The Best of Silicon Valley 2015

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Addison Antique Addison Antique

Best Antique Shop

Addison Antique

100 Addison Ave, Palo Alto

Not Too Shabby

481 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose

Antiques Colony

1881 W. San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Bicycle Shop

Bicycle Express

131 E. William St, San Jose

Hyland Family Bicycles

1515 Meridian Ave, San Jose

La Dolce Velo

Best Motorcycle Shop

Harley-Davidson San Jose

1551 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose

Fastline Cycles

45405 Industrial Pl, Fremont

Road Rider

2897 Monterey Hwy, San Jose

AJ Auto Detailing Inc.AJ Auto Detailing Inc.

Best Car Wash/Detailing

AJ Auto Detailing Inc.

702 Coleman Ave, San Jose

Classic Car Wash

16500 Lark Ave, Los Gatos; 981 E. Hamilton Ave, Campbell; 5005 Almaden Expy, San Jose; 18560 Prospect Rd, Saratoga

Pacific Hand Car Wash

21 N. Fifth St; San Jose; 1667 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell

Best Clothing Boutique

Bella Rosa Boutique

145 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Black and Brown

850 The Alameda, San Jose

Bombshell Boutique

295 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Vintage Clothing Shop

23 Skidoo

342 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

Moon Zooom

1630 W. San Carlos St, San Jose

Black and Brown

850 The Alameda, San Jose

Best Outdoor Gear

Mel Cotton's

1266 W. San Carlos St, San Jose

Sports Basement

1875 S Bascom Ave, Suite 240, The Pruneyard Shopping Center, Campbell;

1177 Kern Ave, Sunnyvale

Mountain View Surplus

1299 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View

Best Pop-Up Shop

SJMade/The Usuals

101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose and various San Jose locations

The DH Co

101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, San Jose

Empire Seven Studios

525 N. Seventh St, San Jose

Best Lingerie Store

Bella James

1151 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Curvy Girl

1535 Meridian Ave, San Jose

Cupid's Corner

408 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose

Best Jewelry Store

Acapulco Jewelers

27 Post St, San Jose

Joe Escobar

450 E. Hamilton Ave, Campbell

The Jewel Box

350 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Bridal Shop

Trudys Brides, Campbell

The Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell

Just My Size, Campbell

2375 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell

Haute Bride, Los Gatos

40 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Best Place to Hold a Wedding Reception

Adobe Lodge

Santa Clara University, 5500 El Camino Real, Bldg 108, Santa Clara

Dolce Hayes Mansion

200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose

Clos La Chance Winery

1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin

AJ Auto Detailing Inc.Andy's Pet Shop

Best Pet Store

Andy's Pet Shop

51 Notre Dame Ave, San Jose


1633 Monterey Hwy, San Jose

1841 Pruneridge Avenue, Santa Clara

1109 Branham Ln, San Jose

De Anza Shopping Center, 1129 S. De Anza Blvd, San Jose

111 S. Main St, Milpitas

433 Vineyard Boulevard, Morgan Hill

6075 Cahalan Ave, San Jose

Humane Society Silicon Valley

901 Ames Ave, Milpitas

Best Pet Trainer

California K9 Solutions

2123 S. 10th St, San Jose

A Dog's Life

885 Commercial St, Palo Alto

Primal Canine Dog Training

Best Place to Buy Music

Rasputin Music

1820 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell

Streetlight Records

980 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

On the Corner Music

530 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Art Supply Store

University Art

456 Meridian Ave, San Jose

2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City

D&J Hobby

5205 Prospect Rd #160, San Jose

Accent Arts

392 California Ave, Palo Alto

Best Toy Store

Adventure Toys and Teachers' Supplies

173 Main St, Los Altos

The Wooden Horse

Kings Court Shopping Center, 796 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos

D&J Hobby

5205 Prospect Rd #160, San Jose

Best Skate Shop

Black Diamond Sports

162 University Ave, Palo Alto


108 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose


379 State St, Los Altos

Best Independent Bookstore


1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Recycle Bookstore

1066 The Alameda, San Jose

275 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

Bell's Books

536 Emerson St, Palo Alto

Best Comics Store

Black Cat Comics

Beresford Square Shopping Center, 73 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas

Heroes Comic Books

24 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

Legends Comics & Games

Vallco Fashion Park, 10123 N. Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

Best Independent Hardware Store

Southern Lumber

1402 Monterey Hwy, San Jose

Alan Steel and Supply

505 E. Bayshore Rd, Redwood City

Hassett ACE Hardware - Willow Glen

2253 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Best Solar Company

Clean Solar

Albion Power Co.

