Grand Lake Farmers Market is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

1. Grand Lake Farmers Market

Splash Pad Park (at Grand Ave & Lake Park), Oakland, CA
Farmers Market · Lakeshore · 52 tips and reviews

Emilio F.Emilio Franchy: Great organic produce, picked up strawberries, apples, lettuce, arugula and even some really good guacamole. Lots of choices & variety, also good food truck/stand choices & Bicycle Coffee!

Dave S.Dave Schutte: Best Farmers Market in the East Bay!

Bill B.Bill Baker: Get there earlly so you don't have to wait too long for the awesome Gold Rush kettle corn! (at least get a free sample... yum!)

Issues is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

2. Issues

20 Glen Ave (at Piedmont Ave), Oakland, CA
Bookstore · Piedmont Avenue · 8 tips and reviews

Paul T.Paul Tollefson Christopher: Amazing magazine shop....... Sweet staff, and dog friendly - well behaved dogs treats too!

John K.John Kim: Best place to get the best of local and international magazines that are hard to find anywhere else. Make sure to support BARE Magazine, UC Berkeley's student produced fashion publication!

Ryan L.Ryan Leggett: Phenomenal selection of international magazines and local zines.

Oaklandish is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

3. Oaklandish

1444 Broadway (14th street), Oakland, CA
Clothing Store · Uptown · 7 tips and reviews

Adrienne C.Adrienne Campbell: Oakland High students with 3.5 GPA get free cool t shirt!

Cory G.Cory Gowan: Spend your paycheck here.

Claude H.Claude Harrison: Great summer 2016 promo: Oakland United school district with a HS 3.5 gpa or better get a free tshirt.

Walden Pond Books is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

4. Walden Pond Books

3316 Grand Ave (btwn Lake Park & Mandana), Oakland, CA
Bookstore · Lakeshore · 10 tips and reviews

Ellen M.Ellen McGrody: A super liberal bookstore with an adorable kids' area and lots and lots of books

Luca S.Luca Schweitzer: Pet the nice dogs!!!

Rob F.Rob Freedman: Great selection of new and used books. Best I've found in Oakland.

Bay Grape is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

5. Bay Grape

376 Grand Ave (Ellita Avenue), Oakland, CA
Wine Shop · Adams Point · 8 tips and reviews

Ashley M.Ashley Mowrey: This little shop is great. They have tastings on the weekend and the staff are really knowledgable and kind.

Nate O.Nate Oubre: They have fantastic wine and the service is great. You can often find the owners behind the bar and they are very knowledgeable.

Zennie A.Zennie Abraham: Very nice owners and staff. Neighborhood feed!

Esqueleto is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

6. Esqueleto

482 49th St Ste A (at Telegraph Ave), Oakland, CA
Jewelry Store · Temescal · 3 tips and reviews

christa e.christa e: This place has amazing, super beautiful jewelry that I mostly cannot afford, but maybe you can!

RackedRacked: The layout of this magical jewelry store evokes a museum feel. But go on in and touch and buy stuff—the staff is super friendly and helpful. [Racked 38 Member]

PaulinaPaulina: This is an uber cool space and studio for Lauren Wolf! Such unique jewelry

Spectator Books is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

7. Spectator Books

4163 Piedmont Ave (Linda Ave), Oakland, CA
Bookstore · Piedmont Avenue · 3 tips and reviews

Marisa S.Marisa Smith: They have a great assortment of used and new books with reasonable prices. Highly recommend to stop by if you are in the Piedmont area!

Evangeline B.Evangeline Brown: Great used sci-fi section. Read more.

Evangeline B.Evangeline Brown: Great used sci-fi section. Used boo Read more.

BOOK/SHOP is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.


482 49th St Ste D, Oakland, CA
Bookstore · Temescal · 4 tips and reviews

Ashley M.Ashley Mowrey: Hippest book store on the block. It has a curated and constantly rotating selection of eclectic books and local art and furniture.

PaulinaPaulina: A highly curated selection of books

Asher Y.Asher Yanich: A place for the erudite and to feel uneducated.

