A worker-owned cooperative bakery and pizzeria, part of a chain of several in the Bay Area. Usually at least a couple baked vegan treats like vegan muffin and vegan cookie, plus a vegan bread - call ahead. Serves Equator brand coffee. Arizmendi is the shortened name of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, a young priest who inspired and helped found the Mondragon Cooperatives in the Basque Country of Spain in the 1950s. Reported fully vegetarian Jan 2020. Open Mon 8:00am-7:00pm, Wed-Sun 8:00am-7:00pm.

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8 Reviews

First Review by Chia


Points +2239

06 Jun 2023

a cooperative worker owned bakery w/ several other branches in San Francisco & in Oakland

Arizmendi Bakery is a cooperative worker owned bakery w/ several other branches in San Francisco & in Oakland. They are affiliated w/ the famous Cheeseboard Collective in Berkeley.
They have a daily rotation of artisanal breads that changes every day.

See their website for current offerings:

They have many vegan options including:
vegan tomato & mushroom focaccia
vegan banana nut muffins
vegan scones
& vegan artisanal breads

All the vegan items are labeled vegan & are affordable. I enjoyed the vegan tomato & mushroom focaccia for $2.25 & will be back to try some of the other offerings.

Pros: a cooperative worker owned bakery



Points +136

28 Apr 2023

Limited Vegan Options

There aren’t many vegan options, but those that exist are delicious. The vegan focaccia is yummy. It would be great to see an expanded vegan menu…one can dream.


Points +893

21 Apr 2023

Vegan bread, muffins, and scones!

This is a great stop to pickup some vegan, fresh baked breads, muffins, or even a scone. On the breads front, they have plenty to choose from. On the muffin and scone side, there are only a few options but very good! They usually have banana nut and lemon poppy seed (muffins), and a blueberry scone. The nice thing is that they usually have plenty on hand, so you don't have to worry about arriving later in the day and them being sold out.

They also have a nice stadium style parklet out side so you can enjoy your snacks while people watching on Valencia.

Pros: vegan muffins, vegan scone

Cons: Could be more vegan pastries


Points +1534

30 Jan 2022

Cute bakery!

Vegan muffins available, clear labeling, inexpensive and helpful staff!

Pros: Clear labeling


Points +3094

21 Jun 2021

Nice Bakery

Tried their vegan lemon poppyseed muffins, a very nice treat! With just a few more items their vegan menu wouldn’t feel quite so limited but what they do offer is very nice. I remember trying their dairy scones in past years when I was vegetarian and I thought they were very good.

Pros: Yummy vegan goodies

Cons: Not enough yummy vegan goodies!


Points +155

31 Aug 2020

Delicious baked goods with decent vegan selection

Visited Arizmendi and got one of every vegan pastry option: mint chocolate cookie, banana nut muffin, lemon poppyseed muffin , blueberry scone and a baguette for good measure. Everything is reasonably priced and really tasty! Will definitely be coming here regularly. What's not to love about a worker co-op with vegan treats?

Pros: good vegan selection, tasty


Points +154

12 Aug 2019

olive rounds!

some of the best breads in SF!

Pros: lots of vegan options


Points +3635

09 Oct 2012

Yummy Vegan Muffins

I had read about this place on happycow and have come here twice, on both recent trips to San Francisco Mission District. Was just here in October 2012. Here's my Arizmendi Bakery review.

It's primarily a bakery that also makes pizzas, and it's and a great place to get a baked treat and a coffee in the daytime. I thoroughly enjoyed coming here, and if I lived in San Francisco, I would stop in everyday.

The coffee served at all the Arizmendi Bakeries in the Bay Area is Equinox brand and is good.

During both trips when I visited, there were several marked vegan items (1 vegan cookie, 1 vegan scone, 1 vegan muffin, 1 savory foccacia bread); plus you can find vegan-suitable bread.

Each day's pizza variety always contain dairy, so if you wish to have vegan pizza, you must custom order 24 hours+ in advance.

Pros: vegan baked goods, good coffee, nice space

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