Archive for the ‘shop’ Category

Feelmore 510

Why are sex stores so unsexy? Feelmore510 proves it need not be thus. On Telegraph at 17th. Do yourself and your sweeties a favor and check it out.

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The Bikery

Walk into The Bikery after school some afternoon and you won’t believe the energy of love, warmth, generosity, and just generally whimsical good times. Plus, bikes, awesome youth programs, earn-a-bike, open shop, women/trans/genderqueer night, Spanish speakers night, classes, repairs, sales, etc. And plus, (a big plus), people of color, queer, trans, women, youth led. It’s a jewel.

Here’s their other website. And another! Or read more here. Or just go down there and get yourself a bike.

The Food Mill

The Food Mill is a true community institution with tons of bulk goods and a wide-variety of veggie “meat”. If you’ve lived here all your life, you know (and love) their cookies in the distinctive long rectangle shape. Going strong and family owned since 1933, you couldn’t get more Oakland.

Homespun Bikes

After a visit to 504 I stopped into the new Homespun Bikes. Repairs, classes, locally made bike gear and urban gardening supplies, and coming soon, bikes!

Shopping Oakland

Fuck it. Sometimes I like to buy stuff. When I do, I like to buy that stuff in Oakland. Or, if I can’t get off my couch, I can still buy it in Oakland.

De Lauer’s

And speaking of news stands, nothing compares to De Lauer’s. They’ve survived near economic collapse, not to mention the death of Mr De Lauer himself at age 91.

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Old Oakland Farmers Market

The Old Oakland Farmers Market is the place to go for affordable, fresh veggies, including a wide-variety of Asian greens and other veggies. Fridays, 8-2.

(Photo of Old Oakland Farmers Market Cherries by jimmy dm - flickr creative commons license)