in Shoreview. I wonder if I've seen you there and didn't even know it!


LOL - probably! I'm usually in there 2 or 3 times a week :P
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:43 PM

I'm from MN too! Has anyone checked out BitterSweet Gluten Free Bakery in Eagan?
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