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BEST OF BERGEN: Readers' Choice Awards 2011

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

 

ON THE TOWN

BEER

1 THE OFFICE BEER BAR & GRILL

32-34 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.652.1070.

You love clocking in at the Office, a casual restaurant and sports bar with more than 60 beers on tap. If the family is sick of your “overtime hours,” bring the kids to dig into classic American dishes like zesty mozzarella sticks and Angus slider burgers.

2 P.J. FINNEGAN'S
274 Fairview Ave., Westwood, 201.664.7576

3 LAZY LANIGAN’S
604 Main St., Hackensack, 201.342.6677

MARGARITAS

1 BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ

Locations in Englewood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff. You can’t resist heading south of the border more than once in a blue moon. This eater y puts a festive spin on traditional Mexican fare. You love the Thursday night Margarita Madness offering blue moonaritas, sauza margaritas and house margaritas for $5 a glass.

2 ROSA MEXICANO

390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, 201.489.9100

3 MAMMA MEXICO

464 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, 201.871.0555

COSMOS

1 Bacari Grill
800 Ridgewood Rd., Washington Township, 201.358.6330

2 Le Jardin
1257 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.224.9898

3 The Iron Horse
20 Washington St., Westwood, 201.666.9682

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT

1 Blend Bar
17 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.447.4343

2 Be Pole Fit at Odyssey Fitness
168 Franklin Tpk., Waldwick, 201.960.0497

3 The Iron Horse
20 Washington St., Westwood, 201.666.9682

HAPPY HOUR

1 Fire & Oak
100 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, 201.307.1100

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

2 Dog House Saloon & Grill
270 Pascack Rd., Washington Township, 201.722.1820

3 The Iron Horse
20 Washington St., Westwood, 201.666.9682

IRISH PUB

1 P.J. Finnegan’s
274 Fairview Ave., Westwood, 201.664.7576

2 Davey’s Irish Pub
5 Park St., Montvale, 201.391.9356

3 Blarney Station
258 Park Ave., East Rutherford, 201.531.0001

LIVE MUSIC

1 Orange Lantern
15 E. Firehouse Ln., Paramus, 201.652.4443

2 Blend Bar
17 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.447.4343

3 Mexicali Live
1409 Queen Anne Rd., Teaneck, 201.833.0011

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

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

2 The Iron Horse
20 Washington St., Westwood, 201.666.9682

3 Dog House Saloon & Grill
270 Pascack Rd., Washington Township, 201.722.1820

SINGLES SCENE

1 Blend Bar
17 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.447.4343

2 Chakra
144 Route 4 West, Paramus, 201.556.1530

3 The Bicycle Club
487 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, 201.894.0880

SPORTS HANGOUT

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

2 The Office Beer
Bar & Grill 32-34 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.652.1070

3 Dog House Saloon & Grill
270 Pascack Rd., Washington Township, 201.722.1820

 

Restaurants

BRUNCH

1 IVY INN
268 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, 201.393.7699

This innocently elegant inn served bootlegged beer as a swinging speakeasy during Prohibition. But at its modern Sunday brunch,
you sip a mimosa. Try the Maryland crab cake eggs Benedict dripping in tomato Cajun sauce or the Monterey Jack cheese BLT with
pommes frites.

2 HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN
1 E. Franklin Tpk., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.445.4115

3 HARVEST BISTRO & BAR
252 Schraalenburgh Rd., Closter, 201.750.9966

BYO

1 PEARL RESTAURANT
17 S. Broad St., Ridgewood, 201.857.5100.

This pearl is anything but a hidden gem. Boldly decorated in purple with metallic accents, it isn’t coy about its quality food. Crisp, locally grown ingredients mean a new menu every day, often including homemade pasta and fresh fish.

1 ST. EVE’S
611 N. Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.857.4717

Though it opened just this spring, this restaurant is already hailed as a hip hot spot. You drool over creative takes on classic dishes like the short rib burger smothered in caramelized onions and Vermont cheddar cheese. You love how you can grab something from the liquor store next door when the homemade ginger ale doesn’t cut it.

