Best of Oakland and the East Bay Ballot

 

 

The following nominees received the most reader votes in round one of our 2018 Best Of Oakland & the East Bay contest. Now it is time to select one ultimate winner in each category. You may vote in as many or as few categories as you like.

The voting window has been shortened this year, so don’t dally. Voting will end on March 10, 2018.

 

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Food & Drink

Best Bagels

Beauty’s Bagel Shop       
House of Bagels       
Noah’s New York Bagels       
The Posh Bagel       

No Opinion

 

Best Bakery

Arizmendi Bakery       
Firebrand Artisan Breads       
Fournée Bakery       
La Farine       
Mariposa Baking Company       

No Opinion

 

Best Bar

DREXL       
Heart and Dagger Saloon       
Mad Oak Bar ’n’ Yard       
Prizefighter       
Starline Social Club       
No Opinion

 

Best Barbecue

Everett and Jones       
Phat Matt's BBQ       
Smoke Berkeley       
Smokin’ Woods       
Stay Gold Deli       
No Opinion

 

Best Breakfast/Brunch

Brown Sugar Kitchen       
Grand Lake Kitchen       
Mama's Royal Café       
Rick & Ann’s       
Sequoia Diner       
No Opinion

 

Best Burger

Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers       
Chop Bar       
Clove & Hoof Butchery Restaurant       
Kronnerburger       
Park Burger       
No Opinion

 

Best Butcher Shop

Clove & Hoof Butchery Restaurant       
The Local Butcher Shop       
Marin Sun Farms       
Piedmont Grocery       
Ver Brugge Foods       
No Opinion

 

Best California Cuisine

Chez Panisse       
Gather       
Homestead       
Penrose       
Wood Tavern       
No Opinion

 

Best Caterer

Ann’s Catering       
Blue Heron Catering       
Hugh Groman Catering       
Market Hall Caterers       
The Vegetarian Gourmet       
No Opinion

 

Best Cheeses

Berkeley Bowl Marketplace       
The Cheese Board Collective       
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines       
Market Hall Foods       
No Opinion

 

Best Chef

James Syhabout, Commis and Hawking Bird       
Jen Biesty, Shakewell       
Nelson German, alaMar       
Paul Canales, Duende       
Smelly, Smellys Creole       
No Opinion

 

Best Chinese Restaurant

Great China       
Lin Jia Asian Kitchen       
Little Shin Shin       
Shan Dong       
Shen Hua       
No Opinion

 

Best Cocktails

Flora       
Mua       
Ramen Shop       
Shakewell       
Sidebar       
No Opinion

 

Best Coffeehouse

Blue Bottle Coffee       
Cole Coffee       
Highwire Coffee Roasters       
Peet’s Coffee       
Timeless Coffee Roasters       
No Opinion

 

Best Deli

Market Hall Foods       
Ratto's International Market and Deli       
Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen       
Stay Gold Deli       
The Butcher’s Son       
No Opinion

 

Best Dim Sum

Becky’s Chinese Restaurant       
East Ocean Seafood Restaurant       
Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood       
Peony Seafood Restaurant       
Tao Yuen Pastry       
No Opinion

 

Best Diner

Bette's Oceanview Diner       
Buttercup       
Rockridge Cafe       
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe       
Sequoia Diner       
No Opinion

 

Best Doughnuts

Colonial Donuts       
Donut Savant       
Dream Fluff Donuts       
Pepples Donut Farm       
Vegan Donut Gelato       
No Opinion

 

Best East Bay Beer

1500, Drake’s Brewing Co.       
Golden State of Mind, Ale Industries       
Oaktown, Calicraft Brewing Co.       
Original, Old Kan Beer & Co.       
Red IPA, East Brother Beer Co.       
No Opinion

 

Best Ethiopian/Eritrean Restaurant

Addis Ethiopian Restaurant       
Asmara Restaurant       
Café Colucci       
Café Romanat       
Enssaro Ethiopian Cuisine       
No Opinion

 

Best Farmers Market

Grand Lake Farmers Market       
Jack London Square Farmers Market       
Montclair Village Farmers Market       
Old Oakland Farmers Market       
Temescal Farmers Market       
No Opinion

