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The top five vote-getters are listed in no particular order and photos are chosen randomly. Winners announced at the Best of Buffalo Party, Monday May 18, 6pm, at the Town Ballroom.

Best Accessories

Wild Things

Modern Nostalgia

Everything Elmwood

Her Story Boutique


Best Antique Shop

Orchard Park Antique Mall

Miss Josie’s Antiques

The Antique Man

Antique World

Gothic City Antiques

Best Bakery

Bread Hive Cooperative Bakery

Paula’s Donuts

Five Points Bakery

Eileen’s Centerview Bakery

DiCamillo Bakery

Best Barber

Andrew’s Barber Parlor

Tony’s Hair Styling

Village Cut & Shave

Vito’s Hairstyling

Jerry’s Barber Shop

Best Bike Shop

Campus Wheel Works


Rick Cycle Shop

Handlebars Cycle

Tom’s Pro Bike

Best Bookstore

Dog Ears Bookstore

Talking Leaves...Books

Burning Books

Rust Belt Books

West Side Stories

Best Butcher

Charlie the Butcher

Spar’s European Sausage Shop

Johnny’s Meats

The Sloan Super Market

Federal Meats

Best Car Dealership

West Herr





Best Chiropractor

Lesniak Chiropractic

Jauch Chiropractic

Munroe Chiropractic

Naturally Chiropractic

O’Neill Chiropractic

Best Chocolatier

Antoinette’s Sweets

Fowlers Fine Chocolate

Watson’s Chocolates of Distinction

Blue Table Chocolates


Best Day Spa

Capello Salon

Spa at Falling Waters

Excuria Salon and Spa

Chez Ann Salon

Blu Spa & Salon

Best Dentist

Buffalo Dental Group

Winning Smiles

Donna J. Fraser

Western New York Dental Group

Advantage Dentistry

Campus Wheelworks

Best Fish Market

Bailey Seafood

Hayes Seafood House

Kenmore Fish Market

Niagara Seafood

Broadway Seafood

Best Florist


Maureen’s Buffalo Wholesale Flower Market

Woyshners Flower Shop

South End Floral

Graser’s Florist

Best Furniture / Home Decor




Raymour & Flannigan

OffBeat Emporium

Best General Practitioner

Dr. Harnath B. Clerk

Dr. David J. Novelli

Dr. James Panzarella

Dr. Keith R. Felstead

Dr. Sarah Spillman

Best Gift Shop

Spoiled Rotten

Buffalo Adore

Positively Main Street

Everything Elmwood

Thin Ice

Best Gourmet Store / Specialty Food Shop


Premier Wine & Spirits

Farmers & Artisans

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile

Lexington Cooperative Market

Best Hair Salon

Canvas Salon & Gallery

Fawn & Fox Salon

Vanity Salon

New Age Salon

Chez Ann Salon & Day Spa

East Meets West Yoga

Best Head Shop

Headin to Hertel

Decades Psychedelic Daze


Terrapin Station

HeadSpace Glass & Gifts

Best Hospital When You Don’t Want to Die

Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo

Erie County Medical Center

Buffalo General Medical Center

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Best Hotel / Inn / B&B

The Roycroft Inn

Hotel Lafayette

Mansion on Delaware

Lofts On Pearl

Barton Hill Hotel & Spa

Best Jewelry Store

Firth Jewelers

Wild Things

Scanlon’s Jewelers

Graeber Jewelers

Bomi Jewelers

Best Kid’s Summer Camp

Road Less Traveled Productions Summer Institute

Cradle Beach Camp


Summer-Zoo Camp

The Park School of Buffalo Summer Day Camp

Best Liquor / Wine Store

Gates Circle Wine & Liquor

Premier Wine & Spirits

Butler’s Wine & Spirits

Amherst St. Wine & Liquor

Global Wine & Spirits

Best Local Brewery

Hamburg Brewing Company

Community Beer Works

Resurgence Brewing Company

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

Flying Bison Brewing Companu

Best Guided Tour

Explore Buffalo

Forest Lawn Cemetery

Haunted History Ghost Walks

Buffalo Bites Food Tours

Forgotten Buffalo Tours