2 ALDO’S
393 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201.891.2618

3 LUKA’S ITALIAN CUISINE
238 Main St., Ridgefield Park, 201.440.2996

ALFRESCO DINING

1 Varka
30 N. Spruce St., Ramsey, 201.995.9333

2 Café Matisse
167 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201.935.2995

2 Rebecca’s Restaurant
236 Old River Rd., Edgewater, 201.943.8808

3 Andiamo
23 Hardenburgh Ave., Haworth, 201.384.1551

BREAKFAST

1 Country Pancake House
140 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.444.8395

2 Jack’s Café
325 Broadway, Westwood, 201.666.0400

3 Original Pancake House
1638 Schlosser St., For t Lee, 201.585.0905

CHEAP EATS

1 White Manna
358 River St., Hackensack, 201.342.0914

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

3 The Iron Horse
20 Washington St., Westwood, 201.666.9682

CHINESE

1 Dim Sum Dynasty
75 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.652.0686

2 Peking House
138 Broad Ave., Hillsdale, 201.666.2959

3 Tina Louise
403 Hackensack Ave., Carlstadt, 201.933.7133

DINNER AND DANCING

1 Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Rd., Hackensack, 201.342.4085

2 Chakra
144 Route 4 West, Paramus, 201.556.1530

3 Dog House Saloon & Grill
270 Pascack Rd., Washington Township, 201.722.1820

FAMILY-FRIENDLY

1 Blue Moon Mexican Café
Locations in Englewood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff

2 Baumgart’s Café
Locations in Edgewater, Englewood and Ridgewood

3 Cassie’s Restaurant and Pizzeria
18 S. Dean St., Englewood, 201.541.6760

GREEK

1 Nisi
90 Grand Ave., Englewood, 201.567.4700

2 Varka
30 N. Spruce St., Ramsey, 201.995.9333

3 Axia Taverna
18 Piermont Rd., Tenafly, 201.569.5999

INDIAN

1 Mantra
275 Route 4 West, Paramus, 201.342.8868

2 Bhoj Indian Restaurant
430 Market St., Elmwood Park, 201.797.6800

3 Mela
47 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.445.6060

 

DINER

1 TENAFLY CLASSIC DINER
16 W. Railroad Ave., Tenafly, 201.567.5522
This Tenafly staple serves sizzling, handmade, cooked-to-order burgers. Favorites include the U.S. #1 Burger (bacon, ham, cheddar and American cheese) and the Greek burger (feta, tomatoes and tzatziki). Customers praise the restaurant’s clean chrome and flawless ser vice. For less greasy options, you love the paninis and salads.

2 MATTHEW’S COLONIAL DINER
4 Franklin Tpk., Waldwick, 201.447.1411

3 NORTHVALE CLASSIC DINER
247 Livingston  St., Northvale, 201.767.6267

3 TOM SAWYER DINER
98 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, 201.262.0111

FRENCH

1 CAFÉ PANACHE
130 E. Main St., Ramsey, 201.934.0030. You love the grace- ful décor and creative cuisine of this downtown Ramsey restaurant. The menu showcases an eclectic mix of cultures, but French fare like crostini of mousse of foie gras rules supreme. For dinner, you “ooh-la-la” for the braised short ribs with dark beer and black molasses or filet mignon ravioli swimming in truffle butter.

2 POURQUOI PAS
31 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.722.8822

3 HARVEST BISTRO & BAR
252 Schraalenburgh Rd., Closter, 201.750.9966

INTERIOR DESIGN

1 CHAKRA 
144 Route 4 West, Paramus, 201.556.1530.

In Indian culture, chakras represent the body’s seven centers of spiritual power. In this sumptuously decorated fusion hot spot, chakra means romance. Breezy curtains, dimmed lighting, exposed stone walls and indoor palm trees lend the restaurant an irresistibly
exotic vibe.

