Best of the Bunch 2018 Results

Here are the results of the Best of the Bunch 2018 reader survey!

Food & Drink Winner Runner Up
Best restaurant (casual) The Naked Crepe Bistro Noodle Guy
Best restaurant (fine dining) Troy Restaurant Le Caveau
Best pub food Paddy’s Pub King’s Arms
Best Takeout/Delivery House of Dough Jonny’s Cookhouse
Best Cafe T.A.N. Just Us
Best burger Johnny’s Cookhouse TIE! Library Pub & Paddy’s Pub
Best pizza House of Dough Lightfoot & Wolfville
Best sandwich Edible Art Cafe
Hill’s Grills Panini Press & Tea House
Best bakery Sourdough Country Bakery Kate’s Bakery
Best butcher Canning Village Meat Market Meadowbrook Farm Meat Market
Best breakfast/brunch Callister’s Country Kitchen The Naked Crepe Bistro
Best desserts The Naked Crepe Bistro Kellock’s Restaurant
Best venue for drinks Maritime Express Cider Co. Library Pub
Best patio Troy Restaurant Port Pub
Best Craft Brewery Wayfarers’ Ale Craft Brewery Schoolhouse Brewery
Best winery Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
TIE! Luckett Vineyards & Domaine de Grand Pre
Best Craft Cidery Annapolis Cider Company Maritime Express Cider Co.
Best coffee North Mountain Fine Coffee T.A.N.
Best tea Hill’s Grills Panini Press & Tea House North Mountain Fine Coffee
Arts & Entertainment
Best local musician Kevin Davison TIE! Sarah Pound & Mark Riley
Best local band Bluesmobile Mark Riley Project
Best local photographer Bridget Havercroft Mark Davidson
Best local artist Jamie Corbin (Phantom Effects) Holly Carr
Best local author Ami Mckay Doretta Groenendyk
Best local theatre group/company CentreStage Quick as a Wink
Best Artisan/Crafter Hello Handmade (Angie Dorey) Tracy Horsman
Best gallery Harvest Gallery Hardware Gallery
Best art/craft market Wolfville Farmers Market Gaspereau Art Market
Best live music venue Union Street Cafe Al Whittle Theatre
Best dance studio Cadance Academy DanceConnexion
Best venue to dance Old Orchard Barn Wolfville Farmers Market
Best venue for live theatre Festival Theatre CentreStage
Local business
Best new business (opened in 2018) Maritime Express Cider Co. Glooscap Landing
Best place to shop for gifts Hello Handmade Wild Lily
Best jewelry store Herbin Jewellers DM Reid Jewellers
Best bookshop The Box of Delights Bookshop Coles Book Store
Best home decor Winners Wild Lily
Best music store Long & McQuade The Spoke & Note
Best market vendor The Noodle Guy Hello Handmade
Best clothing store Phinneys Jane’s Again Boutique
Best sporting goods store Sport Chek Cleve’s Source for Sports
Best tattoo parlor Everlasting Ink The Collective Tattoo Studio
Hair Salon The Head Shoppe BeLeaf Salon & Spa
Best Barber Sailor Bup’s Case Cuts
Best Spa BeLeaf Salon & Spa Eau Spa
Best yoga studio The Yoga Barn MoonCoast Yoga
Best gym Motiv Fitness Acadia Athletics Complex
Best U-Pick Stirlings Fruit Farms Dempsey Corner Orchards
Best Farm Market Stirlings Fruit Farms Noggins Corner Farm Market
Best Nonprofit Open Arms L’Arche
Best place to walk the dog Miner’s Marsh Harvest Moon Trail
Best place for a hike Cape Split Blomidon Provincial Park
Best place to meet with friends TIE! Maritime Express Cider Co. and King’s Arms Pub Paddy’s Pub
Best place to hold an event Main Street Station (formerly Cornwallis Inn) Lightfoot & Wolfville
Best place to hold a meeting Old Orchard Inn
KC Irving Environmental Science Centre
Best place to go on a date Troy Maritime Express Cider Co.
Best place to take the kids Cotton Tale Cafe + Play Oaklawn Farm Zoo
Best place for a bike ride Harvest Moon Trail Kentville Gorge
Best place to go sledding Burgher Hill
Acadia University (in front of University Hall)
Best tourist destination Halls Harbour Wine tours
Best place to go swimming Aylesford Lake Kingsport Beach
Best place to go snow shoeing Woodville Hiking Trails Kentville Gorge
Best festival/event Apple Blossom Festival Deep Roots Music Festival
Best place to volunteer Open Arms Kings SPCA
Best place to meet people Farmers Markets Music Festivals
Best public space Miner’s Marsh
TIE! Kentville Library and Wolfville Waterfront Park
Best place to get crafty Hello Handmade The Clayground Studio
Best community project Oakdene Park Uncommon Common Art