Pepples Donut Farm, or simply; Donut Farm, was started in 2007 by Josh Levine. A San Francisco native, Josh ultimately gave up his white collar career to go back to food. With the help of friends, employees, and the interest of the community a Vegan Donut Company was born. What started as a hobby quickly became a daily wholesale business, serving Cafes in SF, Oakland and Berkeley who needed vegan options. First accounts were Ritual Coffee, Philz Coffee, Rainbow Grocery Co-op, and others. In 2008 Pepples moved from its shared kitchen roots into their own space. Still wholesale only, the business grew- After gaining sales into Whole Foods Markets Northern California, Pepples was able to afford to source 100% Organic ingredients for the donut line. (Shortly after which Whole Foods backed out) It was right at this time that a retail space was about to be built out- A place for the donuts to be made AND enjoyed! However, before ground was even broken, a turn-key restaurant was acquired! And the Donut Farm was born- Oakland Donut Farm at 6037 San Pablo has been the home of our 100% Organic Vegan Donuts since 2010, as well as Vegan Brunch as well as a weekday lunch offering. A strictly vegan restaurant and bakery. At that same time we opened a retail kiosk in the Iconic Ferry Building Marketplace, where we have been since 2010 Selling our donuts from a small kiosk in the most beautiful city on earth.
Expanding again in 2014, the popular donut company acquired a neighborhood cafe at 1312 Gilman Street in Berkeley. The perfect place to explore Coffee and Tea Donut pairings, its a quaint and attractive space in the small neighborhood of Westbrae in North Berkeley. We added a small bakery line, making muffins, scones, "pep tarts" and yam rolls (delicious).
The latest move is the opening of a whole new Donut Farm in Los Angeles, in Silverlake near Echo Park at 2609 W Sunset Blvd. 90026. A former Donut shoppe, we have brought Los Angeles' first vegan coffee bar along with our 100% organic ingredients Vegan Donuts, as well as even some new flavors! Cake donuts and raised donuts every day.
A 100% organic bakery? Because we believe that access to healthy food is important to everybody. In our world there are a very few 100% organic bakeries, and its confusing to the consumer. We want to be a company that stands up for what we believe in, and use all certified organic ingredients. We are still one of only a very few 100% organic bakeries in the state. We work hard to bring a pure product to your local cafe, and we hope that you notice the difference and support our efforts to have a sustainable business.
No paper cups; (Oakland)
at our Oakland Donut Farm, please bring your own cup if you want to enjoy some of our great coffee to go. We have custom mugs for only $5 including coffee, but try participating in our community by bring a mug, mason jar, or glass. Similarly, you might bring a plate or container when purchasing food to go- although we do keep compostable/recyclable containers for to go food onsite.
We think that being radically green is important, and our staff is committed to that effort. At our other locations we supply the customers with paper cups if they don't bring their re-usable.
Do you ship donuts?
We do not ship donuts to people. We would love for you to try our donuts when you are next in the San Francisco bay area, or have a friend visiting bring you some! But shipping of baked goods; packaging, costs, jet fuel, etc. we see as non-sustainable for the future. We hope you understand.