Readers' Poll Winners: Shops & Services

Best Acupuncture Practice
Oakland Acupuncture Project
Various locations, OaklandAcupunctureProject.com
Runner Up
Optimized Wellness Center
2381 Mariner Square Dr., Ste. 170, Alameda, 510-497-4424, OptimizedWellnessCenter.com

Best Auto Shop
Art’s Automotive
2871 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, 510-540-7093, ArtsAutomotive.com
Runner Up
Steve’s Auto Care
11820 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, 510-237-3906, StevesAutocare.net

Best Barbershop
Slick & Dapper Barbershop
Various locations, SlickandDapper.com
Runner Up
Peoples Barber & Shop
2337 Broadway, Ste. 101, Oakland, 510-788-4302, PeoplesBarber.com

Best Bike Shop
Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative
1988 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-843-7471, MissingLink.org
Runner Up
Alameda Bicycle
1522 Park St., Alameda, 510-522-0070, AlamedaBicycle.com

Best Bookstore
Pegasus Books
Various locations, PegasusBookstore.com
Runner Up
Marcus Books
3900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, 510-652-2344, MarcusBooksOakland.com

Best Boutique
Five and Dime Vintage
4125 Piedmont Ave, Ste. 3, Oakland, 510-823-2252, Etsy.com/Shop/5and10VintageShop
Runner Up
Neeko
2505 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, ShopNeeko.com

Best Chiropractic Practice
Vibrant Body Wellness
1911 Addison St., Ste. 101, Berkeley, 510-981-8348, VibrantBodyWellness.com
Runner Up
Life Chiropractic
5330 College Ave., Ste. 210, Oakland, 510-594-9994, OaklandLifeChiro.com

Best Cooking Class/Workshop
Oaktown Spice Shop
546 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-201-5400, OaktownSpiceShop.com
Runner Up
Kitchen on Fire
KitchenonFire.com

Best Dental Practice
Oakland Eco Dental
2838 Summit St., Oakland, 510-465-2838, OaklandEcoDental.com
Runner Up
Kobayashi Dentistry
727 San Pablo Ave., Albany, 510-962-9530, Kobodds.com

Best Doggy Daycare
Happy Hound
2101 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, 510-547-3647, HappyHound.com Runner Up
Every Dog Has Its Day Care
1315 16th St., Oakland, 510-655-7832, EveryDog.com

Best Drycleaner
Sunny Piedmont Cleaners
4364 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 510-658-2119
Runner Up
Young’s Cleaners
10700 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 54, Oakland, 510-686-2192

Best Farmers’ Market
Grand Lake
Lake Park Ave., Oakland, Facebook.com/GrandLakeFarmersMarket
Runner Up
Downtown Berkeley
1947 Center St., Berkeley, EcologyCenter.org

Best Game Shop
Games of Berkeley
2510 Durant Ave., Berkeley, 510-540-7822, GamesofBerkeley.com
Runner Up
Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 510-601-7800, DrComicsMrGames.Tumblr.com

Best Gardening Shop
East Bay Nursery
2332 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, 510-845-6490, EastBayNursery.com
Runner Up
Flowerland Nursery
1330 Solano Ave., Albany, 510-526-3550, FlowerlandShop.com

Best Grocery Store
Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon St., Berkeley, 510-843-6929, BerkeleyBowl.com
Runner Up
Farmer Joe’s Marketplace
Various locations, FarmerJoesMarket.com

Best Gym
Oakland Adventure Boot Camp
4060 Harding Way, Oakland, 925-285-5869, OaklandBootCamp.com
Runner Up
Body Mechanix
Various locations, Body-Mechanix.com

Best Hair Salon
Grove
1483 Solano Ave., Albany, 510-526-9874, GroveSalon.com
Runner Up
Keter Salon
2030 Fourth St., Berkeley, 510-849-0306, KeterSalon.com

