Best of Rochester: Goods & Services | The best of Rochester
Whether you are looking for flowers, a haircut, or a special gift for a four-legged friend, CITY readers recommend you. . .
Best bike shop
A full service boutique on the Erie Canal with a team of cycling enthusiasts and a great selection. What not to like? Enter and scroll.
Full moon view | RV&E Bike and Skate | Tom’s professional bike
Best store around
Marketing itself as a “neighborhood grocery store, beer, hot spot to go,” Bodega serves breakfasts all day from a robust menu that’s not afraid to experiment.
999 Market | Highland Market | Nathaniel’s Corner Store | R market | Union stop
Best fitness service
M / BODY
This word game gym epitomizes fitness, health and wellness in an inclusive and energetic environment. Customers love its catalog of live and virtual fitness classes.
Compass Cycle + Flow | Positive force movement | Restart fitness
FLORIST KITTELBERGER AND GIFTS
Operating from the same location in Webster for over 90 years, Kittelberger has made Flower City look pretty and smell great for generations.
Arenas | Stacy K Floral | Wisteria Flowers and Gifts
Best independent bookseller
BOOK BOOK LIFT BRIDGE
A throwback to the bookstores of yesteryear, Lift Bridge Book Shop in Brockport has two floors of new and used books, toys, games, gifts and serenity.
Seahorse | Small Books of the World | The muse of yesterday
One of the world’s oldest professions meets one of Rochester’s oldest neighborhoods at this by appointment barber shop run by master shears Victor Burgos and Bly Travers, who specialize in traditional haircuts and towel shaving hot and straight razor.
Barbetorium | Chi-wah Organica | HD Hair
Best music teacher
Fairport High School music teacher Bill Tiberio has shared his knowledge of music with students for more than three decades and is currently a quarter-finalist of the 2022 National Music Educator Award.
Nate Coffey | Ben morey
Best Musical Instrument Store
Regarded as the “World’s Biggest Guitar Store,” House of Guitars has been a staple on Titus Avenue in Irondequoit since 1972 and has sold instruments to some of the biggest names in music, from Aerosmith to Metallica and Geddy Lee.
Music from the Atlas | Bernunzio’s Uptown Music | Sound source
Best place to buy kitsch
What started as a drugstore on the corner of Park Avenue and Goodman Street in 1960 has grown into today’s gift shop in 1986. Parkleigh has a lot of a bit of everything.
Archiimage | Small button crafts | Records Archives
Best Pet Related Business
BAKERY OF OS
Where dogs and their owners go for freshly baked cakes, treats and events. Handmade cupcakes are popular.
PALAIS DU PUPPY D’ANITA | PACIFIER FARM | AVENUE OF THE PARK. PETS
Best Record Store
This place has it all for the serious audiophile, toy collector, and novelty nerd, with a wine and beer bar to boot.
Bop Shop Records | House of Guitars | Needle drop records
THE DEL MONTE SPA
An upscale spa in Pittsford offering a full menu of treatments designed to soothe the mind, body and soul, from massages and manicures to body scrubs.
Monkey + Canary | Need a salon and spa | Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
Best second-hand / second-hand store
THE LUCKY CHIPS MARKET
A collaborative outdoor marketplace in the Arts District inspired by the West Coast second-hand clothing markets, Lucky Flea moves vintage clothes, handmade crafts, and home decor items.
Greenovation | Small hoarder shop | The operations store
Best tattoo parlor
HATE LOVE TATTOO
Rooted in what its artists call “the foundational lore of tattoo history,” Love Hate has been producing tattoos that have stood the test of time for 20 years.
Old Friends Tattoo | Pyramid Arts Tattoo | White Tiger Tattoo