Best Of 2022

Best Car Dealership

Winner: Jordan Ford

13010 I-35 North

(210) 653-3673

2. Cavender Chevrolet

30700 I-10 West, Boerne

(210) 721-6692

3. North Star Dodge

7242 San Pedro Ave.

(210) 361-9086


Chiquitas, 209 6th St. Artist: Connie Chapa

The Winner: Sexology Institute

707 S. St. Mary's St.

(210) 487-0371

Some folks might read this category and muse, "Porn stores? Isn't it free online?" But that's not what our winner is all about. The Sexology Institute takes the "Institute" part of its name seriously, providing services such as counseling, seminars and workshops intended to spice up love lives. The retail and education spot also operates as an "all-inclusive space, open to all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and body sizes." This is 2022, and statements of equality are essential. In addition to offering a variety of apparel and toys, the Sexology Institute also is available to facilitate gatherings ranging from bachelorette parties to lunches to book clubs. So, feel free to use your imagination. Imagination is a key part of good sex, after all.

2. Adult Megaplex

Multiple locations

3. Love Shack Boutique

1580 Babcock Road

(210) 767-9411

Winner: Karolina's Antiques

1709 Blanco Road

(210) 731-9787

2. Gifts from the Attic

Victoria's Black Swan Inn

1006 Holbrook Road

(210) 596-0862

3. Armadillo Antiques N More

7243 Blanco Road

(210) 236-5340

Winner: Eagle's Nest of San Antonio — The Healing Arts Festival & Market

1235 Basse Road

(210) 669-7127

2. Black Swan Market Days

Victoria's Black Swan Inn

1006 Holbrook Road

(210) 323-8424

3. SoFlo Market

1344 S. Flores St.

(210) 379-4638

Winner: Bike World

Multiple locations

2. Pedal Guerrero

3700 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 101

(210) 314-1955

3. Bicycle Heaven

Multiple locations

Winner: Half Price Books

Multiple locations

2. The Twig Book Shop

306 Pearl Parkway, Unit 106

(210) 826-6411

3. Nine Lives Books

7959 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 119

(210) 647-5656

The Winner: Bee's Wellness Cafe

3030 Thousand Oaks Drive, Suite 102

(210) 836-8141

This establishment is owned and operated by one Blazey Bee, who goes by Brook Richie in the real world. The alliterative nickname seems to fit since some customers likely analogize her product to honey, that sweetest of nectars. After all, Ms. Bee has put plenty of effort into making her CBD and smoke shop among the most hospitable in San Antonio. Sure, Bee's Wellness Café carries Delta-8 products, which offer a legal high. But the store's focus is on the medicinal use of CBD — the non-psychoactive element of marijuana — which has aided the proprietor with back pain, high blood pressure and a tremor.

2. Cloud Craft Vape+Smoke

15139 Bulverde Road #101

(210) 951-8273

3. CBD Relief

11627 Bandera Road

(210) 366-4380

Winner: Bambino's

4940 Broadway St., Suite 120

(210) 824-7676

2. Crib & Kids

1309 N. Loop 410 West #106

(210) 764-2742

3. Nursery Couture

434 N. Loop 1604 #1104

(210) 494-2627

Winner: Grey Moon Vintage

The Shops at Broadway News

2202 Broadway

In six short years, married duo Natalie Medina and Colin Bass have turned their sustainable small business Grey Moon Vintage into a must-stop shop for Alamo City nostalgics. Initially an Instagram e-tailer that gave way to a pop-up in a shipping container, Grey Moon is now housed in a lovingly refurbished 1969 Avion Travelcade trailer parked at the Shops at Broadway News. In keeping with its online roots, the compact shop on wheels posts regular merchandise updates, notifying its 10,000-plus Instagram followers about arrivals spanning from well-worn vintage tees and denim cutoffs to enamel pins and '60s-era bowling shirts. Beyond the pre-loved duds, Grey Moon — a repeat winner in this category — also stocks contemporary giftables including branded totes and stickers, crystals, incense and handcrafted jewelry.

2. Eye Candy Boutique

Gardens at San Juan Square

2003 S. Zarzamora St., Unit 1101

(210) 363-3572

3. Bella & Co. Boutique

10203 Culebra Road #8