Meet the Best of St. Croix Valley 2022

Say “Congratulations!” to your favorite area businesses.

Best Bar / Brewery / Distillery

Hop & Barrel Brewing

Runners-up: Pitchfork Brewing, 45th Parallel Distillery

Best Breakfast

San Pedros Café 

Runners-up: Oasis Cafe, Keys Café & Bakery

Best Outdoor Dining

Pier Five Hundred

Runners-up: San Pedro Café, Mallory’s Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, Freight House

Best Pizza

Bricks Neapolitan Pizza

Runners-up: EJ’s Pizzeria, Carbone’s Pizzeria

Best Plant-Based Menu

Urban Olive & Vine

Runners-up: LoLo American Kitchen, Agave Kitchen, The Tilted Tiki

Best Restaurant 

San Pedro Café

Runners-up: LoLo American KitchenPier Five Hundred

Best Takeout / Curbside

Agave 2 Gogo

Runners-up: Dragon PearlLoLo American Kitchen

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Best Builder

Hartman Homes

Runners-up: GreenHalo Builds, Derrick Custom Homes

Best Interior Designer

Kelli Kaufer Designs

Runners-up: Bobbie Peterson Interiors, Bell Interiors

Best Landscape Designer

Stone & Leaf Landscaping

Runners-up: Willow River Company, Earthworks Landscaping

Best Nursery / Garden Center

Farrill’s Sunrise Nursery and Garden Center

Runners-up: Rose Floral and Greenhouse, Abrahamson Nurseries

Best Remodeler

Derrick Custom Homes

Runners-up: JCR Construction and Custom Remodeling, SES Renovations, Croix View Construction & Remodeling

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Best Chiropractic Practice

Croixview Family Chiropractor

Runners-up: Vitality Chiropractic, McCabe Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Best Dental Practice

St. Croix Kidds Pediatric Dentistry

Runners-up: Smiles in Motion Pediatric Dentistry, Oakwood Dental

Best Dermatology Practice

Advanced Dermatology Care

Runners-up: Forefront Dermatology, Dermatology Consultants

Best Eye Practice

Associated Eye Care

Runners-up: Christianson Vision Care, Hudson Optical

Best Fitness Studio / Yoga Studio / Gym

Light House Yoga + Fitness

Runners-up: Riverfront Athletic Club, Solo Yoga + Bxing

Best Medspa

St. Croix Skincare

Runners-up: Northern Allure Aesthetics, Willow Medspa & Fitness

Best OBGYN Practice

Hudson Physicians

Runners-up: Evensong Women’s Health & Midwifery, Stillwater Medical Group, Western Wisconsin Health

Best Orthodontic Practice

Tie: Sletten Orthodontics & Brettin Orthodontics*, Valley Orthodontics

Runners-up: Kristo Orthodontics, Orchin + Orchin

Best Pediatric Practice

St. Croix Kidds Pediatric Dentistry

Runners-up: Hudson Physicians, Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine

Best Salon / Spa

Tangled Salon & Spa

Runners-up: 4 North Beauty CollectiveJust For Me “The Spa” 

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Best Apparel Boutique

La Rue Marche

Runners-up: Kenzington Boutique, One:Nine Boutique

Best Florist

Hudson Flower Shop

Runners-up: Rose Floral and Greenhouse, Bo Jons Flowers and Gifts

Best Gift Shop

Bees Knees

Runners-up: Purple Tree, Smith + Trade Mercantile

Best Home Furnishings / Décor Store

The 715

Runners-up: Smith + Trade MercantileKenzington Boutique

Best Jeweler

Beth’s Jewelery Shop

Runners-up: Kenzington Boutique, Diamonds on Main

Best Specialty Foods / Kitchen Store

Grand Fête

Runners-up: Cooks of Crocus Hill, Knoke’s Chocolate and Nuts

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Best Doggy Daycare / Kennel

K9 Playtime

Runners-up: Paws and Claws Pet Resort, Under One Woof

Best Law Firm

Eckberg Lammers

Runners-up: Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C., Nelson & Lindquist, S.C.

Best Learning / Tutoring Center


Runner-up: Sylvan Learning Center

Best Place for Kids’ Activities

The Dancing House

Runners-up: Hudson GNG, Hudson YMCA

Best Private Preschool / Childcare

Sunny Hill Preschool

Runners-up: Trinity Academy Preschool, Bethel Highlands Preschool

Best Senior Living Residence

Red Cedar Canyon Senior Living

Runners-up: Boutwells Landing, Croixdale

Best Veterinary Practice

Tie: Animal Care Center; Croix Valley Veterinary Hospital

Runners-up: Hillcrest Animal Hospital, At Home Animal ClinicPet Hospital

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*Editor's Note: Sletten Orthodontics & Brettin Orthodontics was misprinted; it tied for first place. We regret this error.