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SinBestof Logo 2021ce 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 each year, starting in mid-January. Our online-only ballot is the best way for readers and customers to recognize the best of the best that the Granite State 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 is held annually each summer.

2021 Best of NH Ballot

Let’s face it. After a year of being mostly housebound and avoiding even people we know and love, we need the Best of NH more than ever. That said, with so many closures and so much change in the past year, when it comes to picking your favorite local restaurants, products and attractions you may not know where to begin. We suggest you simply start with a few questions: What old favorites have you always loved. What are the attractions you most miss? What will be the first place you visit as soon as you are ready to venture out? What products and services have helped see you through the pandemic? Also, just for this year, you’ll be able to name some businesses that went above and beyond to serve customers through the challenges posed by COVID-19.

 Things are still in a state of change, but we value every vote we get and we will fact check all our winners to be sure they are still open and operating.

The 2021 Best of NH Ballot will be open through March 12.

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Best of NH 2020 Food Odds and Ends

Not everything fits neatly into a category, but that doesn't mean you should pass up these winners, including your favorite new restaurant, family-friendly, outdoor and farm-to-table dining, plus gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy options

Best of NH 2020 Fun & Adventure

It's time to get out and explore the Granite State. Here are our suggestions and readers' picks for the best ways to have fun and maybe learn something new along the way.

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Due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, we were unable to stage our usual live event in 2020. That being said, we still had one heck of a virtual Facebook Live party with celebrity guests, beloved emcees, delicious cocktail and food demonstrations and tons of great giveaways!

A note from New Hampshire Magazine’s Publisher Ernesto Burden:

Thank you to all of the amazing talent who made the June 18 Best of NH 2020 Party At Your House such an incredible experience, to our sponsors for making it possible, and to our entire New Hampshire community for your attendance, support and engagement throughout the event and throughout the years!

Special shout outs to our hosts, Neal and Marga from WZID’s New Hampshire in the Morning, music coordinator Steven Friedman from The River, and our technology partner Edify Direct, whose video production skills are second to none regardless of the complexity of the project. And of course, we couldn’t do any of this without our presenting sponsor, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and all of the sponsors who supported this year and in years past.

While we hope to be back at the stadium next year to see you all in person, in the meantime we’re so grateful that you joined us to continue the Best of NH tradition in this virtual format this year.

Check out the 2020 Best of NH Party

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Posted by New Hampshire Magazine on Thursday, June 18, 2020

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