Best Of Rochester: Food 

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ILLUSTRATION BY JACOB WALSH.

And the winners are...

Best “Plate”

WINNER
Dogtown

FINALISTS
Red Fern | Henrietta Hots | Nick Tahou’s

Best Late-Night Eats (past 11 p.m.)

WINNER
The Angry Goat Pub

FINALISTS
Mark’s Texas Hots | Marshall Street Bar & Grill

Best Bakery

WINNER
Leo’s Bakery & Deli

FINALISTS
Yeah Baby! Bakes | Amazing Grains | Get Caked Bakery

Best Barbecue

WINNER
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

FINALISTS
Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint | Good Smoke BBQ & Pub | Texas BBQ Joint

Best Diner

WINNER
Highland Park Diner

FINALISTS
Lakeside Haven | Great American Diner | Jim’s on Main

Best Burger

WINNER
The Gate House

FINALIST
The Playhouse // Swillburger | Good Luck | Strangebird

Best Candy Shop

WINNER
Stever’s Candies

FINALISTS
Andy’s Candies | Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream & Chocolates | Laughing Gull Chocolates

Best Caterer

WINNER
Proietti's Italian Restaurant & Catering

FINALISTS
Root Catering | Madeline’s Catering | Tavos Antojitos y Tequila

Best Chef

WINNER
Richard Reddington (REDD)

FINALISTS
Nate Stahl (Strangebird) | Kimberly Roth (The Back Alley Grill) | Cruz Nieves (The Revelry)

Best Sammie (Breakfast/Sub/etc.)

WINNER
DiBella’s

FINALISTS
Bodega | Rubino’s Italian Foods | Calabresella's

Best Donuts

WINNER
Ridge Donuts

FINALISTS
Donuts Delite | Golden Harvest | Schutt’s Apple Mill
Best Fish Fry

WINNER
Bill Gray’s

FINALISTS
The Old Toad | Captain Jim’s Fish Market | Polska Chata

Best Global Foods Market

WINNER
Asia Food Market

FINALISTS
Spice Bazaar | International Food Market & Cafe | Namaste Indian Grocery

Best Ice Cream

WINNER
Abbott’s Frozen Custard

FINALISTS
Pittsford Farms Dairy | Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream & Chocolates | Countertop Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

WINNER
The Pasta Villa

FINALISTS
Rocco | Vern’s | Fiorella

Best Mexican Restaurant

WINNER
Monte Alban

FINALISTS
Tavos Antojitos y Tequila | Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food | Old Pueblo Grill

Best Asian Restaurant

WINNER
Han Noodle Bar

FINALISTS
Chen Garden | Szechuan Opera | Furoshiki

Best Comfort Food

WINNER
Petit Poutinerie

FINALISTS
Dogtown | The Red Fern | The Saucey Chef

Best New Restaurant (2023)

WINNER
Tavos Antojitos y Tequila

FINALISTS
Leonore’s | Wildflour | Lila’s in the Lobby

Best Outdoor Dining

WINNER
Jines

FINALISTS
REDD | The Owl House | Tavos Antojitos y Tequila

Best Pizza

WINNER
Pizza Wizard

FINALISTS
Strangebird | Peels on Wheels | Pizza Stop

Best Food Truck

WINNER
The Poutine Truck

FINALISTS
Countertop Creamery | Neno’s | Macarollin’

Best Restaurant

WINNER
Nosh

FINALISTS
Good Luck | REDD | Vern’s

Best Dessert

WINNER
Phillips European

FINALISTS
Caramel Bakery & Bar | Yeah Baby! Bakes | Red Fern

Best Restaurant to Dine Alone

WINNER
Jines

FINALISTS
Strangebird | REDD | Vern’s

Best Sushi

WINNER
Umai Revolving Sushi

FINALISTS
Poké Sushi | Velvet Belly | Keep It Rollin’ Sushi Bar

Best Vegan Restaurant

WINNER
The Red Fern

FINALISTS
The Owl House | New Ethic Pizzeria & Cafe | Squatcho's

Best Wings

WINNER
Bar Bill

FINALISTS
Strangebird | Jeremiah’s | Windjammers

Best Local Packaged Food/Drink Product

WINNER
Zweigle’s

FINALISTS
Mott’s Applesauce | Katboocha | Genesee Beer

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