This old-fashioned candy shop is conveniently situated right across the street from the UC Berkeley campus. Squeeze yourself in it, can get crowed and smell the rich chocolate while gazing at endless jars filled with a virtual rainbow of candies. Find all your favorites, from rock candy and licorice whips to sweet-and-sour watermelon slices and chocolate-covered toffee, sold by a counter staff as sweet as the wares. Stroll in on your way to Telegraph Avenue and satisfy your sweet tooth with just one piece or candy by the pound.
Go Cal Bears! Located just steps away from the University of California at Berkeley on famous Telegraph Avenue, this sportswear shop offers hundreds of gifts and a lot of school spirit. You will find clothing and accessories for the whole family in the standard U.C. Berkeley blue and gold. Sweatshirts, hats, backpacks, tees, blankets, pillows, key chains and classic striped rugby shirts are just a fraction of what you will find. Custom embroidery services are available.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
Miss the farmer's market? It's okay, because Berkeley Bowl West is open seven days a week. Their prices are often cheaper than those at Whole Foods, and the parking is far tamer than at the original Berkeley Bowl "South" location. Additionally, this 2009-built marketplace offers not only legendary produce, but their sushi was voted "Best Supermarket Sushi" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and they do a USD1 wine tasting every third Saturday of each month.
The East Bay Vivarium is the number one destination for anyone interested in buying a reptile, or for the supplies you need for the pet you have already. Snakes, lizards, iguanas and other cold blooded creatures are waiting for you to take them home. You can also buy the small, live critters your scaly friend eats.
As the name suggests, this high-end boutique is simply mad about French clothing. Located in Berkeley's hip Fourth Street shopping district, this trés chic shop sells everything from lingerie to loungewear, accessories to fragrances. The excellent, upscale selection features designers from the likes of Aubade, Princess Tam Tam, Ravage, and more. Expert assistance provided by the delightful Nafissa Tayebi. English and French spoken.
Dining sets, candles, cushion covers, drapes and more - all that you ever desired for your home is available in the shiny Californian city of Berkeley. Exquisite and exotic products are displayed here for your perusal or disposal. You may find things a trifle expensive, but then Trove's reputation thrives on quality ware. So whip out those credit cards, and happy shopping!
For best of the grape, come to these knowledgeable wine merchants. Vino has one of the largest selections of wine in the area, along with featured specials. Although it stocks a huge variety and has three locations in the East Bay, each store is relatively small and personable. Your needs will be met with a smile and helpful attitude whether you are looking for several cases for a big event, or that under-$10 bottle for dinner at home.
This purveyor of both new and used books has gained a reputation around the Bay Area as a prime spot to search the shelves and relax in a corner. The store has moved from its old location on Shattuck in Berkeley to a larger space on San Pablo Avenue. New books are available, plus a huge selection of used books. At this point, there are no literary events schedule, but the venue already has a stage, which the owner hopes to use for events in the future. The space is bright and open, so there is plenty of room to move. See website for information on selling books to the store, and use the search engine to find rare or valuable books.
Arts & Crafts Cooperative Inc. resides in a former French laundry, and is the oldest arts and crafts cooperative west of the Mississippi River. ACCI Gallery displays and sells many beautiful and unique items ranging from metal outdoor art to lovingly handcrafted quilts and jewelry. Hunting down a special gift for your loved one is a pleasure in this handsome, well-lit gallery, especially with the knowledge that your purchase directly supports local artists. Visit during the holiday season for one-of-a-kind ornaments and home decor.
Come here for your tobacco fix. Find a nice selection
of chewing tobacco, cigars, cigarettes and pipe supplies. The odor of fresh tobacco is heady and somehow comforting. The owners stock accessories like screens and humidors, and a huge ...
Mars is repeatedly voted the best vintage clothing store in
the East Bay by local newspapers, and it is one of the best sources for fun and unusual retro garb. It has two stories filled with hip basics, shoes, ...
Since 1969, this place has been the subversive heart of
Telegraph Avenue, providing everything from pipes to toys for grown ups, and pumping out the sounds of Iggy Pop, and Nirvana onto the sidewalk. Inside this darkly cavernous store, ...