SolarCity Corp.

Almaden Valley NurseryAlmaden Valley Nursery

Best Garden Store

Almaden Valley Nursery

15800 Almaden Expy, San Jose

Yamagami's Nursery

1361 S. De Anza Blvd #2, Cupertino

Green Thumb Nursery

15796 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

Best Flower Shop

A and K Flowers

1537 Lundy Ave, San Jose


Old Almaden Plaza, 5945 Almaden Expressway #170, San Jose


14 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Best Pilates Studio

Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley

14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos

Los Gatos Ballet and Pilates

630 University Ave, Los Gatos

Pilates Body Studio

2075 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose

Best Yoga Studio

Ananda Sangha

2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Breathe Los Gatos

14107 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

Yoga Source

16185 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos

158 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto

Best Martial Arts Studio

Academy of Self-Defense

93475 Woodward Ave, Santa Clara;

Ernie Reyes West Coast Martial Arts

668 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

2410 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

Aikido of San Jose

190 Martha St, San Jose

Best Health Club

Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos

Gold's Gym

1893 Monterey St, San Jose

1900 Duane Ave, Santa Clara

700 W. Hamilton Ave, Campbell

City Sports

610 Newhall Dr, San Jose

1045 E. Brokaw Rd, San Jose

Best Massage

Burke Williams

355 Santana Row #2010, San Jose

Preston Wynne Day Spa

14567 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

Massage Therapy Center

368 California Ave, Palo Alto

Best Day Spa

Burke Williams Day Spa, Santana Row

355 Santana Row #2010, San Jose

Day Lily Skin Care & Spa

78 E. Virginia St, San Jose

Spa of Los Gatos

100 S. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Best Dentist

Amidi Dental

1039 El Monte Ave, Mountain View

Dr. Stephanie Loller

891 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

Dr. Cristina Herrera

700 W. Parr Ave, Los Gatos

Best Organization Making a Difference

Second Harvest Food Bank

13th Street Cat Rescue

Planned Parenthood

Best Luxury or Boutique Hotel

Aloft Cupertino

10165 N. De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino

De Anza Hotel

233 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose

The Fairmont Hotel

170 S. Market St, San Jose

Best Plastic Surgeon/Beautification

Dr. George Commons

1515 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Jenesis Lipoplasty

1471 Saratoga Ave #200, San Jose

Dr. Regina Rosenthal

3803 S. Bascom Ave #206, Campbell

Best Family Lawyer

Ahluwalia Law Corp

255 N. Market St #248, San Jose

Brooke Blecher

1500 E. Hamilton Ave, Campbell

Marilyn Moreno

1506 Hamilton Ave, San Jose

Best Criminal Lawyer

Albie Jachimowicz

2007 W. Hedding St # 100, San Jose

Allen Ruby

2131 The Alameda, Suite B, San Jose

Emily Phan

255 N. Market St #265, San Jose

Best Gentlemen's Club


393 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Pink Poodle

328 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose

Brass Rail

160 Persian Dr, Sunnyvale

Salvation TattooSalvation Tattoo

Best Tattoo Parlor

Salvation Tattoo

5750 Santa Teresa Blvd # B, San Jose

Marks of Art

3014 Union Ave, San Jose

Analog Tattoo

34 S. First St, San Jose

Best Piercing Place

Pierced Out

3014 Union Ave, San Jose

Body Exotic

957 W. San Carlos St, San Jose

Player's Ink

518 W. San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Hookah Bar

Hookah Castle

1920 Camden Ave, San Jose

The Swinging Hookah

386 S. First St, San Jose

Smoke This Hookah Lounge

2271 The Alameda, Santa Clara

420 Smoke Shop & Vapes420 Smoke Shop & Vapes

Best Smoke Shop

420 Smoke Shop & Vapes

428 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose

Paramount Imports

455 Meridian Ave, San Jose

Up In Smoke

1711 Branham Ln, San Jose

Best Place to Get a Medical Cannabis Recommendation

San Jose 420 Evaluations

115 N. Fourth St #106, San Jose

420 M.D.

1630 Oakland Rd, a118, San Jose

Dr. Stephanie Higgins, MD

858 N. First St, San Jose

Best Alternative Medicine Collective

Amsterdam's Garden

2142 The Alameda, San Jose

Elemental Wellness

711 Charcot Ave, San Jose

Platinum Society

1174 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Best Golf Course

Almaden Golf and Country Club

6663 Hampton Dr, San Jose

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

23600 McKean Rd, San Jose

Coyote Creek

1 Coyote Creek Golf Drive, Morgan Hill