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:


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



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



1. Fleetwood

2. Panorama

3. Morgan Crossing


New non-residential building

1. City hall

2. City Centre Library

3. Guildford Town Centre



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


3. Delta Community Animal Ahelter



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



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



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



1. Bikram Yoga Delta

2. Guildford Recreation Centre

3. Lahari Yoga


1. Aru Spa and Salon

2. Kenza Day Spa



Eyewear store

1. Hakim Optical

2. Impressive Eyewear

3. Image Optometry


Hair salon

1. Daniyell Graham Hair

2. The Sir

3. Yahoo Hair Studio



1. Gold Star Jeweller

2. Gold Room Jewellers

3. A-1 Jewellers



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



1. Westcoast Piercing and Ink

2. Evil By Needle

3. Paul’s Piercings




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



1. Erica Tucker

2. Ricky Chatha

3. Satnam Grewal


Real estate agency


2. Sutton

3. HomeLife



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



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



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



1. Urban Vintner

2. SR Brewing

3. Crescent Wines



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




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



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



1. Asia Restaurant

2. Rickshaw

3. Yummy Wonton House

Coffee Shop

1. Tim Hortons

2. Starbucks

3. Cuatro Coffee



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



1. Curry Sensation

2. Tasty Indian Bistro

3. Mahek Restaurant & Lounge



1. Porto Fino

2. Villa Verdi

3. Royal Oak Restaurant



1. Akari

2. Guildford Sushi House

3. Rokko Sushi



1. Hong Ma No

2. K-Town BBQ & Hot Pot


Neighbourhood pub

1. Guildford Station

2. Green Timbers Pub

3. Edith + Arthur Public House



1. Cactus Club

2. Boathouse

3. The Keg Steakhouse and Bar



1. Boston Pizza

2. Royal Oak Pizza Steak & Lobster House

3. Surrey Pizza and Chicken



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



1. Sofi’s Shawarma and Donairs

2. Surrey Pizza and Chicken

3. Pizza Hut



1. Thai By Thai

2. Naam Thai Bistro

3. Sandar’s Thai Garden Restaurant



1. Stanley Restaurant

2. Asian Noodle Island

3. Pho Tam




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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