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Best shops in Oakland

Plaza
“Yeah it is designed to be touristy, but it has some really cool places like Heinolds First and Last Chance Saloon where the floor is still crooked from the 1906 earthquake. Do yourself a favor and go down and explore. Have a beer, watch the ferries come in.”
113 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great East Bay shopping and restaurants. Some truly unique stores, including some outlets with great deals. Nice outdoor hang. ”
117 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“If you need to shop for something, you can most likely find it at Bay Street Shopping area. There's also an AMC movie theater in the shopping center.”
61 locals recommend
Market
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“This place has great food to go if you want to grab a quick lunch at Market Hall deli, then window shop on College Avenue. It’s also a great place to shop for gourmet ingredients. There’s a very good bakery and Highwire Coffee housed in the same space. ”
49 locals recommend
Food Court
“There are about 12-20 eateries in this location, from sushi to ramen, to Italian to Indian food. Walk over the bridge by the train station and you'll find something to eat for sure. Also good coffee at Peets.”
29 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“Drug store that also sells some version of whatever you need (food, hardware, underwear, etc.). Open 24 hours.”
13 locals recommend
Bookshop
“This surprisingly voluminous bookstore has thrived for more than 40 years. That's partly because the staff prides itself on really knowing its stock and being the original recommendation engine before Amazon ever existed. Located on Grand Avenue and surrounded by a variety of restaurants, you'll often find customers waiting for their tables browsing the aisles. The kid's section has a handmade feel and the rare book room is gorgeous and full of first editions and other treasures.”
26 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Walgreens has toiletries, clothes, pharmaceuticals, groceries, a photoshop and a lot more.”
19 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Great Oakland souvenirs! Clothing items, fun prints of iconic Oakland and Bay Area spots. Other local gift items. Sister to Oaklandish store in downtown Oakland (on Broadway). ”
21 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
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“For all things Oakland, Bay Area or California, but mostly Oakland, Oaklandish is the store for you. Forever immortalized on t-shirts, hoodies, hats, pins, socks, bandannas and of course skateboards, it's your choice what flavor or neighborhood of Oakland you want to represent. You'll find a healthy dose of local icons: the Port of Oakland cranes, the city's tree logo, Lake Merritt, the sugar skull. Other Bay Area hoods have a designated rack near a selection of Levi's and locally made goods to round out their selection. Our top pick: a toddler shirt melding the West Oakland BART rails with Fairyland’s iconic Jolly Trolly.”
20 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“In case you require prescriptions to be filled, medical or beauty supplies, there is a Walgreens next to the Trader Joe's. Again, all within walking distance so a car is not required.”
10 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“Forgot your sun hat? Feel like going on an outdoor adventure? REI has you covered, with all the equipment you need plus guided adventure trips in the area. ”
16 locals recommend
Book Store
“Formerly Diesel Books, then bought buy its top employee with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Great selection, well curated by people who love books. Support local business! Plus, Rockridge is swanky-done-east-bay-style: simply too charming not to stroll around for window shopping and novelty eats.”
13 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“Nearest drug store, one in Downtown Berkeley, one across from Berkeley Bowl”
6 locals recommend
Fish Market
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“This fish market only sells sustainable, fresh fish. A quick walk here and a stop at Monterey market for some veggies and a delicious meal is almost complete. ”
12 locals recommend
Market
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“A specialty food store that carries pastas, canned items, cheese and cured meats but no produce or fresh dairy.”
14 locals recommend