Welcome to the Best of NH

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Bestof Logo 2023Since 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 (currently happening now!). 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 Editor’s Picks all lead up to the state’s biggest celebration, The Best of NH Party, which is held annually each summer.

2023 Best of NH Ballot

The voting period takes place now through Friday, March 17, 2023.

Please note: The ballot consists of more than 100 categories, focused on food and drink, health, lifestyle and consumer services in New Hampshire. The ballot is not intended for B2B-focused companies.

Winners will be contacted by mid-late April. The full list of results will be available in the July issue of New Hampshire Magazine.

Looking to get your business added the ballot?

The Best of NH ballot is an open field or write-in ballot, which means that businesses cannot be added to the ballot. Please do not reach out to our staff and ask to be added to the ballot. We suggest you instead encourage your customers to simply vote for your business on question number xx.

Please pay careful attention to question numbers as many categories were shuffled around, added or removed for 2023.

Additionally, we are unable to add categories to the ballot. Instead, if you feel that your business is not applicable for one of our 100+ categories, then we encourage you to submit an email to our team for editor’s pick consideration. Each year, we recognize dozens of outstanding, local businesses who simply don’t fit neatly into our readers’ poll categories. If you have an outstanding product, unique menu item or one-of-a-kind service, please let us know via email.

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2023 Best of NH Party

Save the date. Save your appetite.

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 this year at Flag Hill Distillery and Winery, located in Lee, NH, on Thursday, June 22, 2023.

This year’s Best of NH celebration returns to its glory days of sampling great food, drink, live music and fun from across the state.  The event will be an elegant tent and garden party at one of our most beautiful local treasures — Flag Hill Distillery and Winery in Lee.

Sign up for our new VIP hour and private sampling opportunity, limited to 100 guests; spend the night in one of 10 tiny homes right ton property; or come just for an evening of sampling and fun. And it’s all to honor the 2023 Best of NH winners and to support our nonprofit beneficiary: The New Hampshire Food Bank.

More information coming soon! Tickets will be on sale in early spring.

2022 Best of NH Winners

Best of NH This and That

Here are our editors' picks that don't fit perfectly into any category, but are definitely things you should know about!

Best of NH 2022 Shops & Services

Whether you're in the mood for retail therapy, need to find a dog walker or want to try out a new yoga studio, this list is here to help.

Best of NH 2022 Food Odds and Ends

Not everything fits neatly into a category, but that doesn't mean you should pass up these winners, including the state's favorite new restaurant, artisan cheese, outdoor dining, gluten-free options and more.

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Position your business, brand and services with the best… in front of New Hampshire Magazine‘s 123,000+ affluent, educated and active readers, website visitors and guests at the Best of New Hampshire Party.

Join the winning team as a sponsor and party with the best of ’em!

For more information on how to become a part of the Best of NH Party, contact Josh Auger at (603) 413-5144 or jauger@nhmagazine.com.

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