Meet Your Best of Woodbury 2024 Finalists

by | Mar 2024

Over the course of January, we invited readers to vote for the very best Woodbury has to offer. The reader poll is closed and the votes are tallied. Now, it’s time to meet the finalists (listed in alphabetical order) for Best of Woodbury 2024. 

Stay tuned for our Best of Woodbury 2024 issue this July, when the winners will be revealed.


Best Bakery

  • Dorothy Ann Bakery & Cafe
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • yum! Kitchen and Bakery

Best Bar, Brewery or Distillery

  • 3rd Act Craft Brewery
  • O’Malley’s Irish Pub
  • Tamarack Tap Room

Best Breakfast or Brunch

  • Key’s Cafe & Bakery
  • The New Woodbury Cafe
  • Ze’s Diner

Best Burger

  • Tamarack Tap Room
  • The Tavern Grill
  • WayBack Burgers

Best Desserts or Ice Cream

  • Bridgeman’s
  • Nadia Cakes
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best International Cuisine

  • Duc’s Restaurant 
  • India Palace
  • Yang’s Chinese Restaurant

Best Outdoor Dining Space

  • Tamarack Tap Room
  • The Tavern Grill  
  • The ’Wick Pub and Grill

Best Pizza

  • Punch Pizza
  • Joey C’s Pizza
  • Pino’s Pizza

Best Plant-Based or Vegan Menu

  • Crave 
  • Crisp & Green
  • Spitz Mediterranean Street Food

Best Restaurant

  • Angelina’s Kitchen
  • Hazelwood Food + Drink 
  • The Tavern Grill

Best Carpet and Flooring Store

  • Floor & Decor
  • LL Flooring
  • The Tile Shop

Best Custom Home Builder

  • Cardinal Homebuilders 
  • Custom One Homes
  • Kootenia Homes

Best Garden Center

  • Bailey Nurseries
  • Gerten’s, Inver Grove Heights
  • Zywiec’s Landscape & Garden Center, Cottage Grove

Best Home Décor or Furniture Store

  • HOM Furniture
  • Patina
  • Schneiderman’s Furniture

Best Interior Design Firm

  • Interior Impressions
  • Merriment
  • Willow Lane Interior Design

Best Landscape Design Service

  • Custom One Landscaping
  • Green Oasis
  • LNG Landscape

Best Remodeler

  • Cardinal Remodeling
  • Ispiri 
  • SpaceTurtle Construction

Best Senior Living Residence

  • Boulder Ponds Senior Living
  • Saint Therese of Woodbury
  • Talamore Senior Living Woodbury
Self Care

Best Barbershop

  • House of Handsome
  • Maple Leaf Hair
  • Roosters Men’s Grooming Center

Best Boutique Fitness or Yoga Studio

  • Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping
  • Spenga
  • The Pilates Body

Best Hair Salon

  • Maple Leaf Hair
  • Salon Ultimo
  • Spalon Montage

Best Manicure and Pedicure 

  • Frenchie’s Modern Nail Care
  • Salon Ultimo
  • Sky Nails

Best Massage 

  • Salon Ultimo
  • Spalon Montage
  • Woodhouse Spa

Best Med Spa (must have licensed physician on site)  

  • Advanced Esthetics Med Spa at Advanced Dermatology Care, Stillwater
  • Blu Ice Med Spa
  • Radiance MedSpa

Best Spa (for skin care and body and beauty treatments)

  • Salon Ultimo
  • Spalon Montage
  • Woodhouse Spa

Best Chiropractic Practice

  • ChiroWay Chiropractic
  • Lifeline Chiropractic PA
  • Woodbury Family Chiropractic

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

  • Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Rocheford Plastic Surgery
  • Woodbury Plastic Surgery

Best Dental Practice

  • Park Dental
  • Preserve Dentistry
  • Woodbury Dental Care

Best Dermatology Practice

  • Advanced Dermatology Care, Stillwater
  • Dermatology Consultants
  • Pinnacle Dermatology

Best Eye Care Practice

  • Associated Eye Care
  • Horner Family Eyecare
  • St. Paul Eye Clinic

Best Family Medicine Practice

  • Allina Health
  • Entira Family Clinics
  • HealthPartners Clinic

Best Holistic Wellness Practice

  • Natural Care Center of Woodbury
  • New Kingdom Healthcare
  • Secoya Health

Best OB-GYN Practice

  • Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists, M.D.P.C.
  • MetroPartners OBGYN, Woodbury
  • Minnesota Women’s Care

Best Orthodontic Practice

  • Dunn Orthodontics
  • Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics
  • Horton Orthodontics

