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Best of NH 2016 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 2016 Pizzerias and Ethnic Food Restaurants

Take a culinary journey around the world - from Latin and Italian to Korean and Turkish cuisines - or grab a slice at a pizzeria.

Best of NH 2016 American & Seafood Restaurants

Where to find the juiciest burgers in your area, a classic steakhouse, BBQ, gooey macaroni and cheese, wings, the biggest lobster roll and the ultimate bar snack.

Best of NH 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Food Odds & Ends

Looking for the best vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free options? Want to find a local cheesemaker? 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Favorite Restaurants

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

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 fine dining.

Voting in these categories takes place each spring. 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, which was held at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH on Thursday, June 16. This 15th annual event showcased New Hampshire Magazine Best of NH-award winners in an evening of food, fun, live music and festivities, that benefited the NH Food Bank.

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  • 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/

  • 2015 Best of NH party

    2015 Best of NH party

    Check out photos from the 2015 Best of NH Party held at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on June 16, 2015.

  • 2014 Best of NH Party

    2014 Best of NH Party

    Check out photos from the from the 2014 Best of NH Party.

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NH Wineries Videos

Take a peak at some of New Hampshire's local wineries. Videos courtesy of Monkey in Pajamas Media.

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Best of NH Party Info:

Thank you for joining us for the 15th Annual Best of NH Party held on Thursday, July 16 in Manchester. Attendees enjoyed food and drink samples from more than 65 booths while enjoying a night outside at the ballpark listening to music, live entertainment and ending the night with an amazing fireworks display.

Grand Prize:

One lucky event attendee won an all-inclusive week’s vacation, including housekeeping and meals, for four at Squam Lake provided by Rockywold Deephaven Camps. RDC is known for their unique and rustic lodging for every kind of vacation.


Ticket sale proceeds benefited the New Hampshire Food Bank.

NH Food Bank


participating restaurants

  • A&E Coffee Roastery
  • KC's Rib Shack
  • Klemm's Bakery
  • Frederick's Pastries
  • T-Bones & Copper Door (Great NH Restaurants)
  • Puritan Backroom
  • Villaggio Ristorante​
  • The Common Man
  • Jacques Fine European Pastries
  • Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream
  • Moo's Place Homemade Ice Cream
  • The Pie Guy
  • Tinos Greek Kitchen
  • Hermanos Cocina Mexicana
  • ​Roots at Robie's
  • ​Smokeshow Barbeque
  • Amphora Restaurant
  • Micro Mama's
  • Fratello's Italian Grille
  • Mr. Mac's
  • Van Otis Chocolates
  • Me & Ollie's Bread
  • Red Arrow Diner
  • New England's Tap House Grille
  • Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery
  • 900 Degrees
  • Harvey's Bakery & Coffee Shop
  • The Foundry
  • Polly's Pancake Parlor
  • Angela's Pasta & Cheese Shop
  • Tuscan Kitchen & Tuscan Market
  • Queen's Pub & Grille
  • Piedra Fina
  • Hayseed Farmstyle Restaurant & Smuttynose Brewing
  • Weathervane Seafood Restaurants
  • Spicy Mike's Gourmet Condiments
  • Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
Cocktails, beer and wine sampling by:
  • Jim Beam Black
  • William Hill Estate Winery
  • Barefoot Refresh Spritzers​
  • Bud Light Water-melon-Rita
  • Fabrizia Spirits
  • North Country Hard Cider
  • Throwback Brewery
  • LaBelle Winery
  • Cotton
  • Samuel Adams
  • Tamworth Distilling
  • Rockingham Brewing
  • Neighborhood Brewing

live Entertainment and music

  • Fireworks display by Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group, Inc.
  • Josh Logan
  • Cody James Gang
  • MB Padfield
  • Tristan Omand
  • Anna Madsen
  • Joe Deleault
  • The Hardtacks
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