The Guide to JP: Best of JP 2014 Winners

The following are the “Best of JP 2014” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 14th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. No fewer than 35 businesses were nominated as JP’s “friendliest.” The results were closer than ever this year, and there were tied winners in four categories.

BEST PLACE TO…

Enjoy the Outdoors

Jamaica Pond Park

Work

Ethos

Enjoy Live Entertainment

Midway Café

See Art

UFORGE Gallery

CONSUMER FAVORITES

Friendliest Business

City Feed and Supply

Breakfast

Sorella’s

Lunch

JP Seafood Café

Dinner

Ten Tables

Latin American Food

El Oriental de Cuba

Asian Food

JP Seafood Café

Bakery

Canto 6 Bakery

Pub/Bar

Doyle’s Café

Pizza

Same Old Place

Cup of Coffee

TIE: City Feed and Supply and J.P. Licks

Retail Store

TIE: Boomerangs and On Centre

Convenience Store

Ruggiero’s Market

Personal Service

Fresh Hair

Real Estate Service

TIE: Jamaica Hill Realty and McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate

Bank

Eastern Bank

Professional Service

TIE: Robert T. Fowler & Sons insurance and Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Home Service

Peg Preble, electrician

Auto Shop

Keegan’s Service Station

BEST AREA BUSINESSES

South Street

Harvest Co-op Market

Egleston Square

Star Fish Market

Hyde/Jackson Squares

Whole Foods Market

Centre Street

Boomerangs

Forest Hills

Dogwood Café

Washington Street

TIE: Canto 6 Bakery and Doyle’s Café

THE REST OF THE BEST

Community Event

Wake Up the Earth Festival

Playground

Brewer/Burroughs Tot Lot

Mural

Purple Cactus building

Children’s Activity

TIE: Jamaica Plain Youth Soccer and KidsArts!

Health Service

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Local School

Curley K-8 School

Neighborhood association/group

[email protected]

Nonprofit agency

Ethos

Gay/Lesbian Hang-out

Milky Way Lounge

Storefront

Boomerangs

Government Service

Post office

Environmental group

Bikes Not Bombs

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