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Newark Favorites 2019: Readers pick Newark's best businesses

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The Newark Post asked readers to choose their favorite businesses in dozens of categories. Below are the results.

We’d like to thank everyone who voted.

Be sure to look for next year’s Newark Favorites voting in spring 2020.

Food & Dining

Asian Restaurant

Winner: No. 1 Chinese Restaurant

Runner-up: Pinang Asian Cuisine


Winner: Bagelmania

Runner-up: Newark Deli & Bagels


Winner: Bing’s Bakery

Runner-up (tie): Cannon’s Bakery

Runner-up (tie): Desserts by Dana


Winner: Home Grown Café

Runner-up: Deer Park Tavern


Winner: Ed Michelson, Courtyard By Marriott


Winner: The Perfect Blend

Runner-up: Sinclair’s Café

Sunday Brunch

Winner: The Perfect Blend

Runner-up: Home Grown Café


Winner: Home Grown Café

Runner-up: Buddy’s Burgers


Winner: Mike’s Famous Steaks & Subs

Runner-up: Claymont Steak Shop

Coffee Shop

Winner: The Perfect Blend

Runner-up: Little Goat Coffee Roasting Co.


Winner: Malin’s Deli

Runner-up (tie): Newark Deli & Bagels

Runner-up (tie): Capriotti’s


Winner: Taverna

Runner-up: Home Grown Café


Winner: Duck Donuts

Runner-up: Milburn Orchards

Food Truck

Winner: Downtime Refreshment

Runner-up (tie): Viva Bowls

Runner-up (tie): Crave Eatery

Runner-up (tie): Outlandish Food Truck

Happy Hour

Winner: Home Grown Café

Runner-up (tie): Skipjack Dining

Runner-up (tie): Sante Fe Mexican Grill

Italian Restaurant

Winner: Taverna

Runner-up: La Casa Pasta


Winner: Home Grown Café

Runner-up: The Perfect Blend

Mexican Restaurant

Winner: Santa Fe Mexican Grill

Runner-up (tie): La Tonalteca

Runner-up (tie): El Diablo

New Restaurant

Winner: Pachamama Rotisserie Chicken

Runner-up: Drip Cafe


Winner: Home Grown Café

Runner-up: Churrascaria Saudades


Winner: Amalfi Pizza

Runner-up: Wood Fired Pizza

Seafood Restaurant

Winner: Blue Crab Grill

Runner-up: Skipjack Dining


Winner(tie): Sushi Sumo

Winner (tie): Mayflower Japanese Restaurant

Runner-up (tie): Pinang Asian Cuisine

Runner-up (tie): Kyoto Japanese Cuisine

Runner-up (tie): Little Teriyaki

Runner-up (tie): Pobu


Winner: Capriotti’s

Runner-up (tie): Malin’s Deli

Runner-up (tie): Casapulla’s

Vegetarian/Heathy Restaurant

Winner: Home Grown Café

Runner-up: Newark Natural Foods/Café 67


Winner: Buffalo Wild Wings

Runner-up: Freddy’s Wings and Wraps

Health & Beauty

Eye Care

Winner: Simon Eye Associates

Runner-up: Kalin Eye Associates


Winner: Planet Fitness

Runner-up: YMCA

Hair Salon

Winner: Fringe Salon & Boutique

Runner-up: Mark IV

Nail Salon

Winner: N&D Nail Salon

Runner-up (tie): Top Nails II

Runner-up (tie): Diva Nails

Tanning Salon

Winner: Hollywood Tans of Bear

Runner-up: Tantini Tanning Bar

Retail & Services

Auto Repair

Winner: Everest Auto Repair

Runner-up (tie): Newark ToyotaWorld Service

Runner-up (tie): 896 Automotive

Car Wash

Winner: Blue Hen Car Wash

Runner-up: White Glove Car Wash

Car Stereo Installer

Winner: Audio Works

Runner-up: Audio Jam Inc.


Winner: Kirk’s Flowers

Runner-up: Gamble’s Newark Florist

Gift Shop/Boutique

Winner: Kirk’s Flowers

Runner-up (tie): Heart and Home

Runner-up (tie): Newark Arts Alliance

Jewelry Store

Winner: Andrew Gallagher Jewelers

Runner-up: Michael Gallagher Jewelers

Liquor Store

Winner: State Line Liquors

Runner-up: Suburban Liquors

Movie Theater

Winner: Main Street Movies 5

Runner-up: Regal Cinemas Peoples Plaza 17

Golf Course

Winner (tie): Deerfield

Winner (tie): Newark Country Club

Runner-up: DuPont Country Club

Pet Supply Store

Winner: Concord Pet

Runner-up: Pet Kare II

Veterinary Hospital/Clinic

Winner: VCA Newark Animal Hospital

Runner-up: New London Veterinary Center

Real Estate Company

Winner: Patterson-Schwartz

Runner-up: RE/MAX Associates

Real Estate Agent

Winner: Bob Methvin

Runner-up: Kelly Spinelli

Bank/Credit Union

Winner: WSFS Bank

Runner-up (tie): DEXSTA Federal Credit Union

Runner-up (tie): Del-One Federal Credit Union

Runner-up (tie): Louviers Federal Credit Union

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