Cafe Indigo Vegan Cakes in the display case at Whole Foods in Hadley Massachusetts. A dessert favorite!

Cafe Indigo Vegan Cakes in the display case at Whole Foods in Hadley Massachusetts. A dessert favorite!

Cafe Indigo's 'vegan goodness' began with a search for a vegan wedding cake.

Patti Dann and her husband, Paul, promote Cafe Indigo vegan baked goods during a food expo at New York City's Javits Center.

“I started this business for my children,” Patti Dann told the Concord Monitor in an interview in 2014. When her three adult daughters converted from meat-eaters to vegetarians and eventually to vegans, Dann decided cooking several separate entrees for the family meal just wasn’t working. It was then that she started experimenting with vegan recipes, modifying many of her own favorites and veganizing some of her mother-in-law's classics. Not long afterward, Cafe Indigo was born. The vegan restaurant and bakery opened in Concord, N.H., in 2007 and delighted New England vegans for more than seven years. In 2014, Patti closed the restaurant to concentrate on promoting Cafe Indigo's cakes, bringing vegan goodness to the entire nation.

Serendipity had a hand in the evolution of Cafe Indigo's baked goods. "Our award-winning Vegan Carrot Cake grew out of a desire to find a vegan wedding cake for one of our daughters," Dann recalled. "We sampled many wonderful cakes but just couldn't find the cake that met our standards". It wasn't long after Dann began experimenting with traditional cake recipes that her famous Vegan Carrot Cake was created. Diners at the cafe found it so moist and delectable, they frequently ordered a second slice. Its popularity inspired Patti to offer it and other vegan baked goods under the Cafe Indigo name nationwide. Cafe Indigo products can now be purchased at Whole Foods and many other specialty stores and markets around the country. With her husband, Paul, Patti Dann continues to supervise the production of Cafe Indigo's vegan desserts, ensuring that each cake is as pleasing and tasty – and 100% vegan – as those she served in her original Cafe Indigo. To learn more about where to find Cafe Indigo Baked Goods, please contact us at cafeindigo@comcast.net, or click the button below.