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The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards Are Here!

Alexandria, VA – Once again, our Alexandria community has swung for the fences! Not only did you consistently support your favorite local businesses throughout the miserable, COVID-induced conditions in 2021, but you also took time to vote and thereby shine a spotlight on the Best of the Best. The winners will receive a plaque displaying your (and Zebra’s) confidence in them throughout the coming year.

Food and Drink

Asian/Chinese Takeout/Thai

Sisters Thai

503 Montgomery St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 777-8154

https://www.sistersthaialexandria.com/

Runner Up: South China

Bakery

Bread & Water Company

Bread & Water’s famous cranberry meringue holiday tart. (Photo: Markos Panas)

1512 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22307

(703) 768-0100

https://www.breadandwatercompany.com/

Runner Up: Junction Bakery

Bar/Sports Bar

Joe Theismann’s Restaurant

1800 Diagonal Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 739-0777

https://www.theismanns.com/

Runner Up: Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub & Ramparts Tavern & Grill

BBQ

Rocklands BBQ

25 S. Quaker Lane Alexandria, VA 22314

703-778-9663

https://rocklands.com/

Runner Up: Pork Barrel BBQ & Sweet Fire Donna’s

Beer

Port City Brewing Company

3950 Wheeler Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304

703-797-2739

https://www.portcitybrewing.com/

Runner Up: Aslin Beer Company

Breakfast

Royal Restaurant

For more than 100 years, Royal Restaurant’s Italian, Greek & American food has delighted families in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo: Lee Moody)

730 N St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 548-1616

https://www.royalrestaurantva.com/

Runner Up: Table Talk

Brunch

Del Ray Café

205 E Howell Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

703-717-9151

http://www.delraycafe.com/

Runner Up: Royal Restaurant

Burgers

Holy Cow Del Ray

2312 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

703-666-8616

http://www.holycowdelray.com/

Runner Up: Five Guys

Butcher

Let’s Meat on the Avenue

2403 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

703-836-6328

http://www.letsmeatontheavenue.net/

Runner Up: Springfield Butcher

Catering

Bittersweet Catering

103 1/2 N. Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314

703-549-2708

https://www.bittersweetcatering.com/

Runner Up: Royal Restaurant

Cheese Shop

Cheesetique

2411 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

703-706-5300

https://www.cheesetique.com/location/del-ray/

Runner Up: La Fromagerie Cheese and Wine Bistro

Chili

Hard Times Café

1404 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314

703-837-0050

http://www.hardtimes.com/locations/alexandria/

Runner Up: Pork Barrel BBQ

Cocktails/Martinis/Margaritas

Café 44

The drinks and views at Café 44 are award-winning again this year. (Courtesy photo)

44 Canal Center Plaza Ste 401, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 344-9100

https://cafe44.com/

Runner Up: Taquiera Picoso

Coffee House

Misha’s Coffeehouse

917 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-548-4089

https://mishascoffee.com/

Runner Up: St. Elmo’s

Convenience Store

7-Eleven

2108 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 684-1943

https://www.7-eleven.com/locations/va/alexandria/2108-mt-vernon-ave-10784

Runner Up: Yates 7-11

Deli

Market 2 Market

116 E Del Ray Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

571-312-3010

https://www.m2mdelray.com/

Runner Up: Slaters Market

Dessert/Cupcakes/Donuts

Lavender Moon Cupcakery

116 S Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 683-0588

Runner Up: Alexandria Cupcake

Diner

The Executive Diner

1400 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 299-0894

https://www.theexecutivediner.com/index.html

Runner Up: Royal Restaurant

Family Restaurant

Royal Restaurant

730 N St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 548-1616

https://www.royalrestaurantva.com/

Runner Up: Primo Family Restaurant

Fine Dining

Ada’s on the River

3 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 638-1400

https://www.adasontheriver.com/

Runner Up: Landini Brothers Restaurant

French Restaurant

Bastille

607 N Fayette Street Alexandria, VA 22314

703-519-3777

https://www.bastillerestaurant.com/

Runner Up: Del Ray Café

Greek Restaurant

Taverna Cretekou

818 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-548-8688

https://www.tavernacretekou.com/index.html

Runner Up: Vaso’s Kitchen

Grocery Store

Harris Teeter

Shops at Foxchase, 4641 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22304

