Best of Indy: 34 Readers’ Choice Winners

We asked, you answered. Here, the results of our annual survey about the best the city has to offer.

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BESTOFINDY_500x500Drum roll, please. Below, you’ll find the winners of our online survey accompanying the magazine’s “Best of Indy” feature in the December issue. For good measure, we also threw in a selection of comments from the readers who voted. Congratulations to all!

UPDATE: Make your 2015 Best of Indy picks now. 

 

Best Jewelry Store: G. Thrapp Jewelers

“I love the small neighborhood feel and the vintage/estate jewelry.” —Linda Mcleaish

 

Best Dog Groomer: The Village Dog

“Great work and fun staff who love the pooches that come in for their haircuts.” —Cari Kluger

 

Best Spin Class: InCycle

“Great instructors who know what they’re doing and keep it both tough and fun.” —Kate Appel

 

YOGA1Best Yoga Studio: Invoke

“They’re always adding more classes to keep up with the demand, and I love my Reformer trainer, Megan!” —Patty Heffelman

 

Best Hair Colorist: Will Turpin of Whiskey and Honey Salon

“Will is awesome. He keeps this 50-year-old looking 35.” —Greg McAbee

 

Best Alterations Shop: Georgetown Alterations

“I’ve trusted them to alter my clothes for 20 years. They’ve even made Halloween costumes for my sons.” —Sally Cutler

 

Best Baby Clothes: Ballerinas and Bruisers

“Locally owned, beautiful things.” —Lori Nichols

 

Best Framing Shop: The Great Frame Up

“Not just for their service, but the owners are great supporters of the local arts community.” —Hugh Vandivier

 

Best Eyeglasses Shop: Ossip Optometry

“Great selection of the coolest, up-to-date styles. Although being stylish does not come cheap.” —Wayne Johnson

 

Best Cut Flowers: The Empty Vase

“Unusual flowers and combinations, great service.” —Jennifer Hendrian

 

Best Museum Shop: Indianapolis Museum of Art

“Where else can you get cool Robert Indiana stuff?” —Rhonda Long-Sharp

 

Best Doughnut: Long’s Bakery

“No other competition, really. Soft and delicious.” —Pat Francisco

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Best Salad: Napolese

“Love the double chopped salad as a staple, but their seasonals are always interesting.” —Casey Wiscons

 

Best Steakhouse: St. Elmo Steak House

“Just the place to be.” —Morgan Greenlee

 

Best Restaurant Bread: Bluebeard

“Because Amelia’s.” [Amelia’s is the bakery that supplies Bluebeard.] —Lyn White

 

Best Cupcakes: Flying Cupcake

“The icing-to-cake ratio is spot on. You want yummy? You get yummy.” —Michelle Hammond

 

Best Froyo Shop: Huddles

“The taste of the froyo is incomparable.” —Morgan Harrison

 

Best Date Place: Mama Carolla’s

“They have a perfect house Chianti.” —Jayne Beasley

 

Best Park For Winter Fun: Eagle Creek

“Great snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.” —David Temple

The alcohols CRG buys for its restaurants are Fountain Square Brewery, Sun King, New Day Meadery, Bier Brewery, Triton Brewery, and Flat12 Bierwerks. (Photo by Stacy Newgent)

 

Best Brewery: Sun King Brewing

“Duh.” —Adrian Gillaspy

 

Best Mexican Restaurant: La Piedad

“The friendly servers, the casual patio, the great (and inexpensive) food.” —Allyson Dobberteen

 

Best Food Truck: Scratch

“The poutine fries. Enough said.” —Julie Garrett

 

Best Luxury Hotel: The Conrad

“You just can’t beat their beds.” —Don Karlander

 

Cafe PatachouBest Breakfast Place: Cafe Patachou

“Two words: cinnamon toast.” —Jacqueline Cromleigh

 

Best Ice Cream Shop: BRICS

“They don’t believe a flavor combination can be too rich.” —Pam Nixon

 

Best Restaurant Patio: Rick’s Boatyard Cafe

“I feel like I’m on vacation sitting on the water there.” —Carly Glickman

 

Best Farmers Market: Broad Ripple Farmers Market

“Such a great variety of vendors and easily accessible from multiple parts of town.” —Sara Zembrodt

 

Best Sports Bar: Kilroy’s

“So many TVs!” —Michelle Mezzanotte

 

Best Music Festival: WARMfest

“Incredible national and local acts. This new fest is totally underrated.” —Roxanna Caldwell

 

Best Art Gallery: Long-Sharp Gallery

“Two floors of work from local and world-renowned artists.” —LaMont King Jr.

 

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Angela Buchman on our December 2003 cover

Best Local Newscast: WTHR

“Angela Buchman is a babe!” —Taylor Herman

 

Best Record Store: LUNA Music

“Great vibes.” —Patricia Benrubi

 

Best Spa: Evan Todd Spa

“I love the tranquil atmosphere, and it always smells great up there!” —Cara Shanks

 

Best Local Sports Team: Colts

“Love my Colts, especially now that Andrew Luck is on board. We have a huge future with him.” —Kimann Schultz

 

 

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