We’re not your typical cinnamon roll shop. In addition to being 100% vegan, we offer more than just your average ‘Old Fashioned’ roll. We have a variety of different flavors that are waiting to be explored, all made with the highest quality ingredients to tickle your taste buds. All of our products are: Dairy & lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free.
People call Cinnaholic a Cafe, Bakery, Pastry Shop or some even call it heaven.
We call it gourmet vegan cinnamon rolls with attitude.
About the Owners
Shannon Michelle Radke is the face of Cinnaholic. Her passion for animals began in high school after watching PETA’s ‘Meet Your Meat’ video and refusing to dissect in science class. Shortly after high school she switched to a vegetarian diet, enrolled in a veterinary assistant program and worked in the veterinary field for about 3 years. At the age of 23, frustrated and broke, she discovered a passion for baking. At the age of 28 and after years of baking triumphs and failures, she met her husband, transitioned from a vegetarian diet to an all vegan diet, and was offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to turn her passion for baking into her every day dream job.
Florian Radke is the management behind Cinnaholic. Florian has his roots in the punk rock scene in Berlin, Germany and finished his marketing degree while on tour with his former band, ZSK. Florian has been practicing a vegan diet for 10+ years and counting. He relocated to CA in 2008 after meeting Shannon and now manages all marketing aspects of Cinnaholic.
How it all come together
Florian and Shannon met on Couchsurfing.com in September 2008. Shannon offered to meet up with random travelers with common interests, take them on a tour of SF, give them local tips and explain the cities surroundings. Florian and his best friend were planning a CA west coast surfing trip and “couch surfing” their way up the coast. Florian found Shannon in a ‘vegans and vegetarians’ group. They connected online and agreed to meet up for drinks when he got to SF. 2 months later they met face to face, and the rest was history. She fell in love with his accent, he fell in love with her baking, and with a little help from friends and family, Cinnaholic was born.
Watch this short video to learn why we don’t use any animal based ingredients in our product. We believe that every one of us has the power to make a positive change in this world for the animals, the planet and the people. We start by serving delicious vegan cinnamon rolls.