 

Best Greek Restaurant

Ikaros Greek Restaurant       
Kouzina Greek Street Food       
Oasis Kitchen       
Troy Greek Cuisine       
No Opinion

 

Best Happy Hour

Blind Tiger       
Camber Restaurant Bar       
La Marcha Tapas Bar       
Shakewell       
Sláinte Oakland       
No Opinion

 

Best Ice Cream

Curbside Creamery       
Fentons Creamery       
Ici       
Lush Gelato       
Smitten Ice Cream       
No Opinion

 

Best Indian/Pakistani Restaurant

Ajanta Restaurant       
dosa by DOSA       
Khana Peena       
Vik's Chaat & Market       
No Opinion

 

Best Italian Restaurant

Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar       
Belotti Ristorante e Bottega       
Corso       
dopo       
Italian Colors       
No Opinion

 

Best Izakaya

B-Dama       
Ippuku Japanese Restaurant       
Kiraku       
Shinmai       
No Opinion

 

Best Japanese Restaurant

Delage       
Geta Japanese Restaurant       
Iyasare       
Kakui Sushi       
Kirala       
No Opinion

 

Best Korean Restaurant

Bowl'd BBQ       
Gogi Time       
Jong Ga House       
Ohgane Korean BBQ Restaurant       
Pyeongchang Tofu House       
No Opinion

 

Best Late-Night Dining

Blind Tiger       
Kansai Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine       
La Marcha Tapas Bar       
Mua       
Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe       
No Opinion

 

Best Local Brewery

Ale Industries       
Drake’s Brewing Co.       
East Brother Beer Co.       
Faction Brewing Co.       
Fieldwork Brewing Co.       
Temescal Brewery       
No Opinion

 

Best Lounge

Claremont Club & Spa Lobby Lounge & Bar       
District       
Oasis Lounge       
Room 389       
The Miranda       
No Opinion

 

Best Mexican Restaurant

Cactus Taqueria       
Calavera Mexican Kitchen & Agave Bar       
Doña Tomás       
Nido Kitchen & Bar       
Picante       
No Opinion

 

Best Mezcal Selection

Calavera Mexican Kitchen & Agave Bar       
Comal       
Doña Tomás       
El Patio       
Nido Kitchen & Bar       
No Opinion

 

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Ba-Bite       
Holy Land Restaurant       
La Méditerranée       
Oasis Kitchen       
Wally’s Cafe       
No Opinion

 

Best Neighborhood Bar

Cato's Ale House       
Heart and Dagger Saloon       
The Kingfish Pub & Cafe       
Room 389       
Shakewell       
No Opinion

 

Best New Restaurant

Copper Spoon       
dosa by DOSA       
Juanita & Maude       
Paulista       
Perle       
No Opinion

 

Best Outdoor Dining

Arthur Mac’s Tap & Snack       
Brotzeit Lokal       
Drake’s Dealership       
The Forge       
Lake Chalet       
No Opinion

 

Best Pizza

Arizmendi Bakery       
The Cheese Board Collective       
Pizzaiolo       
The Star       
Zachary's Chicago Pizza       
No Opinion

 

Best Place to Drink Beer

Beer Revolution       
Degrees Plato       
Drake’s Dealership       
East Brother Beer Co.       
The Trappist       
No Opinion

 

Best Ramen

Ippudo       
Noodle Theory       
Shiba Ramen       
Sobo Ramen       
Ramen Shop       
No Opinion

 

Best Restaurant

Commis       
Duende       
Millennium Restaurant       
Shakewell       
Wood Tavern       
No Opinion

 

Best Restaurant Wine List

Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar       
Homestead       
La Marcha Tapas Bar       
Perle       
Wood Tavern       
No Opinion

 

Best Retail Beer Selection

Beer Revolution       
Berkeley Bowl Marketplace       
Degrees Plato       
The Good Hop       
Whole Foods Market       
No Opinion

 

Best Salads

Bay Greens       
Crepevine       
Market Hall Foods       
Mezzo       
Southie       
No Opinion

 

Best Sandwiches

Bakesale Betty       
Ike’s Place       
Ratto’s International Market and Deli       
Southie       
Stay Gold Deli       
No Opinion