(703) 461-7082

harristeeter.com

Runner Up: Wegmans

Happy Hour

Chadwicks

203 Strand St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 836-4442

chadwicksoldtown.com

Runner Up: Café 44

Ice Cream/Gelato

Dairy Godmother

2310 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

703-683-7767

thedairygodmother.com

Runner Up: Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato

Indian Restaurant

Spice Kraft

2607 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 836-6363

spicekraftdelray.com

Runner Up: Dishes of India

Irish Pub

Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Bar

112 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 739-1124

danieloconnells.com

Runner Up: Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub

Italian Restaurant

Landini Brothers Restaurant

115 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-836-8404

landinibrothers.com

Runner Up: Lena’s Wood Fire Pizza & Tap

Mexican

Taqueria Picoso

1472 N Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22311

(571) 970-0881

https://www.taqueriapicoso.com/

Runner Up: Taqueria Poblano

New Restaurant

Taqueria Picoso

1473 N Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22311

(571) 970-0882

taqueriapicoso.com

Runner Up: Tequila & Taco

Outdoor Dining

Barca Pier & Wine Bar

2 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 638-1100

https://www.barcaalx.com/

Runner Up: Vola’s Dockside

Pho

Caphe Banh Mi

407 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-549-0800

http://www.caphebanhmi.com/

Runner Up: Sunday in Saigon

Pizza

Lena’s Wood-Fire Pizza & Tap

401 E Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 683-5330

https://www.lenaswoodfire.com/

Runner Up: Del Ray Pizzeria

Raw Bar

Hank’s Oyster Bar

1026 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314

703-739-4265

https://hanksoysterbar.com/

Runner Up: Whiskey & Oyster

Restaurant With A View

Café 44

44 Canal Center Plaza Ste 401, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 344-9100

cafe44.com

Runner Up: Barca Pier & Wine Bar

Romantic Restaurant

Café 44

44 Canal Center Plaza Ste 401, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 344-9101

https://cafe44.com/

Runners Up: Ada’s on the River & Landini Brother (tied)

