Yolo County Readers’ Choice [for 2024]

by | Dec 21, 2023 | Community

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

Voting for the 2024 Readers’ Choice is closed.

The Readers’ Choice 2024 – The BEST of Yolo County voting is closed as of January 14, 2024.

Hopefully, you were able to cast your vote for your favorite businesses in Yolo County. Choices included businesses in Davis, Winters, Woodland, and West Sacramento.

Could you believe the list of categories? Going through such an extensive survey was tough. Right??? There are so many local businesses to choose from, which made completing the survey quite the task.

I think we were able to help you out.

The Davis Enterprise published all the rules, instructions, and, most importantly, all the categories for the Readers’ Choice 2024 voting. Your job was to submit your favorite Yolo County business.

Your entries needed to be completed by January 14, 2024.

The results are currently being tabulated and will likely be published near the end of March 2024 (information is in flux).

Now it is time to sit back and wait for the results. Or maybe, start visiting some Yolo County businesses and see who you might vote for next year.

Quick Links

Already know for what businesses you are going to select for the Best of Yolo: Readers’ Choice? Use these Quick Links to get to the information that you want.

Readers' Choice Best of Yolo County Logo 2023


Yolo County’s

Best Photographer

Readers’ Choice Award

2021 – 2022 – 2023

Best Photographer in Yolo County

I would humbly like to mention that Abaton Consulting won FIRST PLACE as Best Photographer in Yolo County. I am truly honored for this award. What is even more exciting is that I was selected as the best photographer for three years in a row.

For 2024, there has been a tremendous change; the choice of “Best Photographer in Yolo County” is no longer available. That means my valued clients cannot vote for for me this year.  The good news is, until the choice for “Best Photographer” returns, I will continue to be the best photographer in Yolo County (wink – wink).

I continue to be blessed that I was able to move my business forward and incorporate more photography services into my client support options. I am still seeing tremendous growth in the business portrait and commercial photography areas.

I am looking forward to 2024 and the many opportunities the year will bring.

Readers’ Choice Businesses and Categories

Before you take the survey, it is important that you have an idea of the categories and business types. Yes, you need to know who and what you are voting for. There are 124 business types across 11 categories in the Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey. With so many options, you should probably take some notes. The survey goes quickly, so you do need to be prepared. You can use this list of survey choices to get ahead of the game.

Things to Do

  • Community Event
  • Golf Course
  • Live Entertainment/Music (NEW for 2024)
  • Museum (NEW for 2024)
  • Tourist Destination

Shopping and Retail

  • Art Gallery
  • Athletic Shoes/Apparel
  • Bicycle Shop
  • Bookstore
  • Cannabis Dispensary
  • Clothing Store
  • Consignment
  • Flower Shop (New for 2024)
  • Furniture Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Health Food/Organic Store
  • Jewelry Store
  • Medical Supply Store
  • Shoe Store
  • Thrift Store (New for 2024)
  • Wine and Spirits Store

Hospitals & Doctors

  • Chiropractor
  • Dental Practice
  • Dermatology / Cosmetic Surgery
  • Eye-care Doctor
  • Hospital 
  • Medical Doctor
  • Orthodontist

Home Services

  • Appliance Service and Repair
  • Appliance Store
  • Carpet & Flooring Store
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Electrician
  • General Contractor
  • Glass Replacement
  • Heating & Air
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Nursery
  • Painting Company
  • Plumber
  • Roofing Company
  • Self-Storage
  • Solar Company
  • Window Cleaning Service
  • Window Treatments

Food and Drink

  • Bagels
  • Bakery
  • Bar/Cocktail Lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Brewery/Tap Room
  • Burger
  • Burrito
  • Chinese Restaurant
  • Coffee
  • Cupcake/Baked Treats
  • Donuts
  • Fresh Produce
  • Fries
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Hot Dog
  • Ice Cream
  • Indian Restaurant
  • Italian Restaurant
  • Japanese Restaurant
  • Mexican Restaurant
  • Pizza
  • Restaurant in Davis
  • Restaurant in Winters
  • Restaurant in Woodland
  • Romantic Dining
  • Sandwich
  • Seafood
  • Specialty Tea (NEW for 2024)
  • Steak
  • Specialty Tea
  • Sushi
  • Thai Restaurant
  • Winery to Visit


  • Body Shop/Auto Collision Repair
  • Brake Service
  • Car Dealership
  • Car Repair/Tune-up (NEW for 2024)
  • Car Wash
  • Oil Change
  • Smog Shop Check
  • Tire/wheel Store

