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2021 READERS’ PICKS: Beauty, Health & Wellness

Best Acupuncturist   Mamie Chow L.Ac. Best Alcohol ⁄ Drug Rehabilitation   AA Best Allergist   Columbia Asthma & Allergy Best Assisted Living Facility   St. Paul’s Towers Best Chiropractor   Dr. Teresa Lau, Vibrant Body Wellness Best Day Spa   Piedmont Springs Best Dentist   Oakland Eco Dental Best Dermatologist   Jason Fung, MD Best Endodontist   Jason R. Calvert DDS Best Esthetic Dentist   Lake Merritt Dental Best Eye Lash Extensions and ⁄ or Brow Enhancements   Cocoon Urban...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Herbal Remedies (No, Not That Kind of Herbal)

Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts made by dissolving herbs in alcohol, and no one in the East Bay is better at the tincture trade than Homestead Apothecary. Homestead carries concoctions for any number of ailments, from stress...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Gift for a Musician Who Has Everything

Most Americans became acquainted with the sitar via maestro, Ravi Shankar, and his affiliation with George Harrison. Shankar's high profile in the late 1960s even resulted in the sitar being featured prominently in rock music of the...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Cannabis Dispensary

For 20 years, Berkeley Patients Group has provided the East Bay with some of the finest cannabis in the world, first and still for the patients who use cannabis to improve their quality of life, and now...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Cannabis Delivery

It's tough to point to any business that had a bigger impact than C.R.A.F.T. on the way we look at cannabis delivery services in the East Bay. A decade ago, delivery services still felt a bit sketchy....
Jul 30, 2019

Best Statement Wallet

Lips are an iconic shape. In the 1930s, Salvador Dalí turned them into a couch, the 1980s saw them become a phone, and today Claflin, Thayer & Co. have made them into a wallet. This eye catcher...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Canine Bling

There may be no greater extravagance than money spent outfitting a dog, and yet here we are. The Royal Stardust Deluxe dog collar by Paco Collars ("Yes, a store just for dog collars," as the sign outside...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Salty/Sweet Snack

Specialty popcorn retailers have seen explosive growth over the last decade, with new stores "popping up" around almost every corner. Local favorite Peter's Kettle Corn was started by two Bay Area brothers who were inspired by their...
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