Seafood

Hank’s Oyster Bar

1026 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314

703-739-4265

https://hanksoysterbar.com/

Runner Up: Whiskey & Oyster

Sushi

Momo Sushi

212 Queen Street Alexandria, VA 22314

703-299-9092

http://mymomosushi.com/

Runner Up: Zento Japanese Restaurant

Tacos

Chop Shop Taco

1008 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 970-6438

chopshoptaco.com

Runner Up: Taco & Tequila

Tea Shop

Spice & Tea Exchange

320 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 312-8505

spiceandtea.com/alexandria

Runner Up: Teaism

Waterfront Dining

Barca Pier & Wine Bar

2 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 638-1100

barcaalx.com

Runner Up: Ada’s on the River

Wine Shop

Unwined

3690 King St # J, Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 820-8600

unwinedva.com

Runner Up: Planet Wine

Wings

Mackie’s Bar & Grill

907 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 684-3288

mackiesbarandgrill.com

Runner Up: Wing Stop & Glory Days

Health & Wellness

Acupuncturist

Acupuncture in Del Ray

3140 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305

(703) 472-9103

acupunctureindelray.com

Runner Up: Caring AcupunctureHealth & Wellness

Addiction Services/Counseling

Del Ray Psych & Wellness LLC

1900 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

571-281-0338

delraypsych.com

Runner Up: WonderlogieHealth & Wellness

Assisted Living Home

Silverado Alexandria Memory Care Community

2807 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 215-9110

www.silverado.com

Barre

Pure Barre

429 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 303-8146

purebarre.com/location/alexandria-va

Runner Up: Studio Barre Health & Wellness

Chiropractor

Chrysalis Chiropractor

3140 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305

703-535-7881

chrysalischiropractic.com

Runner Up: Skopp Chiropractic

Dentist

Del Ray Smiles

4 Herbert St 3rd Fl, Alexandria, VA 22305

(703) 836-2213

delraysmiles.business.site

Runner Up: Alexandria Dental Center & Jessica Hill

Gym/Health Center

Crossfit MVA

1712 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

crossfitmva.com

Runner Up: Orange TheoryHealth & Wellness

Home Healthcare

Griswold Home Care of Northern Virginia East

105 Oronoco St #100, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 259-8511

griswoldhomecare.com/nova-east/

Runner Up: Old Dominion Home CareHealth & Wellness

Hospital

INOVA Alexandria

4320 Seminary Rd Alexandria, VA 22304

703-504-3000

inova.org/iah

Runner Up: VA Hospital CenterHealth & Wellness

Massage

Chrysalis Chiropractor

3140 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305

703-535-7881

chrysalischiropractic.com

Runner Up: Sugar House Day Spa & Vital Body and Mind

Mind/Body Services

Four Directions Wellness

2001 Mt Vernon Ave, #202 Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 776-0102

fourdirectionswellness.com

Personal Fitness Trainer

CJ Wesby Foundation Fitness

1901 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(571) 551-2671

foundfitpt.com/studios/del-ray-va/

Runner Up: Alexandra Karaer, certified trainer

Pharmacy

The Neighborhood Pharmacy

2204 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

703-836-1700

delraypharmacy.com

Physical Therapist

The Physical Therapy Zone

127 N Washington St # A, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 837-0010

physicaltherapyzone.com

Runner Up: Core Wellness & Physical Therapy

Pilates

Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga

2214 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

703-683-2228

mindthemat.com

Runner Up: Studio Logic

Psychiatrist

Del Ray Psych & Wellness LLC

1900 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

571-281-0338

delraypsych.com

Psychologist

Del Ray Psych & Wellness LLC

1900 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

571-281-0338

delraypsych.com

Yoga

Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga

2214 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

703-683-2228

mindthemat.com

Runner Up: Radiance Yoga

Shopping & Other Services

Accountant

Renner & Company

700 N Fairfax St STE 400, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 535-1200

Runner Up: Shaw & Associates

After-School Centers

Code Ninjas

4694 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 375-9540

codeninjas.com/va-alexandria

Runner Up: The Campagna CenterShopping & Other Services

Antiques

Evolution Home (TIE)

6239 Shields Ave, Alexandria, VA 22303

703-519-1911

evolution-home.com

Urban Redeux (TIE)

7916 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308

(703) 780-4301

urbanredeux.com

Art Gallery

Torpedo Factory

105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-746-4570

torpedofactory.org

Runner Up: Principal Art Gallery

Artisan Jewelry

Goldworks (David Martin)

1400 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-683-0333

goldworksusa.com

Runner Up: Christine Lupo

Attorney

Lonnie Rich

700 N Fairfax St Suite 220, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 299-3440

familyfirstlawvirginia.com

Runner Up: Amanda Hayes Rudolph

Auto Dealer

Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota

3750 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22305

703-684-0700

alexandriatoyota.com

Runner Up: Lindsey Automotive Group

Bank

Burke & Herbert Bank

Numerous Locations

703-684-1655

burkeandherbertbank.com

Runner Up: John Marshall Bank

Barbershop

Ultimate Barber

2712 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22301

(571) 483-0032

theultimatebarber.com

Runner Up: Heads Up Barbershop

Beauty Waxing

Bare Skin Waxing

101 N Alfred St #200, Alexandria, VA 22314

(202) 552-1650

b-skin.com

Runner Up: Waxing in the City

Bicycle Shop

Spokes Etc.