 

Best Seafood Restaurant

alaMar Kitchen & Bar       
Marica       
Scott’s Seafood Jack London Square       
Smellys Authentic Creole and Soulfood Catering       
No Opinion

 

Best Seafood Retailer

Berkeley Bowl Marketplace       
Hapuku Fish Shop       
Monterey Fish Market       
Tokyo Fish Market       
No Opinion

 

Best Small Plates

À Côté       
césar       
Duende       
La Marcha Tapas Bar       
Shakewell       
No Opinion

 

Best South- or Central-American Restaurant

Cholita Linda       
Paulista       
Platano Salvadoran Cuisine       
Pucquio       
No Opinion

 

Best Southern/Soul Food

Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen       
Brown Sugar Kitchen       
Miss Ollie's       
Souley Vegan       
Southern Cafe       
No Opinion

 

Best Spanish Restaurant

Duende       
La Marcha Tapas Bar       
Shakewell       
No Opinion

 

Best Taco Truck

Tacos El Autlense       
Tacos Mi Rancho       
Tacos Oscar       
Tacos Sinaloa       
No Opinion

 

Best Thai/Burmese Restaurant

Burma Superstar       
Champa Garden       
Daughter Thai Kitchen       
Royal Rangoon       
Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery       
No Opinion

 

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Golden Lotus       
Hella Vegan Eats       
Millenium Restaurant       
Shangri-La Vegan Restaurant       
Souley Vegan       
No Opinion

 

Best Vietnamese/Cambodian/Laotian Restaurant

Champa Garden       
Le Cheval       
Phnom Penh Restaurant       
Pho 84       
The Temple Club       
No Opinion

 

Best Wine Bar

Bay Grape       
Ordinaire Wine       
The Punchdown       
Riggers Loft Wine Company       
No Opinion

 

Best Wine Store

Bay Grape       
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines       
Minimo       
Paul Marcus Wines       
The Wine Mine       
No Opinion

 

Best Winery

Brooklyn West       
Campovida       
Dashe Cellars       
Rock Wall Wine Company       
Rosenblum Cellars       
No Opinion

 

Goods & Services

Best Accounting Or Tax Practice

Deborah Fisher, CPA       
Lars Hansson, CPA       
Mary A. Passarella, CPA       
The Tax Pros       
No Opinion

 

Best Acupuncturist

Aimee Ruiz, L.Ac.       
Camille Schindler, L.Ac.       
Janet Thomson       
Marie Bowser, L.Ac.       
Rachel Hemphill, L.Ac.       
No Opinion

 

Best Alternative Medicine Practitioner

Dawn Preisendorf, MA, NC, CHWC, New Dawn Wellness       
Brett Jones, D.C., The Source Chiropractic       
Jak Noble, Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner       
Stella Park, ND, Naturopathic Medicine       
Tamara Nakhjavani       
No Opinion

 

Best Animal Shelter or Rescue Group

Cat Town       
East Bay SPCA       
Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue       
Oakland Animal Services       
The Milo Foundation       
No Opinion

 

Best Arts and Crafts Store

Dick Blick Art Materials       
Flax Art & Design       
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics       
No Opinion

 

Best Attorney

Brian Ripley       
Bryn Wilson       
Darryl A. Stallworth       
Jacqueline Tate Naghi       
Matthew Olsman       
No Opinion

 

Best Auto Body Shop

Cooks Collision       
Oakland Auto Works       
Seven Eleven Body Shop       
Uptown Body & Fender       
No Opinion

 

Best Auto Dealer

Audi Oakland       
Honda Oakland       
Mercedes-Benz of Oakland       
No Opinion

 

Best Auto Repair

Dana Meyer Auto Care       
The Model Garage       
Oceanworks       
Torchio’s Auto Repair       
XYZ Motors       
No Opinion

 

Best Bank, S&L, or Credit Union

Bridge Bank       
First Republic Bank       
Mechanics Bank       
Patelco Credit Union       
No Opinion

 

Best Barbershop

Dax Lee’s Barber & Apothecary       
Harrison’s       
Slick and Dapper       
Temescal Alley       
No Opinion