Best Pediatric Practice

  • Central + Priority Pediatrics
  • Family Achievement Center
  • M Health Fairview Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Best Dance Studio

  • DelMonico Dance
  • Woodbury Dance Center
  • Yackel Dance Studio

Best Language Immersion Program or School

  • Alma Flor Ada Spanish Immersion Early Learning Academy
  • New Life Academy
  • Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion

Best Learning or Tutoring Center

  • Mathnasium
  • Stepping Stones Early Learning Center
  • The Goddard School of Woodbury

Best Preschool Program

  • Primrose School of Woodbury
  • The Goddard School of Woodbury
  • Woodbury Lutheran Preschool

Best Swim School or Lessons

  • Foss Swim School
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • YMCA
Pet Care

Best Dog-Friendly Business (Dining or Retail venue) 

  • Carmine’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Chuck & Don’s
  • Pet Evolution

Best Dog Park

  • Andy’s Bark Park
  • Battle Creek Dog Park
  • Oakdale Bark Park

Best Pet Boarding or Daycare Service

  • Dogtopia of Woodbury
  • Paws Unleashed
  • PetSuites Woodbury

Best Pet Grooming Service

  • Hudson Road Animal Hospital
  • Pet Evolution
  • Posh Pooch Pet Salon and Boutique

Best Veterinarian Practice

  • Hudson Road Animal Hospital
  • Valley Creek Road Animal Hospital
  • Woodbury Animal Hospital

Best Apparel Boutique

  • Evereve
  • Mainstream Boutique
  • Primp Boutique

Best Florist

  • Kowalski’s Markets
  • Sweet Peas Floral
  • Woodlane Flowers

Best Gift Shop

  • Kowalski’s Markets
  • La Vie Est Belle
  • Patina

Best Jewelry Store

  • Greg Foote Jewelers
  • Helzberg Diamonds
  • Wedding Day Diamonds

Best Specialty Food or Kitchen Store

  • Fresh India
  • Kowalski’s Markets
  • Lunds & Byerlys
  • Tailor Made Nutrition
  • United Noodles

Best Beach, Open Space or Park

  • Carver Lake Park and Beach
  • Colby Lake Park
  • Lake Elmo Park Preserve

Best Date Night Spot

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • Angelina’s Kitchen
  • Hazelwood Food + Drink

Best Outdoor Spot for Graduation Photos 

  • Carver Lake Park and Beach
  • Colby Lake Park
  • Prestwick Golf Club

Best Place for Family Activities

  • Board & Brush
  • Madison’s Place Playground
  • SoWashCo Community Education

Best Venue to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks

  • 3rd Act Craft Brewery
  • East Ridge High School
  • M Health Fairview Sports Center
Best of the East Metro

Best Alpine Hill or Nordic Ski Trail

  • Afton Alps
  • Battle Creek Regional Park
  • Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Best Biking or Hiking Trail

  • Afton State Park 
  • Carver Lake Park and Beach
  • Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Best Bridal or Formal Wear Store 

  • Bella Bridal Boutique
  • Our Shop Bridal
  • Raffiné Bridal

Best Family Photographer

  • Angela Ross Photography
  • Kelly Birch Photography
  • Sigrid Dabelstein Photography

Best Financial Services (financial planners, wealth management, estate planning, etc.) 

  • Edward Jones
  • Legacy Wealth
  • North Compass Financial Advisors, LLC

Best Golf Course

  • Eagle Valley Golf Course
  • Oak Marsh Golf Course
  • Prestwick Golf Club

Best Law Practice

  • Neyens Law PLLC
  • Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A.
  • Spangler and de Stefano PLLP

Best Music School 

  • Aspire Music Academy
  • K&S Conservatory of Music
  • Rock U Music School

Best Outdoor Skating Rink

  • Colby Lake Park
  • Kargel Park
  • M Health Fairview Sports Center

Best Private School

  • Hill-Murray School
  • New Life Academy
  • Saint Ambrose Catholic School

Best Professional Theatre 

  • Open Door Community Theatre
  • Ordway
  • Phipps Center for the Arts

Best Staycation Hotel 

  • Hotel Crosby
  • Omni Viking Lakes Hotel
  • Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel

Best Summer Camp

  • Aspire Music Academy
  • Camp Carver
  • Hidden Pines Ranch
  • Summer Blast at New Life Academy

Best Wedding Photographer or Videographer

  • Angela Ross Photography
  • Kelly Birch Photography
  • Sigrid Dabelstein Photography

Best Wedding Venue

  • Hope Glen Farm
  • Stillwater Event Center

Best Winery

  • 7 Vines Vineyard
  • Rustic Roots Winery
  • Saint Croix Vineyards

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