1545 N Quaker Lane Alexandria, VA 22302

703-820-2200

spokesetc.com

Runner Up: Pedego Electric Bikes & Velocity

Body/Paint

Yates Automotive

317 E Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 997-4818

yatesautomotive.com

Runner Up: Caliber Collision

Book store

Old Town Books

104 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-647-9749

oldtownbooks.com

Runner Up: Hooray for Books

Boutique

Sara Campbell

320 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 996-9074

saracampbell.com

Runner Up: Kiskadee

Car Repair

Yates Automotive

317 E. Braddock Rd. , Alexandria VA 22301

703-215-3255

yatesautomotive.com

Runner Up: Shell Gas Station – Mount Vernon Avenue

Car Wash

Yates Car Wash & Detail Center

1018 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 739-4800

yatescarwash.com

Runner Up: Wash Car Wash

Carpet Cleaning

Hadeed

3206 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

(703) 836-1111

joehadeed.com

Runner Up: ChemDry

Clothing Consignment

Mint Condition

103 S St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-836-6468

shopmintcondition.com

Runner Up: Bellies & Babies

Co-Working Space

ALX Community

201 N Union St Suite 110, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 826-0020

alxcommunity.com

Runner Up: The Loop

Credit Union

Democracy Federal Credit Union

400 N Columbus Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

202-488-5400

Democracyfsu.com

Runner Up: Navy Federal Credit Union

Dry Cleaners

Yates Dry Cleaners

407 E Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22301

703-683-6103

yatesdrycleaning.com

Runner Up: Greener Cleaners

Electrician

Becker Electric Company

820 Gibbon St STE 300, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-683-5888

beckerelectricinc.com

Runner Up: Michael & Sons

Facials

Sugar House Day Spa

111 N Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-549-9940

sugarhousedayspa.com

Runner Up: Fountains Day Spa

Financial Advisor

McLaughlin Investments LLC

1421 Prince St #200, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 684-9222

mclaughlinryder.com

Runner Up: Campbell Wealth Management

Fine Jewelry

King’s Jewelry

609 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-549-0011

kingsjewelry.net

Runner Up: Tiffany’s & Today’s Cargo

Flooring

Arlandria Flooring

1606 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 548-4848

arlandriafloors.comarlandriafloors.com

Runner Up: Hadeed

Florist

The Enchanted Florist

139 S. Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA 22314

703-836-7777

enchantedfloristoldtown.com

Runner Up: Royce Flowers

Funeral Services

Everly-Wheatley Funerals & Cremations

1500 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 998-9200

everlywheatley.com

Runner Up: Demaine Funeral Home

Garden Center

GreenStreet Gardens

1721 W Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 22302

703-998-3030

greenstreetgardens.com

Gas Station

Yates Sunoco

317 E Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 997-4818

yatesautomotive.com

Runner Up: Old Town Liberty Gas

Gift Shop

The Old Town Shop

105 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-684-4682

theoldtownshop.com

Runner Up: Boxwood

Hardware Store

Ace Hardware

809 S. Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314

703-566-7040

acehardwaredc.com

Runner Up: Del Ray Hardware

Historic Walking Tour

Alexandria Colonial Tours

201 King St # 3, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 519-1749

alexcolonialtours.com/

Runner Up: Manumission Tours

Hotel

Hotel Indigo (TIE)

220 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-721-3800

https://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo

The Alexandrian (TIE)

480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 549-6080

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasmo-the-alexandrian-old-town-alexandria-autograph-collection

HVAC

R&B Incorporated

1710 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 683-1996

rbincorporated.com

Runner Up: Michael & Sons

Kids Clothing Boutique

The Purple Goose (TIE)

2005 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

703-683-2918

thepurplegoose.com

Monday’s Child (TIE)

