Worker Owned Businesses

Bay Area

NoBAWC Member Workplaces

Below is a listing of NoBAWC member workplaces. By supporting them, you help sustain economic democracy in the Bay Area.

AK Press. Distributor of radical and independent books, pamphlets, magazines, CDs, tapes, t-shirts, stickers and other merchandise. 674-A 23rd Street, Oakland, 94612; (510) 208-1700;

Arizmendi. Bakeries/pizzerias specializing in bread, pizza and pastries.

• Oakland: 3265 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, 94610; (510) 268-8849;

• San Francisco (Mission): 1268 Valencia Street, San Francisco, 94110; (415) 826-9218;

• San Rafael: 1002 Fourth Street, San Rafael, 94901; (415) 456-4093;

Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) Timebank. A local community timebank. For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one hour to have someone do something for you. It is an alternative way to give and receive resources.;

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.

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

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

City Art Gallery. A gallery, run and maintained by about 200 local ­artists. Provides gallery space, shows and sells art from independent local artists. 828 Valencia St., San Francisco, 94110; (415) 970-9900;

Cupid Courier Collective. San Francisco bicycle messenger service. P.O. Box 313, San Francisco, 94104; (415) 720-1479;

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. An artisan cooperative that provides shop space and use of 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;

LIFT Business Coaching. Provides business coaching and consulting services in the areas of mission & vision alignment, strategic planning, organizational assessment & design, operational systems, company culture, financial modeling, budgeting, tracking & reporting, and sales & marketing.

Maybeck High School. Small, staff-run high school in Berkeley which offers a unique opportunity for students to engage with an academically challenging college-prep

curriculum in a collaborative rather than competitive environment. 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, 94705; (510) 841-8489;

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;

Nabolom Bakery. 30-year old bakery offering a wide variety of baked goods including breads, danish, vegan desserts, sugar-free goodies and wheat-free treats. 2708 Russell St., Berkeley, 94705; (510) 845-2253;

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;

Pedal Express. Only non-motorized cargo delivery service in the Bay Area providing regularly scheduled route service. P.O. Box 10141, Berkeley, 94709; (510) 843-7339;

Points of Distribution. Volunteer-run syringe exchange operating in Oakland and San Francisco. 1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Suite 200, Oakland, 94612; (888) 868-5148;

Quilted. Provides strategic consulting, graphic design, web development, as well as game design and development services to progressive arts, education, and non-profit organizations. 2051 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, 94702; (510) 665-5920;

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;

Suigetsukan Martial Arts School. Martial arts school specializing in Jujitsu, Aikido and Japanese Sword. 103 International Boulevard, Oakland, 94606; (510) 452-3941;

TechCollective. Information technology firm providing hardware repair, software support, web design, consulting, and computer sales. Specializes in open-so­urce, affordable IT support for nonprofits, small businesses & low-income individuals. 263 San Carlos St., San Francisco, 94110; (415) 285-8882;