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  • Best Bagel Shop

    Best Bagel Shop

    1) Lox, Stock and Bagels 332 N. Main St., West Hartford (860) 231-7997 loxstock.com   2) Brookside Bagel 563 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 651-1492   3) Goldberg's Bagels 1131 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 231-8688 goldbergsbagelcafe.com  

  • Best Bakery

    Best Bakery

    1) Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop 329 Franklin Ave., Hartford (860) 296-0426 mozzicatobakery.com   2) Hartford Baking Company 625 New Park Ave., West Hartford (860) 570-1579 hartfordbaking.com   3) Get Baked 25 Central St., Windsor (860) 688-0420 getbakedct.com  

  • Best Buffalo Wings

    Best Buffalo Wings

    1) J. Timothy's Taverne 143 New Britain Ave., Plainville (860) 747-6813 jtimothys.com   2) Bidwell Tavern 1260 Main St., Coventry (860) 742-6978   3) Sliders Sports Bar and Grill 88 New Britain Ave., Plainville (860) 747-4477 sliderssportsbar.com  

  • Best Burgers

    Best Burgers

    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) Plan B Burger Bar 120 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury (860) 430-9737 planbburger.com   Honorable Mention Corey's Catsup &...

  • Best Burrito

    Best Burrito

    1) Lucky Taco 829 Main St, Manchester (860) 432-2274 luckytacotruck.com   2) Agave Grill 100 Allyn St., Hartford (860) 882-1557 agavehartford.com   3) Puerto Vallarta 2385 Berlin Tpke., Newington (860) 667-8080 puertovallartausa.com  

  • Best Cheese Shop

    Best Cheese Shop

    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) Cato Corner Farm: Farmstead Cheeses 178 Cato Corner Rd., Colchester (860) 537-3884 catocornerfarm.com   Honorable Mention Fromage...

  • 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) Munson's Chocolates 44 Albany Turnpike, West  Simsbury (860) 658-7605 munsonschocolates.com   Honorable Mention...

  • Best Coffee House

    Best Coffee House

    1) Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe 537 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 523-5417 mytisane.com   2) J. Rene Coffee Roasters 320 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 578-5093 jrenecoffee.com   3) Cafemantic 948 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-4243 cafemantic.com  

  • Best Cupcakes

    Best Cupcakes

    1) NoRa Cupcake Company 700 Main St., Middletown (860) 788-3150 noracupcake.com   2) A Cupcake For Later 798 Main St., Willimantic (860) 456-2224 acupcakeforlater.com   3) Cake Gypsy 220 Albany Turnpike, Canton (860) 335-0510 cakegypsy.com  

  • Best Deli

    Best Deli

    1) Rein's New York-Style Deli 435 Hartford Tpke., Vernon (860) 875-1344 reinsdeli.com   2) Hall's Market 331 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 232-1075 hallsmarket.net   3) Crown Market 2471 Albany Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-1965 thecrownmarket.com  

  • Best Dessert

    Best Dessert

    1) Chimirri's Italian Pastry Shoppe 1075 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield (860) 529-2527 chimirrispastry.com   2) The Cheesecake Factory 71 Isham Road, West Hartford (860) 233-5588 thecheesecakefactory.com   3) NoRa Cupcake Company 700 Main St., Middletown (860) 788-3150 noracupcake.com  

  • Best Donuts

    Best Donuts

    1) Whole Donut 1198 Farmington Ave., Berlin (860) 828-4670   2) Draculas' Donuts 661 Windham Road, South Windham (860) 450-1414 draculasdonuts.com   3) Chimirri's Italian Pastry Shoppe 1075 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield (860) 529-2527 chimirrispastry.com   3) Tastease 70 New Park Ave., Hartford...

  • Best Farmers Market or Food Stand

    Best Farmers Market or Food Stand

    1) Coventry Farmers' Market 2299 South St., Coventry (860) 742-1719 coventryfarmersmarket.com   2) Rosedale Farms & Vineyards 25 E. Weatogue St., Simsbury (860) 651-3926 rosedale1920.com   3) Wade's Farm Fresh 498 Simsbury Rd., Bloomfield (860) 243-1855 wadesfarmonline.com  

  • 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) Millwright's 77 West St., Simsbury (860) 651-5500 millwrightsrestaurant.com  

  • Best Food Truck

    Best Food Truck

    1) Whey Station Middletown, (860) 34-CURDS wheystation.com   2) NoRa Cupcake Company 700 Main St., Middletown (860) 788-3150 noracupcake.com   3) Agave Canteen Hartford, (860) 987-EATS agavecanteen.com  

  • Best French Fries

    Best French Fries

    1) Corey's Catsup & Mustard 623 Main St., Manchester (860) 432-7755 catsupandmustard.com   2) Plan B Burger Bar 138 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 231-1199 planbburger.com   3) Five Guys Burgers and Fries 316 North Main St., West Hartford (860) 231-8166 fiveguys.com  

  • Best Frozen Yogurt

    Best Frozen Yogurt

    1) Sweet Frog 1500 Pleasant Valley Road, Manchester (860) 648-0616 sweetfrogct.com   2) Sweet Frog 13 South Main St., West Hartford (860) 570-3746 sweetfrogct.com   3) FroyoWorld 1 Dog Lane, Storrs (860) 477-1411 froyoworld.com   Honorable Mention Pinkberry, Farmington  

  • Best Gluten-Free Bakery

    Best Gluten-Free Bakery

    1) Dee's One Smart Cookie 398 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury (860) 633-8000 deesonesmartcookie.com   2) Get Baked 25 Central St., Windsor (860) 688-0420 getbakedct.com   3) Popover Bistro and Bakery 928 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 413-2392 popoversimsbury.com  

