Guide to JP: Best of JP 2018

September 14, 2018
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Best of JP 2018 Winners

The following are the “Best of JP 2018” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 17th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. Almost every business in Jamaica Plain received at least one vote in one category. The closest competition was among restaurants for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner categories.

BEST PLACE TO…

Enjoy the Outdoors

Arnold Arboretum

Work

Mount Pleasant Home

Enjoy Live Entertainment

Jamaica Plain Porchfest

See Art

JP Open Studios

CONSUMER FAVORITES

Friendliest Business

Fresh Hair

Breakfast

Sorella’s

Lunch

Purple Cactus

Dinner

Vee Vee

Latin American Food

Chilacates

Asian Food

JP Seafood

Bakery

Fiore’s Bakery

Pub/Bar

Canary Square

Pizza

Same Old Place

Cup of Coffee

Café Nero’s

Retail Store

On Centre

Convenience Store

Ruggiero’s Market

Personal Service

Fresh Hair

Real Estate Service

Focus Real Estate

Bank

Rockland Trust

Professional Service

Lawyer Jeremy McHugh

Home Service

Maid to Clean

Auto Shop

Arborway Auto Services Center

BEST AREA BUSINESSES

South Street

Ferris Wheels

Egleston Square

Star Fish Market

Hyde/Jackson Squares

Alex’s Chimis

Centre Street

City Feed

Forest Hills

Brassica Kitchen and Café

Washington Street

Tie: Doyle’s and Turtle Swamp Brewery

THE REST OF THE BEST

Community Event

Wake Up the Earth Festival

Playground

Brewer/Burroughs Tot Lot

Mural

Purple Cactus building

Children’s Activity

Curtis Hall Community Center

Health Service

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Local School

Curley K-8 School

Neighborhood association/group

JP Progressives

Nonprofit agency

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

Gay/Lesbian Hang-out

Milky Way Lounge

Storefront

Boomerangs

Government Service

USPS

Environmental group

Wake Up the Earth

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