What You'll Get
Welcome to Groupon, Albany! For our inaugural deal, $5 gets you $10 worth of vegan baked goods at X's to O's Vegan Bakery located at 97 4th Street in Troy. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Albany: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (15 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons, or redeem them with our mobile app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in six months. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but to make it that far you have to be disguised as baked goods. Don a cape of baked goodwill with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of vegan baked goods at X's to O's Vegan Bakery in Troy.
The vegan sweet-specialists at X's to O's use organic and local ingredients to concoct a tempting selection of baked goods that are high in tastiness and low in guilt. The bakery is known for its Twinkie-like cream-filled canoe boats ($1.50), which come in fun flavors such as vanilla, carrot cake, cookies and cream, and chocolate PB. A list of 25 creative cake ($4 per slice) and cupcake ($2.50 each) varieties including orange creamsicle, pumpkin chocolate-chip, and pineapple has the ability to keep officemates engaged for nearly a full month of mandatory birthday celebrations, unlike conventional platters of carrots on toothpicks and canned potatoes. Cocoa-crazed connoisseurs can get their fixes on slices of french silk pie ($4 per slice), chocolate chip cookies ($1.50–$2), and rocky road brownies ($1.50–$2.50), saving brunette-headed passersby from misguided licking.
X's to O's exact menu of confections changes regularly, but every day guarantees a diverse assortment of completely vegan delights as well as tasty gluten-free options. Whether you're a devoted meat-free foodie or a full-fledged carnivore, pick up a sweet stack of the bakery's goodies to win friends and influence people from every aisle of the bookstore's nutrition section.
Vegan Mainstream interviewed Sarah, the owner and baker of X's to O's Vegan Bakery, and All Over Albany reviewed and featured the vegan destination. More than 1,200 Facebookers are fans of the business, and Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars.
- This is no substitution; this is the real deal. Everything was really fresh and delicious and tasted homemade. My choosy kids even fought over the last vanilla cream-filled canoe boat! – Amy Brozio-Andrews, All Over Albany
- Just got back from the bakery and it was awesome! They don't skimp on the sizes, they don't overprice (which is amazing since it's vegan) and even my non-vegan mother said it tasted better than the "regular" baked goods. – Abbe N., Facebook
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with any other offer. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.