Central City Brew Pub Floor Manager Lyndsey Busch holds up a Raspberry Wheat Ale. The pub was voted the best place to meet new people by Leader readers.

The votes are in: Readers’ Choice Awards celebrate the best of Surrey & North Delta

Here are the top people, places and things for 2014, as chosen by Leader readers.

The votes are in for the third-annual Readers’ Choice Awards, recognizing the best people, places and things in Surrey and North Delta.

More than 10,000 votes were cast in the categories this year, including best medical clinic, best used car dealer, best neighbourhood and many more.

For 2014, voters welcomed new businesses and supported lots of familiar faces and places as well.

So, when you’re looking to grab some great take-out, if you need a stylin’ suit, or you just want to do something on a rainy day, check out what The Leader’s readers recommend

(To see the results as they appear in print, check out our Nov. 18 e-Edtion).

Our thanks to all those who participated in this year’s awards and congratulations to all the top picks.

Also congratulations to Surrey’s Mydhili Furtado, who won the 2014 cash prize of $1,000 for taking part in the voting process.

For your chance to win next year, be sure to vote in the Readers’ Choice Awards in 2015. Voting begins in October.

This year’s winners are:

PEOPLE

Most wonderful Surreyite

1. Dianne Watts

2. Mitra Castano

3. Kabhir Bath

 

Most wonderful North Deltan

1. Eliza Olsen

2. Nicole Dhaliwal

 

Best business person

1. Nazir Kamrudin

2. Leonard Tam

3. Logan Lidemark

 

Most visible politician

1. Peter Fassbender

2. Nina Grewal

3. Dianne Watts

 

Most seen around town

1. Barinder Rasode

2. Dianne Watts

 

Most trustworthy politician

1. Dianne Watts

2. Barinder Rasode

3. Dave Hayer (former politician)

 

Best use of taxpayers’ money

1. Road construction

2. Environmental upgrades

 

Worst use of taxpayers’ money

1. Traffic circles

2. New city hall

3. Teachers on strike

 

LIVING

Outdoor activity in good weather

1. Biking

2. Water parks

3. Walking in parks

 

Outdoor activity in bad weather

1. Bear Creek Park

2. Going to Delta’s Watershed Park

3. Walking on the beach

 

Indoor activity

1. Swimming

2. Fitness activities

3. Badminton

 

Place to take a tourist

1. White Rock

2. Crescent Beach

3. Bear Creek Park

 

Place to take your kids

1. Funky Monkey Fun Park

2. Fleetwood Park

3. Bear Creek Park

 

Place to take your parents

1. White Rock Beach

2. Surrey Art Gallery

3. Hollywood 3 Cinemas

 

Place to escape stress

1. Bear Creek Park

2. Delta’s Watershed Park

3. Surrey Nature Centre

 

Spot to people watch

1. Bear Creek Park

2. Guildford Town Centre

3. Newton

 

Neighbourhood

1. Fleetwood

2. Panorama

3. Morgan Crossing

 

New non-residential building

1. City hall

2. City Centre Library

3. Guildford Town Centre

 

Park

1. Bear Creek

2. Holland

3. Fleetwood

 

Movie theatre

1. Strawberry Hill Cinemas

2. Hollywood 3 Cinemas

3. Landmark Cinemas

 

Bowling Alley

1. Dell Lanes

2. Scottsdale Lanes

 

Seniors’ care

1. Arbourside Court

2. Amenida Surrey

3. Guildford Seniors’ Village

 

Local charity

1. Surrey Food Bank

2. SPCA

3. Delta Community Animal Ahelter

 

Festival

1. Fusion Festival

2. Vasaikhi Parade

3. Surrey International Children’s Festival

 

Community recreation centre

1. Guildford Recreation Centre

2. Surrey Sports and Leisure Centre

3. Sungod Recreation Centre

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Fitness facility

1. Gravity BJJ

2. Great Life Fitness

3. Level 2 Play

 

Dental clinic

1. Dr. A.P. Grewal

2. Panorama Dental

3. Angel Dental

 

Medical clinic

1. Scott Road Medical Centre

2. Care Place Medical

 

Massage therapist

1.  Radiance Massage Therapy

2. Shawn Carlsen

3. Kelly Orcutt

 

