Menlo Velo Bikes
Menlo Velo Bicycles is committed to making cycling the best it can be for riders of all levels and types. The shop sells a wide variety of bikes — from road and comfort to electric — and provides maintenance services, too.
433 El Camino Real, Menlo Park | (650) 327-5137| menlovelobicycles.com
Kepler's Books & Magazines
With its broad collection of books, magazines and literary events, Kepler's Books & Magazines has been a beloved cornerstone in the community since it opened in the 1960s.
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park | (650) 324-4321 | keplers.com
BOUTIQUE, PLACE TO BUY JEWELRY
At Shady Lane, customers can browse jewelry, wood carvings, textile art and more. The shop specializes in local artisan creations but also showcases offerings from around the globe. A local artisan is always on staff.
What's new: Shady Lane now offers a "Shop" tab on its website to make it easier for customers to make online purchases, as well as preview store items prior to visiting the store in person.
325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park | (650) 321-1099 | shadylanegallery.com
The Oriental Carpet
Since 1973, The Oriental Carpet has provided customers a selection of traditional and contemporary, hand-woven Oriental and Persian rugs. Customers say they enjoy the myriad services that the store offers, from hand cleaning to custom rug production. The shop also makes home visits, allowing customers to see how carpets look in their own homes.
What's new: "We are approaching 50 years in business and are planning a party and massive anniversary sale to celebrate."
773 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park | (650) 327-6608 | theorientalcarpet.com
FRAME STORE/ART GALLERY
Peabody Fine Art Gallery & Framing
Since 1989, the skilled designers at Peabody Fine Art Gallery & Framing have been working one-on-one with customers to help create one-of-a-kind framed designs for any project.
603 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park | (650) 322-2200 | peabodygallery.com
GIFT SHOP, NURSERY
Ladera Garden & Gifts
Ladera Garden & Gifts is a one-stop shop for garden supplies, gifts and flower arrangements. Juan and Mercedes Navarro, who have operated the full-service nursery for nearly 40 years, provide custom floral arrangements as well as home goods and nursery items.
3130 Alpine Road, Portola Valley | (650) 854-3850 | laderagardenandgifts.com
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Menlo Park Ace Hardware has been the go-to hardware store for home, garden and building supplies since it opened in 2005. In addition to offering housewares and tools, the independently owned shop offers services, including key cutting, custom glass and acrylic sheet cutting, blade sharpening, window screen repair, propane exchange and product assembly and delivery. 700 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park | (650) 325-2515 | menlohardware.com
HOME DECOR & FURNISHINGS
Whether you're entertaining, decorating, looking for bedding or shopping for a gift, Anthem Home has got you covered. The family-operated business has offered a wide selection of homegoods, decor and furniture in downtown Menlo Park since 2017.
889 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park | (650) 440-7400 | Anthem Home
PLACE TO BUY SHOES
Fleet Feet in Menlo Park is committed to enhancing local running and walking communities and helping customers find products that improve their fitness experience. The shop can assess foot type and gait cycle and has 3D scanners to measure feet, making its footwear recommendations uniquely tailored to each customer.
What's new: "After a two-year pause, we are so excited to get back to group runs! We've brought back our weekly free, drop-in fun run (Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.) and will soon bring back our paid, multi-week training group classes geared toward a particular race."
859 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park | (650) 325-9432 | fleetfeet.com
Sigona's Farmers Market
Founded in 1975, Sigona's Farmers Market is a small, family-owned produce and specialty grocery store that provides shoppers the opportunity to experience an old-fashioned, open-air market. The market offers locally grown, organic and seasonal produce with many varieties of cheeses, flowers, microbrews, wines, olive oils, balsamics and more. Staying power: Partnerships with local artisans and farmers to provide items exclusive to our markets. ; 650-; 2345 Middlefield Road, Redwood City | (650) 368-6993 | sigonas.com
Cheeky Monkey Toys
Cheeky Monkey Toys is a family-owned shop that specializes in finding "just the right toy" for each customer. Since opening its doors in Menlo Park in 1999, the shop has provided interactive toys designed to stimulate children's minds to generations of local families.
640 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park | (650) 328-7975 | cheekymonkeytoys.com