Best Of Food

  • Best Bagel Shop

    Best Bagel Shop

    1) Brookside Bagel 563 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 651-1492   2) Lox, Stock and Bagels 332 N. Main St., West Hartford (860) 231-7997 loxstock.com   3) Bagels Plus 17 Farmington Ave., Plainville (860) 793-8902

  • Best Bakery

    Best Bakery

    1) Harvest Bakery and Cafe 1390 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 658-5000 harvestcafebakery.com   2) Hartford Baking Company 625 New Park Ave., West Hartford (860) 570-1579 hartfordbaking.com   3) A Little Something Bakery 485 New Park Ave., West Hartford (860) 586-8711 alittlesomethingbakery.com

  • Best Beer Selection in a Bar

    Best Beer Selection in a Bar

    1) Willimantic Brewing Co. 967 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com   2) World of Beer 73 Isham Road, West Hartford (860) 904-2124 worldofbeer.com   3) McLadden's Irish Publick House 37 LaSalle Road, West Hartford (860) 231-8773 mcladdens.com

  • Best Beer Selection in a Store

    Best Beer Selection in a Store

    1) Harvest Wine & Spirits 842 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 906-1623 twitter.com/harvestfinewine   2) Maximum Beverage Bishop Corner, 333 North Main St., West Hartford (860) 761-2541 maximumbev.com   3) Total Wine & More 1480 Pleasant Valley Road, Manchester (860) 644-0184 totalwine.com

  • Best Bourbon Selection

    Best Bourbon Selection

    1) Plan B Burger Bar 138 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 231-1199 planbburger.com   2) Krust Woodfired Pizza & Bourbon Bar 686 Main St., Middletown (860) 358-9816 krustpizzabar.com   3) Cure Restaurant 55 Mill St., Unionville (860) 321-7821 curerestaurantct.com

  • Best Buffalo Wings

    Best Buffalo Wings

    1) J. Timothy's Taverne 143 New Britain Ave., Plainville (860) 747-6813 jtimothys.com   2) Sliders Bar and Grill 176 Newington Road, West Hartford (860) 233-9000 slidersgrillbar.com   3) Bidwell Tavern 1260 Main St., Coventry (860) 742-6978

  • Best Burgers

    Best Burgers

    1) Max Burger 124 LaSalle Road, West Hartford (860) 232-3300 maxrestaurantgroup.com/burger   2) Union Street Tavern 20 Union St., Windsor (860) 683-2899 unionstreettavern.com   3) Plan B Burger Bar 120 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury (860) 430-9737 planbburger.com

  • Best Burrito

    Best Burrito

    1) Onion Mountain Kitchen 928 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 324-6629 onionmountaincatering.com   2) Izote Southwest Grill and Bar 697 Poquonock Ave., Windsor (860) 219-1435   3) Monte Alban Restaurant 531 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 523-7423 montealbanhartford.com

  • Best Cheap Drinks

    Best Cheap Drinks

    1) Pig's Eye Pub 356 Asylum St., Hartford (860) 278-4747 pigseyepub.com   2) The Frosty Mug 269 Beaver St., New Britain (860) 224-0129   3) The Spigot Cafe 468 Prospect Ave., Hartford (860) 236-7663

  • Best Cheese Shop

    Best Cheese Shop

    1) Whole Foods 50 Raymond Road, West Hartford (860) 523-8500 wholefoodsmarket.com   2) Cato Corner Farm 178 Cato Corner Rd., Colchester (860) 537-3884 catocornerfarm.com   3) Old Wethersfield Country Store 221 Main St., Wethersfield (860) 436-3782 oldwethersfieldcountrystore.com

  • Best Chocolate

    Best Chocolate

    1) Munson's Chocolates 174 Hop River Road, Bolton (860) 649-4332 munsonschocolates.com   2) Bridgewater Chocolate 12 LaSalle Road, West Hartford (860) 570-0707 bridgewaterchocolate.com   3) Tschudin Chocolates 100 Riverview Center #110, Middletown (860) 759-2222 tschocolates.com

  • Best Cupcakes

    Best Cupcakes

    1) NoRa Cupcake Company 700 Main St., Middletown (860) 788-3150 noracupcake.com   2) Cake Gypsy 220 Albany Turnpike, Canton (860) 335-0510 cakegypsy.com   3) A Little Something Bakery 485 New Park Ave., West Hartford (860) 586-8711 alittlesomethingbakery.com

  • Best Deli

    Best Deli

    1) Rein's New York-Style Deli 435 Hartford Tpke., Vernon (860) 875-1344 reinsdeli.com   2) Whole Deli 700 Poquonock Ave., Windsor (860) 219-1339   3) Hall's Market 331 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 232-1075 hallsmarket.net

  • Best Desserts

    Best Desserts

    1) A Little Something Bakery 485 New Park Ave., West Hartford (860) 586-8711 alittlesomethingbakery.com   2) Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop 329 Franklin Ave., Hartford (860) 296-0426 mozzicatobakery.com   3) Chimirri's Italian Pastry Shoppe 1075 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield (860)...