2 SADDLE RIVER INN
2 Barstable Ct., Saddle River, 201.825.4016

3 HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN
1 E. Franklin Tpk., Ho-Ho-Kus, 800.432.1000

IRISH

1 P.J. Finnegan’s
274 Fairview Ave., Westwood, 201.664.7576

2 Davey’s Irish Pub
5 Park St., Montvale, 201.391.9356

3 Blarney Station
258 Park Ave., East Rutherford, 201.531.0001

ITALIAN

1 Il Mulino Ristorante
132 Veterans Plz., Dumont, 201.384.7767

1 La Vecchia Napoli
2 Hilliard Ave., Edgewater, 201.941.6799

2 Aldo’s Italian Restaurant
393 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201.891.2618

3 Maggiano’s
390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, 201.221.2030

JAPANESE

1 Sakura Bana
43 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.447.6562

2 Kiku
365 Route 17 North, Paramus, 201.265.7200

3 Akai Lounge
11 N. Dean St., Englewood, 201.541.0086

3 Nagoya
1007 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah, 201.818.9933

KOSHER

1 Kosher Nosh
894 Prospect St., Glen Rock, 201.445.1186

2 ETC Steakhouse
1409 Palisade Ave., Teaneck, 201.357.5677

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

MEXICAN

1 Blue Moon Mexican Café
Locations in Englewood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff

2 Rosa Mexicano
390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, 201.489.9100

3 Cinco de Mayo
2428 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee, 201.947.4780 and 116 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201.722.1172

ORGANIC

1 Pizza Fusion
33 Godwin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.445.9010

2 Taste Eatery
1224 Anderson Ave., Fort Lee, 201.313.8278

3 Natural Way Café
23-25 Broadway, Fair Lawn, 201.791.1717

PRIX-FIXE

1 Il Mulino Ristorante
132 Veterans Plz., Dumont, 201.384.7767

2 Ivy Inn
268 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, 201.393.1551

3 Saddle River Inn
2 Barnstable Ct., Saddle River, 201.825.4016

PUB FOOD

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

2 The Iron Horse
20 Washington St., Westwood, 201.666.9682

3 Dog House Saloon & Grill
270 Pascack Rd., Washington Township, 201.722.1820

ROMANTIC

1 Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern
1 E. Franklin Tpk., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.445.4115

1 The Saddle River Inn
2 Barnstable Ct., Saddle River, 201.825.4016

2 Ivy Inn
268 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, 201.393.1551

3 Chakra
144 Route 4 West, Paramus, 201.556.1530

 

 

SHOPPING AND SERVICES

SEAFOOD

1 BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR
430 Route 17 South, Carlstadt, 201.933.4242.


 

A Hoboken institution since the 1940s, this tavern opened a Bergen branch last year and won big where it really counts: seafood. Dive into the legendary clams on the half shell or get the famous fish roasted, steamed or fried.

2 OCEANOS RESTAURANT
2-27 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, 201.796.0546

3 MCCORMICK AND SCHMICK'S
175 Riverside Sq., Hackensack, 201.968.9410

COSMETICS

1 TOWN & COUNTRY APOTHECARY
60 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.652.0013

You skip department stores and shop at this homey cosmetics store for your favorite makeup. You love picking up favorite beauty brands like Bumble & Bumble, Stila and Clinique.

2 GLAMOUR TOO
29 E. Prospect St., Waldwick, 201.493.2002

3 MAKEUP ARTIST SHOP
172 Center Ave., Westwood, 201.383.0301

SCENIC VIEW/SETTING

1 Le Jardin
1257 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.224.9898

2 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
90 The Promenade, Edgewater, 201.313.9463

