Best Head Shop - 2010
Traders Smoke Shop
The sheer size of Traders Smoke Shop gives it an advantage over the competition — the shop's located in what was formerly a furniture store, so Traders has more than 500 square feet and two big showrooms to display their wares. Such wares include dozens of hookah-tobacco flavors, a stockpile of bladed weapons, and stoner T-shirts that say things like "Hooked on Chronics worked for me" and "Keep on the grass." But it's the staples of any good head shop — stuff to smoke and things to smoke it in — that really sets Traders apart from other Valley head shops. Not only does Traders stock more than 20 kinds of specialty tobacco, but it also carries a plethora of "herbal incense," containing JWH chemical compounds and known as "legal weed" or "synthetic marijuana." And for those who need equipment, Traders' "glass room" houses hundreds of custom blown-glass pipes, hookahs, and water pipes, all of high quality and reasonable price.