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BEST OF BERGEN: Readers' Choice Awards 2011

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The people have spoken: Bergen County is home to some seriously delicious hot spots. You scoured your favorite neighborhoods, searching for the best restaurants, food shops and retail stores the area has to offer. With heavy hearts, we narrowed your suggestions down to an exclusive list of champions. Pat your stomachs, reach for your wallets and dig in.

Food Shops

BAKERY

1 BALTHAZAR BAKERY

214 S. Dean St., Englewood, 201.503.9717.

The source of bread for the NYC restaurant of the same name, Balthazar also brings freshly baked tarts,
croissants and scones to your less swanky kitchen table. You love the loaves of walnut, chocolate and cherry focaccia bread.

1 SUGARFLAKE BAKERY

24-04 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn, 201.796.3800 and 257 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.1253.

Visions of sugar plums may dance in your head, but it’s Sugarflake’s cakes, cookies and pastries that keep your dreams sweet.
Kids love the fondant cakes shaped like their favorite characters, while health-conscious adults go gaga for this bakery’s
gluten-free selections.

2 B&W BAKERY
614 Main St., Hackensack, 201.342.5577

3 SWEET INDULGENCES
120B W. Shore Ave., Dumont, 201.384.2253

CHEESESHOP

1 SUPER CELLARS

32 Broad St., Ridgewood, 201.444.0012.

Check out the cheese counter at this wine store for gruyere, parmigiano-reggiano and even truffle cheeses. The smiling cheese connoisseur should seem familiar— he’s Rick Breitstein, former manager of the now-closed Ridgewood Cheese Shop. You love getting
his expert advice on what dairy deli- cacy to pair with that bottle of red.

2 FAIRWAY MARKET
30 Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, 201.444.5455

2 KINGS
Located in Cresskill, Hillsdale, Midland Park and Ridgewood

3 MAYWOOD MARKET
78 W. Pleasant Ave., Maywood, 201.843.8361

BEST LOCAL FARMS

1 DEPIERO’S COUNTRY FARM

300 W. Grand Ave., Montvale, 201.391.4576

Family fun has an old fashioned feel at this sprawling Bergen landmark. From peaches to eggplant, you love the produce grown fresh on the farm. With 250 acres of greenery, DePiero’s keeps the Garden State worthy of its title.

2 ABMA’S FARM

700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff, 201.891.0278

3 DEMAREST FARMS

244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale,

BUTCHER

1 Westwood Prime Meats
190 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.0069

2 Kocher’s Meats
634 Bergen Blvd., Ridgefield, 201.945.7086

2 The Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd., Franklin Lakes, 201.891.2000

3 Steve’s Market
12 W. Main St., Ramsey, 201.327.9466

CATERER

1 Biggie’s Clam Bar
430 Route 17 South, Carlstadt, 201.933.4000

2 DiBari’s Catering
184 River vale Rd., River Vale, 201.594.9010

3 Jack’s Café
325 Broadway, Westwood, 201.666.0400

3 The Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd., Franklin Lakes, 201.891.2000

COFFEE SHOP

1 Moon Doggie Coffee Roasters
108 W. Pleasant Ave., Maywood, 201.556.0111

2 Cool Beans
304 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201.634.1400

3 Ridgewood  Coffee Company
90 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.493.1002

DELI

1 Casa Del Sol
115 Broadway, Woodcliff Lake, 201.391.5671

2 Noah’s Ark
493 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.692.1200

3 Lepore’s Italian Market
267 Westwood Ave., Westwood,
201.664.1716

GOURMET FOOD SHOP

1 The Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Rd., Franklin Lakes, 201.891.2000

2 Fairway Market
30 Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, 201.444.5455

3 Jerry’s Gourmet
410 S. Dean St., Englewood, 201.871.7108

ORGANIC FOOD

1 Organica
246 Livingston St., Northvale, 201.767.8182

2 Aquarius Health Foods 
420 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.836.0601

3 Aylward’s II Health Foods
14 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, 201.567.1489

SEAFOOD/ FISH MARKET

1 Biggie’s Clam Bar
430 Route 17 South, Carlstadt, 201.933.4000

2 Peter’s Fish Market
86 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, 201.444.3331

3 Anchor Seafood
10 S. Kinderkamack Rd., Montvale, 201.930.9170

3 Off the Hook
126 Greenwood Ave., Midland Park, 201.444.8895

SUPERMARKET

1 Kings
Locations in Cresskill, Hillsdale, Midland Park and Ridgewood

2 Fairway Market
30 Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, 201.444.5455

2 ShopRite

Locations throughout Bergen County

3 Whole Foods
Locations in Edgewater, Paramus and Ridgewood

TEA SHOP

1 Harmony Tea Room
11 Bergen St., Westwood, 201.664.2608

2 Teavana
Garden State Plz., 201.291.1800 and Paramus Park Mall, 201.265.4719

3 Tea Fields
46 N. Dean St., Englewood, 201.541.0765

WINE AND SPIRITS

1 The Wine Seller
6 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.444.3300

2 Teaneck Wine Cellar
166 W. Englewood Ave., Teaneck, 201.862.1700

3 Bottle King
Locations in Dumont, Glen Rock, Hillsdale and Ramsey

3 Wine & Roses
710 River Rd., New Milford, 201.262.9463

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Aug 1, 2012 11:22 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

I think you should have a category for best or favorite Chiropractor.

The best kept secret in Bergen county is my Chiropractor Dr. Noel Plasker from Plasker Family Chiropractic Center in HoHoKus. At first I went to Dr. Plasker on a referral from a friend for my son who was having chronic ear infections since he was six months old. The staff was great and made us feel comfortable since this was our visit to a Chiropractor. Dr. Plasker examined my sons spine and found a misalignment in the upper part of his neck. Dr. Plasker told me that my son had a subluxation of the spine which was short circuiting the nerve supply and that was causing the interference to his body being able to drain the fluid in his ears and lowering his immune response. Well after the second chiropractic adjustment which was very gentle procedure to my sons spine, not only did the ear infection start to clear but my son said his first word in six months. We were so grateful and amazed how his body responded. No more ear infections and his immune system is much stronger. All this without drugs or surgery. I now bring my whole family to have there spines examined and adjusted to make sure that we all stay has healthy as possible. My occasional neck pain and headaches have subsided and my family is enjoying the healthiest year we have had in 7 years.

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