Welcome to the Best of Edina 2023

by | Jul 2023

Best of Edina 2023 Winners

Meet the people, places and businesses that were voted community favorites.

Our annual readers’ poll is a way for you, our community members, to show love and support for the people, places and businesses that make your lives better. You weighed in on your community favorites by voting throughout the month of January, and we shared our list of finalists online in March. And now, it’s finally time to present your favorite restaurants, shops, service providers, destinations and more. Whether you’re new to the area or just seeking some guidance, we hope this list of winners will help you discover something new and find the best of the best in whatever you’re looking for.

Without further ado, your 2023 winners!


Best Bakery

Patisserie Margo

Runners-up: Wuollet Bakery, Breadsmith

Best Bar, Brewery or Distillery

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

Runners-up: Mr. Paul’s Supper Club, The Hilltop

Best Breakfast or Brunch

Edina Grill

Runners-up: The Original Pancake House, The Lynhall

Best Desserts or Ice Cream

Sweet Science Ice Cream

Runners-up: Edina Creamery, Crumbl Cookies

Best International Cuisine

Coconut Thai

Runners-up: Raag Progressive Indian Cuisine, Pajarito

Best Locally Owned Coffee Shop


Runners-up: Patisserie Margo, Café Cerés

Best Outdoor Dining Space

Ciao Bella

Runners-up: CōV, Pinstripes

Best Plant-Based or Vegan Menu

Stalk & Spade

Runners-up: Agra Culture, Good Earth

Best Restaurant

Mr. Paul’s Supper Club

Runners-up: CōV, Ciao Bella

Best Restaurant for a Power Lunch

Crisp & Green

Runners-up: sweetgreen, Agra Culture

Best Takeout or Curbside Service

Coconut Thai

Runners-up: Mr. Paul’s Supper Club, Crisp & Green, Snuffy’s Malt Shop

Best Burger

Red Cow

Runners-up: Mr. Paul’s Supper Club, Snuffy’s Malt Shop

Best Chicken Sandwich

Edina Grill

Runners-up: Red Cow, Wooden Hill Brewing Company

Best Pizza

Hello Pizza

Runners-up: Davanni’s Pizza and Hot Hoagies, Pizzeria Lola


Best Builder

John Kraemer & Sons

Runners-up: City Homes, Stonewood, LLC

Best Garden Center

Sunnyside Gardens

Runners-up: Bachman’s, Gertens

Best Home Cleaning Service

The Maids

Runners-up: Exclusive Services by MyGirls, Details & Dixon’s Home Services

Best Home Decor and Furniture Store

Room & Board

Runners-up: Foxwell Studio x Shoppe, Brooke & Lou

Best Interior Design Firm

Ellington&Co. Design

Runners-up: Zimmer Design, Martha O’Hara Interiors

Best Landscape Design Service

Southview Design

Runners-up: Yardscapes, Inc., Bachman’s

Best Lawn Service

Edina Seasonal Services

Runners-up: Quality Seasons, Organic Lawns by Lunseth

Best Locally Owned Hardware Store

Jerry’s Do It Best Hardware

Runners-up: Settergren Ace Hardware, Frattallone’s Hardware & Garden

Best Remodeler

John Kraemer & Sons

Runners-up: New Spaces, City Homes

Best Senior Living Residence

The Waters

Runners-up: Aurora on France, Vernon Terrace of Edina


Best Barbershop

Dick’s Sports Barbers

Runners-up: Tonic Barber, Gent Cuts and Grooming, Sloane’s Beauty Bar

Best Boutique Fitness or Yoga Studio


Runners-up: Pure Barre, CorePower Yoga

Best Med Spa

Skin Artisans at Edina Plastic Surgery

Runners-up: Pure Lux Medspa, Lili Salon Spa

Best Place for a Manicure and Pedicure

Haven Nail Studio

Runners-up: Lili Salon Spa, Spalon Montage

Best Salon Spa

Spalon Montage

Runners-up: Lili Salon Spa, Sloane’s Beauty Bar


Best Chiropractic Practice

Chiropractic Health & Wellness

Runners-up: 50th & France Chiropractic & Wellness, Health Architect

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Edina Plastic Surgery

Runners-up: Hilger Face Center, Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery

Best Dental Practice

44th Street Dental

Runners-up: Edina Dental Care, Southdale Dental Associates

Best Dermatology Practice

Dermatology Specialists

Runners-up: Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, Pinnacle Dermatology

Best Eye Care Practice

Chu Vision Institute

Runners-up: Southdale Eye Clinic, Perspectives Vision Clinic, Sanderson Eye Clinic

Best Family Medicine Practice

Edina Family Physicians

Runners-up: Allina Health Centennial Lakes Clinic, France Avenue Family Physicians