 

Best Bike Shop

Cycle Sports       
Manifesto Bicycles       
The Laurel Cyclery       
Rhythm Bikes       
Tip Top Bike Shop       
No Opinion

 

Best Bookstore

A Great Good Place for Books       
East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel)      
Laurel Book Store       
Pegasus Books       
Walden Pond Books       
No Opinion

 

Best Building Contractor

Acme Builders Inc.       
FMS Projects       
Kodiak Construction       
McCutcheon Construction       
No Opinion

 

Best Children's Clothing

Kelly’s Corner       
Ruby's Garden       
Silver Moon Kids       
Valentine’s Baby & Kids       
No Opinion

 

Best Chiropractor

Carolyn B. Finnegan, D.C., Core Wellness Chiropractic       
Jordan Fairley, D.C., The Source Chiropractic       
Karen Kartch, P.C.       
Matt Green, D.C., Village Chiropractic & Wellness Center       
Melissa Crago, D.C., Life Chiropractic       
No Opinion

 

Best Chocolate Shop

Casa De Chocolates       
Le Bonbon       
Michael Mischer Chocolates       
See’s Candies       
No Opinion

 

Best Clothing Resale

Crossroads       
Knimble       
Pretty Penny       
Sola Lucy       
No Opinion

 

Best Dental Practice

Laurel Smile Dentistry       
Montclair Smile Design       
Piedmont Dental by Design       
Total Health Dental Care       
Uptown Pediatric Dentistry       
No Opinion

 

Best East Bay Product

Beast Oakland shirt       
Oaklandish T-Shirts       
Paragon Machine Works Titanium Bottle Opener/Wrench       
No Opinion

 

Best Eyeglass Store

All Eyes on Me Optometry       
Focal Point       
Moderne Eye Optometry       
Next Eyewear       
Warby Parker       
No Opinion

 

Best Financial Planner

Cathy Curtis, Curtis Financial Planning       
Erik Wolfers, First and Main Financial       
Eugene Demmler       
Frank Paré, Financial Planning Association       
No Opinion

 

Best Flower Shop

Brother & Sisters Flower Shop       
Flowerland Nursery       
Flowers by Myrna       
The Flower & the B       
Wisteria       
No Opinion

 

Best Frame Shop

Galleria Scola Custom Framing       
Kuhl Frames + Art       
Panorama Framing, Inc.       
Stoll Custom Framing       
No Opinion

 

Best Gift Shop

Mischief       
Morningtide       
Nathan & Co.       
Pelago       
Urban Indigo       
No Opinion

 

Best Grocery

Berkeley Bowl Marketplace       
Farmer Joe's Marketplace       
Monterey Fish Market       
Piedmont Grocery       
Trader Joe’s       
No Opinion

 

Best Hair Salon

Calm, a Salon       
Davis Saiz Salon       
Manifesta       
Savvy The Salon       
77Salon       
No Opinion

 

Best Hairstylist or Colorist

Dwight Davis, Davis Saiz Salon       
Eryn Harrison, Calm, a Salon       
Jenifer Akagi, 77Salon       
Toshia Thompson, Savvy The Salon       
Trinh Tran, Trinh Tran Hair Designs       
No Opinion

 

Best Hardware Store

Cole Hardware       
Grand Lake Ace Hardware       
Laurel Ace Hardware       
Pagano’s Hardware       
Pastime Ace Hardware       
No Opinion

 

Best Homecare for Seniors

Center for Elders Independence       
Homewatch CareGivers       
VNA       
No Opinion

 

Best Home Furnishings Store

Bay Home Consignment Furniture       
Fenton McLaren Home Furnishings       
Mulberry’s Home       
Therapy       
No Opinion

 

Best House Cleaning Service

The Cooperative Cleaning Company       
Hella Clean       
Lotus Cleaning       
Shining Janitorial       
No Opinion

 

Best Insurance Agent

Aaron Hichman, Brignole and Ghiri Insurance       
Jain Williams, State Farm Insurance       
Joe Grammatico, McDermottCosta Insurance Brokers       
Julie Sumiki, State Farm Insurance       
Ruth Stroup, Farmers Insurance       
No Opinion