218 N Lee St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 548-3505

mondayschildclassics.com

Kitchen & Bath Design

Alexandria Kitchen & Bath Studio

1502 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

(703) 549-1415

akbs-oldtown.com

Landscaping Services

Rosemont Landscaping

3308 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22305

571-215-1275

rosemontlc.com

Runner Up: Greenstreet Gardens

Lingerie

Bloomers

924 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 312-0852

shopbloomers.com

Mani-Pedi

Divine Nail Spa

1800 Mt Vernon Ave R1, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 665-2699

divinenaildelray.com

Runner Up: Sugar House Day Spa

Marina

Belle Haven

6023 Fort Hunt Road Alexandria, VA 22307

703-329-1448

https://www.saildc.com/

Mortgage Brokers

Frank Fannon

515 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-861-1864

https://www.suntrust.com/profile/frank-fannon-loan-officer-alexandria-va-22314

Photographer

Amy Smucker

424 East Bellefonte Avenue Alexandria, VA 22314

703-867-5991

smuckersphotography.com

Runner Up: Laura Hatcher

Plumber

Kesterson Plumbing & Heating

1809 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 549-3139N/A

kestersonplumbing.com

Runner Up: J.Peck Plumbing

Printer

Minuteman Press

1429A Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 299-1150

minutemanpress.com

Runner Up: Best Impressions

Realtor (Individual or Team)

Homes of Alexandria Team

(Bobi Bomar | Ellen Patrick | Daniela Spigai)

1004 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 927-2213

homesofalexandria.com

Runner Up: McEnearney—Jen Walker

Real Estate Company

McEnearney Associates

109 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 549-9292

mcenearney.com

Runner Up: Coldwell Banker

Salon

Salon Monte

210 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 217-7077

salonmonte.com

Runner Up: London Bob Hair Design

Sign Company

Affordable Signs & Banners (TIE)

2100 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22301

703-836-4199

affordablesigns.com

Banana Banner Signs (TIE)

3148 Duke St #4532, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 522-6262

bananabanner.com

Spa

Sugar House Day Spa

111 N Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-549-9940

sugarhousedayspa.com

Runner Up: Fountains Day Spa

Stationery

The Paper Source

118 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-299-9950

papersource.com

Wedding Cakes

Alexandria Pastry Shop

3690 King Street H, Alexandria, VA 22302

703-578-4144

alexandriapastry.com

Doggie Day Care Center

Whole Dogz

4748 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

703-751-3649

wholedogz.com

Old Town Pet Resort & Passionately Pets

Pet Boutique

Old Towne School for Dogs (TIE)

529 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 836-7643

otsfd.com

The Dog Store (TIE)

2301 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 685-9166

thedogstore.com

Dog Park

Simpson Stadium Park

426 E Monroe Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 746-5492

https://www.alexandriava.gov/recreation/info/default.aspx?id=12286#Simpson

Runner Up: Fairlington

Dog Walker/Dog Walking Company

Passionately Pets

1 E Bellefonte Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(571) 438-2323

passionatelypets.com

Runner Up: Bow Wow Meow

Groomer

From Head to Tail Grooming Spa

430 Hume Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(571) 312-7989

headtotailspa.com

Runner Up: For Pet’s Sake

Overnight Kennel

Whole Dogz

4748 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

(703) 751-3649

wholedogz.com

Runner Up: Your Dog’s Best Friend

Pet Food Store

Nature’s Nibbles (TIE)

2601 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

7910 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308

703-931-5241 and 571- 347-7687

naturesnibbles.com

Runner Up: Old Towne School for Dogs

The Dog Store (TIE)

2301 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 685-9166

thedogstore.com

Runner Up: Old Towne School for Dog

Pet Sitter

Passionately Pets

1 E Bellefonte Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(571) 438-2323

passionatelypets.com

Runner Up: Bow Wow Meow

Trainer

Wholistic Hound Academy

18 Roth St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 962-6335

wholistichound.com

Runner Up: Old Town School for Dogs

Veterinarian

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

2660 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 751-2022

vcahospitals.com/alexandria

Runner Up: Caring Hands Animal Hospital

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