About


Our food

At Arizmendi Bakery on Lakeshore, we offer our community artisan breads, morning pastries and gourmet pizza, prepared right in front of you and brought fresh from our ovens daily.  Our focus is on providing healthy food using straightforward recipes and quality ingredients.  Ask us for a list of our organic ingredients.

Our ovens are running all day long.  Stop by early for hot muffins, scones and pastries, including some vegan treats.  For lunch or dinner, we offer a unique vegetarian pizza of the day featuring seasonal vegetables, infused oils, and fresh herbs on organic, thin sourdough crust.  And our signature sourdoughs and hearty wheat breads are hot out of the oven mornings and afternoons.  You’ll also find a rotating selection of fresh green salads and spreads in our deli case, as well as soups made from scratch.

 

Our name

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. Although worker cooperatives have functioned in most parts of the world since the 19th century, the success of the Mondragon Cooperatives has attracted worldwide attention. What started as one firm and roughly 25 people in 1956 is now a major international business with a work force of over 100,000, employed in some 250+ worker-owned enterprises and affiliated organizations.

These cooperatives continue to be inspired by Arizmendi’s belief that worker ownership and participation in the workplace should be an integral part of a just and democratic society. Through their financial, technical and organizational alliances, the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation helps develop new businesses, supports existing ones, and facilitates mutual support among member cooperatives.

The name Arizmendi acknowledges his inspiration in our effort to expand democratically owned and operated workplaces.

The Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives

There are six coopertive bakeries in the Arizmendi Association. Be sure to try them all! You can learn more about out Association at www.arizmendi.coop.

Our Sister Cooperatives:

These cooperatives are independently operated.
They have different days of operation, hours, products, prices, etc.

The Cheeseboard
1504 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 549-3183
Arizmendi Emeryville
4301 San Pablo Avenue (@43rd)
Emeryville, CA
(510) 547-0550
Arizmendi San Rafael
1002 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-4093
Arizmendi Mission
1268 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 826-9218