Best of La Jolla

The wait is over! The results are in! Here is how La Jolla Light readers voted in our 2018 Best of Jolla Reader’s Poll. There are quite a few new faces this year, and many of the "incumbents" are still on top.

This list includes businesses, restaurants and people whose excellent efforts make our area one of the most wonderful places on the planet in which to live, work and play. Your support and patronage will help them keep up their great work!

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all our readers who voted for them!


Accountant

  1. Russell E. Ingledew, CPA Inc
  2. Thomas E. Huckabee CPA Inc
  3. Steve Alpinieri, CPA

American

  1. Harry's Coffee Shop
  2. Karl Strauss
  3. The Lot

Antiques

  1. Ark Antiques
  2. Girard Avenue Collection
  3. The Faded Awning

Architect

  1. IS Architecture
  2. Bennett & Associates
  3. Du Charme Architecture

Art Gallery

  1. Contemporary Fine Art
  2. Tasende Gallery
  3. The La Jolla Gallery

Attorney

  1. Joseph Sammartino
  2. Richard Wildman
  3. Barbara Denning

Automotive Repair/Service

  1. Family Auto Repair
  2. Marco Polo Independent
  3. La Jolla Independent

Bakery

  1. Brick & Bell
  2. Sugar and Scribe
  3. French Gourmet

Bank

  1. Wells Fargo
  2. Union Bank
  3. Bank of America

Best Happy Hour

  1. Beaumont's
  2. Whisknladle
  3. We Olive

Bicycle Store

  1. California Bicycle Inc.
  2. Pedego La Jolla
  3. Fly Rides San Diego

Boutique Fitness

  1. Rush Cycle
  2. SPARKCYCLE
  3. F45 Training

Breakfast

  1. The Cottage
  2. Harry's Coffee Shop
  3. Parakeet Cafe

Brewery

  1. Karl Strauss Brewery
  2. Absolution by the Sea
  3. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Brunch

  1. Brockton Villa
  2. Sugar and Scribe
  3. La Valencia Hotel

Burger

  1. Burger Lounge
  2. Public House
  3. Karl Strauss

Café

  1. Brick & Bell
  2. Parakeet Cafe
  3. Coffee Cup Cafe

Catering

  1. French Gourmet
  2. Giuseppe's Fine Catering
  3. Girard Gourmet

Chinese

  1. Mandarin House
  2. China Chef
  3. Shins La Jolla

Chiropractic Clinic

  1. Active Rest Chiropractic
  2. Dr. Trevor Robertson
  3. Linea Chiropractic Center

Coffee Shop

  1. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
  2. Brick & Bell
  3. Pannikin

Complementary & Integrative Health/Wellness Centers

  1. Pacific Pearl
  2. KOI Wellness Center
  3. Fiercely Optimistic HQ

Convenience Store

  1. Dicks Liquor
  2. Wine Time
  3. La Jolla Country Market

Cosmetic Surgeon

  1. Dr. Stephen M. Krant
  2. Dr. Robert Singer
  3. Dr. John Smoot

Credit Union

  1. San Diego County Credit Union
  2. Navy Federal Credit Union
  3. California Coast Credit Union

Dance Studio

  1. Ooh La La
  2. Dance to Evolve
  3. Tap Fever Studios

Day Spa

  1. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
  2. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
  3. Massage Envy

