Meet Your Winners for Best of Woodbury 2023

by | Jul 2023

Best of Woodbury 2023

Celebrate your Best of Woodbury 2023 Readers’ Choice Poll winners and finalists!

Woodbury Magazine readers, welcome, to your annual Readers’ Choice Poll. You showed up online this January at and wrote in your top picks in a host of categories—now we have your results.

This year, you may notice a couple of new additions to this year’s poll, including entirely new overarching categories dedicated to self-care, pet care, services and leisure. We’ve also expanded beyond Woodbury, so you’ll meet winners in our Best of the East Metro categories. And finally, we’re encouraging you to travel beyond our community into the great state of Minnesota with our Discover Minnesota categories.

Without further ado, let’s meet your winners and finalists!


Best Bakery

Dorothy Ann Bakery & Cafe

Runners-up: Key’s Cafe & Bakery, Nadia Cakes

Best Bar, Brewery or Distillery

3rd Act Craft Brewery

Runners-up: Tamarack Tap Room, The Tavern Grill

Best Breakfast or Brunch

Key’s Cafe & Bakery

Runners-up: The New Woodbury Cafe, Ze’s Diner

Best Desserts or Ice Cream


Runners-up: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Nadia Cakes

Best International Cuisine

Duc’s Restaurant

Runners-up: India Palace, Yang’s Chinese Restaurant

Best Locally Owned Coffee Shop

Dunn Brothers Coffee

Runners-up: Sencha Tea Bar, Dorothy Ann Bakery & Cafe

Best Outdoor Dining Space

The Tavern Grill

Runners-up: Tamarack Tap Room, The ’Wick Pub and Grill

Best Plant-Based or Vegan Menu


Runners-up: Crisp & Green, Fresh India

Best Restaurant

Angelina’s Kitchen

Runners-up: Hazelwood Food + Drink, The Tavern Grill

Best Restaurant for a Power Lunch

Café Zupas

Runners-up: Crisp & Green, Hazelwood Food + Drink

Best Takeout or Curbside Service

Yang’s Chinese Restaurant

Runners-up: Angelina’s Kitchen, Thanh Truc

Best Burger

Tamarack Tap Room

Runners-up: Wayback Burgers, The Tavern Grill

Best Chicken Sandwich

Tamarack Tap Room

Runners-up: Carmine’s Restaurant and Bar, The Tavern Grill

Best Pizza

Punch Pizza

Runners-up: Pizzeria Pezzo, Carbone’s Pizzeria


Best Builder

SpaceTurtle Construction

Runners-up: Cardinal Homebuilders, Custom One Homes

Best Carpet and Flooring Store

LL Flooring

Runners-up: Erskine Floors & Interiors, Floor & Decor

Best Garden Center

Gerten’s, Inver Grove Heights

Runners-up: Laemmle Greenhouse, Bailey Nurseries

Best Home Cleaning Service

Sparkle Plenty Professional Cleaners

Runners-up: Molly Maid of North Dakota County, MaidPro

Best Home Decor and Furniture Store

HOM Furniture

Runners-up: Schneiderman’s Furniture, Merriment

Best Interior Design Firm


Runners-up: Interior Impressions, ShaSha Interiors LLC

Best Landscape Design Service

LNG Landscapes

Runners-up: Custom One Landscaping, Warner’s Outdoor Solutions

Best Lawn Service

Warner’s Outdoor Solutions

Runners-up: Hansen’s Lawn Care, L.C.S Lawn and Tree Service, Inc.

Best Remodeler

SpaceTurtle Construction

Runners-up: Ispiri, Cardinal Remodeling

Best Senior Living Residence

Saint Therese of Woodbury

Runners-up: Talamore Senior Living Woodbury, Prelude Homes & Services


Best Barbershop

Maple Leaf Hair

Runners-up: Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, The Barbershop

Best Boutique Fitness or Yoga Studio

The Pilates Body

Runners-up: Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping, FlowFit Yoga and Fitness

Best Med Spa

Radiance MedSpa

Runners-up: Spalon Montage, Blu Ice Med Spa

Best Place for a Manicure and Pedicure

Salon Ultimo

Runners-up: SchoenRose Salon Spa, Sky Nails

Best Salon Spa

Salon Ultimo

Runners-up: Spalon Montage, Salon Elite


Best Allergy Practice

Midwest Allergy & Asthma

Runners-up: St. Paul Allergy & Asthma, Allergy and Asthma Center of Minnesota

Best Chiropractic Practice

Woodbury Family Chiropractic

Runners-up: Lifeline Chiropractic PA, Mindset Chiropractic

Best Cosmetic Dentistry Practice

Saluté Dental

Runners-up: Woodbury Dental Care, Dunn Orthodontics

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery

Runners-up: Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury Plastic Surgery

Best Dental Practice

Saluté Dental

Runners-up: Woodbury Dental Care, Park Dental

Best Dermatology Practice

Dermatology Consultants

Runners-up: Pinnacle Dermatology, Advanced Dermatology Care, Stillwater

Best Eye Care Practice

Associated Eye Care

Runners-up: St. Paul Eye Clinic, Horner Family Eyecare

Best Family Medicine Practice

Allina Health

Runners-up: HealthPartners Clinic, Entira Family Clinics

Best Holistic Wellness Practice

Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.

