Best of La Jolla Readers Poll

Best of La Jolla

The wait is over! The results are in! Here is how La Jolla Light readers voted in our 2021 Best of La 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! Please support the winners and local business.
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Accountant

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

American

1. Parakeet Cafe
2. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar
3. American Pizza Mfg.

Antiques

1. Ark Antiques
2. The Faded Awning
3. Ross Thiele & Sons

Architect 

1. Bennett & Associates
2. Marengo Morton
3. Alcorn and Benton

Art Gallery

1. Tasende Gallery
2. K. Nathan Gallery
3. The La Jolla Gallery

Attorney

1. Richard C. Wildman
2. Barbara L. Richards
3. James P. Rudolph

Automotive Repair / Service

1. Family Auto Repair
2. Marco Polo Independent
3. German Motors and Imports

Bakery

1. Brick & Bell
2. Parakeet Cafe
3. Wayfarer Bread & Pastry

Bank

1. Poppy Bank
2. Union Bank
3. US Bank

Best Sports Team / Youth Sports

1. YMCA - Dan McKinney
2. Lawrence Family JCC
3. La Jolla Tennis Club

Boutique Fitness Studio

1. Orange Theory Fitness
2. F45 Training
3. Bird Rock Fit

Breakfast

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

Brunch

1. La Valencia Hotel
2. Parakeet Cafe
3. Brockton Villa

Burger

1. Burger Lounge
2. Public House
3. The Spot

Cafe

1. Pannikin La Jolla
2. Parakeet Cafe
3. Smallgoods Cheese Shop & Cafe

Catering

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

Children’s Store

1. J. McLaughlin
2. Little Love
3. Spoiled Rotten Baby Boutique

Chiropractic Clinic

1. Active Rest Chiropractic
2. Dr. Trevor Robertson
3. Radin Chiropractic

Cocktail

1. Nine-Ten
2. Beaumont’s (Tie)
2. Puesto (Tie)
4. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

Coffee Shop

1. Brick & Bell
2. Parakeet Cafe
3. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Complimentary & Integrative Health/Wellness Centers

1. Pacific Pearl
2. KOI Wellbeing
3. LIVKRAFT

Convenience Store

1. Dicks Liquor
2. The Liquor Box
3. La Shore’s Market & Deli

Cosmetic Surgeon

1. Dr. William F. Groff
2. Dr. Stephen M. Krant
3. Dr. Brian Reagan

Credit Union

1. Navy Federal Credit Union
2. Mission Federal Credit Union
3. MyPoint Credit Union

Dance Studio

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

Day Spa

1. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
2. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
3. La Vie Day Spa

Dentist

1. D’Angelo/Hoffman/Olson, DDS
2. Dr. Paul Dougherty
3. Dr. John and Tracy Taddey

Dermatologist

1. Dr. William F. Groff
2. Kristen Richards, M.D.
3. Dr. Mary Dobry

Dessert

1. Michele Coulon
2. Girard Gourmet
3. Sugar and Scribe

Dry Cleaner

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

Eyewear/Sunglasses

1. Gartner and Galstian Vision Care
2. Dr. Trainer
3. Gordon Wong Eye Design & Optometry

Family Restaurant

1. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar
2. Piatti (Tie)
2. The Cottage (Tie)
4. Beaumont’s

Financial Planner

1. Brian Zimmerman, Zimmerman Private Wealth Management
2. Aubrey Morrow - Financial Designs
3. Northwestern Mutual - Scott Ashline (Tie)
3. Robert Meyerott (Tie)

