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Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners! 

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Best Bar

Cafe Van Kleef
1621 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CafeVanKleef.com

runner up
Hotsy Totsy Club
601 San Pablo Ave, Albany, HotsyTotsyClub.com

Best Chinese

Shan Dong
328 10th St, Oakland, 510-839-2299

runner up
Little Shin Shin
4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, LittleShinShin.com

Best Barbecue

Everett & Jones BBQ
various locations, EAndJBBQ.com

runner up
Smoke Berkeley
2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, SmokeBerkeley.com

Best Cocktails

Starline Social Club
2236 MLK Way, Oakland, StarlineSocialClub.com

runner up
Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, ForbiddenIslandAlameda.com

Best Sandwiches

Bakesale Betty
5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, BakesaleBetty.com

runner up
The Butcher’s Son
1941 University Ave, Berkeley, TheButchersVeganSon.com

Best Coffee Company

Bicycle Coffee
364 Second St, Oakland; 1745 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, BicycleCoffeeCo.com

runner up
Highwire Coffee Roasters
various locations, HighwireCoffee.com

Best Place For Wine

Rosenblum Cellars
10 Clay St, Oakland, RosenblumCellars.com

runner up
Ordinaire
3354 Grand Ave, Oakland, OrdinaireWine.com

Best Mexican

Picante
1328 Sixth St, Berkeley, PicanteBerkeley.com

runner up
Comal
2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, ComalBerkeley.com

Best Beer Bar

The Trappist
460 Eighth St, Oakland, TheTrappist.com

runner up
Beer Revolution
464 Third St, Oakland, Beer-Revolution.com

Best Donuts

Colonial Donuts
various locations

runner up
Donut Savant
1934 Broadway, Oakland, DonutSavant.com

Best Breakfast

Brown Sugar Kitchen
2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, BrownSugarKitchen.com

runner up
Mama's Royal Cafe
4012 Broadway, Oakland, MamasRoyalCafeOakland.com

Best Ice Cream

Fenton’s Creamery And Restaurant
4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, FentonsCreamery.com

runner up
Tara’s Organic Ice Cream
3713 College Ave, Berkeley, TarasOrganic.com

Best Italian

Pizzaiolo
5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, PizzaioloOakland.com

runner up
Lo CoCo’s
4270 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, LoCoCosPiedmont.com

Best Sushi

Kirala
2100 Ward St, Berkeley, KiralaBerkeley.com

runner up
Geta
165 41st St, Oakland

Best Food Truck

Taqueria Sinaloa
2138 International Blvd, Oakland

runner up
Tacos Mi Rancho
1434 First Ave, Oakland

Best Cafe

The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St, No. 170, Oakland, OaklandOctopus.org

runner up
Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway, Oakland, AwakenCafe.com

Best Soul Food

Brown Sugar Kitchen
2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, BrownSugerKitchen.com

runner up
Souley Vegan
301 Broadway, Oakland, SouleyVegan.com

Best Pizza

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza
various locations, Zacharys.com

runner up
Arizmendi Bakery
various locations, ArizmendiBakery.com

Best Middle Eastern

La Méditeranée Cafe
2936 College Ave, Berkeley, CafeLaMed.com

runner up
Oasis Kitchen
346 Grand Ave, Oakland

Best Vegan Food

Souley Vegan
301 Broadway, Oakland, SouleyVegan.com

runner up
Millennium
5912 College Ave, Oakland, MillenniumRestuarant.com

Best Farmers Market

Grand Lake Farmers Market

runner up
Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market

Best Ethiopian/Eritrean

Enssaro Ethiopian Cuisine
357A Grand Ave, Oakland, Enssaro.com

runner up
Café Colucci
6427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CafeColucci.com

Best Happy Hour

Starline Social Club
2236 MLK Way, Oakland, StarlineSocialClub.com

runner up
Missouri Lounge
2600 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Best Greek

Ikaros Greek Restaurant
3268 Grand Ave, Oakland, IkarosGR.com

runner up
Oasis Kitchen
346 Grand Ave, Oakland

Best Ramen

Ramen Shop
5812 College Ave, Oakland, RamenShop.com

runner up
Sobo Ramen
988 Franklin St, Oakland, SoboRamen.com

Best Burritos

Gordo Taqueria
various locations, GordoTaqueria.com

runner up
Cactus Taqueria
various locations, CactusTaqueria.com

Best Tacos

Cholita Linda
4923 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CholitaLinda.com

