All vegan bakery featuring cookies, cupcakes, donuts, baby pies, and truffles. Everything is 100% vegan, whole-grain, high in fiber, low glycemic, yeast-free, soy-free, and cholesterol-free. Previously located on Cortland Ave, Apr 2015. Closed Mon. more-less
613 York St (18th St)
San Francisco, California 94110

Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-4:00pm



First Review by rebeccaj
  • vegan

What bakery?

Posted on 08 / 18 / 2011

Wow, so yeah, where to start....I guess I will begin with the fact that there is no bakery of which to speak. Instead, they have a "hub" at 24th and Alabama, which really just means that they have three trays of cookie sandwiches inside another bakery's cases without much separation or distinction from the not remotely vegan goods. Pretty sure no one from Wholesome Bakery is ever there to help either. And if you call them, they will tell you that this is where to go. They probably won't answer the phone the first few times you call, so it may take you a while to figure this out. The address on happycow is not where to go if you decide to go for some reason.

Their website absolutely blows in so many ways. Half of the links don't work, they don't have hours (which makes sense once you find out that they don't have a store, but their website doesn't tell you that - there is a blog entry related to the "hub" moving, but that only loads up an error message, like any blog entry) and it makes a bunch of promises of baked goods on which they do not seem to deliver. Maybe I just went on a bad day though.

Also, the solicitation for "donations" to buy a biodiesel truck is offensive. It is ostensibly a capitalist operation, however friendly, nice or "green." Being vegan is cool and all, but I will never be freely handing over my money to someone in exchange for little to nothing so that she, he or they can just make more money. Try selling your products or taking out a loan. It is pretty funny to read though. The provided donation levels go as high as one thousand dollars.

Pros: vegan, seems to be healthy, at least as per the site
Cons: phantom bakery, crappy website, begs for money
  • vegan

San Francisco's first vegan bakery!

Posted on 05 / 01 / 2010

331 Cortland is an "artisan food marketplace": several tiny businesses have space under one roof. One of those businesses is the all-vegan Wholesome Bakery. I checked it out yesterday; they had whole grain bread, really tempting juices, a couple of kinds of chocolate truffles, vanilla chocolate chip cookies, some other kind of cookie that I can't remember, snickerdoodles, chocolate chip cupcakes, and creme sandwiches made from two snickerdoodles with frosting between them.

I got a creme sandwich and a cupcake. The cookie sandwich was wonderful. The cupcake was good, too, but a little heavier/drier than I was expecting (maybe because it was whole grain?). The chocolate chips in it were nice and melty. The frosting was like whipped creme, rather than a sugary buttercreme.

Each item cost a little over $3, if I remember correctly.

I hope I get to go there again. As a bonus, it's not far from Maggie Mudd's ice cream shop.

Pros: vegan goodies!


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Last updated: 2015/04/19


Added: 2010/05/01


Added by: rebeccaj