Crimson Horticultural Rarities is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

9. Crimson Horticultural Rarities

470 49th St Ste A (at Telegraph Ave), Oakland, CA
Flower Shop · Temescal · 8 tips and reviews

Brian S.Brian Strauss: One of my favorite shops to buy indoor plants. Is also sort of a curiosity shop. Great place to kill time waiting for your haircut.

PaulinaPaulina: Feast your eyes on succulents and air plants.

Of a KindOf a Kind: Local jewelry designer, Lauren Wolf, is a big fan of this unique spot that is just down the street from her own store. Check out limited edition designs by Lauren for here! Read more.

Atomic Garden is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

10. Atomic Garden

5453 College Ave, Oakland, CA
Boutique · North Oakland · 3 tips and reviews

Sarah G.Sarah G: Great boutique...high-end clothing and accessories for women, plus fun housewares & children's clothing. The owner is super sweet, as are the others who work there. Go and splurge!

Ashley M.Ashley Mowrey: It's the anthropologie of Oakland small shop paradise. The owner is lovely, the environment of the space is open and cozy, and the merchandise is classic and chic.

Valerie S.Valerie S: Rude salespeople did not acknowledge my presence even though I was the only person there.

Urban Indigo is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

11. Urban Indigo

3339 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA
Gift Shop · Lakeshore · 3 tips and reviews

Brandi J.Brandi Jeter: Lots of beautiful, locally made jewelry. VERY affordable. You can get a lovely gift for $20 here. We received a 10% discount today for Plaid Friday.

Alex K.Alex Kim: Love the 5.50 posters here

BravoBravo: The perfect place for the perfect gift at the perfect price. -Tim Nugent, Top Chef Just Desserts

Cocoon Bare is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

12. Cocoon Bare

5326 College Ave, Oakland, CA
Cosmetics Shop · Rockridge · 6 tips and reviews

Danielle H.Danielle Howell: This is my new go-to spot for spray tanning! The facility is small but nice, and they serve complimentary water and champagne! Claire did my spray tan and she did an awesome job, also super friendly!

dealigeedealigee: $40 Groupon worth of waxing, threading and bronzing - Buy it now for $20 on dealigee! Read more.

Christina M.Christina McCandless: Love this place! Get Champs before then relax because they are the best!

Standard & Strange is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

13. Standard & Strange

484A 49th Street (Telegraph), Oakland, CA
Clothing Store · Temescal · 8 tips and reviews

Bradley K.Bradley Kay: Great selection of heritage and workwear-inspired clothing from a variety of top-quality small (and larger) labels. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Go get something that'll last a decade.

PaulinaPaulina: Awesome men's store with highly curated clothes and wares.

Xande M.Xande Macedo: The original man cave and purveyor of leather goods. All made in the US. Except for some Canadian salvage. It'll be hard for you to leave this shop without acquiring some of their merchandise.

Ali Golden is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

14. Ali Golden

470 49th St, Oakland, CA
Boutique · Temescal · 3 tips and reviews

Ashley M.Ashley Mowrey: Fancy, chic, and minimalist clothing. I love everything in this store, it instantly makes me feel like an LA supermodel

RackedRacked: Located in the ultra-hot Temescal Alley in Oakland, Ali Golden's locally made clothing for women is the epitome of urban girl cool. [Racked 38 Member]

Marissa C.Marissa C: Clean, modern clothing by local Oakland designer Ali Golden. If you love neutral colors and clean lines, check it out!

Nathan & Co is one of The 15 Best Places to Shop in Oakland.

15. Nathan & Co

4025 Piedmont Ave (btw 40th St & Glen Ave), Oakland, CA
Gift Shop · Piedmont Avenue · 6 tips and reviews

Wilson F.Wilson Fisher: great place to find a gift for anyone on your list. ignore Heather, they are crazy friendly!

Chloe C.Chloe Condon: My favorite store in Oakland! Great housewarming and birthday gifts.

Russell L.Russell L: There's always something interesting and quirky you'll find. They have a reasonable greeting card selection too.