The Story

Nabolom Collective Bakery has been a worker-owned collective since our founding in 1976.  We use only the finest ingredients in our handcrafted goods. We compost ninety percent  of our waste and are one of the greenest food service businesses in the Bay Area (certified by Thimmakka).

Charcoal Rubbing from a temple in Chiapas, Mexico

The bakery’s name is borrowed from Gertrude de Blom’s organization “Na Bolom” in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas,  Mexico. Nabolom means “House of the Jaguar” in Tzotzil, a Mayan language of Southern Mexico. The jaguar is associated in some indigenous mythologies with the origin of fire—and cooking.

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  1. Heidi

    I wish I had know about you guys before this, we would have stopped by on our way home from southern Mexico.
    We were just in San Cristobal de Las Casas only a month ago and had visited that amazing place/museum,gardens/hotel, Na Bolom. What a legacy they created there.
    I love that you have brought some of the Jaguar up from the south. Very strong energy.
    Next time we come through your area we will stop in.
    Salud, H

  2. Admin

    Over time we have removed products from our normal rotation due to low demand, apologies for the inconvenience.
    We still make almond croissants though, which would be the closest pastry to what you are seeking!

  3. llsa

    we had a wonderfully delicious oatmeal coconut thick cookie, that they called an “energy bar” at Philz. Where can we get more? Absolutely fantastic! Will you share the recipe, by chance, since I live in San Jose?
    My brother, his girlfriend, and daughter were visiting (from North Carolina) and we fought over the last few bites!
    Thanks and keep up the great work!

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