Vote for the Route 1 Corridor in the Best of D.C.

It’s not an overstatement to say that the Washington City Paper‘s annual “Best of D.C.” reader’s poll is one of the reasons the Route 1 corridor is growing.

When local businesses like Tanglewood Works, Artist & Craftsman Supply and Community Forklift do well, it helps build the area’s reputation as a funky enclave. When Vigilante Coffee gets a shoutout, it inspires day trippers to explore the Route 1 corridor.

The alt-weekly is again asking its readers to cast their votes in the “Best of D.C.”, and we’ve highlighted some local businesses to help you vote for your favorites along the Route 1 corridor.


Best Art Class: Art Works NowD.C. Glassworks, Washington Glass SchoolBrentwood Arts Exchange, Three Little Birds Sewing Co. or Pyramid Atlantic Center

Best Jazz/Blues Venue: MilkBoy ArtHouse

Best Local Choral Group: Lux

Best Local Original Band: Blue Plains or Paint Branch Creek

Best Movie Theater: Old Greenbelt Theatre


Best Arts and Crafts Store: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Best Barre Studio: Open Barre Studios

Best Bike Share: mBike

Best Bike Shop: Arrow Bicycle, College Park Bicycles, or Proteus Bicycles

Best Comic Book Store: Big Planet Comics

Best Crossfit Gym: Crossfit Hyattsville

Best Green Business: Community Forklift

Best Handmade Home Decor: Tanglewood Works

Best Place to Buy Beer: Town Center Market

Best Place to Buy Home Furnishings: Peg Leg Vintage

Best Plumber: Spartan Plumbing

Best Real Estate Group: The Pirovic Team

Best Vintage Clothing Store: Suffragette City or Cookie Wear

Best Yoga Studio: Bikram Hot Yoga, Yoga Space, Love Yoga or Numi Yoga


Best College/University: University of Maryland

Best Community Blog: Hyattsville Wire

Best Nonprofit: Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Heritage Trails Area

Best Summer Camp: Impulse City


Best Bagel: Bagel Place or Bagels ‘n Grinds

Best Bakery:Pan Lourdes BakerySweet & Natural or  Shortcake Bakery

Best Beer Festival: Hyattsville Arts & Ales

Best Brew Pub: Franklins Restaurant or Streetcar 82 Brewing Co.

Best Coffee Shop: Zeke’s Coffee DC or Vigilante Coffee

Best Cupcake: Sugar Vault Desserts

Best Ethiopian Restaurant: Shagga Restaurant

Best Falafel: Mediterranean Cafe

Best Italian Restaurant: Ledo Restaurant 

Best Indian Restaurant: Spice 6

Best Korean: Bonchon Hyattsville 

Best Latin American Restaurant: Cafe Azul, Taqueria El Mexicano, Taqueria Habanero or La Fondita

Best Local Catering: Eat & Smile Catering (at Bespoke Kitchen)

Best Pizza: Pizzeria Paradiso, Lotsa PizzaPotomac Pizza, Slices Pizza Co., or MOD Pizza

Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant: Burtons Grill & Bar or New Deal Cafe

To vote in the Best of D.C. 2019, click here. Voting ends 11:59 p.m. on March 3.

Let us know in the comments if we missed anything.

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3 Responses to Vote for the Route 1 Corridor in the Best of D.C.

  1. Allison Hughes says:

    NuVegan for veg food!

  2. MJ says:

    Paws of Enchantment for pet grooming/services

  3. Joe C. says:

    Slices Pizza has been closed for a few months. The website only says “404.”

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