runner up
Taqueria Sinaloa
2138 International Blvd, Oakland

Best Thai/Lao Food

Champa Garden
2102 Eighth Ave, Oakland, ChampaGardenOakland.com

runner up
Neecha Thai Cuisine
3236 Grand Ave, Oakland

Best Bakery

Arizmendi Bakery
various locations, ArizmendiBakery.com

runner up
The Acme Bread Company
various locations, AcmeBread.com

Best Distillery

St. George Spirits
2601 Monarch St, Alameda, StGeorgeSpirits.com

runner up
Hangar One
2505 Monarch St, Alameda, HangarOne.com

Best Lunch Under $10

Arizmendi Bakery
various locations, ArizmendiBakery.com

runner up
Cam Huong Cafe
various locations, CamHuong.com

Best Brewery

Drake’s Brewing Company
1933 Davis St, No. 177, San Leandro, DrinkDrakes.com

runner up
Fieldwork Brewing Co.
1160 Sixth St, Berkeley, FieldworkBrewing.com

Best Pop-Up

Tacos Oscar
@TacosOscar

runner up
Taqueria La Venganza
@TheVeganTaqueria

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Best Barbershop

Slick and Dapper
4121 Broadway Oakland and 3619 Grand Ave Oakland, SlickAndDapper.com

runner up
Temescal Alley
49th St between Telegraph Ave and Clarke St, Oakland, TemescalAlleys.com

Best Bike Shop

Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative
1988 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, MissingLink.org

runner up
Alameda Bicycle
1522 Park St, Alameda, AlamedaBicycle.com

Best Bookstore

Pegasus Books
various locations, PegasusBookstore.com

runner up
Walden Pond Books
3316 Grand Ave, Oakland, WaldenPondBooks.com

Best Boutique

Oaklandish
1444 Broadway, Oakland, Oaklandish.com

runner up
Owl N Wood
471 Ninth St, Oakland,
Owl-N-Wood.myshopify.com

Best Vape Shop

Tasty Vapor
1017 22nd Ave. No. 110, TastyVapor.us

runner up
CloudHouse
15251 Hesperian Blvd, Ste. A2, San Leandro, CloudHouseVape.com

Best Nonprofit

East Bay SPCA
8323 Baldwin St, Oakland, EastBaySPCA.org

runner up
Alameda County Food Bank
7900 Edgewater Dr, Oakland, ACCFB.org

Best Shoes

SoleSpace
3304 Grand Ave, and 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, SoleSpace.MyShopify.com

runner up
The Walk Shop
2120 Vine St, Berkeley, WalkShop.com

Best Hair Salon

Glama-Rama Salon
6399 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, GlamaRama.com

runner up
Manifesta Salon
831 Broadway, Oakland, ManifestaOak.com

Best Game Shop

Games of Berkeley
2510 Durant Ave, Berkeley, GamesOfBerkeley.com

runner up
Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, About.Me/DrComicsMrGames

Best Pet Store

Paws And Claws
3436 Dimond Ave, Oakland, PawsNClawsOakland.com

runner up
Holistic Hound
1510 Walnut St, Berkeley, HolisticHound.com

Best Vintage Shop

Pretty Penny
5488 College Ave, Oakland, PrettyPennyClothing.com

runner up
Mercy Vintage
4188 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, MercyVillage.com

Best Place For A Tattoo

Sacred Rose Tattoo
1728 University Ave, Berkeley, SacredRoseTattoo.com

runner up
Diving Swallow Custom Tattoo
264 14th St, Oakland, DivingSwallow.com

Best Doggy Daycare

Happy Hound
2101 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, HappyHound.com

runner up
Every Dog Has Its Day Care
1315 16th St, Oakland, EveryDog.com

Best Home Furnishings

Urban Ore
900 Murray St, Berkeley, UrbanOre.com

runner up
Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles
3742 Grand Ave, Oakland, UhuruFurniture.Blogspot.com

Best Place For Gardening

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley, BerkeleyHort.com

runner up
East Bay Nursery
2332 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, EastBayNursery.com

Best Jewelry

Esqueleto
482A 49th St, Oakland, ShopEsqueleto.com

runner up
Pavé Fine Jewelry
5496 College Ave, Oakland, 1778 Fourth St, Berkeley, PaveFineJewelry.com

Best Women’s Apparel

Pretty Penny
5488 College Ave, Oakland, PrettyPennyClothing.com

runner up
Knimble
3258 Grand Ave, Oakland, Knimble.com

Best Men’s Apparel

Standard & Strange
5010 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, StandardAndStrange.com

runner up
Maple Street Denim
465 Ninth St, Oakland, MSDOak.com
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Best Bowling

Albany Bowl
540 San Pablo Ave, Albany, TheAlbanyBowl.com

runner up
Plank
98 Broadway, Oakland, PlankOakland.com

Best Late-Night Eats

Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe
1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, IAmRudy.com

runner up
Tacos Mi Rancho
1434 1st Ave, Oakland

Best All-Ages Music Venue

The Fox Theater
1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, TheFoxOakland.com

runner up
924 Gilman
924 Gilman St, Berkeley, 924Gilman.org

Best Shop For Spirits

Alchemy Bottle Shop
3256 Grand Ave, Oakland, AlchemyBottleShop.com

runner up
Ledger’s Liquors
1399 University Ave, Berkeley, LedgersLiquors.com

Best Place For Comedy

Man Haters
at White Horse Inn
6551 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, ManHaters.org

runner up
Comedy Oakland at Spice Monkey
1628 Webster St, Oakland, ComedyOakland.com