  • Best Donuts

    Best Donuts

    1) Tastease 70 New Park Ave., Hartford (860) 233-2235   2) Elmwood Pastry Shop 1136 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 233-2029 elmwoodpastryshop.com   3) Luke's Donut Shop 395 W Avon Rd., Avon (860) 673-0622

  • Best Farmers Market or Farm Stand

    Best Farmers Market or Farm Stand

    1) Rosedale Farms & Vineyards 25 E. Weatogue St., Simsbury (860) 651-3926 rosedale1920.com   2) Farmers' Market at Billings Forge 559 Broad Street, Hartford (860) 727-8066 billingsforgeworks.org/farmers-market   3) Collinsville Farmers Market Rt 179 and Main Street, Collinsville collinsvillefarmersmarket.org

  • Best Farm-to-Table Menu

    Best Farm-to-Table Menu

    1) Firebox 539 Broad St., Hartford (860) 246-1222 fireboxrestaurant.com   2) Cafemantic 948 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-4243 cafemantic.com   3) Rooster Company 1076 Main St., Newington (860) 757-3969 roostercompany.net

  • Best Food Truck

    Best Food Truck

    1) The Whey Station wheystation.com   2) Mercado Food Truck mercadofoods.com   3) Toasted getittoasted.com

  • Best French Fries

    Best French Fries

    1) Max Burger 124 LaSalle Road, West Hartford (860) 232-3300 maxrestaurantgroup.com/burger   2) Plan B Burger Bar 138 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 231-1199 planbburger.com   3) Five Guys 278 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington (860) 677-7600 fiveguys.com

  • Best Frozen Yogurt

    Best Frozen Yogurt

    1) Sweet Frog 13 South Main St., West Hartford (860) 570-3746 sweetfrogct.com   2) Froyoworld 1 Dog Lane, Storrs (860) 477-1411 froyoworld.com   3) Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Road #7, Windsor (860) 683-2236 menchies.com

  • Best Gluten-Free Bakery

    Best Gluten-Free Bakery

    1) Dee's One Smart Cookie 398 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury (860) 633-8000 deesonesmartcookie.com   2) Nature's Grocer 81 East St., Vernon (860) 870-0020 naturesgrocervernon.com   3) Popover Bistro and Bakery 928 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 413-2392

  • Best Gluten-Free Menu

    Best Gluten-Free Menu

    1) Popover Bistro and Bakery 928 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 413-2392   2) Burtons Grill 100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor (860) 432-4575 burtonsgrill.com   3) Not Only Juice 790 Main St., Willimantic (860) 942-8465 notonlyjuice.com

  • Best Grinders

    Best Grinders

    1) Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe 405 Queen St., Southington (860) 621-5000 nardellis.com   2) Franklin Giant Grinder Shop 464 Franklin Ave., Hartford (860) 296-6574 franklingiantsandwichct.com   3) CJ's Pizza and Giant Grinders 273 Broad St., Manchester (860) 649-5329 cjspizzact.com

  • Best Gyro

    Best Gyro

    1) Tangiers International Food Market 550 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 233-8168 tangiersmarket.com   2) Tapas 854 Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield (860) 882-0756 tapasonline.com   3) Cavos Tavern & Pizzaria 2414 Berlin Tpke., Newington (860) 667-9200 cavostavern.com

  • Best Health Food Store

    Best Health Food Store

    1) Willimantic Food Co-Op 91 Valley St., Willimantic (860) 456-3611 willimanticfood.coop   2) Whole Foods 50 Raymond Road, West Hartford (860) 523-8500 wholefoodsmarket.com   3) Whole Foods 55 Welles St., Glastonbury (860) 523-8500 wholefoodsmarket.com   Honorable Mention: Garden of Light, Avon

  • Best Hot Dogs

    Best Hot Dogs

    1) Doogie's 2525 Berlin Tpke., Newington (860) 666-3647 doogieshotdogs.com   2) Capitol Lunch 510 Main St., New Britain (860) 229-8237 capitollunch.com   3) Woody's Hotdogs 915 Main St., Hartford (860) 278-5499 woodyshotdog.com