Best Men’s Clothing Shop

Blue Collar Buffalo

O’connell’s Clothing


Riverside Men’s Shop

Napoli’s Men’s Shop

Best Women’s Clothing Shop

Research And Design

Cats Like Us

Anna Grace

Modern Nostalgia

Blush Boutique

Best Workout Facility

CrossFit Amherst

Crossfit Buffalo


CrossFit 716

Jada Blitz Training

Best Martial Arts Studio

Jindo Martial Arts

Master Chong’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

Jong Park Institute

WNY Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness

Master Khechen’s Martial Arts Academy

Best Massage

Excuria Salon & Spa

Spa at Falling Waters

Massage Therapeutic Arts

The Massage Suite & Spa

Massage Envy Spa

Best Motorcycle Dealership

Gowanda Harley-Davidson

Bob Weaver Motor Sports & Marine

American Harley-Davidson (north ton)

Buffalo Scooter Company

Buffalo Harley-Davidson

Best Musical Instrument Store

Jackson Music

Allentown Music

The Guitar Factory

Twin Village Music

Buffalo Drum Outlet

Best New Shop

The Painted House

Artemis Tattoo Studio

Mermaid & Weasel

Lynns Sweet Tooth

Pasta Peddler

Best Optometrist

Fichte Endle & Elmer

Dr. John T. Hammersmith


Thomas Turtle Opticians

Brighton Optical

Best Outdoor Market

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

North Tonawanda Farmers Market

Williamsville Farmers Market

East Aurora Farmers Market

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Robert E. Kaplan

Delaware Pediatrics Associates

Amherst Pediatrics

Tonawanda Pediatrics

Wheatfield Pediatrics

Best Pedicure / Manicure

Blu Spa & Salon

Chez Ann Salon and Day Spa

Safety First Nail Spa

Excuria Salon & Spa

Capello Salon & Day Spa

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Best Pet Grooming

Smooches For Pooches

Bark Avenue Pet Salon

Dog Days of Buffalo

Pawprints By Penny & Co. LLC

Fetch n’ Catch

Best Piercings

Madd Tat2


RedHouse Tattoo

Hardcore Tattoo

Absolute Art by Paul Massaro

Best Carpets / Rugs / Flooring

David Tiftickjian & Sons

Carpet Factory Outlet

Kenny Carpets

Markarian Rugs

Custom Carpet Center

Best Pop-Up Shop


Butter Block

Sunshine + Bluebirds

Buffalo Adore

Queen City Pop Up

Burning Books

Best Preschool or Daycare

Doodle Bugs


Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo

Westminster Presbyterian Church of Buffalo

Rose Garden Early Childhood

Best Private School

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute

The Park School of Buffalo

Nichols School

Nardin Academy

Canisius High School

Best Produce

Guercio & Sons Inc.

Niagara County Produce Lockport

Lexington Cooperative Market


Dash’s Market

Best Real Estate Agency

Hunt Real Estate

WNY Metro Roberts Realty

Keller Williams Realty

Gurney Becker & Bourne

Red Door Real Estate WNY

Best Snowboard / Ski Gear

Urban Leisure and Luxury

Phatman Boardshop

Snow Flake Ski Shop

Campus WheelWorks

Dekdebruns Ski & Snowboard (Ellicotville)

Best Sports / Outdoor Shop

Turnaround Skates

Campus WheelWorks

Gear for Adventure

Bert’s Bikes and Fitness

Aurora Outfitters

Best Tattoos

Artemis Tattoo Studio

Hand Of Doom Tattoo

Madd Tat2

Divine Machine Tattoo

RedHouse Tattoo

Best Vintage, Thrift, or Consignment Shop

Clothes Mentor


Second Chic


Miss Josie’s Vintage and Antiques

Best Yoga / Pilates

Power Yoga Buffalo

East Meets West Yoga, LLC

Shakti Yoga

Soma Cura Wellness Center

Evolation Yoga

The Best of Buffalo 2015 Nominees:

Fine Arts Food & Drink Local Music

Nightlife People & Places

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