Readers Poll 2011 - Goods and Services

Best Local Fashion Boutique1) Double Dutch (3616 Falls Road, [410] 554-0055, doubledutchboutique.com)

2) Party Dress

3) Cupcake

Best Local Children’s Clothing Store1) Urban Baby (3608 Falls Road, [410] 366-2270, urbanbabyrunway.com)

2) The Corduroy Button

3) (tie) Pied Piper and Wee Chic

Best Dry Cleaners1) Zips (701 Washington Blvd., 321zips.com)

2) Venus Cleaners

3) Metro Cleaners

Best Shoe Store1) Ma Petite Shoe (832 W. 36th St., [410] 889-3442, mapetiteshoe.com)

2) DSW

3) Poppy and Stella

Best Eyewear Store1) Eye Candy (849 W. 36th St., [410] 889-0607, eyecandyopticianry.com)

2) Paris West

3) Canton Vision

Best Thrift/Consignment Store1) Goodwill (multiple locations, goodwill.org)

2) Value Village

3) Village Thrift

Best Place to Buy Gifts1) Trohv (921 W. 36th St., [410] 366-3456, trohvshop.com)

2) Sideshow at American Visionary Arts Museum

3) In Watermelon Sugar

Best Local Furniture Store1) Su Casa (901 S. Bond St., [410] 552-7010, sucasa-furniture.com)

2) Trohv

3) David’s Used Furniture

Best Home Accessory Store1) Trohv

2) Su Casa

3) Home Goods

Best Local Hardware Store1) Falkenhan’s Hardware (3401 Chestnut Ave., [410] 235-7771)

2) Belle Hardware

3) Ayd Hardware

Best “Adult” Store1) Sugar (927 W. 36th St., [410] 467-2632, sugartheshop.com)

2) Love One’s

3) Chained Desires

Best Independent Bookstore1) Atomic Books (3620 Falls Road, [410] 662-4444, atomicbooks.com)

2) Normal’s Books and Records

3) Red Emma’s

Best Place to Buy Music1) The Sound Garden (1616 Thames St., [410] 563-9011, cdjoint.com)

2) True Vine Record Shop

3) Normal’s Books and Records

Best Liquor Store1) The Wine Source (3601 Elm Ave., [410] 467-7777, the-wine-source.com)

2) Beltway Fine Wine

3) Wells Discount Liquors

Best Grocery1) Whole Foods (multiple locations, wholefoodsmarket.com)

2) Wegman’s

3) Safeway

Best Ethnic Grocery1) H Mart (800 N. Rolling Road, [443] 612-9020, hmart.com)

2) Punjab

3) Trinacria

Best Place to Buy Produce1) Baltimore Farmers’ Market (Holliday and Saratoga streets, promotioandarts.com)

2) Waverly Farmers’ Market

3) Whole Foods

Best CSA1) One Straw Farm (19718 Kirkwood Shop Road, [410] 343-1828)

2) BaltimOrganic

3) Simmer Rock Farm

Best Bike Shop1) Baltimore Bicycle Works (1813 Falls Road, [410] 605-0705, baltimorebicycleworks.com)

2) Joe’s Bike Shop

3) Twenty20 Cycling

Best Place to Buy a Car1) CarMax (multiple locations, carmax.com)

2) Craigslist

3) Anderson Honda

Best Auto-Repair Shop1) Leading Edge Auto Body (5807 Falls Road, [410] 433-6433, leadingedgeautobody.com)

2) Comprehensive Car Care

3) Federal Hill Motors

Best Realtor/Realty Company1) Long and Foster (multiple locations, longandfoster.com)

2) Coldwell Banker

3) Remax

Best Handy Man1) Joey Bromfield

2) Tie: Roy Skee, myself

3) zillion-way tie

Best Contractor1) Tie: Window Universe (400 E. Pratt St., [410] 878-7567, windowuniversebaltimore.com), Harbor Development (338 E. 25th St., [443] 708-4002, webuildright.com)

2) Tie: Curt Veilleux, Jim Krasewski, Mike Thomas, Don Yost

3) zillion-way tie

Best Plumber1) Jensen Plumbing Service (2801 N. Howard St., [410] 467-1813, jensenplumbingservice.com)

2) Len the Plumber

3) Saffer Plumbing and Heating

Best Electrician1) Tim Campbell

2) and 3) zillion-way tie

Best Tattoo Parlor1) Baltimore Tattoo Museum (1534 Eastern Ave., [410] 522-5800, baltimoretattoomuseum.net)

2) Read Street Tattoo

3) Saints and Sinners

Best Place to Get a Haircut1) Sprout (925 W. 36th St., [410] 235-2269, sproutsalon.com)

2) The Beatnik Barbershop

3) Salon Laurie

Best Place to Work Out1) Maryland Athletic Club (655 President St., [410] 625-5000, macwellness.com)

2) Merritt Athletic Club

3) Charm City Yoga

Best Pet Supply Store1) Howl (3531 Chestnut Ave., [410] 235-2469, howlbaltimore.com)

2) Dogma

3) PetSmart

Best Animal Hospital/Veterinarian1) Falls Road Animal Hospital (6314 Falls Road, [410] 825-9100, fallsroad.com)

2) Light Street Animal Hospital

3) Eastern Animal Hospital

Best Health Care Provider1) Johns Hopkins (600 N. Wolfe St., [410] 955-5080, johnshopkinsmedicine.org)

2) Blue Cross Blue Shield

3) Mercy

Best Doctor1) Tie: Danielle Robertshaw, Roland Paul Sabundayo

2) Tie: Peter Hinderberger, Joel Meshulam

3) zillion-way tie

Best Dentist1) Stephen Mastella

2) K. Michael Murphy

2) George Shepley

 

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