 

Best Interior Design Firm

Cillesa Ullman, Cillesa Interior Design & Space Planning       
Deborah Lewis Design       
Laura Martin Bovard Interiors       
NY Interiors       
Sky City Design + Color       
No Opinion

 

Best Jewelry Store

14 Karats       
Crown Nine Jewelry       
Esqueleto       
J. Sahadi Jewelers       
Oaks Jewelers       
Pavé Fine Jewelry Design       
No Opinion

 

Best Kitchen Remodeler

Custom Kitchens by John Wilkins       
McCutcheon Construction       
Stonewood Kitchen and Bath       
Acme Builders Inc.       
FMS Projects       
No Opinion

 

Best Landscaping Service

CA Landscape Service       
Arca Design Group       
Green Gallery Landscaping       
Hansen Landscape       
No Opinion

 

Best Lighting Store

Berkeley Lighting Co.       
Metro Lighting       
Omega Lighting Design       
Rejuvenation       
No Opinion

 

Best Place to Get a Massage

Download Wellness       
Kume Foot Spa & Tea Bar       
Melt Massage       
Piedmont Springs       
The Winter Method       
No Opinion

 

Best Men's Fashion

Christine Mattsson, J.Hilburn       
Ginger Parnes       
Maple Street Denim       
Standard & Strange       
No Opinion

 

Best Mortgage Broker

Brenda Wyatt       
Julia Demeter, Commerce Home Mortgage       
Suzanne “Skip” Skipper, LaSalle Mortgage Services       
Viral “Vic” Joshi, C2 Financial Corporation       
No Opinion

 

Best New Business

Homewatch CareGivers       
Mischief       
Morningtide       
Sláinte Oakland       
No Opinion

 

Best Optometry Practice

All Eyes on Me Optometry       
Grand Lake Optometry       
Laurel Optometry       
Moderne Eye Optometry       
Rockridge Optometry       
No Opinion

 

Best Painting Contractor

Arana Craftsman Painters       
Cydney Ortzow Painting       
J Allan Chausse Painting       
MB Jessee       
No Opinion

 

Best Pharmacy

CVS       
Wellspring Pharmacy       
Pharmaca       
Rite Aid       
Walgreens       
No Opinion

 

Best Place to Get a Facial

Shelly Gomez Skincare, 77Salon       
Becky’s Skin + Body Care       
Chez Aesthete       
FACES by Liliana       
Rockridge Day Spa       
No Opinion

 

Best Place to Get a Manicure or Pedicure

Cuticles Nail Spa       
Delane’s Natural Nail Care       
Isabella Nail Bar       
Natural Nails Plus       
Simply Green Day Spa       
No Opinion

 

Best Place to Get Clothes Altered

Advanced European Tailoring       
Anatoly’s Tailoring and Men’s Clothing       
Eclipse Alterations       
Lucky Center Cleaners       
Uni Tailor       
No Opinion

 

Best Plant Nursery

Ace Garden Center       
Annie’s Annuals & Perennials       
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery       
East Bay Nursery       
Flowerland Nursery       
No Opinion

 

Best Plumbing Contractor

Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating       
Collins Plumbing       
Lunt Marymor       
Mallard Plumbing       
Pelican Plumbers       
No Opinion

 

Best Print Shop

Minuteman Press       
Oakland Copy & Print       
Print Wise       
PsPrint Oakland       
SpeedPro Imaging       
Superprint       
No Opinion

 

Best Real Estate Agent

Daniel Winkler, Daniel Winkler and Associates       
Deidre Joyner, Red Oak Realty       
Heidi Marchesotti, Highland Partners       
Julie Gardner, McGuire Real Estate       
Kerri Naslund-Monday, Keller Williams       
No Opinion

 

Best Real Estate Company

Abio Properties      
Highland Partners      
Red Oak Realty       
Daniel Winkler and Associates       
No Opinion

 

Best Residential Architect

Rebecca Amato, Amato Architecture       
Andrew Lee Architecture       
Lawrence Rugg Architecture       
Tierney Conner       
No Opinion

 

