Our Bakeries

Arizmendi Fourth Street, San Rafael

Arizmendi Bakery
Rafael Town Center Plaza
1002 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 456-4093

Arizmendi’s baking culture is an extension of the cooperative itself: a mix of idealism and pragmatism. While most bakeries emphasize the fluffy and the sweet, we specialize in temptations that brim with flavor and savory goodness, yet pack the kind of nutrition you need to get through your day. So feel free, indulge yourself — without regret. In a nutshell, we think healthy food just plain tastes better.

Arizmendi Lakeshore, Oakland

Arizmendi Cooperative
3265 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 268-8849

Arizmendi is a worker owned, democratically operated cooperative business, specializing in morning pastries, artisan breads, gourmet pizza, and fresh soups & salads. With democracy, equality, and social responsibility as our guides, we strive to do what is best for the individual worker, for the group as a whole, and for the community we serve.

Cheese Board Collective, Berkeley

Cheese Board Collective
1504 / 1512 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

(510) 549-3183

The Cheese Board opened as a small cheese store in 1967. In 1971, the two original owners sold their business to their employees and created a 100% worker owned business of which they remained a part. The transition to a worker-owned and operated cooperative relied upon a shared work ethic, high standards, and the strong emotional connections among the group. Decisions were made, after much debate, either on the shift or at the monthly meetings. The new owners shared a belief that the collective process would organically create a truly democratic society.

Arizmendi Valencia, San Francisco

Arizmendi Bakery - Panaderia and Pizzeria
1268 Valenica Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 826-9218

Our distinctive and delicious pizza, pastries, and breads have made us repeat winners for best bakery and pizzeria in the Bay Area in local media. We roll and bake our food right in front of you, bringing fresh bread out of the ovens all day long. Our straightforward recipes use the highest quality ingredients that are organic whenever possible.

Arizmendi San Pablo, Emeryville

Arizmendi Bakery and Pizzeria
4301 San Pablo Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608

(510) 547-0550

We are a cooperative ―a worker-owned and operated business. We make decisions democratically, sharing all of the tasks, responsibilities, benefits and risks. Just as we were supported by many in our establishment here, we hope to provide support to the establishment of future worker-owned businesses. We strive to be active members of the Emeryville community and to offer the best breads, pastries, pizza and other products we can.