Chiropractor

1. Dr. Sharon Dhaliwal

2. Dr. David Egan

3. Dr. Sean Maxwell

 

Golf course

1. Eaglequest Golf Coyote Creek

2. Morgan Creek Golf Course

3. Guildford Golf and Country Club

 

Martial arts

1. Kaboom Brazilian Jiu-Jistu and Mixed Martial Arts

2. Gravity BJJ

3. Level Up Fitness and Martial Arts Studio

 

Yoga

1. Bikram Yoga Delta

2. Guildford Recreation Centre

3. Lahari Yoga

Spa

1. Aru Spa and Salon

2. Kenza Day Spa

 

STYLE

Eyewear store

1. Hakim Optical

2. Impressive Eyewear

3. Image Optometry

 

Hair salon

1. Daniyell Graham Hair

2. The Sir

3. Yahoo Hair Studio

 

Jeweller

1. Gold Star Jeweller

2. Gold Room Jewellers

3. A-1 Jewellers

 

Manicure/pedicure

1. LA Nails

2. Casbah Day Spa

3. Elegant Nails

 

Women’s clothing

1. Sears

2. Target

3. The Bay

 

Men’s clothing

1. Marks Work Wearhouse

2. H & M

3. Moores Clothing for Men

 

Kid’s clothing

1. Gap Kids

2. The Children’s Place

3. Old Navy

Shoe store

1. Payless ShoeSource

2. Aldo Shoes

3. Call It Spring

 

Tattoos/piercing

1. Westcoast Piercing and Ink

2. Evil By Needle

3. Paul’s Piercings

 

SERVICES

 

Auto repair/service

1. Sangham Auto Body

2. Kal Tire

 

New car dealer

1. Surrey Honda

2. Freeway Mazda

3. Applewood Nissan

 

Used car dealer

1. Basant Motors

2. Sukhi Bath Motors

3. Messiah Motor Cars

 

Car wash

1. Harry’s Car Wash

2. Elite Auto Spa

 

Cellular mobility

1. Rogers

2. Telus

3. Fido

 

Realtor

1. Erica Tucker

2. Ricky Chatha

3. Satnam Grewal

 

Real estate agency

1. RE/MAX

2. Sutton

3. HomeLife

 

Construction/renovation

1. Atlantis Concrete

2. Mann Construction Group

 

Mortgage specialist

1. Vancity

2. Centum Mortgages

3. Alpha Mortgage House Corporation

 

Insurance Broker

1. Kani Hothi

2. Hub International

3. Firth Bateman

 

Financial institution

1. Scotiabank

2. TD Bank

3. Coast Capital Savings

 

Hotel

1. Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

2. Best Western

3. Holiday Inn

 

Taxi company

1. Guildford Cab

2. Surdell Taxi

3. Delta Surrey Green Cab

 

Pawn shop

1. Roath’s Pawn Shop

2. Super Pawn and Second Hand Store

 

Art Supply Store

1. Michaels

2. DeSerres

 

Photofinishing

1. Photo Expert

2. London Drugs

3. Costco

 

Education facility

1. SFU

2. Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 

Banquet hall

1. Aria Banquet Hall & Convention Centre

2. The Grand Taj

3.  Crown Palace Banquet Hall

 

Tire store

1. Canadian Tire

2. Fountain Tire

3. Kal Tire

 

Travel agency

1. Pitmar Tours

2. Goal Travel and Tours

3. Marlin Travel

 

Ubrew

1. Urban Vintner

2. SR Brewing

3. Crescent Wines

 

SHOPPING

Shopping centre

1. Guildford Town Centre

2. Central City Shopping Centre

2. Strawberry Hill Shopping Centre

 

Thrift shop

1. Value Village

2. Salvation Army

3. Talize

 

Book store

1. Chapters

2. Black Bond Books

 

Music store

1. Innovative Audio

2. Long & McQuade

3. Costco

Grocery store

1. Save-on-Foods

2. Fresh St. Farms

3. Real Canadian Superstore

 

Ethnic grocer

1. Fruiticana

2. T & T Supermarket

3. Aling Mary’s Filipino store

 

Farm market

1. 2 EE’s Farm

2. Kin’s Farm Market

3. Calvin’s Farm Market

 

