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"Best of San Leandro" - A celebration that honors the heartbeat of our community—local businesses! Voted by the public and nominated by a dedicated committee. Categories: Small Business, Large Business, Business Services, Food & Drink, Beauty, Health & Wellness, and Home, Family & Community

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Welcome to the Best of San Leandro Voting!

We're excited to invite you to participate in recognizing and celebrating the outstanding businesses and establishments that make San Leandro such a vibrant community.

Your Participation Matters:

By participating in this voting process, you're not only supporting your favorite local spots but also helping others discover the hidden gems of San Leandro. Your votes will contribute to showcasing the best that our city has to offer.

How It Works:

  • Categories: We've carefully curated a list of categories based on the input from our local nominating committee. From the best restaurants to the most community-minded businesses, there's something for everyone to vote on.
  • Nominations: Our nominating committee has identified businesses that received multiple recommendations. Simply select your favorite from the options provided for each category.
Important Information:
  • Deadline: Please submit your votes by April 8th at 11:59 PM PST to ensure they are counted.
  • Confidentiality: Your responses will remain anonymous, and your personal information will only be used for the purposes of this voting process.
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Varos Real Estate - Professional Real Estate and Construction. Husband Wife team, Adrian and Terry Martinez are your one-stop, dream team. Shared standards for high-quality customer care, an eye for detail and excellence, and a mutual love for their city of San Leandro, there is no better couple to care for your home.

LemonAd Media - Yellie and Eddie Gonzalez, dynamic husband-and-wife duo taking food & beverage photography to the next level. Their creative journey began in 2018, expanding to create their media business and first ever San Leandro focused magazine See & Taste San Leandro. They are passionate about taking other businesses brands and elevating them to new heights.

Patelco Credit Union – San Leandro Branch - Standing strong for more than 85 years providing resources to build your financial wellbeing. Member focused and a passion for personal service, the San Leandro Branch is one of two of the busiest branches and consistently meets their service goals.


Eric F. Anderson, Inc.- They build the places we love to be. Providing quality construction services to the grocery, retail, financial and commercial industry for 65 years. Women owned and lead, EFA is a leader in the construction industry. From foundations to roofing, their commitment excellence extends from estimating procedures to project close-out, and everything in between.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company- Makes Life a Bite Better.​ Manufacturing their chocolate in San Leandro since 1967. Ghirardelli takes great pride in their welcoming and vibrant culture and in the personal impact they make on our business and in our communities. Our values include sustainability, community engagement and diversity equity and inclusion.

Costco Wholesale, San Leandro- Costco is a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing their members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise. Costco San Leandro is convenient and provides a wide selection of merchandise to offer families and businesses the best value possible.

Afaf Translations LLC- Founded in 2004, Afaf Translations LLC is a multilingual solutions provider offering a full spectrum of language services that include translation, interpreting, voice-over, desktop publishing, transcription, localization, language evaluations, and cultural consultation.

Bay Area Builders Exchange- The Builders Exchange of Alameda County serves commercial and industrial contractors in the East Bay region.  They provide services such as plan room access, online plans, workers' compensation programs, and training.  Members have access to construction plans for both public and private projects.  Their contemporary and modern facility offers meeting room rentals to the business community at large.


440 Creates- With pride, they have been serving Bay Area businesses and communities with for 75 years beginning as a printing company and moving onto graphic design.  Situated in the heart of downtown San Leandro, they are a highly sought-after, multi-service graphic design company.

Fieldwork Brewing Company- Fieldwork is a craft brewery founded in Berkeley, CA with a focus on exceptional, honest beer-making. Their San Leandro Taproom and Beer Garden is located in downtown San Leandro.

Tequila Bar & Grill- Mexican gourmet restaurant situated in the heart of downtown San Leandro. The restaurant offers an extensive food menu alongside a unique selection of Tequilas and craft cocktails.

Slice House-

created by Tony Gemignani, offers a variety of pizza styles by the slice, including classics. They are valued partners to local non-profits and other organizations. Their pizzas are artfully crafted with artisan flours, an array of authentic sauces, and seasonal ingredients.

Hippies Brew- An exciting new coffee chain known for its delicious and innovative coffees. Founded in the Bay Area, it brings a fresh and vibrant touch to the coffee scene.
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Flores Optometry Inc.- Proudly has served the San Leandro community since 2007. They provide comprehensive eye examinations for eye glasses and contacts with state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional service.

Delane's Natural Nails- specializes in indulging clients in the ultimate pampering experience, focusing on the care of natural nails, hands, and feet.

Tiffany's Beauty Lounge- A full-service beauty and nail shop, providing an elevated experience in pampered luxury. Their team delivers a unique and personalized experience for each client.

All Steele Fitness- Has been providing personalized group training for over 11 years. They offer small group classes suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Located in San Leandro, it is proudly woman-owned.

TAGS (Teen Advocacy Going Strong)- Thrift Store and Nonprofit organization in San Leandro focused on providing a creative space for Teens and Young adults.


Mike's Feed and Pets- Your local neighborhood pet shop, offering a wide range of pet foods, supplies, as well as fish, and small animals including chicks and rabbits.

Building Futures- A nonprofit established in 1988, headquartered in San Leandro, with programs spanning across Alameda County. The organization offers resources, programs, and services aimed at assisting Alameda County residents in building futures free from homelessness and family violence.

The Ember Collective- A dynamic venue offering Office Suites, Flex Space, Event Space, and a Yoga Studio, catering to the diverse needs of modern professionals in a vibrant and collaborative environment.


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