Best Hair-Braider
Braids and More by Char
2720 Park Blvd., Oakland, 510-847-3721, Facebook.com/CharsBraids

Best Home Furnishings
Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles
3742 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-763-3342, UhuruFurniture.Blogspot.com
Runner Up
Rockridge Furniture & Design
5601 College Ave., Oakland, 510-652-5753, RockridgeFurniture.com

Best Jewelry
Esqueleto
482A 49th St., Ste. A, Oakland, 510-629-6216, ShopEsqueleto.com
Runner Up
Pavé Fine Jewelry
Various locations, PaveFineJewelry.com

Best Men’s Apparel
Two Jacks Denim
2355 Broadway, Oakland, 510-788-5832, Store.TwoJacksDenim.com
Runner Up
Maple Street Denim
465 9th St., Oakland, 510-816-5326, MSDOak.com

Best Nail Salon
Simply Green Day Spa
630 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-350-7701, SimplyGreenDaySpa.com
Runner Up
Naveana Nail Salon
1481 Solano Ave., Albany, 510-559-7868, Naveana.com

Best Nonprofit
Alameda County Food Bank
7900 Edgewater Dr., Oakland, 510-635-3663, ACCFB.org
Runner Up
The Milo Foundation
220 S. Garrard Blvd., Richmond, 510-900-2275, MiloFoundation.org

Best Pet Rescue Organization
East Bay SPCA
Various locations, EastBaySPCA.org
Runner Up
Berkeley Humane Society
2700 Ninth St., Berkeley, 510-845-7735, BerkeleyHumane.org

Best Pet Store
Pet Food Express
Various locations, PetFoodExpress.com
Runner Up
Paws & Claws
3436 Dimond Ave., Oakland, 510-336-0105, PawsNClawsOakland.com

Best Senior Living Facility/Senior Care
Piedmont Gardens
110 41st St., Oakland, 510-597-6700, HumanGood.org/Piedmont-Gardens
Runner Up
Sunrise of Oakland Hills
11889 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, 510-531-7190, SunriseSeniorLiving.com

Best Sex Shop
Good Vibrations
Various locations, GoodVibes.com

Best Shoes
SoleSpace
1714 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-306-1585, SoleSpace.com
Runner Up
The Walk Shop
2120 Vine St., Berkeley, 510-849-3628, WalkShop.com

Best Tailor
Ritz Tailor & Alterations
165 10th St., Oakland, 510-444-6052
Runner Up
Eclipse Alterations
4168 Piedmont Ave., Ste. B, Oakland, 510-923-9639

Best Tattoo Parlor
Lucky 13 Tattoos
1301 1/2 Park St., Alameda, 510-263-8660, L13Tat.com
Runner Up
Diving Swallow
264 14th St., Oakland, DivingSwallow.com

Best Toy Store
Mr. Mopps’ Children Books and Toys
1405 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 510-525-9633, MrMopps.net
Runner Up
Five Little Monkeys
Various locations, 5LittleMonkeys.com

Best Vet Clinic
Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital
2126 Haste St., Berkeley, 510-848-5041, BerkeleyDogandCat.com
Runner Up
Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital
3331 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-350-8538, GrandLakeVet.com

Best Vintage Shop
Pretty Penny
5488 College Ave., Oakland, 510-594-9219, PrettyPennyClothing.com Runner Up
Five and Dime Vintage
4125 Piedmont Ave, Ste. 3, Oakland, 510-823-2252, Etsy.com/Shop/5and10VintageShop

Best Women’s Apparel
Hella Crafty
HellaCrafy.Design
Runner Up
Knimble
3258 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-645-1314, Knimble.com

Best Yoga Studio
Square One Yoga
Various locations, SquareOneYoga.com Runner Up
Namaste Yoga + Wellness
Various locations, ILoveNamaste.com

Category We Didn’t Think Of
Best Indoor Play Space for Kids
Twirl Alameda
1424 Park St., Alameda, 510-473-0812, TwirlAlameda.com
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