Congratulations to our 2019 nominees and winners!

We received over 1750 ballots and are proud to recognize these outstanding businesses and organizations.

Best of Albany awards are determined entirely by online public voting. Nominations are accepted over two weeks in August, and voting takes place over several weeks in September. The 2019 nominating round included nominations from 381 people.

The Best of Albany Awards Gala was held September 27 2018 in the beautifuloutdoor space at Belmont Village. 

The Best of Albany Nominees and Winners, 2019

Category: Food & Drink

Best Cocktails
Hotsy Totsy
Juanita & Maude
Winner: Hotsy Totsy

Best Lunch Spot
Kim's Café and Sandwiches
Gordo Taqueria
Zarri's Delicatessen
Winner: Zarri's Delicatessen

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Boss Burger
310 Eatery
Little Star Pizza
Winner: Little Star Pizza

Best Brunch/Breakfast Spot
Sunny Side Up Cafe
Sam's Log Cabin
Royal Cafe
Winner: Sam's Log Cabin

Best Place to Get Caffeinated
Highwire Coffee @ Flowerland
Hal's Office
Souvenir Coffee
Winner: Highwire Coffee @ Flowerland

Best Happy Hour
Little Star Pizza
Hotsy Totsy
Winner: Hotsy Totsy

Best Sandwich
Eunice Gourmet Cafe
Zarri's Delicatessen
Kim's Cafe & Sandwiches
Winner: Zarri's Delicatessen

Best Place for Something Sweet
Mr. Dewey's Cashew Creamery
As You Wish Frozen Yogurt
Pâtisserie Rotha
Winner: Mr. Dewey's Cashew Creamery

Best Dinner Spot
Little Star Pizza
Juanita & Maude
Winner: Juanita & Maude

Best Burrito
La Crema
Gordo Taqueria
Tacos Al Autlense @ Hotsy Totsy
Winner: Gordo Taqueria

Best Pizza
Albany Pizza Company
Little Star Pizza
Winner: Little Star Pizza

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Best Local Artist
Julianne Sterling
Isabel Samaras
Kanna Aoki
Winner: Kanna Aoki

Best Place to Hear Live Music
Music in the Park
The Ivy Room
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Winner: The Ivy Room

Best Place to Workout
Orangetheory Fitness
Albany YMCA
Fuse Fitness Albany
Winner: Albany YMCA

Best Picnic Spot
Memorial Park
Terrace Park
Albany Bulb
Winner: Memorial Park

Best Gallery Space
Albany Community Center
Abrams Claghorn Gallery
Gathering Tribes
Winner: Abrams Claghorn Gallery
Shops & Services

Best Place to get your Hair Cut/Styled
Raven & Rose
Grove Salon
Heads Up Hair Care
Winner: Raven & Rose

Best Place to get a Massage
Supple Skincare
Metta Traditional Thai Massage
Joanne Cosgrove Cmt
Winner: Supple Skincare

Best Place to Get a Mani/Pedi
Naveana Nail Salon
Albany Nail Salon
The Nail Shop
Winner: Albany Nail Salon

Best Place for Auto Service
Albany Subaru
Dana Meyer Auto Care
Albany Automotive and Tire Service
Nippon European Motors
Winner: Dana Meyer Auto Care

Best Natural Healer
Onna Lo MD
Metta Traditional Thai Massage
Winner: Metta Traditional Thai Massage

Best Pet Services or Supplies
Tails a Go-Go
Alpha Pet Supply
Pet Food Express
Winner: Alpha Pet Supply

Best Consignment Store
Toy Go Round
Winner: Toy Go Round

Best Acupuncturist
Marie Bowser Acupuncture
Sarana Community Acupuncture
Ember Acupuncture
Winner: Sarana Community Acupuncture

Best Florist
The Golden Poppy
Momo's Flowers and More
La Vie en Rose Flowers
Winner: Momo's Flowers and More

Best Specialty Food or Housewarming Gifts
Abrams Claghorn Gallery
Oaktown Spice Shop
Winner: Oaktown Spice Shop

Best Chiropractor
Innate Chiropractic & Wellness Studio
Husby-Gerry Family Chiro
Prins Chiropractic
Winner: Innate Chiropractic & Wellness Studio

Best Insurance Agency/Agent
Freeman Insurance Services
Farmers Insurance - Sang Rowand
Winner: Freeman Insurance Services

Best Place to Buy a Birthday Present
Five Little Monkeys
Winner: Five Little Monkeys

Social and Community

Best Place to People-Watch
Solano Avenue
Parklet @ Hal's Office
Winner: Parklet @ Hal's Office

Best Place for Relaxing
Albany Bulb
Metta Traditional Thai Massage
Winner: Flowerland

Best of Albany Community Service Award
Dorothe Piluso
Blue Glove Crew
Albany Strollers & Rollers
Winner: Blue Glove Crew

Best Albany Event
Solano Stroll
Dinner with Albany
Music in the Park
Winner: Solano Stroll

Best Place to Meet New People
Hal's Office
Albany YMCA
Winner: Hal's Office

Best Place to go on a Night
Albany Twin Theater
Juanita & Maude
Winner: Albany Twin Theater

Best So Albany place, to do, etc.
Albany Bulb
Albany Film Fest
Albany Twin Theater
Supple Skincare
Winner: Albany Twin Theater

Best Dog Friendly Spot
Albany Bulb
Memorial Park Section B
Winner: Albany Bulb

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