Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which Nature's Bakery products are vegan-friendly?
A. Below is a list of our vegan products.  Note that many of our products are excluded because they are made with honey.  Honey-consuming vegans will have many more options than those listed below.  
  • Granolas: Maple Walnut, Apple Cinnamon, Trail Mix
  • Veggie Burgers: Brazilliant, Tofu Walnut, Amazing Grain
Q. Which products are gluten-free?


A. While Nature's Bakery is unable to describe any of its products as "gluten-free" -- all of our items are prepared on the same equipment and in the same facility as our wheat foods - we do our best to keep different products apart, but we cannot guarantee that there are absolutely no traces of wheat or gluten in any particular product. Several of our granolas have barley malt, which also contains gluten.
We do have several products that have no wheat, barley or rye of any kind:
  • Our Trail Mix, Cinnamon Apple and Peanut Butter granola.
  • All of our vegan burgers: Tofu-Walnut, Brazilliant and Amazing Grain.
Q. Where does Nature's Bakery Coop source its ingredients from?
A.  Nature's Bakery Cooperative is committed to purchasing our ingredients from small local distributors.  This keeps our economic power circulating within our regional community, rather than siphoning it away to large corporations. We also use fresh, organically grown ingredients whenever possible. For example:
  • Flours & Grains: Natural Way Mills, a certified organic grower in East Grand Forks, MN
  • Honey: Mark Gilbert's Apiaries, in Darlington, WI
  • Barley Malt Syrup: Briess Malt in Chilton, WI
  • Maple Syrup: Kickapoo Gold, certified organic, from Westby, WI
  • Miscellaneous ingredients: Valley Baker's Cooperative Association, a cooperative in Neenah, WI, & UNFI, a national natural foods distributor based in Iowa City, IA
Q. Why does Nature's Bakery use organic whole grains?
A. We use organic whole grains because we are committed to providing our customers with the healthiest baked goods possible. Organic whole grains are major sources of essential amino acids, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. They also provide more fiber, B-vitamins, and other essential nutrients than "enriched" flours.
Organic whole grains are not only valuable for what they include, but even more for what they exclude. The grains we use contain none of the bleaches or chemical additives in processed grains. Our selection of grains is 100% organic; none contain harmful pesticides, herbicides or preservatives.
Many of our customers are directed by doctors to incorporate organic whole grains into their diets. Fiber has been shown to reduce the risk of some forms of cancer & heart disease.

We also use organic ingredients to support sustainable agriculture practices; conventional agriculture today is often heavy in pesticide and herbicide use, use of genetically modified crops, and fertilizer from antibiotic-treated livestock.  These practices are linked with a host of human and ecosystem health issues that organic agriculture can counter and remedy.  For more information, we suggest checking out the United Nation's worldwide assessment report on the value of sustainable agriculture, available here.
Q. Which sweeteners does Nature's Bakery use?
A. We use pure honey, barley malt, organic maple syrup, and blackstrap molasses in our granola. These sweeteners are all-natural and retain all of their natural nutritional benefits.
Because of our awareness of the variety of health problems associated with the over-consumption of sweeteners, we do not use refined white or brown sugars in any of our products. We also provide a selection of granola products that are fruit-sweetened.

Q. How long should I cook your burgers?

A.  We recommend cooking any of our frozen vegan burgers for 15-20 minutes at 350°F.  Alternately, to pan-fry, we suggest frying our burgers in a lightly oiled pan for 3-4 minutes per side on medium to medium high heat.  All of our burgers are pre-baked.

Q. Where can I find nutritional information for your products?

A.  On the product page for each: granola, vegan burgers, and calzones.


Q. What if want to try a professionally dressed version of your veggie burgers?

A. The following locations make a TASTY burger:

Alchemy Cafe

1980 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704


Echo Tap & Grill

554 W Main St

Madison, WI 53703




Q. Which stores carry your products?

A. We sell at the following locations in the regions listed below -- please click your area to see the stores near you that stock our products.


Madison Area: East Side
Nature's Bakery Cooperative
1019 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Willy Street Co-op East
1221 Williamson Street
Madison, WI
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers)
Woodman's Food Market - East
3817 Milwaukee Street
Madison, WI
(Granola, burgers)
Hy-Vee East
3801 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI
(Granola, burgers)
Madison Area: UW Campus
Capitol Centre Market
111 N. Broom Street
Madison, WI
Madison Area: West Side
Woodman's Food Market - West
725 S. Gammon Road
Madison, WI
(Granola, burgers)

Willy Street Co-op West
6825 University Avenue  
Middleton, WI 53562
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers and calzones)
Metcalfe's Hilldale
Metcalfe's Market - Hilldale Shopping Center
726 N. Midvale Blvd
Madison, WI
(Granola and burgers)

Regent Market Co-op
2136 Regent Street
Madison, WI
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers)
Hy-Vee Westgate
675 S Whitney Way
Madison, WI
(Burgers )
Hy-Vee Fitchburg
2920 Fitchrona Rd
Fitchburg, WI
Brennan's Market
8210 Watts Rd
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 833-2893
Madison Area: North Side:
Willy Street Co-op North
2817 N Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI
(Granola in bulk and 1# bags, burgers and calzones
Milwaukee Area
Beans & Barley Market & Cafe
1901 East North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
(Granola 1# bags and burgers)
Outpost Natural Foods
(All ONF stores carry our Granola in 1# bags and our veggie burgers)
    • ONF Capitol: 100 E. Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI;  414-961-2597
    • ONF Bayview: 2826 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI;  414-755-3202
    • ONF Wauwatosa: 7000 W. State St, Wauwatosa, WI;  414-778-2012
  • ONF Mequon: 7490 Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI; 262-242-0426
    Riverwest Co-op & Cafe
    733 E. Clarke Street
    Milwaukee, WI
    (Granola 1# bags, granola bulk, trail mix and burgers )

    Whole Foods Milwaukee
    2305 North Prospect Avenue  
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (Granola 1# bags)
    Greater Wisconsin Regional
                        Basics Cooperative
                        1711 Lodge Drive
                        Janesville, WI
    Bushel & Peck's
    328 State Street
    Beloit, WI
    Good Harvest
    2205 Silvernail Road
    Pewaukee, WI
    (Granola & veggie burgers)
    Just Local Food
    1117 South Farwell
    Eau Claire, WI
              Stevens Point Area Coop
              633 2nd Street
              Stevens Point, WI
                        Viroqua Food Cooperative
                        609 North Main Street
                        Viroqua, WI
                        (Bulk Granola)
    Lake Mills Market
    375 W Tyranena Park Rd
    Lake Mills, WI
    (Granola 1# bags)
    Woodman's Sun Prairie
    1099 South Grand Ave.
    Sun Prairie, WI, 53590
    (608) 825-1511

    Minnesota Regional: Twin Cities

    People's Food Co-op
    519 1st Ave SW - Street Level 
    Rochester, MN