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Worker Cooperatives in the San Francisco Bay Area

Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NoBAWC):  www.nobawc.org )

The following is a listing of worker cooperatives that belong to the regional organization Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NoBAWC):  www.nobawc.org )

Adobe Books & Art Cooperative

Adobe Books is a bookshop, art gallery, living room, retail store, community center, a place to meet new friends, with comfy chairs, community table, art and music events, possibly one of the world’s best bookstores, a co-operative run business.

3130 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 864-3936




Bakeries/pizzerias specializing in bread, pizza and pastries.

  • Oakland:

3265 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, 94610

(510) 268-8849


  • Emeryville:

4301 San Pablo Avenue, Emeryville, 94608

(510) 547-0550


  • San Francisco :

1268 Valencia Street, San Francisco, 94110

(415) 826-9218


  • 1331 9th Avenue, San Francisco, 94122

(415) 566-3117


  • San Rafael:

1002 Fourth Street, San Rafael, 94901

(415) 456-4093


Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives.

A cooperative made up of seven member businesses, six cooperative bakeries–Cheese Board and five Arizmendi locations–and a development and support collective. Members share a common mission, share ongoing accounting, legal, educational and other support services, and support the development of new member coops by the Association.

1904 Franklin Street #204, Oakland, 94612


ACCI Gallery

Arts & Crafts Cooperative (ACCI) is a member-based community of artisans, artists, and art patrons. The mission of ACCI Gallery is to provide a showcase for emerging and established artists to display and sell their artwork, while building community among artists, members, and patrons alike.

1652 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

(510) 843-2527


Berkeley Free Clinic.

Follows a client-centered philosophy and offers: basic dental care, acute primary medical care, HIV testing and counseling, sexually-transmitted disease screening & treatment, peer counseling and information & referral services.

2339 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, 94704

(800) 625-4642


Bike Kitchen.

Volunteer-run, do-it-yourself bicycle resource providing all the expertise, tools, and parts you need to fix or build a bicycle. We also provide classes, have youth programs, encourage reuse & recycling, and work with community groups to get more people on bicycles.

650H Florida Street, San Francisco, 94110

(415) 647-2453


BioFuel Oasis.

Sells high quality commercial biodiesel that meets ASTM standards and is usually made from recycled vegetable oil. Also carries fuel filters and fuel lines for many diesel vehicles, books, zines, t-shirts, stickers and many locally & hand-made sustainable goods.

1441 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

(510) 665-5509


Bound Together Bookstore.

Best anarchist bookstore in the world.

1369 Haight St., San Francisco, 94117

(415) 431-8355


Box Dog Bikes.

Full service bicycle shop which sells new and used bicycles, repairs bikes and sells bicycle components & accessories.

494 14th Street, San Francisco, 94103

(415) 431-9627


Cheese Board and Cheese Board Pizza.

Bakery, morning coffee and pastries, cheese store and pizza. www.cheeseboardcollective.coop.

  • Cheese Board: 1504 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 94709; (510) 549-3183;
  • Cheese Board Pizza: 1512 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 94709; (510) 549-3055

Design Action Collective.

Graphics and communication services to social justice organizations.

1710 Franklin Street #300, Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 452-1912


DIG Cooperative.

Ecological community development firm committed to regenerating a healthier, more natural urban life for current and future generations. Services include water conservation and efficiency, wastewater systems, greywater systems, constructed wetlands, rainwater catchment, roof gardens, erosion control, aquaculture ponds, drip irrigation systems, drought tolerant design, permaculture design, and organic gardening.

5410 Dover Street, Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 316-3620


Ecology Center of San Francisco.

A locally grown 501(c)(3) non-profit cooperative that cultivates ecological awareness in San Francisco by providing resources, education, and support to create sustainable and regenerative communities within San Francisco.

555 Portola Drive, San Francisco, 94131

(415) 290-6763


Electric Embers.

Internet hosting services for progressive nonprofit organizations, activists, artists and cooperatives.

P.O. Box 460454, San Francisco, 94146

(800) 843-6197


Heartwood Cooperative Woodshop.

Custom woodworking, cabinetry and furniture from an artisan cooperative that provides shop space and woodworking machinery to woodworkers.

2547 8th Street #27, Berkeley, 94710

(510) 845-4887


Inkworks Press.

A worker-owned, union print shop that provides high quality, affordable printing. Also an Alameda County Certified Green Business.

2827 Seventh Street, Berkeley, 94710

(510) 845-7111


Juice Bar Collective.

Offers freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, sandwiches, soups, salads, hot dishes, & baked goods made with organic ingredients when possible; primarily take-out.

2114 Vine Street, Berkeley, 94709

(510) 548-8473


Mandela Food Cooperative.

Mandela Foods is a worker owned grocery store offering a sustainable model for community-driven economic development. Our mission: To build community wealth and health through business ownership, nutrition education, and increasing access to affordable, locally grown food.

1430 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 452-1133


Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative.

A bike shop which sells new bicycles, used bikes, parts, accessories, and clothing. Missing Link also repairs bikes at their Repair Annex, across the street from the main store.

1988 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 94704

(510) 843-7471


Modern Times Bookstore.

A progressive resource for the Bay Area, a neighborhood bookstore for the Mission. 2919 24th Street, San Francisco, 94110

(415) 282-9246


924 Gilman Street.

Weekend shows of underground music.

924 Gilman Street, Berkeley, 94710

(510) 525-9926


Other Avenues Food Store.

Food store specializing in bulk foods, organic foods and environmentally friendly cleaning products.

3930 Judah Street, San Francisco, 94122

(415) 661-7475


Radical Designs.

Websites and custom software.

1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Suite 200, Oakland, 94612

(415) 738-0456


Rainbow Grocery Cooperative.

Health food store offering a wide variety of bulk foods, organic produce, macrobiotic foods, natural body & health care products, and pet products.

1745 Folsom Street, San Francisco, 94103

(415) 863-0620


Rhizome Urban Garden Cooperative.

Installs and maintains organic permaculture-based gardens and landscapes.

16 Sherman Street, San Francisco, 94103

(415) 724-2615


San Francisco Steiner Free School Time Bank.

Formation of a full-time Forest Kindergarten based on Waldorf/LifeWays pedagogy for children ages 3.9 to 5.9 in Central San Francisco; tuition-free, based on the economic foundation of time-banking.

1743 Golden Gate Ave. Apartment 7, San Francisco, CA 94115

415) 590-7276


Suigetsukan Martial Arts School.

Martial arts school specializing in Jujitsu, Aikido and Japanese Sword.

103 International Boulevard, Oakland, 94606

(510) 452-3941



Worker-owned Tech Support – hardware, software, data, consulting, integrating.

263 San Carlos St., San Francisco, 94110

(415) 285-8882


Three Stone Hearth Cooperative.

We heal our community, our planet, and ourselves by building a sustainable model for community scale food preparation and processing that honors culinary traditions and provides nutrient dense foods for local households and beyond. A community-supported, worker-owned cooperative, and a teaching kitchen all in one.

1581 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

(510) 981-1334