Housing Communities

  • Apartment Community
  • Senior Living Community

Health, Wellness and Beauty

  • Barber Shop
  • Body Piercing (NEW for 2024)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Hair Salon
  • Pharmacy/Drug Store (NEW for 2024)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pilates Studio
  • Spa/Massages
  • Tanning Salon (NEW for 2024)
  • Tattoo
  • Yoga Studio

Pet Services

  • Kennel/Pet Hotel
  • Pet Daycare (NEW for 2024)
  • Pet Groomer
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Clinic

Professional Services

  • Accountant/Tax Preparer
  • Attorney
  • Bank
  • Credit Union (NEW for 2024)
  • Dry Cleaner/Laundry
  • Financial Planner
  • Funeral Home
  • Insurance Agency
  • Mortgage Company/Broker
  • Property Management Company
  • Real Estate Agency (NEW for 2024)
  • Realtor
  • Tax Service

Education, Tutoring & More

  • Preschool/Nursery School
  • Private School
  • Tutoring Center
  • Volunteer Person

Voting Rules

You need to know the rules for the 2024 Readers’ Choice for your vote to count. And so do I.

The rules for voting online are posted on the polling page. The link to the polling page was published in December 2023. In previous years, there have been paper ballots. Not this year. Voting is online only. 

For the online voting (from the website)

  • Voting goes through January 14, 2024.
  • Complete at least 15 entries for your favorite business for your votes to count.
  • You can vote daily. (WOW!). Turn on automatic reminders when you register to vote.
  • When voting, select a business that is listed or write in your own favorite Yolo County business.
  • Voting is automatic when you press the “Vote” button. No need to submit your ballot entries when done voting.
  • Email address, First Name, Last Name, Postal Code are required to vote.

Suggested Businesses

Selecting the best businesses in town is a difficult task. There are so many great businesses in Davis, Winters, Woodland, and West Sacramento. Too many to choose from.

If you need suggestions to complete your 15 different entries, here are some local favorites. The list below includes businesses that I have personally worked with and others that come highly recommended.

Remember: You must vote for at least 15 businesses for your ballot to count.

The choice is yours though. Vote for the businesses that you love the most.

Automotive Services

  1. Best Auto Repair Shop – Master Tech
  2. Best Car Wash – Cable Car Wash
  3. Best Oil Change – Vander Hamm Tire Center
  4. Best Body Shop – A-1 Body Shop
  5. Best Tire Shop – Les Schwab Tire Center

Health, Wellness, Beauty & Fitness

  1. Best Barber – Aggie Barber Shop
  2. Body Piercing – Urban Body
  3. Gym/Fitness Center – FIT House
  4. Best Hair Salon – Pomegranate

Hospitals & Doctors

  1. Best Chiropractor – Downtown Chiropractic
  2. Best Dental Practice – Samer Alassaad, DDS
  3. Best Eye Care – Wayne C. Shrader, OD

Food & Drink:

  1. Best Bar – Sophia’s Thai Bar
  2. Best Breakfast – Putah Creek Cafe
  3. Best Brewery – Sudwerk Brewing
  4. Best Burger – The Burger Saloon
  5. Best Health Food/Organic Store – Davis Co-Op
  6. Best Japanese Restaurant – MIkuni, Davis
  7. Best Mexican Restaurant – Tres Hermanas
  8. Best Restaurant in Winters – Buckhorn Steakhouse
  9. Best Restaurant in Woodland – Kitchen 428
  10. Best Frozen Yogurt – Yolo Berry Yogurt


Home Services

  1. Best Self-Storage – Second Street Storage
  2. Best Painting – Davis Eco Handy Pro
  3. Best Carpet Cleaning – Skippy Cleaners
  4. Best Plumber – Steve Holm Plumbing

Pet Services

  1. Best Veterinarian Clinic – Midtown Animal Clinic

Housing Communities

  1. Best Apartment Community – Aggie Square Apartments

Professional Services

  1. Best Attorney – Roberta Savage Law
  2. Best Bank – Chase
  3. Best Financial Planner – Edward Jones, David Cougevan
  4. Best Realtor – Leslie Blevins
  5. Best Tax Services – Castellucci & Associates, CPA

Shopping and Retail

  1. Best Consignment/Thrift Store – Boheme Used Hip Clothing
  2. Best Women’s Clothing Store – Pinkadot
  3. Art Gallery – The Pence

Education, Tutoring & More

  1. Volunteer Person – Natalia Baltazar

Choose Your Favorite Yolo County Business

Unfortunately, the deadline for voting has passed (January 14, 2024). The polls are closed.

Now would be a good time to start visiting your Yolo county businesses and picking your favorites for next year.

Be sure to stay tuned for the results.

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