Best Roofing Contractor

Caldwell-Roland Roofing       
Collins Roofing       
Fidelity Roof Company      
General Roofing       
WestCo Roofing       
No Opinion

 

Best Shoe Repair

Cobblers Shoes       
Glenview Shoe Renew       
Ike’s Shoe & Luggage Repair       
Model Shoes Renew       
No Opinion

 

Best Shopping District

Fourth Street, Berkeley       
Grand Lake/Lakeshore       
Laurel District       
Montclair Village       
Piedmont Avenue       
Rockridge       
Temescal       
No Opinion

 

Best Small College

California College of the Arts       
Holy Names University       
Mills College      
No Opinion

 

Best Smog Testing

4 Less Smog Check       
Bear Safety Center      
Berkeley Smog       
Broadway Smog Star Station       
No Opinion

 

Best Spa

Claremont Club & Spa       
Download Wellness & Spa       
Kume Foot Spa & Tea Bar       
Piedmont Springs      
Rockridge Day Spa       
No Opinion

 

Best Therapist

Lori Solay, Hypnotherapist       
Lucia Grauman, LCSW       
Megan Kelly Smith, MFT       
Tiffany Cotter, MFT       
No Opinion

 

Best Tile and Stone Store

Art Tile       
Import Tile Co.       
Tileshop      
No Opinion

 

Best Veterinary Clinic

Broadway Pet Hospital       
Claremont Veterinary Hospital       
Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center       
Montclair Veterinary Hospital       
Oakland Veterinary Hospital       
No Opinion

 

Best Waxing Salon

Amber’s Essential Touch       
Benefit Cosmetics       
Cocoon Bare       
Rockridge Day Spa       
Stript Wax Bar       
No Opinion

 

Best Women's New Clothing

FIT       
mcmullen       
Morningtide       
Outback in the Temple of Venus       
OwlNWood       
No Opinion

 

Best Women's Shoes

Rabat       
Shoes on Solano       
Tootsies Shoe Boutique       
The Walk Shop       
No Opinion

 

Lifestyle & Leisure

Best Art Classes

The Crucible       
Mischief       
Museum of Children’s Arts (MOCHA)      
No Opinion

 

Best Art Gallery

Gray Loft Gallery       
Mercury 20 Gallery       
SLATE Contemporary       
Vessel Gallery       
No Opinion

 

Best Arts Organization

Creative Growth Art Center       
Living Jazz       
Oakland Museum of California       
Oakland Art Murmur       
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir       
The Crucible      
No Opinion

 

Best Band

Fantastic Negrito       
Green Day       
SWMRS       
The Pathogens       
No Opinion

 

Best Camp

Aurora School Theater Arts Camp       
Girls Rock Camp       
ZooCamp at the Oakland Zoo       
Sarah’s Science Camp       
St. Paul’s Summer Camp       
No Opinion

 

Best Charitable Event

East Bay SPCA’s Growl Meow and Wine       
Imani Community Church’s Crab Feed       
Oakland Ballet Gala       
Oakland Museum Women’s Board White Elephant Sale       
Oakland Zoo’s Walk in the Wild       
No Opinion

 

Best Comedy Venue

Comedy Oakland at Spice Monkey       
The Flight Deck       
Tommy T’s Comedy Club       
No Opinion

 

Best Continuing Education

Laney College       
Merritt College       
Tandem Partners in Early Learning       
UC Berkeley Extension       
No Opinion

 

Best Cooking Class

Kitchen on Fire       
Preserved       
No Opinion

 

Best Crafting Classes

Handcraft Studio School       
Mischief       
Rare Bird       
The Crucible       
No Opinion

 

Best Cultural Event

Art & Soul Oakland       
First Friday Art Walk/Oakland Art Murmur       
Oakland Greek Festival       
Laurel Street Fair       
The Women’s March       
No Opinion

 

Best Dance Studio

Danspace       
Destiny Arts Center       
Hipline       
New Style Motherlode       
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center       
No Opinion

 

Best Event Space

East Brother Beer Co.       
Riggers Loft Wine Company       
Vessel Gallery      
No Opinion

 

