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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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