3 Café Matisse
167 Park Ave., Ruther ford, 201.935.2995

STEAK

1 The River Palm Terrace
1416 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.224.2013

2 Morton’s The Steakhouse
1 Riverside Sq., Hackensack, 201.487.1303

3 The Park Steak House
151 Kinderkamack Rd., Park Ridge, 201.930.1300

THAI

1 Bangkok Garden
260 Main St., Hackensack, 201.487.2620

2 Ridge Thai
50 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.493.9929

3 Malee Fine Thai Cuisine
2 E. Ridge-wood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.612.7797

VEGETARIAN

1 Su Healthy Cuisine
725 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.840.7988

2 Veggie Heaven
473 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.836.0887

3 Pizza Fusion
33 Godwin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.445.9010

3 Taste Eatery
1224 Anderson Ave., Fort Lee, 201.313.8278

VIETNAMESE

1 Mo Pho
212 Main St., Fort Lee, 201.363.8886

2 Mekong Grill
24 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.445.0011

3 Simply Vietnamese
1 Highwood Ave., Tenafly, 201.568.7770

ANTIQUES

1 Granny’s Attic Antiques
619 Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.632.0102

2 Brownstone Mill Antique Center
11 Paterson Ave., Ste. 2, Midland Park, 201.445.3074

3 Not Too Shabby
206 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, 201.288.0419

BABY BOUTIQUE

1 Little Nikki’s
618 N. Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.445.7888

2 Lulu’s Armoire
347 Broadway, Westwood, 201.664.LULU

3 Lollipop Tree
273 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.358.1550

BOOKSTORE

1 Shaw’s Book Shop
267 Center Ave., Westwood, 201.666.4484

2 Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.445.0726

3 Books & Greetings
271 Livingston St., Northvale, 201.784.2665

CONSIGNMENT/ VINTAGE CLOTHING

1 Double Take
189 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.445.2525

2 Barbara Ann’s Consignment Boutique
4 E. Main St., Ramsey, 201.825.7888

3 Gentlemen’s Agreement
20 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, 201.568.5511

FLOWER SHOP

1 Folly Flowers & Joy
21 N. Broad St., Ridgewood, 201.389.6847

2 Tyrell’s Florist
45 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.7133

3 Heights Flower Shoppe 209 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights,
201.288.5464

 

GIFTSHOP

1 THE PINK BUNGALOW

185 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.444.2918.

This sweet boutique packs shoes, purses, scarves and at-home knickknacks into an elegant space you love. Your inner prep snags bags off the walls shelved with the latest Vera Bradley designs. From the baby pink walls to the chic chandeliers, the Bungalow is a girly getaway.

2 YOU’RE SO INVITED!
288 Center Ave., Westwood, 201.664.6600

3 MANGO JAM
41 N. Broad St., Ridgewood, 201.493.9911

JEWELRY

1 LAVIANO JEWELERS
28 S. Dean St., Englewood, 201.569.4556 and 175 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.0616.

In 1945, Michael J. LaViano brought his Swiss watchmaking skills to Westwood. Today, his family’s jewelry store sells pieces made by modern masters like Chopard, Cartier and Michele, as well as custom jewelry. You can lose track of time happily browsing LaViano’s
delicate designs studded with diamonds and embedded with gems.

2 DEVON FINE JEWELRY
303 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201.848.8489

2 PARIAN JEWELERS
99 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.2211

3 EUPHORIA NEW YORK
36 N. Dean St., Englewood, 201.227.2005

GYM

1 North Jersey Muay Thai Gym
95 Dell Glen Ave., Lodi, 862.591.1281

2 Volt Fitness
566 S. Broad St.,
Glen Rock, 201.857.3800

3 Cool Hot Yoga
32 Piermont Rd., Cresskill, 201.349.5834

3 Hot Yoga
246 Third Ave., Westwood, 201.594.YOGA

HOME BOUTIQUE

1 Shades of Soho
175 Rock Rd., Glen Rock, 201.857.2266

2 BB Clover at Home
181 E. Franklin Tpk., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.251.9800

3 The Curtain Exchange
247 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.612.0999

LINGERIE

1 Tender is the Night
152 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.666.7455

2 Ridgewood Corset Shop
595 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, 201.444.5763

3 Chantilly Lace
253 Everett Ave., Wyckof f, 201.847.8747

MEN'S FASHION

1 Sal Lauretta for Men
621 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, 201.444.1666

2 Society Men
256 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.722.9300

3 Vero Uomo
26 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, 201.894.1424

PHOTOGRAPHY

1 Bergen County Camera
10 N. Dean St., Englewood, 201.871.4113
and 270 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.4113

2 Christie Adams Photography
47 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.389.3712

3 Lyn Ofrane Photography
413 Cumberland Ave., Teaneck, 201.692.1892

SHOE STORE

1 Shoe Inn
Locations in Edgewater, Englewood and Ridgewood

2 Medici Shoes
15 N. Dean St., Englewood, 201.871.8580

3 Just Our Shoes
16 N. Walnut Street, Ridgewood, 201.447.3408

SPORTS SHOP

1 Farrier Sporting Goods
85 Crescent Ave., Wyckoff, 201.891.9520

2 Ramsey Outdoor
240 Route 17 North, Paramus, 201.261.5000

3 Village Sports Center
25 Oak St., Ridgewood, 201.652.2320

 

PET SHOP

1 WESTWOOD PETS UNLIMITED

15 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.666.7111

Money can buy you love at this local pet shop, where county residents find their best friends among the cats, rabbits, guinea pigs,
hamsters, lizards, birds and fish for sale. Here, you treat the furry—or sometimes scaly— creatures in your life to the finest foods,
accessories and grooming.