  • Best Gluten-Free Menu

    Best Gluten-Free Menu

    1) Popover Bistro and Bakery 928 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 413-2392 popoversimsbury.com   2) Bonefish Grill 2903 Berlin Turnpike, Newington (860) 878-6812 bonefishgrill.com   3) Get Baked 25 Central St., Windsor (860) 688-0420 getbakedct.com  

  • Best Grinders

    Best Grinders

    1) Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop 464 Franklin Ave., Hartford (860) 296-6574 franklingiantsandwichct.com   2) Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe 405 Queen St., Southington (860) 621-5000 nardellis.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 West Hartford 1150 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 521-4609 tapasonline.com   3) Tapas Bloomfield 854 Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield (860) 882-0756 tapasonline.com   Honorable Mention...

  • Best Health Food Store

    Best Health Food Store

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

  • Best Hot Dogs

    Best Hot Dogs

    1) Capitol Lunch 510 Main St., New Britain (860) 229-8237 capitollunch.com   2) Doogie's 2525 Berlin Tpke., Newington (860) 666-3647 doogieshotdogs.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) UConn Dairy Bar 3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Ext., Storrs (860) 486-2634 dairybar.uconn.edu   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 Locally Made Cheese

    Best Locally Made Cheese

    1) Cato Corner Farm: Farmstead Cheeses 178 Cato Corner Rd., Colchester (860) 537-3884 catocornerfarm.com   2) Mystic Cheese Co. mysticcheese.co   3) Sweet Pea Farm Redding, (203) 966-8914  

  • Best Lunch

    Best Lunch

    1) Bear's Smokehouse 2152 Poquonock Ave., Windsor (860) 999-3834 bearsbbq.com   2) Truffles 300 West Main St., Avon (860) 255-7402 trufflesbakery.com   3) Bear's Smokehouse 89 Arch St., Hartford (860) 724-3100 bearsbbq.com   Honorable Mention Cafemantic, Willimantic  

  • Best Philly Cheesesteak

    Best Philly Cheesesteak

    1) Philly's 33 Sherman St., Norwich (860) 886-9449 phillysct.com   2) Joey Garlic's 372 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington (860) 678-7231 joeygarlics.com   3) Charley's 194 Buckland Hills Dr., Manchester (860) 648-2401 charleys.com  

  • Best Pizza

    Best Pizza

    1) Little City Pizza 926 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 658-4001 littlecitypizzaco.com   2) Harry's Bishop's Corner 732 N. Main St., West Hartford (860) 236-0400 harrysbc.com   3) Frank Pepe's Pizzeria 221 Buckland Hills Drive, Manchester (860) 644-7333 pepespizzeria.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) Coventry Farmers Market 78 Ripley Road (Mid-Nov.-Feb.) Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South St. (June-Oct.) Coventry coventryfarmersmarket.com   3) Willimantic Food Co-Op 91 Valley St., Willimantic (860) 456-3611...

  • Best Place to Buy Prepared Meals-to-Go

    Best Place to Buy Prepared Meals-to-Go

    1) Whole Foods 50 Raymond Road, West Hartford (860) 523-8500 wholefoodsmarket.com   2) Highland Park Market 204 Main St., Farmington (860) 674-9536 highlandparkmarket.com   3) Whole Foods 55 Welles St., Glastonbury (860) 523-8500 wholefoodsmarket.com   Honorable Mention Crown Market, West Hartford...

  • Best Restaurant Delivery

    Best Restaurant Delivery

    1) Black Bamboo Chinese Restaurant 844 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-8888 myblackbamboo.com   2) Tony's Pizza 117 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-7717 tonyspizzaplace.com   3) Dine In Connecticut 195 West Main St., Avon (860) 673-3463 dineinconnecticut.com  

  • Best Salad

    Best Salad

    1) E&D Pizza Company 210 West Main St., Avon (860) 255-7360 eanddpizzacompany.com   2) Infinity Hall Music Hall & Bistro 32 Front St, Hartford (860) 560-7757 infinityhall.com   3) Restaurant Bricco 78 LaSalle Road, West Hartford (860) 233-0220 billygrant.com  

  • Best Sandwiches

    Best Sandwiches

    1) Rein's New York-Style Deli 435 Hartford Tpke., Vernon (860) 875-1344 reinsdeli.com   2) Truffles 300 West Main St., Avon (860) 255-7402 trufflesbakery.com   3) Bear's Smokehouse 2152 Poquonock Ave., Windsor (860) 999-3834 bearsbbq.com  

  • Best Seafood Market

    Best Seafood Market

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

  • Best Soup

    Best Soup

    1) Take Five Cookery 1 Financial Plaza, Hartford (860) 524-9669 takefivecookery.com   2) Panera Bread 3120 Berlin Turnpike, Newington (860) 667-8008 panerabread.com   3) Willimantic Brewing Co. 967 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com  

  • Best Steamed Cheeseburger

    Best Steamed Cheeseburger

    1) Ted's Restaurant 43 Berlin Road, Cromwell (860) 635-8337 tedsrestaurant.com   2) O'Rourke's Diner 728 Main St, Middletown (860) 346-6101 orourkesmiddletown.com    

  • Best Tea House

    Best Tea House

    1) Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe 537 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 523-5417 mytisane.com   2) Green Teahouse 40-42 Isham Road, West Hartford (860) 232-6666 thegreenteahouse.com   3) Tea Roses Tea Room 322 Main Street, Cromwell (860) 632-1400 tearosestearoom.com  

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