  • Best Ice Cream Shop

    Best Ice Cream Shop

    1) Shady Glen  840 Middle Tpke., Manchester (860) 649-4245   2) J Foster Ice Cream 894 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 651-1499 jfostericecream.com   3) Tulmeadow Farm Store 255 Farms Village Rd, West Simsbury (860) 658-1430 tulmeadowfarmstore.com

  • Best Jamaican Beef Patty

    Best Jamaican Beef Patty

    1) Scott's Jamaican Bakery 3381 Main St., Hartford (860) 246-6599 scottsjamaicanbakery.com   2) Jamaican Me Crazy 776 Main St., Willimantic (860) 942-8831 jamaicanmecrazyllc.com   3) Peppers Jamaican Bakery and Jerk Restaurant 603 Burnside Ave., East Hartford (860) 282-0444

  • Best Liquor Store

    Best Liquor Store

    1) Liquor Depot 687 West Main St., New Britain (860) 223-7140 liquordepotinc.com   2) Crazy Bruce's Liquors 176 Newington Road, West Hartford (860) 233-2117 crazybruces.com   3) Total Wine & More 1480 Pleasant Valley Road, Manchester (860) 644-0184 totalwine.com

  • Best Local Coffee House

    Best Local Coffee House

    1) J. Rene Coffee Roasters 320 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 578-5093 jrenecoffee.com   2) Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe 537 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 523-5417 mytisane.com   3) Peaberry's Cafe 712 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 658-2930 peaberryscafect.com

  • Best Local Spirit

    Best Local Spirit

    1) Onyx Moonshine 64D Oakland Ave., East Hartford (860) 550-1939 onyxspirits.com   2) Peel Limoncello 185 West Main St., New Britain drinkpeel.com   3) Waypoint Spirits 410 Woodland Ave., Bloomfield (860) 858-1446 drinkwaypoint.com

  • Best Locally Brewed Beer

    Best Locally Brewed Beer

    1) City Steam Brewery Cafe 942 Main St., Hartford (860) 525-1600 citysteam.biz   2) Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.  16 Tobey Road, Bloomfield (860) 242-3111 hookerbeer.com   3) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com

  • Best Locally Made Cheese

    Best Locally Made Cheese

    1) Cato Corner Farm 178 Cato Corner Rd., Colchester (860) 537-3884 catocornerfarm.com   2) Mystic Cheese (860) 881-0246 mysticcheese.co   3) Beltane Farms 59 Taylor Bridge Road, Lebanon  (860) 887-4709 beltanefarm.com

  • Best Locally Made Wine

    Best Locally Made Wine

    1) Gouveia Vineyards 1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd., Wallingford Center (203) 265-5526 gouveiavineyards.com   2) Cassidy Hill Vineyard 454 Cassidy Hill Road, Coventry (860) 498-1126 cassidyhillvineyard.com   3) Lost Acre Vineyard 80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby (860) 324-9481 lostacresvineyard.com

  • Best Lunch

    Best Lunch

    1) Bear's Smokehouse 89 Arch St., Hartford (860) 724-3100 bearsbbq.com   2) Capitol Lunch 510 Main St., New Britain (860) 229-8237 capitollunch.com   3) Dakota Steakhouse 1489 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill (860) 257-7752 dakotarockyhill.com

  • Best Margaritas

    Best Margaritas

    1) Besito 46 S. Main St., West Hartford (860) 233-2500 besitomexican.com   2) Plaza Azteca 170 Slater St., Manchester (860) 648-4454 plazaaztecanewengland.com   3) bartaco 971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 586-8226 bartaco.com

  • Best Martinis

    Best Martinis

    1) Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe 537 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 523-5417 mytisane.com   2) West Side Tavern 586 West Main St., New Britain (860) 259-5727 westsidenewbritain.com   3) Infinity Music Hall & Bistro 32 Front Street, Hartford (860) 560-7757 infinityhall.com

  • Best Philly Cheesesteak

    Best Philly Cheesesteak

    1) Joey Garlic's 372 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington (860) 678-7231 joeygarlics.com   2) Yarde Tavern 1658 King St., Enfield (860) 254-5778 yardetavern.com   3) The Half Door 270 Sisson Ave., Hartford (860) 232-7827 thehalfdoorhfd.com

  • Best Pizza

    Best Pizza

    1) Little City Pizza 926 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 658-4001 littlecitypizzaco.com   2) Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana 1148 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-7373 pepespizzeria.com   3) E&D Pizza Company 210 West Main St., Avon (860) 255-7360 eanddpizzacompany.com

