Best of Oakland Categories

OAKLAND MAGAZINE’S BEST OF OAKLAND GROUPS

  • Animal Services

  • Art & Culture

  • Food & Drink

  • Health & Wellness

  • Household and General Services

  • Kids

  • Lifestyle & Leisure

  • Media

  • Professional Services

  • Retail Stores

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OAKLAND MAGAZINE’S BEST OF OAKLAND CATEGORIES

Animal Services

  • Best Animal Shelter or Rescue Groups
  • Best Dog Walker
  • Best Pet Stores
  • Best Places to Board Pets
  • Best Veterinary Clinics

Art & Culture

  • Best Art Classes
  • Best Art Galleries
  • Best Arts and Crafts Stores
  • Best Arts Organizations
  • Best Live Performance Venues
  • Best Museums
  • Best Music Lessons

Food & Drink

  • Best Bagel Shops
  • Best Bakeries
  • Best Barbecue Joints
  • Best Bars
  • Best Breakfast/Brunch Spots
  • Best Burger Places
  • Best Butcher Shops
  • Best Caterers
  • Best Central and South American Restaurants
  • Best Cheese Shops
  • Best Chefs (name & restaurant)
  • Best Chinese Restaurants
  • Best Cocktails
  • Best Coffeehouses
  • Best Doughnuts
  • Best Ice Cream Shops
  • Best Italian Restaurants
  • Best Japanese Restaurants
  • Best Korean Restaurants
  • Best Local Wineries
  • Best Mexican Restaurants
  • Best Outdoor Dining Spots
  • Best Pizza
  • Best Places to Drink Beer
  • Best Restaurants
  • Best Sandwiches and Salads
  • Best Thai/Burmese Restaurants
  • Best Vietnamese/Cambodian/Laotian Restaurants
  • Best Wine Bars
  • Best Wine Stores

Health & Wellness

  • Best Acupuncture Practices
  • Best Alternative Medicine Practices
  • Best Barbershops
  • Best Cannabis Dispensaries
  • Best Chiropractic Services
  • Best Dental Practices
  • Best Eyeglass Stores
  • Best Fitness Classes
  • Best Gyms/Health Clubs
  • Best Hair Salons
  • Best Hairstylists and/or Colorists
  • Best Optometry Practices
  • Best Orthopedic Practices
  • Best Pediatricians
  • Best Personal Trainers
  • Best Pharmacies
  • Best Pilates Studios
  • Best Places for Physical Therapy
  • Best Places to Get a Facial
  • Best Places to Get a Manicure or Pedicure
  • Best Places to Get a Massage
  • Best Spas
  • Best Spinning Instructors
  • Best Swimming Lessons
  • Best Therapy Practice
  • Best Urgent Care
  • Best Waxing Salons
  • Best Yoga Studios

Household and General Services

  • Best Auto Body Shops
  • Best Auto Detailing Service
  • Best Auto Repair Shops
  • Best Bathroom Remodelers
  • Best Car Wash
  • Best Electrical Contractors
  • Best General Contractors
  • Best Heating Contractors
  • Best Home Care for Seniors
  • Best House Cleaning
  • Best Interior Design Firms
  • Best Kitchen Remodelers
  • Best Landscape Services Design and Contractors
  • Best Moving and Storage Services
  • Best Plumbing Contractors
  • Best Portrait Photographers
  • Best Residential Architects
  • Best Roofing Contractors
  • Best Water Heater Contractors

Kids

  • Best Early Childhood Music Classes
  • Best Places for a Kids Birthday Party
  • Best Places to Take the Kids
  • Best Preschools
  • Best Private Elementary Schools
  • Best Private High Schools
  • Best Private Middle Schools
  • Best Public Elementary Schools
  • Best Public High Schools
  • Best Public Middle Schools
  • Best Summer Camps
  • Best Summer Camps
  • Best Winter Camps

Lifestyle & Leisure

  • Best Charitable Events
  • Best Continuing Education Options
  • Best Cooking Classes
  • Best Cultural Events
  • Best Event Spaces
  • Best Golf Courses
  • Best Makerspace
  • Best Nonprofit Groups
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  • Best Senior Living
  • Best Water Sports Company

Media

  • Afternoon Drive Radio Team
  • Alternative Rock Radio Station
  • Country Radio Station
  • Jazz Radio Station
  • Local Blog
  • Local Business Reporter
  • Local Elected Official
  • Local Newspaper Columnist
  • Local Website
  • Morning Drive Radio Team
  • Oldies Radio Station
  • Radio Sportscaster
  • Rock Radio Station
  • Soft Rock Radio Station
  • Sportswriter
  • Talk Radio Station
  • Traffic Reporter
  • TV Early Evening News Anchor Team
  • TV Late Night Anchor Team
  • TV Morning News Anchor
  • TV Reporter
  • TV Sportscaster
  • TV Weatherperson

Professional Services

  • Best Accounting or Tax Practices
  • Best Attorneys
  • Best Banks, S&Ls, or Credit Unions
  • Best Bookkeeping Services
  • Best Business and Professional Coaches
  • Best Business Service Providers
  • Best Commercial Photographers
  • Best Financial Planners
  • Best Insurance Agents, Auto & Property
  • Best Insurance Agents, Health
  • Best Insurance Agents, Life
  • Best Mortgage Brokers
  • Best Print Shops
  • Best Real Estate Agents in Oakland
  • Best Real Estate Brokers
  • Best Real Estate Companies
  • Best Residential Architects

Retail Stores

  • Best Antique Stores
  • Best Bike Shops
  • Best Bookstores
  • Best Children’s Stores
  • Best Chocolate Shops
  • Best Flower Shops
  • Best Frame Shops
  • Best Game and Toy Stores
  • Best Gift Shops
  • Best Greeting Card Store
  • Best Grocery Stores
  • Best Hardware Stores
  • Best Health Food Stores
  • Best Jewelry Stores
  • Best Local Car Dealers
  • Best Plant Nurseries
  • Best Resale Clothing Shops
  • Best Shoe Repair Places
  • Best Shopping Districts
  • Best Women’s Clothing and Shoe Stores

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ABOUT OAKLAND MAGAZINE’S BEST OF OAKLAND

Oakland Magazine’s Best of Oakland was born with the idea to give readers in Oakland and the East Bay a chance to voice their opinions on their personal “Best” choices for everything Oakland and the East Bay. The program has evolved over the years, and hopefully, with a lot of input from our readers, we’ve been able to make it better and better.

The voting for the Best of Oakland is conducted in a two-round process. The first round occurs in the month of March and early April with open write-in nominations taking place. Write-in nominations continue to be open until the middle of April.

As the nomination period in the first round comes to a close in mid April, shortly afterwards, the second round opens with the top nominees in each category being selectable in this final round of voting during the latter part of April and May. Write-in nominations are no longer available, and voters are open to select their favorites from among those that are listed.

The final winners are posted in August

We hope you enjoy! And we hope you cast your nomination in March/April and your final vote in April/May!

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