The wait is finally over: we have the winners for the Best of Montclair 2022! After weeks of voting and local businesses working hard for your support, we have finally closed the polls and have tallied the votes to see who has won the title, and of course the bragging rights, of being the “best” in town.
Winners – please note: an email will be going out with your virtual decal + link to use plus instructions on how to obtain your physical decal in the new year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we have your most up-to-date email address. Thank you and congratulations to all who were nominated!
Thank you to our sponsor, OVO Vodka! This Hoboken-based company is reinventing how the world drinks, with proceeds going toward cleaning the world’s oceans by removing harmful plastics — one cocktail at a time.
Best Accessories Boutique: Houss Freya Apothecary
Best Acupuncture Practice: Rose Gold Wellness
Best Art Gallery: Montclair Art Museum
Best Avocado Toast: The Corner
Best Bagel: Hot Bagels Abroad
Best Bar: Egan & Sons
Best Barbershop: Classic Man Cut & Shave
Best Beer Selection: Montclair Brewery
Best Blow Out: Hello Honey Hair Co.
Best Botox / Fillers: Evolve Med Spa
Best Breakfast Sandwich: The Corner
Best Breakout Montclair Business 2022: The Clairidge
Best Brunch: The Corner
Best Burger: Stuffed Grass-Fed Burgers
Best BYOB Spot: La Rocca Osteria
Best Chicken Parm: Nicolo’s Italian Bakery & Deli
Best Chiropractor: Eshanov Chiropractic
Best Clothing Boutique: Oasis
Best Cocktails: Faubourg
Best Coffee Shop: Paper Plane Coffee Co.
Best Community Event: Montclair Film Festival
Best Cookie: The Little Daisy Bake Shop
Best Date Night Spot: La Rocca Osteria
Best Deli: Belgiovine’s Italian Deli
Best Delivery Restaurant: Jackie’s Grillette
Best Dermatologist: Montclair Rejuvenation Center
Best Dessert Shop: The Little Daisy Bake Shop
Best DIY Experience: Alchemy Scent Bar
Best Dog Walker: Montclair Pet Girl
Best Espresso Martini: Pharmacie Bar + Kitchen
Best Eyebrow Spot: SKN Montclair
Best Facial: SKN Montclair
Best Woman-Owned Business: Java Love Coffee Roasting Co.
Best Fitness Studio: Pure Barre
Best Floral Design: Blooms in Hand
Best Food Truck: Silantro Lime Tacos
Best Fries: CARS: Sandwiches & Shakes
Best Gift Shop: DollyMoo
Best Gluten-Free Menu: Samba
Best Hair Salon: Fab & Jules
Best Hair Stylist: Lauren Fletcher from Hello Honey Hair Co.
Best Healthy Food Spot: Mercado
Best Hidden Gem: da Pepo
Best Home Decor: & son
Best Kids’ Activity: YMCA in Montclair
Best Kids’ Boutique: Just Kidding Around
Best Lashes: Lure Lash
Best Liquor/Beer Store: Amanti Vino
Best Local Maker/Artisan: DollyMoo
Best Makeup Artist: Jones Road Beauty Flagship Store
Best Margarita: Faubourg
Best Massage: SKN Montclair
Best Nail Spot/Studio: Imperial Nails
Best New Dinner Spot: Pineapple Express Barbecue
Best Outdoor Dining Set-Up: Faubourg
Best Pasta: Cafè Giotto
Best Pet Groomer: Your Best Friends Barber
Best Photographer: Francesca Marie Photography
Best Physical Therapist: Focus Physical Therapy
Best Pizza: Brick + Dough
Best Plant Shop: Moss & More
Best Restaurant: Fascino
Best Restaurant with a Good View: The Highlawn
Best Seafood: Halcyon Brasserie & Bar
Best Sports Bar: Just Jake’s
Best Spot for a Late Night Snack: CARS: Sandwiches & Shakes
Best Spot for Visitors: Van Vleck House & Gardens
Best Spray Tan: Glow Me Mobile Spray Tanning
Best Stroller-Friendly Restaurant: Pineapple Express Barbecue
Best Sushi: NAMI NORI
Best Sustainable Business: Dry Goods Refillery
Best Taco: Tacoria
Best Therapist: Lukin Center for Psychotherapy
Best Vegan/Vegetarian-Friendly Menu: Mesob
Best Wedding Business: Vesa Brides
Best Wellness Business: Enlightened Path Healing
Best WFH Spot: Java Love Coffee Roasting Co.
Best Wings: Blue Steel Pizza Company
Best Yoga Studio: JaiPure Yoga
Noteworthy Non-Profit: Out Montclair
Person of the Year: The Team at Out Montclair is our Montclair 2022 People of the Year!
Out Montclair is a new non-profit that has not entered the scene quietly. Launching Montclair Pride in 2021, Out Montclair’s mission is to raise awareness and provide a safe space, support, and solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ community of Montclair. Aside from sponsoring some incredible events, Out Montclair also provides programs for teens, families, adults 50+, and for the Montclair community as a whole. With a goal to create safe spaces for people to interact and build positive relationships while feeling free to associate and express themselves fully, Out Montclair is definitely an organization to keep on your radar for the coming year — and for many more to come. Their events are not to be missed. For their already impactful commitment to the Montclair community, the team at Out Montclair is our Person of the Year!
Winners, feel free to save this decal to post on your social media (we’ll also be mailing them (1 decal per winner)– so reach out to email@example.com with a specific address if needed):
Congrats to all of the winners and to those who were nominated, and thank you to everyone who voted!
If your business was a winner or you love any of these businesses, make sure to share this article to spread the news. Our team will be in touch with the winners in the new year to send you your decal to display for all to see.