Best of NoCo 2021

We have been sharing with you things that we love about living in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. Today we want to share with you the results of Best of NoCo 2021.  An annual event that we enjoy every year is the “Best of NoCo.”  This popularity contest is done by survey and the top three businesses are disclosed in the NoCo Style magazine at the end of the year.  The magazine looks at over 200 business categories. The business categories include food, drink, health & beauty, home & garden, pet, recreation and entertainment and services. 

This survey takes almost an entire year to complete and promotes local, hardworking business and gives them the communities seal of approval and appreciation.  Being voted “best” is a high honor and can mean an uptick in business for the next year.  Each year there are new winners and old favorites.  There can even be a few surprises in the voting.

Here are some of the results of the Best of NoCo 2021 survey. 

We are just highlighting a few of the over 200 winners:

Best Mexican Dining…Blue Agave Grill, Fort Collins.

Best Italian Dining…Cacciatore and Heller’s Kitchen.

Best Ice Cream…Walrus Ice Cream, Fort Collins.

Best Barbecue…Nordy’s BBQ and Grill, Loveland.

Best Roofing Services…Anchor Roofing.  In this category my favorite came in second.  That is No Co Roofing.

Best Dog Park…Spring Canyon Park, Fort Collins.

Best Date Night Spot…Social, Fort Collins.

Best Book Store…Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins.  

Best Hike…Rocky Mountain National Park.

Best Home Décor Store…Coxy Cottage, Fort Collins.

Best Hotel…Elizabeth Hotel, Fort Collins.   Remember this when you have those out-of-town guests.

Best Vegetarian Dining…Tasty Harmony, Fort Collins. Second place must be mentioned in this category because they have been around a long time and serve great food.  They are the Rainbow Restaurant, Fort Collins. 

Best Sandwiches…Snack Attack Specialty Sandwiches, Fort Collins.

If your favorite did not make the list this year

Make sure that you vote next year. You also may not agree with the vote.  If not, make sure you vote next year.  2021 was a challenging year for many of these businesses. They had to learn how to deal with the pandemic and shift to survive.  2021 was a year of turmoil.  Businesses had to deal with supply chain problems and staffing shortages.  All of this and still try to provide us with the great food and service that we expect. We appreciate all of these businesses and special places that make Northern Colorado the great place that it is. Remember to support our local businesses by shopping local! We are always happy to provide local recommendations. Contact Us with your questions.