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A Pioneering Vegan and Gluten-Free Bakery Closes Permanently Today

Wholesome Bakery will reopen elsewhere, but owner Mandy Harper invites fans to come by for a farewell treat

A cheesecake.
Wholesome Bakery on Divisadero Street will close at the end of November.
Wholesome Bakery
Paolo Bicchieri is a reporter at Eater SF writing about Bay Area restaurant and bar trends, coffee and cafes, and pop-ups.

A popular business on Divisadero Street will ring in its final day of service today, November 30. Wholesome Bakery, known for decadent vegan and gluten-free treats, is closing its permanent location. According to an Instagram post, owner Mandy Harper will say farewell after service concludes today at 3:30 p.m. — but she guarantees the business won’t leave the city; fans can still order her baked goods through the business’ website.

When it opened in 2018, Wholesome Bakery represented the inclusive and allergen-sensitive dining many love about the West Coast. Leaving refined sugar, soy, animal products, and gluten on the side, Wholesome Bakery became a respite for diners in search of cheesecake, scones, and cinnamon rolls they could eat. Baker Mandy Harper, an Arizona-raised descendant of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations, inspired many as she got her treats into major retailers including Whole Foods and Bi-Rite.

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Correction: December 1, 2023, 8:56 a.m. This article was corrected to show that Mandy Harper is a descendant of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations.