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Best of Montclair 2022 — Winners ANNOUNCED!

by The Montclair Girl Team
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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 hello@themontclairgirl.com so we have your most up-to-date email address. Thank you and congratulations to all who were nominated!

The Ivy at Chatham

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. 

In addition to working with Clear Blue Sea, the team at OVO Vodka hosts monthly waterfront cleanups in Hoboken followed by complimentary OVO cocktails at Union Hall. Learn more about OVO Vodka here.

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 Dentist: Dr. Charlene Gambino —Montclair Aesthetic & Family Dentistry 

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 hello@themontclairgirl.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.

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