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Best of Montclair 2023 — 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 2023! 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!

And a very special thank you to this year’s Best of Montclair 2023 Guide sponsors — Rombough Architecture + Kitchen Tune-Up!

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Best Accessories Boutique: Barbara Eclectic


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: Montclair Barbershop


Best Beer Selection: Montclair Brewery


Best Blow Out: Fab + Jules


Best Botox / Fillers: Evolve Med Spa


Best Breakfast Sandwich: Ray’s Luncheonette


Best Breakout Montclair Business 2023: Libélula Bakery + Kitchen


Best Brunch: The Corner


Best Burger: Stuffed Grassfed Burgers (soon to be Dan + Days)


Best BYOB Spot: Samba Montclair


Best Chicken Parm: Luigino’s Parmigiana


Best Chiropractor: Family Chiropractors of Montclair


Best Clothing Boutique: Barbara Eclectic


Best Cocktails: Faubourg


Best Coffee Shop: Paper Plane Coffee Co.


Best Community Event: Montclair Jazz Festival


Best Cookie: Ladyfingers Bakery + Bar


Best Date Night Spot: Faubourg


Best Deli: Nicolo’s Italian Bakery + Deli


Best Delivery Restaurant: Jackie’s Grillette


Best Dentist: Dr. Charlene Gambino


Best Dermatologist: Montclair Rejuvenation Center


Best Dessert Shop: Jayce Baudry French Pastry


Best DIY Experience: Alchemy Scent Bar


Best Espresso Martini: Ladyfingers Bakery + Bar


Best Eyebrow Spot: ARC Beauty Salon


Best Facial: Evolve Med Spa


Best Fitness Studio: Stretch+


Best Floral Design: Blooms in Hand


Best Food Truck: Scream Truck


Best Fries: Raymond’s


Best Gift Shop: Giftbar


Best Gluten-Free Menu: Samba Montclair


Best Hair Salon: Fab + Jules


Best Healthy Food Spot: Mercado


Best Hidden Gem: Silver Stream Studio


Best Home Decor: Urban Natural Home


Best Kids’ Activity: Essex Youth Theater


Best Kids’ Boutique: Just Kidding Around


Best Lashes: Lure Lash


Best Liquor/Beer Store: Amanti Vino


Best Local Maker/Artisan: Frederic’s Fine Jewelers


Best Margarita: Faubourg


Best Massage: The Woodhouse Day Spa


Best Nail Spot/Studio: The Nails of Utopia


Best New Dinner Spot: Fanny’s


Best Outdoor Dining Set-Up: Faubourg


Best Pasta: Cafè Giotto


Best Photographer: New Moon Photography


Best Physical Therapist: Pilates Advantage Physical Therapy


Best Pilates Studio: Corefire


Best Pizza: Brick + Dough


Best Plant Shop: deVINE Plantery


Best Restaurant: Libélula Bakery + Kitchen


Best Restaurant with a Good View: Libélula Bakery + Kitchen


Best Seafood: Jack’s Seafood Shack


Best Sports Bar: Just Jake’s


Best Spot for Visitors: Faubourg


Best Spray Tan: Glow Me


Best Stroller-Friendly Restaurant: The Brookdale


Best Sushi: Kim’s Sushi


Best Sustainable Business: Sustainable Party Kits


Best Taco: Tacoria


Best Therapist: Growing Mindset Therapy


Best Vegan/Vegetarian-Friendly Menu: Mesob


Best Wedding Business: Daphne Ashley Events


Best WFH Spot: Java Love Coffee Roasting Co.


Best Wings: Egan + Sons


Best Woman-Owned Business: DollyMoo


Best Yoga Studio: Yoga Mechanics


Noteworthy Non-Profit: Toni’s Kitchen


Person of the year: Liz Morgan, Director of Montclair Township Animal Shelter, is our Montclair 2023 Person of the Year!

Montclair Township Animal Shelter, located at 77 Willow Street, provides a variety of services to the community — including pet adoption and fostering, a pet food pantry, and pet vaccinations, among other things. Liz Morgan is the director of this incredible shelter and helps the pets they care for find their forever homes with loving families in the Montclair area. Now more than ever, animal shelters and rescue organizations are an important part of animal welfare. Montclair passed an ordinance that bans the retail sale of dogs and cats in pet stores back in 2022, following the state of New York doing the same by passing the Puppy Mill Pipeline Act. Montclair has since been recognized by Mars PetCare for its pet-friendly parks and businesses. For this, Liz Morgan of Montclair Township Animal Shelter is our Montclair 2023 Person of the Year! 


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Winners, feel free to save this decal to post on your social media (we’ll also be mailing them in the new year (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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