1. Parasi Pizzeria, Tattoria e Vino
4401 Tennyson St.
Stop by for a handcrafted pizza or pasta dish at the charming neighborhood fave Parisi Pizzeria, where you order at the counter before sitting down. Be sure to try the wine bar and gelato bar.
2. Berkeley Supply Co.
4317 Tennyson St.
This unique store specializes in American made goods, from Red Wing 8886 Copper Rough & Tough Moc-Toe boots to Rogue Territory jeans to Tanner Goods belts and wallets.
3. Real Baby
4315 Tennyson St.
A definite go-to if you’re heading to a baby shower, this store has clothes, accessories, games, and more.
4280 Tennyson St.
One of our favorite indie bookstores, Bookbar has cozy spots for reading, a daily happy hour at the wine bar, kids story times, a “Silent Book Club” every other Sunday afternoon, creative writing workshops, and literary game nights.
4252 Tennyson St.
Guys, get your groom on here: Shaves, haircuts—and men’s rugged, stylish clothing—are what you’ll find at this little gem of a place.
6. Allegro Coffee Roasters
4040 Tennyson St.
When you stop into Allegro, one of the city’s first sustainable coffee roasters, you’ll know that you’re not only getting a great sip but also helping to fund nonprofits, through its Making Coffee Matter program.
7. Feral Mountain Co.
3936 Tennyson St.
This very cool, recently expanded outdoor gear shop has a highly curated selection of camping and hiking gear, men’s and women’s outdoor apparel, and a super-knowledgeable and friendly staff to guide you.
8. Vital Root
3915 Tennyson St.
As true to good food as its sister restaurant, Root Down, this place has exquisite food that belies its casual vibe. Enjoy breakfast (tofu scramble, Root Down Benedict), lunch (sunflower risotto, falafel wrap), or dinner (Indian Kitchari, Miso Ramen). It’s all yummy.
9. Hops & Pie
3920 Tennyson St.
Take a load off (and keep the kids happy) with a beer, pizza, or great H&P salad (like the roasted pear) for you—and, for the kids, a 10-inch pie, mac-and-cheese, or cheese quesadillas (everything on the kids menu is $5–$6).
3838 Tennyson St.
This “contemporary diner” serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, like chocolate-and-orange-ginger-dipped French toast and a veggie sammie with summer squash and peppers for breakfast and a to-die-for kale cobb salad for lunch.