About Donut Farm
Donut Farm's commitment to a vegan recipe is for two reasons:
a) We believe that a vegan diet is the most sustainable diet for human health & compassionate living.
b) We believe that animals don't need to be involved, bothered, hassled or killed for us humans to exist on the planet. (Or to enjoy a nice treat!)
Pepples Donut Farm, or simply, Donut Farm, was started in 2006 by Josh Levine. A San Francisco native with a long history in the music scene, and activism with "food not bombs", Berkeley needle exchange, and as founding member of 924 Gilman street the all ages punk venue. After years of the music business and a stint in the white collar world, a dream and an idea led to the launch of a vegan donut company. What started as a daily wholesale business serving cafes in SF, Oakland and Berkeley in 2007 grew into its' first retail space at the SF Ferrybuilding marketplace in 2010. Also in 2010 Josh located a restaurant for rent in a little-known stretch of San Pablo Avenue, and the Donut Farm was born! Oakland Donut Farm at 6037 San Pablo has been the home of our Organic Vegan Donuts, as well as Vegan Brunch and weekday breakfast and lunch offerings. More recently as a community space, Donut Farm has hosted the launch of Oakland Burrito Project, the Oakland arm of a national movement to feed the homeless with vegan burritos and a bottle of water, one burrito at a time.
Expanding again in 2014, the popular donut company acquired a neighborhood cafe, Coffee Conscious, at 1312 Gilman Street in Berkeley. The perfect place to explore Coffee and Tea Donut pairings, it's a quaint and attractive space in the small neighborhood of Westbrae in North Berkeley. We added a small non-donut vegan organic 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. Once a former Donut shoppe now transformed into Los Angeles' first vegan coffee bar along with our 100% organic ingredient vegan donuts. Cake donuts and raised donuts every day.