2 AMY’S ROYAL TREATMENT
390 Market St., Saddle Brook, 201.909.0960

3 DOG HOUSE BAKERY & GROOM SALON
220 Park Ave., East Ruther ford, 201.933.7007

SPA

1 THE FOUNTAIN SPA

Route 4 at Hackensack Ave., The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, 201.327.5155 and 1100 Route 17 Nor th at Franklin Tpk., Ramsey, 201.327.5155.

Bergen residents steam and scrub away their stress at this spa, staf fed with knowledgeable and friendly professionals. You praised
the airbrush tanning, which sprays a blend customized to match your skin tone and keeps the orange-face stereotype where it belongs:
Jersey Shore.

2 ARAYA REBIRTH
10 Garber Sq., Ridgewood, 201.445.7005

3 LUSH DAY SPA
7 E. Main St., Ramsey, 201.327.7615

STATIONERY STORE

1 The Write Occasion
630 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, 201.891.9520

2 Arrow Stationery
313 Broadway, Westwood, 201.666.4306

3 You’re So Invited!
288 Center Ave., Westwood, 201.664.6600

TOYSTORE

1 Tons of Toys
315 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201.847.9317

2 Learning Express
49 W. Allendale Ave., Allendale, 201.825.5858 and 111 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.445.8697

3 The Toy Box of New Jersey

839 Franklin Lake Rd., Franklin Lakes, 201.485.7724

WOMEN'S FASHION

1 GINGER N’ CREAM

350 Center Ave., Westwood, 201.664.2440

Though this boutique calls a dollhouselike, white and pink Victorian home, the dEsigner apparel and accessories inside are hip and any thing but childish. But Ginger N’ Cream won for more than its elegant selection s: You praised the eager and honest salespeople who act more like personal shoppers than cashiers.

2 HARTLY
104 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.3111

3 BB CLOVER
181 E. Franklin Tpk., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.251.9800

 

Tasty Treats and Eats

CAKES

1 PALERMO’S CUSTOM CAKES & BAKERY
187 Main St., Ridgefield Park, 201.641.1654.

From the stars of Jersey Shore to reviewers at The New York Times, everyone loves the specialty cakes at this bakery, a New Jersey and New York mainstay for 20 years. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a 16th birthday bash or something else, Palermo’s keeps it sweet. You love the fondant cakes garnished with feathers and beads.

2 SUGARFLAKE BAKERY
257 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.1253

3 DESSERTS OF DISTINCTION
16 W. Prospect St., Waldwick, 201.689.7790

3 GRANDMA'S KITCHEN
125 Paris Ave., Northvale, 201.750.2301

CHOCOLATE

1 CONRAD’S CONFECTIONERY
107 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.2895.
Half ice cream parlor, half candy store, Conrad’s is all chocolate,  all the time. You love how this Westwood favorite stays true to its
old school flavor, from the egg creams to the counter’s red swivel chairs. Sip a brownie shake to cool off or buy a bag of molded homemade chocolates.

1 MATISSE CHOCOLATIER 
260 Grand Ave., Englewood, 201.568.2288.

French painter Henri Matisse brought a sensational sense of color to modern art. Lucille and Vlado Skroce, the artists behind Matisse
Chocolatier, tend to stick with brown. Their masterpieces? Homemade, hand-dipped chocolates crafted from fresh ingredients. You also love to add their chocolate-covered marzipan and cherry clusters to your fridge’s gallery.

2 KRAUSE’S CANDY
50 Bergen Blvd., Fair view, 201.943.4790

3 CHOCOLATES WITH LOVE
47 Interstate Shopping Center, Ramsey, 201.825.0128

GELATO

1 CAFÉ AMICI

4 Sycamore Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.389.6377 and 315 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201.398.6376.

You love this contemporary American bistro for its creative salads and hearty portions. But the best comes after the dinner plates are cleared away. Show your server some amore and order the homemade gelato. Feeling adventurous? Try a special like the hazelnut gelato sliders, featuring the creamy treat sandwiched between cinnamon donuts.