Best Game and Toy Store

Dr. Comix & Mr. Games       
Endgame       
Montclair Toyhouse       
Mr. Mopps’       
Toy Safari       
No Opinion

 

Best Golf Course

Claremont Country Club       
Metropolitan Golf Links       
Montclair Golf Course       
Sequoyah Country Club       
No Opinion

 

Best Gym/Health Club

Berkeley YMCA       
Game Changer Fitness       
Golden State Fitness & Performance & Conditioning       
KES Fitness       
Truve       
No Opinion

 

Best Music Lessons

The Crowden School      
Pacific Boychoir Academy       
No Opinion

 

Best New Cause

#metoo       
Impeach Trump       
Women’s March       
No Opinion

 

Best Nonprofit Group

Cat Town       
East Bay SPCA       
Friends of Oakland Animal Services       
Tandem       
No Opinion

 

Best Personal Trainer

Alison Roessler, Truve       
Dave Bolduc, Golden State Fitness & Performance       
Jennifer Lynch, Game Changer Fitness       
Kewesi Simon, KES Fitness       
Tiffany Dacko, Balanced Fitness For Moms       
No Opinion

 

Best Pet Store

Holistic Hound       
Paws & Claws       
Pet Club       
Pet Food Express       
No Opinion

 

Best Pilates Studio

PHYSIQA       
Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga Studio       
Truve       
The Working Body       
No Opinion

 

Best Place To Board Pets

Citizen Canine       
Every Dog Has Its Day Care       
Happy Hound       
Just Pet Me Country Club       
Wag Hotels       
No Opinion

 

Best Place To Take The Kids

Adventure Playground       
Children's Fairyland       
Oakland Zoo       
Tilden Regional Park       
Lawrence Hall of Science       
No Opinion

 

Best Preschool

The Berkeley School       
The Renaissance International School       
Grand Lake Montessori       
Tudorka Tots       
No Opinion

 

Best Private Elementary School

Aurora School       
Bentley School       
Redwood Day       
St. Paul’s Episcopal       
The Renaissance International School       
No Opinion

 

Best Private Middle School

Bentley School       
Pacific Boychoir Academy       
Redwood Day       
St. Paul’s Episcopal School       
The Renaissance International School       
No Opinion

 

Best Private High School

Bentley School       
Bishop O'Dowd       
The College Preparatory School       
Head-Royce School       
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School       
No Opinion

 

Best Public Elementary School

Chabot Elementary School       
Crocker Highlands Elementary School       
Joaquin Miller Elementary School       
Montclair Elementary       
Redwood Heights Elementary       
No Opinion

 

Best Public Middle School

Claremont Middle School       
Edna Brewer Middle School       
Lincoln Middle School       
Montera Middle School      
Piedmont Middle School      
No Opinion

 

Best Public High School

Berkeley High School       
Oakland School for the Arts       
Oakland Technical High School       
Piedmont High School       
Skyline High School       
No Opinion

 

Best Senior Living

Lakeside Park       
Piedmont Gardens       
St. Paul’s Tower       
Sunrise of Oakland Hills       
The Lake Merritt       
No Opinion

 

Best Sewer Line Contractor

Harry Clark Plumbing and Heating      
Pipe Spy       
The Plumbing Ministry      
No Opinion

 

Best Spinning Classes

Cycle For Lyfe      
The Dailey Method Berkeley      
Ride Oakland       
Truve       
No Opinion

 

Best Swimming Lessons

AquaTech Swim       
Claremont Club & Spa       
Mills College       
Piedmont Community Pool       
Tim Oliver Swimming       
No Opinion

 

Best Yoga Studio

Flying Studios       
Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga Studio       
Left Coast Power Yoga       
Namaste       
No Opinion

 

Best Yoga Teacher

Ashley Sharp, Insight Richmond       
Autumn Ross, Bayan Roots       
Beth Houghton, Bendy Berry Yoga       
David Moreno, Namaste, Yoga Tree, Claremont Club & Spa       
Michelle Cordero, Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga Studio & Flying Yoga Shala       
No Opinion

 

Person of the Year

Barbara Lee       
Dale Marie Golden       
Libby Schaaf       
Terrance Kelly       
Stephen Curry       
No Opinion

 

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