Organic produce

1. The Organic Grocer

2. 2 EE’s Farm

 

Flooring retailer

1. Westcoast Moulding

2. King of Floors

3. End of the Roll

 

Home appliance store

1. Ben’s Maytag

2. Trail Appliance

3. Walmart

 

Home electronics store

1. Future Shop

2. Best Buy

3. London Drugs

 

Home furnishings store

1. MJM Furniture

2. Sears outlet

3. The Bay

 

Home improvement store

1. Home Depot

2. Rona

3. Westcoast Moulding

 

Garden centre/florist

1. 99 Nursery & Florist

2. David Hunter Garden Centres

3. Port Kells Nurseries

 

Liquor store

1. Scott 72

2. Central City Brewing Company

3. BC Liquor Stores

 

Pet store

1. Pampered Pets

2. Bosley’s

3. The Bone and Biscuit Company

 

DINING

Bakery

1. Michael’s Artisan Bakery

2. Cuatro Coffee

3. Veneto’s Cake and Pastries

 

Breakfast and brunch

1. ABC Restaurant

2. The Pantry

3. Ricky’s Restaurant

 

Burgers

1. Vera’s Burger Shack

2. White Spot

3. Big Ridge Brewing Company

 

Chain restaurants

1. White Spot

2. Boston Pizza

3. Brown’s Social House

 

Chinese

1. Asia Restaurant

2. Rickshaw

3. Yummy Wonton House

Coffee Shop

1. Tim Hortons

2. Starbucks

3. Cuatro Coffee

 

Diner

1. Round-Up Cafe

2. White Spot

 

Family-friendly restaurant

1. White Spot

2. Red Robin

3. Boston Pizza

 

Fast food

1. Burger King

2. Wendy’s

3. Subway

 

Fine Dining

1. Old Surrey Restaurant

2. Bistro 72

3. The Keg Steakhouse and Bar

 

Fish ’n chips

1. Salty’s Fish and Chips

2. White spot

3. Al & Jan’s Fish and Chips

 

Greek food

1. Greek Village Restaurant

2. My Greek Taverna

3. Greek Fellas Restaurant

 

Indian

1. Curry Sensation

2. Tasty Indian Bistro

3. Mahek Restaurant & Lounge

 

Italian

1. Porto Fino

2. Villa Verdi

3. Royal Oak Restaurant

 

Japanese/sushi

1. Akari

2. Guildford Sushi House

3. Rokko Sushi

 

Korean

1. Hong Ma No

2. K-Town BBQ & Hot Pot

 

Neighbourhood pub

1. Guildford Station

2. Green Timbers Pub

3. Edith + Arthur Public House

 

Patio

1. Cactus Club

2. Boathouse

3. The Keg Steakhouse and Bar

 

Pizza

1. Boston Pizza

2. Royal Oak Pizza Steak & Lobster House

3. Surrey Pizza and Chicken

 

Sandwiches

1. Subway

2. Tim Hortons

3. Be’witched

 

Steak house

1. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

2. Moxie’s Grill and Bar

3. Cactus Club

 

Sweet shop

1. Maharaja Sweets

2. Diamond Sweets

 

Take-out

1. Sofi’s Shawarma and Donairs

2. Surrey Pizza and Chicken

3. Pizza Hut

 

Thai

1. Thai By Thai

2. Naam Thai Bistro

3. Sandar’s Thai Garden Restaurant

 

Vietnamese

1. Stanley Restaurant

2. Asian Noodle Island

3. Pho Tam

 

AFTER DARK

Appies

1. Cactus Club

2. Townhall South Surrey

 

Cheap drinks

1. Green Timbers Pub

2. Edith + Arthur Public House

 

Late night eating

1. Boston Pizza

2. Big Ridge Brewing Company

3. Secret Resto Lounge

 

Place to hang out with friends

1. Brown’s Social House

2. Edith + Arthur Public House

 

Place to hear music

1. Brown’s Social House

2. Mahek Restaurant and Lounge

3. Dublin Crossing Irish Pub

 

Place to meet new people

1. Central City Brew Pub

2. Bear Creek Park

 

Restaurant for first date

1. Old Surrey Restaurant

2. Tasty Indian Bistro

3. Cactus Club

 

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