2 A MANO
24 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.493.2000

3 YOUR WAY CAFÉ
22 Jefferson Ave., Westwood, 201.383.0507

BAGELS

1 Ronnie’s Bagels
118 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201.664.4543

2 Goldbergs
459 Route 17 South, Hasbrouck Heights, 201.288.2131

3 Broadway Joe’s
94 Broadway, Woodcliff Lake, 201.746.6257

B B Q

1 Chubby’s BBQ
249 S. River St., Hackensack, 201.488.9389

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

3 Smokey Joe’s Tex-Mex BBQ
494 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.836.7427

BURGER

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

2 The Iron Horse
20 Washington St., Westwood, 201.666.9682

3 BUCU Burger Bar & Bakery
65 Route 4 West, Paramus, 347.470.2828

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

CANDY

1 Conrad’s Confectionery
107 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.2895

2 Krause’s Candy
50 Bergen Blvd., Fairview, 201.943.4790

3 Bischoff’s
468 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.836.0333

3 Heavenly Treats
216 Rock Rd., Glen Rock, 201.447.0388

COFFEE

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

2 Cool Beans
304 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201.634.1400

3 Café Angelique
1 Piermont Rd., Tenafly, 201.541.1010

3 Sertinos Café
27 Kinderkamack Rd., Emerson, 201.265.5550

CUPCAKES

1 Crumbs Bake Shop
123 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.447.5800

2 Sugarflake Baker y
257 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.1253

3 Cupcakes by Carousel

192 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.389.3090

3 Zoe’s Cupcake Café

 

740 Chestnut Ave., Teaneck, 201.357.8828

 

 

SANDWICHES

1 STEVE & ANDREA’S RESTAURANT
298 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201.939.7668.

Whether munching on a Virginia ham wrap with spinach and smoked gouda slathered in honey mustard or savoring a chicken cutlet with ham, mozzarella and tomato on garlic bread, you love lunch at this family-style restaurant. Customers praise the fair prices, fast service and friendly owners.

2 JACK’S CAFÉ
325 Broadway, Westwood, 201.666.0400

2 STEIN’S BAGELS & GOURMET DELI
106 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, 201.782.0087

3 WILKES DELICATESSEN 283 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood, 201.652.6232

PIZZA

1 PIZZA FUSION

33 Godwin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.445.9010

Forget blotting the grease off your favorite slices. You love that this eco-friendly joint serves all-natural pizza made from the freshest
ingredients. With organic pies delivered in hybrid cars, being healthy and green has never been tastier.

2 KINCHLEY’S TAVERN
586 N. Franklin Tpk., Ramsey, 201.934.7777

3 BROOKLYN’S BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA
161 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, 201.342.2727

SUSHI

1 SAKURA BANA
43 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.447.6525.

You love late summer nights in the outdoor seating at this BYO sushi joint. Favorites include the spicy soft shell crab roll, the gator roll (spicy salmon and avocado) and the anago sea eel roll.

2 GOLDEN DYNASTY
825 Franklin Lake Rd., Franklin Lakes, 201.891.7866

2 HANAMI
301 Center Ave., Westwood, 201.666.8508

3 FLIRT SUSHI
140 W. Allendale Ave., Allendale, 866.WE.FLIRT

DIM SUM

1 Dim Sum Dynasty
75 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.652.0686

2 Baumgart’s Café
Locations in Edgewater, Englewood and Ridgewood

3 Asian Grill
20 Route 17 Nor th, East Rutherford, 201.933.0988

ICE CREAM

1 Van Dyke’s Ice Cream
145 Ackerman Ave., Ridgewood, 201.444.1429

2 Conrad’s Confectionery
107 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.2895

3 Bischoff’s
468 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.836.0333

MILKSHAKES

1 Conrad’s Confectionery
107 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.2895

2 Bischoff’s
468 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.836.0333

3 Baumgart’s Café
Locations in Edgewater, Englewood and Ridgewood

PASTRIES AND PIES

1 Sugarflake Bakery
257 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.1253

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

2 Balthazar Bakery
214 S. Dean St., Englewood, 201.503.9717

3 Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, 201.666.0472

SMOOTHIES

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

2 Veggie Heaven
473 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.836.0887

3 Yogybee
137 Franklin Tpk., Waldwick, 201.444.4622

SOUP AND SALADS

1 Kevin’s Thyme
614 N. Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.445.6400

2 Simply Vietnamese
1 Highwood Ave., Tenafly, 201.568.7770

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

TACOS

1 Blue Moon Mexican
Café Locations in Englewood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff

2 Badlands Tacos
102 E. Main St., Ramsey, 201.818.2446

3 Cinco de Mayo
2428 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee, 201.947.4780
 

Old to new | New to old
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.

May 2, 2014 01:54 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Bamboo Moves Yoga in Englewood has to win an award for the best yoga teachers and classes in and beyond Bergen County.

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