Best Holistic Wellness Practice

Center for Collaborative Health

Runners-up: Advanced Health and Vitality Center, Orka Health and Wellness

Best OB-GYN Practice

Associates in Women’s Health

Runners-up: Southdale ObGyn, OBGYN Specialists

Best Orthodontic Practice

Pearson Orthodontics

Runners-up: Edina Orthodontics, Mint Orthodontics, Pan Orthodontics

Best Orthopedic Practice

Twin Cities Orthopedics

Runners-up: TRIA, Summit Orthopedics

Best Pediatric Practice

Southdale Pediatrics

Runners-up: Pediatric Services, Metropolitan Pediatrics


Best Dance Studio

Platinum Dance Center

Runners-up: Victoria Dance Productions, Corda Mór Irish Dance

Best Language Immersion Program or School

Normandale Elementary French Immersion School

Runners-up: Casa de Corazón, International Spanish Language Academy

Best Learning or Tutoring Center

Kumon Math and Reading Center

Runners-up: WizEducators, Mathnasium

Best Preschool Program

ABC Express Preschool

Runners-up: The Berry Patch School, Especially for Children

Best Swim School or Lessons

Foss Swim School

Runners-up: Life Time Swim, YMCA

Pet Care

Best Dog-Friendly Establishment

The Block Food + Drink

Runners-up: Chuck & Don’s, Serge + Jane

Best Dog Park

Van Valkenburg Park

Runners-up: Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park, Flying Cloud Drive Dog Park

Best Pet Boarding or Daycare Service

Top Dog Country Club

Runners-up: Pets Are Inn, Augusta Dog Training and Daycare

Best Pet Grooming Service

Haute Dog Spa

Runners-up: Bubbly Paws, Chuck & Don’s

Best Veterinarian Practice

Vet Partners Pet Hospital

Runners-up: Westgate Pet Clinic, Southdale Pet Hospital


Best Family Photographer

Vick Photography

Runners-up: Brooke Alexandra Photography, Dave Puente Photography, Little Bean Photography

Best Law Practice

Kallas Law Office, Monroe Moxness Berg (tie)

Runners-up: Taft

Best Mortgage Company

Bell Bank, Edina Realty Mortgage (tie)

Runners-up: Associated Bank


Best Apparel Boutique


Runners-up: Serge + Jane, Nani Nalu Beachwear Boutique

Best Florist

Haute House Studio

Runners-up: Arts & Flowers, Artistic Floral

Best Gift Shop


Runners-up: Bean + Ro, Serge + Jane

Best Jewelry Store

R.F. Moeller Jeweler

Runners-up: Continental Diamond, Van Guilder’s Goldsmith

Best Specialty Kitchen or Foods Store

France 44 Cheese Shop

Runners-up: Cooks of Crocus Hill, Lunds & Byerlys


Best Park, Open Space or Beach

Centennial Lakes Park

Runners-up: Bush Lake Beach, Lake Harriet

Best Place for a Date Night

Mr. Paul’s Supper Club

Runners-up: Edina Theatre, Bojae’s Wine Bar

Best Place for Family Activities

Centennial Lakes Park

Runners-up: Life Time Fitness, Edinborough Park

Best Place for an Outdoor Adventure

Centennial Lakes Park

Runners-up: Lake Harriet, Bredesen Park, Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Best Place to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks

Rosland Park

Runners-up: Stone Arch Bridge, Centennial Lakes Park

Best of the West Metro

Best Golf Course

Braemar Golf Course

Runners-up: Interlachen Country Club, Edina Country Club

Best Music School

Schmitt Music

Runners-up: Songs With Sarah Music School, House of Music

Best Private School

Our Lady of Grace

Runners-up: Breck School, The Blake School

Best Outdoor Skating or Hockey Rink

Centennial Lakes Park

Runners-up: Arden Park, Pamela Park

Best Specialty Athletic Store

Gear Running Store

Runners-up: Athleta, General Sports

Best Staycation Hotel

The Westin Edina Galleria

Runners-up: Hewing Hotel, Hotel Ivy

Best Summer Camp

YMCA Day Camp Kici Yapi

Runners-up: Cathedral of the Pines Camp, Camp Sizzle Berry

Best Theater Program

Stages Theatre Company Summer Theatre Workshops

Runners-up: Chanhassen Musical Theatre Camp, Children’s Theatre Company Summer Camps, Guthrie Theater Summer Camps

Best Winery

Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery

Runners-up: Parley Lake Winery, The Winery at Sovereign Estate

Discover Minnesota

Best Campground

Itasca State Park

Runners-up: Lamb’s Resort & Campground, Tettegouche State Park, Whitewater State Park

Best Entertainment Venue

Edina Theatre

Runners-up: Target Field, First Avenue, Xcel Energy Center

Best Hiking or Biking Trail

Superior Hiking Trail

Runners-up: Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System, Nine Mile Creek

Best Live Theater

Guthrie Theater

Runners-up: Orpheum Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company

Best Museum

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Runners-up: Walker Art Center, Science Museum of Minnesota

Best Music Venue

First Avenue

Runners-up: Dakota, The Armory, Xcel Energy Center

Best Nordic Ski Trail or Alpine Hill

Hyland Hills Ski Area

Runners-up: Buck Hill, Afton State Park, Lutsen Mountains

Best Resort or Lodge

Grand View Lodge, Madden’s on Gull Lake (tie)

Runners-up: Bluefin Bay

Best Wedding Venue

The Hutton House

Runners-up: Nicollet Island Pavilion, Bavaria Downs, The Depot


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