Runners-up: Restore Hyper Wellness, AK Hypnosis

Best OB-GYN Practice

Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists, M.D.P.C.

Runners-up: Minnesota Women’s Care, MetroPartners OBGYN, Woodbury

Best Orthodontic Practice

Dunn Orthodontics

Runners-up: Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics, Horton Orthodontics

Best Orthopedic Practice

Summit Orthopedics

Runners-up: Twin Cities Orthopedics, TRIA

Best Pediatric Practice

Central + Priority Pediatrics

Runners-up: Family Achievement Center, M Health Fairview Clinic


Best Dance Studio

Woodbury Dance Center

Runners-up: Yackel Dance Studio, DelMonico Dance

Best Language Immersion Program or School

Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion

Runners-up: Alma Flor Ada Spanish Immersion Early Learning Academy, Lake Elmo Elementary

Best Learning or Tutoring Center


Runners-up: Mathnasium, Stepping Stones Early Learning Center

Best Preschool Program

New Life Academy

Runners-up: Primrose School of Woodbury, The Goddard School of Woodbury

Best Swim School or Lessons

Foss Swim School

Runners-up: Goldfish Swim School, Oakdale, YMCA

Pet Care

Best Dog Park

Andy’s Bark Park

Runner-up: Battle Creek Dog Park

Best Pet Boarding or Daycare Service

Paws Unleashed

Runners-up: Pet Images Country Inn, Hudson Road Animal Hospital

Best Pet Grooming Service

Posh Pooch Pet Salon and Boutique

Runners-up: Pet Evolution, Woodbury DogSpaw

Best Veterinarian Practice

Hudson Road Animal Hospital

Runners-up: Valley Creek Road Animal Hospital, Woodbury Animal Hospital


Best Accounting

The Leary Group

Runners-up: Genesis Financial & Tax Solutions, Magill Accounting and Tax, LLC

Best Family Photographer

Sigrid Dabelstein Photo

Runners-up: Angela Ross Photography, Julie Greer Photography, Tom Dunn Photography

Best Law Practice

Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A.

Runners-up: Spangler and de Stefano PLLP, Neyens Law PLLC

Best Mortgage Company

American Portfolio Mortgage Corporation

Runners-up: Bell Bank, Tradition Mortgage, LLC


Best Apparel Boutique

Mainstream Boutique

Runners-up: Evereve, Primp Boutique

Best Florist

Sweet Peas Floral

Runners-up: Woodlane Flowers, Kowalski’s Markets

Best Gift Shop


Runners-up: La Vie Est Belle, Kowalski’s Markets

Best Jewelry Store

Johnson Jewelers

Runners-up: Wedding Day Diamonds, Greg Foote Jewelers

Best Specialty Kitchen or Foods Store

Kowalski’s Markets

Runners-up: Lunds & Byerlys, Jerry’s Foods


Best Park, Open Space or Beach

Carver Lake Park and Beach

Runners-up: Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Colby Lake Park

Best Place for a Date Night

Angelina’s Kitchen

Runners-up: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Hazelwood Food + Drink

Best Place for Family Activities

SoWashCo Community Education

Runners-up: Central Park, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, YMCA

Best Place for an Outdoor Adventure

Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Runners-up: Afton State Park, Carver Lake Park and Beach

Best Place to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks

M Health Fairview Sports Center

Runners-up: East Ridge High School, 3rd Act Craft Brewery

Best of the East Metro

Best Golf Course

Prestwick Golf Club

Runners-up: Eagle Valley Golf Course, Oak Marsh Golf Course

Best Music School

Rock U Music School

Runners-up: K&S Conservatory of Music, Aspire Music Academy

Best Private School

Saint Ambrose Catholic School

Runners-up: Hill-Murray School, New Life Academy

Best Outdoor Skating or Hockey Rink

M Health Fairview Sports Center

Runners-up: Colby Lake Park, Kargel Park

Best Staycation Hotel

Hotel Crosby

Runners-up: Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, Great Wolf Lodge

Best Summer Camp

New Life Academy

Runners-up: YMCA, SoWashCo Community Education

Best Theater Program

New Life Academy

Runners-up: Open Door Community Theatre, Ashland Productions

Best Winery

7 Vines Vineyard

Runners-up: Rustic Roots Winery, Saint Croix Vineyards

Discover Minnesota

Best Entertainment Venue

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Runners-up: Woodbury 10 Theatre, Xcel Energy Center

Best Hiking or Biking Trail

Afton State Park

Runners-up: Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Gateway State Trail

Best Live Theater


Runners-up: Guthrie Theater, Orpheum Theatre

Best Museum

Science Museum of Minnesota

Runners-up: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Children’s Museum

Best Music Venue

First Avenue

Runners-up: The Armory, Xcel Energy Center

Best Nordic Ski Trail or Alpine Hill

Afton Alps

Runners-up: Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Battle Creek Regional Park

Best Resort or Lodge

Grand View Lodge

Runners-up: Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort, Larsmont Cottages

Best Wedding Photographer or Videographer

Sigrid Dabelstein Photography

Runners-up: Angela Ross Photography, Alison Lea Photography, Julie Greer Photography

Best Wedding Venue

Stillwater Event Center

Runners-up: Historic John P. Furber Farm, JX Venue


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