  • Best Place To Buy Fresh Produce

    Best Place To Buy Fresh Produce

    1) Whole Foods 50 Raymond Road, West Hartford (860) 523-8500 wholefoodsmarket.com   2) Whole Foods 55 Welles St., Glastonbury (860) 523-8500 wholefoodsmarket.com   3) Willimantic Food Co-Op 91 Valley St., Willimantic (860) 456-3611 willimanticfood.coop   Honorable Mention: Fresh Market, Avon

  • Best Place To Buy Prepared Meals-to-Go

    Best Place To Buy Prepared Meals-to-Go

    1) Highland Park Market 317 Highland St., Manchester (860) 646-4277 highlandparkmarket.com   2) Hall's Market 331 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 232-1075 hallsmarket.net   3) Whole Foods 50 Raymond Road, West Hartford (860) 523-8500 wholefoodsmarket.com

  • Best Restaurant Delivery

    Best Restaurant Delivery

    1) Benny's of Simsbury 562 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury (860) 651-3700 bennysofsimsbury.com   2) Black Bamboo Chinese Restaurant 844 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-8888 myblackbamboo.com   3) Waiter Wheels 593 Farmington Ave. #1, Hartford (203) 401-8084 waiterwheels.com

  • Best Salad

    Best Salad

    1) E&D Pizza Company 210 West Main St., Avon (860) 255-7360 eanddpizzacompany.com   2) Dakota Steakhouse 1489 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill (860) 257-7752 dakotarockyhill.com   3) Camille's 23 E Fieldstone Commons, Tolland (860) 896-6976 camillespizza.com

  • Best Sandwiches

    Best Sandwiches

    1) Rein's New York-Style Deli 435 Hartford Tpke., Vernon (860) 875-1344 reinsdeli.com   2) Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe 405 Queen St., Southington (860) 621-5000 nardellis.com   3) Max Bibo's Delicatessen 208 Trumbull St., Hartford (860) 525-4035 maxbibosmain.com

  • Best Scotch Selection

    Best Scotch Selection

    1) CT Beverage Mart 3127 Berlin Tpke., Newington (860) 667-1339 ctbeverage.com   2) Wise Old Dog 610 South Quaker Lane, West Hartford (860) 523-5779 thewiseolddog.com   3) Maximum Beverage Bishop Corner, 333 North Main St., West Hartford (860) 761-2541 maximumbev.com

  • Best Seafood Market

    Best Seafood Market

    1) City Fish 884 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield (860) 522-3129 cfishct.com   2) Deepwater Seafood 210 W Main St, Avon (860) 676-9657 deepwaterseafood.net   3) The Fish Market 1307 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-6455 thefishmarketct.com

  • Best Soup

    Best Soup

    1) Pho 501 501 Main St., East Hartford (860) 569-3700   2) Lena's First and Last Pizzeria 2053 Park St., Hartford (860) 232-4481 sullyspub.com/lenas   3) Dakota Steakhouse 1489 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill (860) 257-7752 dakotarockyhill.com

  • Best Tea House

    Best Tea House

    1) Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe 537 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 523-5417 mytisane.com   2) Green Teahouse Inc. 40-42 Isham Road, West Hartford (860) 232-6666 thegreenteahouse.com   3) David's Tea 1500 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 263-0472 davidstea.com

  • Best Tequila Selection

    Best Tequila Selection

    1) Besito 46 S. Main St., West Hartford (860) 233-2500 besitomexican.com   2) bartaco 971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 586-8226 bartaco.com   3) Agave Grill 100 Allyn St., Hartford (860) 882-1557 agavehartford.com

  • Best Wine Selection in a Restaurant

    Best Wine Selection in a Restaurant

    1) Barcelona 971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 218-2100 barcelonawinebar.com   2) Vinted 63 Memorial Road, West Hartford (860) 206-4648 vintedwinebar.com   3) Bin 228 Panini & Wine Bar 228 Pearl St., Hartford (860) 244-9463 bin228winebar.com

  • Best Wine Selection in a Store

    Best Wine Selection in a Store

    1) Total Wine & More 1480 Pleasant Valley Road, Manchester (860) 644-0184 totalwine.com   2) Maximum Beverage Bishop Corner, 333 North Main St., West Hartford (860) 761-2541 maximumbev.com   3) Wise Old Dog 610 South Quaker Lane, West Hartford (860) 523-5779 thewiseolddog.com

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