Baking is everyone’s new favorite quarantine hobby, but our amateur-hour pie crusts can’t hold a candle to what’s coming out of the kitchen at Vikings & Goddesses.
Former Bellecour and Birchwood Cafe baker Rachel Anderson started V&G as a pop-up in 2019 while managing the carb-tastic kitchen at Market House Collaborative. Her pastries made cameos at Able Seedhouse + Brewery, Rustica Bakery, Dogwood Coffee Co., and Linden Hills Farmers Market, but she switched to a Tuesdays-only, contactless delivery model in late March. (Thanks, COVID-19.)
The broccoli- and three-cheese quiche pictured up top was made using V&G’s frozen pie crust. A tender, flaky, crimped shell costs $4 — a steal considering its star ingredient is Minnesota-made butter from Hope Creamery. Unlike the lackluster pie shells you might get from Sara Lee, Anderson’s handiwork is rich and layered and delicious enough to eat naked.
Pie crusts aren’t the only goodies in the V&G arsenal. There’s a rotating menu; if you order by Sunday at 10 p.m., you can have pain au chocolate (French for chocolate croissant), buttermilk biscuits, or something equally delightful delivered to you the following Tuesday.
Anderson’s husband — Spoon and Stable alum Yojiro Moro — has also been flexing his flour power and making fresh pasta. His linguini, rigatoni, and gemelli are priced to move (into your mouth) at $5 per pound.
If you don’t wanna cook at all, know that V&G sells ready-to-devour pies in seasonal flavors like orange rhubarb, carrot coconut custard, honey chess kicked up with Ames Farm honey from Minnesota, and key lime made with real key lime juice.
They also run a pupusa-and-pie or empanada-and-pie special for $40. That’s six pupusas (black bean, cheese, or 50/50) or a three-pack of par-baked beef or spinach empanadas from the wonderful Quebracho, plus a whole pie of your choosing, for $40. We know we sound like an infomercial but damn, that’s a deal! Free delivery throughout the Twin Cities, too. Y’all know what to do 💻⬇️ 🔜🥧❤️ vikingsandgoddessespiecompany.com.