About Best of NH

Since 2000, New Hampshire Magazine has polled and published the picks of its readers and editors in categories that range from best cupcakes to best martini to best antiques shop and everything in between.

Voting in these categories takes place beginning on January 16, 2018. Our online-only ballot is 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, which will be held at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Our 17th annual event will showcase New Hampshire Magazine Best of NH-award winners in an evening of food, fun, live music and festivities that benefits Stay Work Play New Hampshire.

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The Ballot is open!

Best of NH ballot -- vote now!

The 2018 ballot will be open through March 16.

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Best of NH 2017 Shops & Services

Whether you're an antique hunter, need to find the perfect gift or just want to relax with a little retail therapy, we've got the place for you.

Best of NH 2017 Food Odds & Ends

Looking for the best vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free options? Want to find a top-notch local mustard? Need to take the kids out to a family-friendly restaurant? Here's where to find all of those answers and more.

Best of NH 2017 Fun & Adventure

It's time to get out of the house! Take an art class, catch a show, stroll through a gorgeous garden or go on a mysterious treasure hunt.

Best of NH 2017 This & That

Sometimes cool things defy categorization. Here are our favorite odds and ends from spicy ketchup to a very quirky small town event.

Best of NH 2017 Arts & Culture

Expand your mind (and have some fun at the same time) with local musicians, art galleries, theatres, music stores, concert halls and festivals.

Best of NH 2017 Desserts, Ice Cream Stands, Coffee and Bakeries

Ready for coffee and dessert? Step it up a notch with locally roasted brews, ice cream macarons, French pastries and much more.

Best of NH 2017 American & Seafood Restaurants

Where to find the juiciest burgers in your area, a classic steakhouse, BBQ, gooey macaroni and cheese, wings, the best lobster roll and the state's fanciest burgers.

Best of NH 2017 Breweries, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails and Pubs

Ready for some local refreshments? We've got craft beer, cocktails, hard cider, locally distilled spirits and more.

Best of NH 2017 Delis, Butcher Shops, Catering, Cafés, Lunch and Breakfast

Looking for a healthy lunch? Need a gourmet meal on the go? Hungry for a locally sourced breakfast? Here you'll find the best sandwiches, soups, catering, breakfast spots and more.

Best of NH 2017 Favorite Restaurants

Here are your favorite restaurants - as determined by the Readers' Poll - in all regions of the state.

Best of NH 2017 Pizzerias and Ethnic Food Restaurants

Take a culinary journey around the world - from Latin and Italian to Thai and Turkish cuisines - or grab a slice at a pizzeria.
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Best of NH Party photos

  • 2016 Best of NH Party

    2016 Best of NH Party

    Thanks for joining us at the 2016 Best of NH Party on June 16 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. Photos by Wendy Wood, Karen Bachelder and Susan Laughlin.

  • 2016 Best of NH Photo Booth

    2016 Best of NH Photo Booth

    Thanks for joining us at the 2016 Best of NH Party held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Manchester. Check out photos from the NH Photo Fun Booth! http://www.nhphotofunbooth.com/

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For more information on how to become a part of the Best of NH Party, call Kim Lencki, Group Advertising Sales Director, at (603) 413-5154 or your account executive; Connie Audet at (603) 413-5142 Tal Hauch at (603) 413-5145 or Josh Auger at (603) 413-5144.

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