Dentist

  1. Dr. Joseph D'Angelo / Dr. Ashley Olson, La Jolla Dentistry
  2. Dr. Paul Dougherty
  3. Drs. John and Tracy Taddey

Dermatologist

  1. Dr. Darrell W. Gonzales
  2. Dr. Azadeh Shirazi
  3. Dr. Susan Stuart

Dessert

  1. Michele Coulon
  2. Sugar and Scribe
  3. The French Gourmet

Dog Groomer

  1. All About Animals
  2. AAA Pet Pros
  3. La Jolla Veterinary Hospital

Dry Cleaner

  1. Margaret's Cleaners
  2. Ogden's One Hour Cleaners
  3. La Jolla Cleaners

Eyewear/Sunglasses

  1. Be Seen Optics
  2. Dr. Trainer
  3. Gordon Wong Eye Design & Optometry

Family Restaurant

  1. Beaumont's
  2. Piatti
  3. The Cottage

Fashion Accessories/Shoes

  1. Francesca's
  2. Rangoni Shoes
  3. Robina Apparel & Accessories

Financial Planner

  1. Brian Zimmerman
  2. Kris Colvin
  3. UBS

Florist

  1. Bridget's Blooms
  2. Adelaide's
  3. Bloomers

French

  1. French Gourmet
  2. Bistro Du Marché
  3. Le Petit Bistrot

Furniture/Home Furnishings

  1. Roche-Bobois
  2. My Own Space
  3. Girard Avenue Collection

Gift Shop

  1. Warwick's
  2. Progress Bird Rock
  3. Francesca's

Hair Salon

  1. Belle Sirène Salon
  2. Cristina Q
  3. Waylon

Health Club

  1. La Jolla Sports Club
  2. 24 hour Fitness
  3. High Voltage

Healthy Dining

  1. Parakeet Cafe
  2. Trilogy Sanctuary
  3. Lean & Green Cafe

Home Remodeling

  1. Murfey Company, Inc.
  2. GDC Construction
  3. Jackson Design & Remodeling

Hotel

  1. La Valencia
  2. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
  3. Estancia La Jolla

Housekeeping

  1. Merry Maids
  2. The Maids
  3. Tidy

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

  1. Bobboi Natural Gelato
  2. Froglander's
  3. Baskin Robbins

In Home Care/Senior Assistance

  1. Home Care of La Jolla
  2. Casa Pacifica
  3. La Jolla Nurses Homecare

Insurance Agent

  1. Mike Martinez
  2. Dave Scott
  3. Terry Hudkins

Interior Designer

  1. Robinson Brown Design
  2. Ross Thiele & Sons
  3. DeLeau & Galloway Interiors

Italian

  1. Piatti
  2. Osteria Romantica
  3. Manhattan

Jewelry

  1. Bowers Jewelers
  2. Mythos
  3. Diamonds On The Rock

Juice Bar

  1. Juice Crafters
  2. Juice Kaboose
  3. Trilogy Sanctuary

Landscaper/Gardener

  1. La Jolla Landscape & Design
  2. Torrey Pines Landscape
  3. Happy Roots Landscape

Linens & Bedding

  1. Martha Smith Linens
  2. Everett Stunz
  3. My Own Space

Lunch

  1. The Cottage
  2. El Pescador
  3. The French Gourmet

Margarita

  1. Su Casa
  2. Puesto
  3. Jose's Court Room

Mediterranean

  1. Piatti
  2. Marketplace Grille
  3. Mediterranean Room

Men's Apparel

  1. Ascot Shop
  2. Ralph Lauren
  3. Tommy Bahama

Men's Formal Wear

  1. A Better Deal Tuxedos & Suits
  2. Jos.A. Bank
  3. Bendl's Custom Shirts

Mexican

  1. The Taco Stand
  2. Su Casa
  3. Puesto

Mortgage Banker

  1. Greg Parker
  2. Dawn DuCharme
  3. Janice Sedloff

Nail Salon

  1. Gloss Hand Spa
  2. The Nail Lounge of La Jolla
  3. Perfect 10 Nails

New Restaurant

  1. Wayfarer Bread & Pastry
  2. Raised by Wolves
  3. Dominic's Table

Outdoor Restaurant

  1. George's at the Cove
  2. Piatti
  3. Brockton Villa

Pastry

  1. Sugar and Scribe
  2. The French Gourmet
  3. Girard Gourmet

Pediatrician

  1. Dr. Rebecca Cherry
  2. James Veronique, MD
  3. Dr. Gretchen C. Gainor

Pilates Studio

  1. Pilates Plus of La Jolla
  2. Marla Bingham Studio
  3. Windansea Pilates

Pizza

  1. Pizza on Pearl
  2. Isola Pizza Bar
  3. Carino's

Plumber

  1. ASI Hastings
  2. Erling Rohde Plumbing
  3. Arrow Plumbing

Preschool

  1. Gillispie School
  2. La Jolla Country Day
  3. La Jolla United Methodist Church Nursery School

Private School

  1. La Jolla Country Day
  2. Gillispie School
  3. Bishops School

Restaurant with a View

  1. George's at the Cove
  2. The Marine Room
  3. Brockton Villa

Sandwich

  1. Girard Gourmet
  2. El Pescador
  3. Jersey Mikes

Seafood

  1. El Pescador
  2. Eddie V's
  3. Marine Room

Senior Living

  1. Casa de Mañana
  2. Chateau La Jolla
  3. White Sands

Steak

  1. Eddie V's
  2. Donovan's
  3. Truluck's

Surf Shop

  1. Mitch's surf shop
  2. Bird Rock Surf
  3. Surf Diva

Sushi

  1. Sushi on the Rock
  2. I Love Sushi
  3. Shiku

Taco

  1. The Taco Stand
  2. Puesto
  3. Su Casa

Takeout

  1. Burger Lounge
  2. El Pescador
  3. The Taco Stand

Thai

  1. Spice & Rice Kitchen
  2. Aroi Cafe
  3. Chedi Thai

Trainer

  1. Holly - Pilates Plus
  2. Paul Inga - Iron Orr Fitness
  3. Jimmy Moreno – True Life Center

Travel Agency

  1. Cadence Travel
  2. Chayet Travel Network
  3. Worldview Travel

Veterinary Hospital

  1. La Jolla Veterinary Hospital
  2. Windansea Veterinary Clinic
  3. Pet Health Center of La Jolla

Wedding Venue

  1. Birch Aquarium
  2. La Valencia Hotel
  3. La Jolla Woman's Club

Wine Bar

  1. LJ Crafted Wines
  2. We Olive
  3. Fleming's

Women's Boutique

  1. Shade
  2. mimi and red
  3. Robina Apparel & Accessories

Yoga

  1. Buddhi Yoga
  2. Trilogy Sanctuary
  3. Prana
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