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Vegans, rejoice: ‘Shark Tank’ cinnamon roll bakery opens soon in Indian Trail

Yes, it’s vegan: Cinnaholic’s cinnamon role with vanilla frosting and raspberries.
Yes, it’s vegan: Cinnaholic’s cinnamon role with vanilla frosting and raspberries. Cinnaholic

It won’t happen in time for that Valentine/Ash Wednesday collision Feb. 14, but Indian Trail is about to have North Carolina’s first location of Cinnaholic, an all-vegan bakery that features cinnamon rolls and other goodies.

Cinnaholic opens Feb. 23 at 6461 Old Monroe Road, in the Sun Valley shopping center near Wesley Chapel Stouts Road.

Cinnaholic first came to attention on the ABC “Shark Tank,” and was named one of the eight top franchises that have emerged from the show. Started in Berkeley in 2009, it features vegan cinnamon rolls with 30 flavors of frostings and 20 topping choices. Everything is 100% vegan, with no dairy, eggs or cholesterol.

The company started franchising in 2014 and has 40 locations in development around the country, including in Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Texas and Utah. The Indian Trail location is the first in North Carolina.

Co-owner Michelle Henriquez said you can get a basic cinnamon roll for $2.50, and the iced versions start at $5 and go up depending on what you put on them. The shop will also have brownies, cookies, coffee drinks (all the dairy is oatmeal milk), hot tea and juices.

And yes, she says, everything is 100% vegan. “I thought it was going to be complicated but it’s not.”

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis

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