My husband and I took a trip to Richmond for pizza, and then he had a craving for something sweet. Looking up places that were vegan friendly for dessert, WPA bakery popped up! Pretty famous on the local Vegan scene as a great place for vegan wedding cakes, I was certain they would have something we would both enjoy, since WPA Bakery is omni and vegan friendly.
We took the short trip from the fringes of Carytown to the Manchester area of Richmond, and we were not disappointed! Walking in, you are greeted by a display case with cakes and pies sold whole and by the slice, clearly labeled vegan, gluten free, or regular. Some items were even vegan AND gluten free!
My husband chose a blueberry buttermilk pie and a mixed berry muffin. For my vegan treats? I chose a slice of German chocolate cake and a key lime cookie. There were so many options, I was overwhelmed! I actually had a choice of a few different cakes and cookies. I ended up asking for a recommendation on a cookie.
I thoroughly enjoyed my choices! The cake was amazing. Great crumb. Not dry. Just enough coconut to balance the rich, sweet chocolate. That slice may or may not have been my dinner that night. The cookie was delicious as well. Not too sweet with a great, sweet tart icing. It was a great treat after lunch at work the next day!
In addition to their sweet bakery treats, WPA also serves lunch items and coffee, including vegan options.
Next time your sweet tooth calls, go visit WPA! It was worth the drive for us!
Have you visited WPA bakery? I’d love to hear about it! As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.