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 flavours 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.
We’ll be rolling out locations all over Canada in the next couple of months and can’t wait for you to try our award-winning gourmet cinnamon rolls!
As seen on Shark Tank
Shannon and Florian pitched their business in 2014 on ABC's Shark Tank.
Cinnaholic is the creation of Shannon and Florian Radke. It all started in 2010 with a small gourmet cinnamon roll shop in Berkeley, California. The small vegan bakery quickly became a local favorite and would win several awards before getting international attention.
In 2014 Shannon and Florian Radke pitched their California-based vegan gourmet cinnamon roll shop on the ABC show "Shark Tank". Since then the business that entices the customer to create their own custom cinnamon roll from a selection of different flavours and toppings, has become an American success story.
About the owners
Shannon Radke is the master baker behind 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 and worked in the veterinary field while discovering a passion for baking. At the age of 28 she met Florian, transitioned from a vegetarian to an all vegan diet, and accepted a once in a lifetime opportunity to turn her passion for baking into her everyday dream job.
Florian Radke is the brand manager behind Cinnaholic. Florian has his background in brand marketing and helped to create many successful brands and businesses with his former creative agency in Berlin, Germany. Florian has been practicing a vegan diet for 10+ years and counting. He relocated to California in 2008 after meeting Shannon and now manages all marketing aspects of Cinnaholic.
Florian & Shannon Radke
At PETA's 30th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards.
Established in 2010
Picture of the original Cinnaholic location in Berkeley, California.
How it all came 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 through San Francisco, give them local tips and explain the cities surroundings. Florian and his best friend were planning a California 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 when he got to San Francisco. Two 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 products. 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.