Best old-school neighborhood pharmacy: Parkside Pharmacy

Best of Sacramento 2013 writer’s pick

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You could get that prescription for antidepressants (or, ahem, whatever the doctor prescribed) at one of those generic chain drugstores, but luckily, there's a cooler option. Tucked into a South Land Park shopping center, Parkside Pharmacy makes for a quaint alternative in a world of Walgreens and Rite Aids. Its spacious interior is home to standard pharmacy services and products, as well as spa services and a boutique area stocked with giftworthy soaps, candles, jewelry and home accessories. 4404 Del Rio Road, (916) 452-2200,