Best Karaoke

The Alley in Oakland
3325 Grand Ave, Oakland

runner up
Starline Social Club
2236 MLK Jr. Way, Oakland, StarlineSocialClub.com

Best Trivia Night

Albatross Pub
1822 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, AlbatrossPub.com

runner up
Cato’s Ale House
3891 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, catosalehouse.com

Best Cheap Drinks

Missouri Lounge
2600 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, Missouri-Lounge.com

runner up
Heart and Dagger Saloon
504 Lake Park Ave, Oakland, HeartAndDaggerSaloon.com

Best Place For a Concert

The Fox Theater
1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, TheFoxOakland.com

runner up
The Greek Theater
2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, TheGreekBerkeley.com

Best Place For Local Music

Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, TheFreight.org

runner up
Starline Social Club
2236 MLK Jr. Way, Oakland, StarlineSocialClub.com
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Best Festival

Art + Soul
ArtandSoulOakland.com

runner up
Burger Boogaloo
BurgerBoogaloo.com

Best Open Mic

The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, TheStarryPlough.com

runner up
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, TheFreight.org

Best Gallery

Betti Ono Gallery
1427 Broadway, Oakland, BettiOno.com

runner up
SoleSpace
1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, SoleSpace.MyShopify.com

Best Yoga

Yoga to the People
64 Shattuck Square, Berkeley, YogaToThePeople.com/Berkeley

runner up
Left Coast Power Yoga
3702 Grand Ave, Oakland, LeftCoastpPowerYoga.com

Best Place To See A Play

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St, Berkeley, , BerkeleyRep.org

runner up
Shotgun Players
1901 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, ShotGunPlayers.org

Best Musical Instruments

The Starving Musician
2474 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, StarvingMusician.com

runner up
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, PiedmontPiano.com

Best Record Shop

Amoeba Music Berkeley
2455 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, Amoeba.com

runner up
Rasputin Music
2401 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, RasputinMusic.com

Best Art Supplies

FLAX art & design
1501 MLK Jr Way, Oakland, FlaxArt.com/oakland-store

runner up
The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
4695 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CreativeReuse.org

Best Museum

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St, Oakland, MuseumCa.org

runner up
BAMPFA: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St, Berkeley, Bampfa.Berkeley.edu

Best Place To See A Film

Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, RenaissanceRialto.com

runner up
The New Parkway
474 24th St, Oakland, TheNewParkway.com

Best Place For Literary Events

The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St. No. 170, Oakland, OaklandOctopus.org

runner up
Pegasus Books
5560 College Avenue, Oakland, PegasusBookstore.com

Best Art Classes

The Crucible
1260 7th St, Oakland, TheCrucible.org

runner up
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, RichmondArtCenter.org
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Best CBD Product

CBD OG by C.R.A.F.T.
BayAreaCRAFT.org

runner up
Rainbow Gummeez by Speciale
Sold at Phytologie, 8440 Enterprise Way, Oakland, PhytologieOakland.com

Best Place for Medical Cannabis Rec

420 MD.org MCE
2633 Telegraph Ave., Ste. 109, Oakland, 510-832-5000, 420MD.org

runner up
Eaze MD
Eaze.md

Best Dispensary

Harborside
1840 Embarcadero, Oakland, ShopHarborside.com

runner up
Magnolia Wellness
161 Adeline St, Oakland, MagnoliaWellness.org

Best Strain

Gorilla Glue by Harborside
1840 Embarcadero, Oakland, ShopHarborside.com

runner up
Super Lemon Haze by C.R.A.F.T.
BayAreaCRAFT.org

Best Edible

Terra-Bites from Kiva
KivaConfections.com

runner up
Black Bar from Korova
KorovaEdibles.com

Best Concentrate

Jetty Extracts
JettyExtracts.com

runner up
Extra Virgin Rosin by Baroni
Sold at 510Healing.com

Best Flower Selection

Harborside
1840 Embarcadero, Oakland, ShopHarborside.com

runner up
Magnolia Wellness
161 Adeline St, Oakland, MagnoliaWellness.org

Best Customer Service

Magnolia Wellness
161 Adeline St, Oakland, MagnoliaWellness.org

runner up
Cannabis Buyers Club of Berkeley
3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CBCBBerkeley.com

Best Cannabis Delivery

Harborside
1840 Embarcadero, Oakland, ShopHarborside.com

runner up
Eaze
Eaze.com
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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