Florist

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

French

1. French Gourmet
2. Bistro Du Marché
3. Cote D’Azur

Furniture/Home Furnishings

1. My Own Space
2. Nativa
3. Everett Stunz (Tie)
3. Faded Awning (Tie)

Gift Shop

1. Warwick’s
2. Hi Sweetheart
3. Gracie James

Hair Salon

1. L7 Salon
2. Posh La Jolla
3. Glidia Salon

Happy Hour

1. Beaumont’s
2. Jose’s Court Room
3. Nautilus Tavern

Health Club

1. Balanced Fitness & Health
2. LifeTime Fitness
3. Dan McKinney Family YMCA

Healthy Dining

1. Trilogy Sanctuary
2. Parakeet Cafe
3. Thai Gulf Restaurant

Home Remodeling

1. GDC
2. Jackson Design and Remodeling
3. Beacham Construction

Hotel

1. Empress Hotel
2. Grande Colonial Hotel
3. La Valencia

Housekeeping

1. Rene’s of La Jolla
2. The Maids
3. La Jolla Maids

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

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

In-Home Care/Senior Assistance

1. La Jolla Nurses Homecare
2. Home Care of La Jolla
3. Home Care Assistance

Insurance Agent

1. Spiegler Insurance Services

2. Benchmark Commercial Insurance Services, Inc. (Tie)

2. Farmers - Rod Simmerman (Tie)

3. Terry Hudkins - State Farm Insurance Agent

Interior Designer

1. Jill Champion

2. Jackson Design and Remodeling

3. Ross Thiele & Sons

Italian

1. Café Milano

2. Piatti

3. Osteria Romantica

Jewelry

1. Bowers Jewelers

2. CJ Charles

3. Mythos

Juice Bar

1. Juice Kaboose

2. Parakeet Juicery

3. Nekter Juice Bar

Linens & Bedding

1. Everett Stunz

2. My Own Space

Lunch

1. Parakeet Cafe

2. El Pescador

3. Girard Gourmet

Margarita

1. Puesto

2. Verde Ranchero

3. Jose’s Court Room

Mediterranean

1. Marketplace Grille

2. Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine

3. Mediterranean Room

Men’s Apparel

1. Ascot Shop

2. Bendl’s Custom Shirts of La Jolla

3. Ralph Lauren (Tie)

3. Tommy Bahama (Tie)

Mexican

1. Puesto

2. Verdes El Ranchero

3. Rigoberto’s

Mortgage Banker

1. Ed Woolery - Guaranteed Rate Affinity
2. Greg Parker - Prosperity Home Mortgage
3. Dawn DuCharme - Union Bank

Nail Salon

1. L7 Salon
2. The Nail Lounge of La Jolla
3. Seabreeze Nails Spa

New Restaurant

1. American Pizza Mfg.
2. Bunny Chow - South African Cuisine
3. Mermaids & Cowboys

Orthodontist

1. La Jolla Village Orthodontics
2. Dr. Russell Toppi
3. Dr. Hoss

Outdoor Restaurant

1.George’s at the Cove
2. Duke’s La Jolla
3. Piatti (Tie)
3. Thai Gulf Restaurant (Tie)

Pastry 

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

Pediatrician

1. Dr. Gretchen C. Gainor
2. Pacific Integrated Pediatric Health
3. James Veronique, MD

Pilates Studio

1. Pilates Plus La Jolla
2. Gotham Pilates
3. Windansea Pilates

Pizza

1. Mr. Moto Pizza
2. American Pizza Mfg.
3. Isola Pizza Bar

Plumber

1. Anderson Plumbing Heating and Air
2. Arrow Plumbing
3. Erling Rohde Plumbing (Tie)
3. ASI Hastings (Tie)

Preschool

1. La Jolla Country Day Preschool
2. All Hallows Academy
3. La Jolla Montessori School

Private School

1. La Jolla Country Day
2. The Bishop’s School
3. All Hallows Academy

Restaurant with a View

1. George’s at the Cove
2. Brockton Villa
3. Duke’s La Jolla

Sandwich

1. Girard Gourmet
2. Jersey Mike’s
3. El Pescador

Seafood

1. El Pescador
2. Thai Gulf Restaurant
3. Marine Room

Senior Living

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

Skin Care Specialist

1. Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center
2. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic
3. Stephen Krant Clinic

Steak

1. Eddie V’s
2. Truluck’s
3. AR Valentien

Surf Shop

1. Surf Diva
2. Mitch’s Surf Shop
3. Bird Rock Surf

Sushi

1. Shiku
2. Himitsu
3. Sushi Mori

Taco

1. The Taco Stand
2. Don Carlos
3. Puesto

Takeout

1. China Chef
2. Girard Gourmet
3. Mandarin House

Thai

1. Aroi Cafe
2. Spice & Rice Kitchen
3. Thai Gulf Restaurant

Tourist Attraction

1. Birch Aquarium
2. The Conrad
3. La Jolla Historical Society

Trainer

1. Demario Santos
2. Jay & May Complete Health (Tie)
2. Amy Roberts (Tie)
4. Brooke Cesare

Travel Agency

1. Cadence Travel
2. Chayet Travel Network
3. Travel Edge (formerly Worldview Travel)

Veterinary Hospital

1. La Jolla Veterinary Hospital
2. Windansea Veterinary Clinic
3. Village Veterinary Hospital

Wedding Venue

1. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
2. La Jolla Woman’s Club
3. La Valencia Hotel

Wine Bar

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

Women’s Boutique

1. Sigi’s Boutique
2. Robina
3. Shade

Yoga

1. Buddhi Yoga
2. Prana Yoga Center
3. Trilogy Sanctuary