A past winner of the best bakery in the East Bay category of the Express Best of the East Bay awards, Arizmendi named for Basque priest/labor organizer Father José Arizmendiarrietta is a worker-owned cooperative first conceived in 1997 by workers from Berkeleys famous Cheeseboard Collective. Although a full array of sweet and savory baked goods is on offer here from baguettes to macaroons thin-crusted artisanal pizza is the main attraction. Only one topping-combo is available every day, and that combo changes every day, and its always meatless, featuring such components as roasted red onions, shiitake mushrooms, cheddar cheese, and arugula. If youre not the take-what-comes/go-with-the-flow type, check out the whole months pizza menu online.
Hours: Mon. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tue.-Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
ReservationsChoice: Not Accepted
Extra Info: organic produce used "when available"