Voting begins for the Best of Palo Alto

Annual competition seeks to reveal readers' favorite local businesses

Palo Alto Weekly readers have great taste, and that's why we seek their expertise every summer as we search for the best the city has to offer. From book stores to bakeries, boutiques to body shops, readers get to single out the best restaurants, retailers, services, places to have fun and more through the Best Of Palo Alto contest.

Easy online voting opened Friday, April 25, and winning businesses will be announced in July. To find the online ballot, go to

By participating, readers have their own chance to win a prize. People who vote for at least five categories and then respond to a confirmation email, activating their ballot, will be entered into the prize drawing. Prize winners will be contacted via email after voting ends.

Voting will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 1.

Readers who don't find their favorite businesses in the Best Of drop-down menus can submit them as write-in votes. Write-in votes help new retailers and service providers qualify for next year's ballot.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff


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Posted by Phil Malone
a resident of Stanford
on May 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Howie's is AWESOME!! It is my favorite pizza restaurant in California!!

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Posted by John Adler
a resident of Stanford
on May 24, 2014 at 9:27 pm vote for best Indian food in Palo Alto!

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Posted by Best small restaurant
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Coupa Cafe for best small restaurant and best desserts, hands down!

Bistro Maxine for most exotic and best coffee. As well as best crepes! Very small restaurant, but tres elegant!

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Posted by Worst Chain Restaurant
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 26, 2014 at 10:12 am

Sam's Chowder House: okay food, not as good as SF. Definitely not kid-friendly.

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Posted by Jo Postyn
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The Massage Therapy Center at 368 California Avenue in Palo Alto is a
provider of the BEST therapeutic massage I have ever had, giving me
enormous relief from spinal stenosis.

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Posted by katie
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Pizza Chicago is consistently the best pizza.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:16 pm

There is no place like Lux Eye care on El Camino Real in Palo Alto next to Sundance Steak House. Lux is by far the best eye care shop in Palo Alto. They carry famous brands of sun grasses, reading glasses and contact len's, they also have friendly staff, and they also have their own lab on site. Please take time to go and check out Lux eye care.

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