About Best of NH

Each year in its July issue, New Hampshire Magazine publishes the picks of its readers and editors in categories that range from best cup cakes to best fine dining.

Our online-only ballots are the best way for readers and customers to recognize the best of the best that New Hampshire has to offer.

Our annual Readers' Poll and extensive list of Editor's Picks all lead up to the state's biggest celebration, The Best of NH Party at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH. This event showcases New Hampshire Magazine Best Of NH-award winners in an evening of food, fun, live music and festivities, this year benefiting the NH Food Bank.

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Best of NH 2015 Shops and Services

From gorgeous flower arrangements to quality pet care you can trust, the 2015 Best of NH Shops and Services list has what you need.

Best of NH 2015 Fun and Adventure

The Best of NH 2015 is filled with things to do and see from cooking classes and our favorite country inns to the best zip line in the state and the top places to take a hike.

Best of NH 2015 This and That

Here are the Best of NH 2015 Editor's Picks that don't fit neatly into other categories. They range from an ice cream fundraiser to new hope for the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel.

Best of NH 2015 Arts, Culture & People

Discover local bands, art galleries, music and performing arts venues and much more in this section of Best of NH 2015

Best of NH 2015 Food Odds and Ends

In this section of 2015's Best of NH you'll find this year's best new restaurant, where to eat outdoors, fine dining, a local cheesemaker, the best date night spot, the return of an old favorite and more!

Best of NH 2015 Desserts, Ice Cream Stands and Bakeries

We hope that you saved room for dessert. There's something for every sweet tooth here - Cookies, sticky toffee pudding, cakes, apple pie, ice cream and more!

Best of NH 2015 Pizzerias and Ethnic Food Restaurants

Here's where to grab a slice or take a world cuisine tour right here in New Hampshire with Best of NH 2015 winners from your favorite pizzerias to Japanese, Greek, Indian, Mexican and much more!

Best of NH 2015 Delis, Butcher Shops, Catering, Cafés, Lunch and Breakfast

Enjoy a Sunday morning brunch, hearty chili, outstanding sandwich, farm-to-table breakfast, the best catering and more.

Best of NH 2015 American & Seafood Restaurants

In this section you'll discover where to find the best burger, smoky brisket, New England clam chowder, crab cakes, fine seafood dining and more!

2015 Best of NH Party

About the party:

Thanks to those who attended the annual Best of NH Party and  celebrated our readers' poll and editor's pick winners on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. We hope you had as much fun as we did partying with the best of 'em!

Grand Prize:

Our lucky winner is: Kelly Bennett! Kelly won an all-inclusive week’s vacation, including housekeeping and meals, for four at Squam Lake provided by RDC Resort. RDC is known for their unique and rustic lodging for every kind of vacation.


And you can feel good about partying with the best of 'em because a portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the NH Food Bank.

NH Food Bank

thank you to the following Restaurants and Businesses

Here's the tasty lineup of who sampled at this year's party.

  • 7th Settlement Brewery
  • 900 Degrees
  • Alibaba Wholefoods Festival
  • All Real Meal
  • Angela's Pasta & Cheese Shop
  • Bedford Village Inn
  • Biederman's Deli & Pub
  • Choice Cuts Butcher Shop
  • Cork N' Keg Grill
  • Frederick's Pastries
  • Fresh Press
  • Hart's Turkey Farm
  • Hermanos Cocina Mexicana
  • Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co.
  • India Palace
  • Jacques Fine European Pastries
  • KC's Rib Shack
  • La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
  • Mill Fudge Factory
  • Moo's Place Homemade Ice Cream
  • Muse Thai Bistro
  • My Sister’s Kitchen
  • Pressed Café
  • Puritan Backroom
  • Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner
  • Rubbin' Butts BBQ
  • Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream
  • Siam Orchid Thai Bistro
  • T-BONES Great American Eatery
  • The Common Man
  • The Pie Guy
  • The Quill at SNHU
  • The Way We Cook
  • Triolo’s Bakery
  • Tuscan Kitchen
  • Van Otis Chocolates
  • Village Bean
  • Wild Rover Pub and Restaurant
  • Wing-itz
  • Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
Cocktails, beer and wine sampling by:
  • Cabin Fever Maple Whisky
  • 7th Settlement Brewery
  • Cotton
  • Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
  • Zing Zang
  • LaBelle Winery
  • Bud Light Lime-A-Rita
  • Bulleit Bourbon
  • Samuel Adams
  • Shipyard Brewery


thanks to our fantastic live Entertainment

  • Fireworks display by Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group, Inc.
  • Compaq Big Band
  • Rockin Daddios
  • Pardon the Spins (the 2015 Best of NH Bands contest winner)
  • Magician Andrew Pinard
  • Spoof Gabbling Circus

Best of NH Party videos

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2014 Best of NH Party

2014 Best of NH Party

Check out footage from New Hampshire Magazine's 2014 Best of NH Party held at the Verizon Wireless Arena on July 19, 2014.
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2013 Best of NH party

2013 Best of NH party

Check out the 2013 Best of NH Party hosted by NH Magazine to benefit the NH Food Bank. This year's video host is NH Magazine columnist Courtney Hoppe. Video courtesy of Edify Multimedia.
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2012 Best of NH Party

2012 Best of NH Party

Check out the 2012 Best of NH Party held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.
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2011 Best of NH Party

2011 Best of NH Party

Check out the 2011 Best of NH Party held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.
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2010 Best of NH Party

2010 Best of NH Party

A video from the 2010 Best of NH Party.
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Voting closed!

Food and Drink ballot Shops and Services

Voting is now closed for the 2015 Best of NH ballots. Results will be revealed in our July issue, due out on newsstands and online by mid June. All readers' poll winners have been contacted via phone and winners' packets will be completed and mailed by the first week in May.

If you have any questions regarding your packet, please contact Erica Thoits at ethoits@nhmagazine.com

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For more information on how to become a part of the Best of NH Party, call Susan Smith, Associate Publisher at (603)413-5161 or your account executive; Connie Audet at (603) 413-5142 Bonnie Cartwright at (603) 413-5159 or Josh Auger at (603) 413-5144.

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