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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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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