Yolo County Readers’ Choice [for 2023]

by | Nov 22, 2022 | Community

Last Updated: January 3, 2023

Voting for the 2023 Readers’ Choice is closed

The Readers’ Choice 2023 – The BEST of Yolo County voting is closed as of December 31, 2022.

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 2023 voting. Your job was to submit your favorite Yolo County business.

Your entries needed to be completed by December 31, 2023.

The results are currently being tabulated and will be published near the end of March 2023 (so my sources say).

Now it is time to wait for the results.

Will let you know when they are in.

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Davis Enterprise Readers' Choice The Best of Yolo County 2022


Yolo County’s

Best Photographer

Readers’ Choice Award

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 this is my second year!

2022 was the second year that the category of Best Photographer had been offered and I am pleased as punch that I placed first again.  It has certainly been a difficult couple of years to move forward. I am blessed that in 2021 and 2022 I was able to continue moving my business forward and incorporating more photography services into my client support options. I have seen tremendous growth in the business portrait and commercial photography areas.

I am looking forward to 2023 and the many opportunities it will bring.

Readers’ Choice Categories and Business Types

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 139 categories in the Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey. With so many options, you should probably take some notes. The survey goes quickly, but you do need to be prepared. You can use this list of survey choices to get ahead of the game.


  • Community Event
  • Event Venue
  • Golf Course
  • Tourist Destination

Shopping and Retail

  • Antique Store
  • Art Gallery
  • Athletic Shoes/Apparel
  • Bicycle Shop
  • Bookstore
  • Cannabis Dispensary
  • Clothing Store
  • Consignment/Thrift Store
  • Furniture Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Jewelry Store
  • Health Food/Organic Store
  • Medical Supply Store
  • Retailer
  • Shoe Store
  • Water Store/Delivery
  • Wine and Spirits Store


  • Best Curbside Service
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Delivery Service
  • Most Effective Volunteer

Home Services

  • Appliance Service and Repair
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Carpet and Flooring Store
  • Electrician
  • Garden Supply
  • General Contractor
  • Glass Replacement
  • Heating and Air Company
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Laundromat
  • Major Appliance Store
  • Nursery
  • Painting Company
  • Pest Control
  • Plumber
  • Remodeling Contractor
  • Roofing Company
  • Self-Storage
  • Solar Company
  • Window Cleaning Service
  • Window Treatments

Food and Drink

  • Bagels
  • Bakery
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Brewery
  • Burger
  • Burrito
  • Chinese Food
  • Coffee
  • Cupcake/Cookie/Baked Treats
  • Dessert
  • Donuts
  • Fresh Produce
  • Fries
  • Hot Dog
  • Ice Cream
  • Indian Food
  • Italian Food
  • Japanese Food
  • Mexican Food
  • Pizza
  • Restaurant in Davis
  • Restaurant in Winters
  • Restaurant in Woodland
  • Romantic Dining
  • Salad
  • Sandwich
  • Seafood
  • Steak
  • Specialty Tea
  • Sushi
  • Thai Food
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Winery
  • Frozen Yogurt


  • Auto Body Shop
  • Auto Repair Shop
  • Brake Shop
  • Car Dealership
  • Car Wash
  • Oil Change
  • Smog Shop
  • Tire Store


  • Apartment Community
  • Hotel
  • Property Management
  • Senior Living Community

Health, Wellness and Beauty

  • Barber
  • Chiropractor
  • Dance Studio
  • Dental Practice
  • Dermatology / Cosmetic Surgery
  • Doctor
  • Eye-care Doctor
  • Facial
  • Hair Salon
  • Health Club
  • Hearing Aid Service
  • Hospital
  • Martial Arts
  • Massage
  • Nail Salon
  • Psychiatrist/Psychologist
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pilates Studio
  • Spa
  • Tattoo/Piercing
  • Waxing/Hair-removal
  • Yoga Studio

Pet Services

  • Kennel/Pet Hotel
  • Pet Groomer
  • Pet Supply Store
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Clinic

Professional Services

  • Bank / Credit Union
  • Mortgage Company
  • Photography Business
  • Accountant
  • Realtor
  • Attorney
  • Tax Service
  • Funeral Home
  • Insurance Agency
  • Orthodontist
  • Travel Agency
  • Financial Planner
  • Driving School
  • Dry Cleaners


  • Preschool/Nursery School
  • Private School
  • Tutoring Center

Voting Rules

You need to know the rules for the 2023 Readers’ Choice for your vote to count. And so do I.

The rules for voting are online and were also published with the paper ballot in the November 27, 2022 the Davis Enterprise newspaper. Now, there are some differences between the info on the survey website and the information printed in the newspaper. Also, the printed rules include some information for website voting which is not listed on the website. 

For the online voting (from the website)

  • Voting ends December 31, 2022 at midnight.
  • Complete at least 20 entries for your votes to count.
  • See your newspaper for a printed ballot or subscribe today.

For the paper voting (from the newspaper)

  • “Best of 2023” will publish in March
  • You can vote online at ReadersChoose.com
  • At least 20 categories must be completed or ballots will not be accepted. 
  • Photocopies will not be accepted.
  • Only one ballot per IP address will be accepted.
  • Final deadline to submit survey is Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at noon.
  • Handwritten ballot should be returned by mail to The Davis Enterprise, PO Box 1470, Davis, CA 95617-1470 or dropped off in their front door mail slot at 315 G St., Davis. Lobby hours Mon.-Wed. 10-1 p.m.

Since there are some differences in the rules, I would err on the side of caution. Whether you vote online or via a paper ballot, submit them by noon on Friday, December 30, 2022. That way, you will meet the deadline.

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 20 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 20 businesses for your ballot to count.

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

Abaton Consulting would love your vote for the Best Photography Business and Best Customer Service!


  1. Best Auto Repair Shop – Center City Automotive
  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:

  1. Best Barber – Aggie Barbare Shop
  2. Best Chiropractor – Downtown Chiropractic
  3. Best Dental Practice – Samer Alassaad, DDS
  4. Best Eye Care – Wayne C. Shrader, OD
  5. Best Hair Salon – Pomegranate

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 Mexican Food – Tres Hermanas
  7. Best Restaurant in Winters – Buckhorn Steakhouse
  8. Best Restaurant in Woodland – Kitchen 428
  9. Best Frozen Yogurt – Yolo Berry Yogurt


Home Services:

  1. Best Self-Storage – Second Street Storage
  2. Best Painting – Alan’s House Painting
  3. Best Carpet Cleaning – Skippy Cleaners
  4. Best Plumber – Steve Holm Plumbing

Pet Services:

  1. Best Veterinarian Clinic – Midtown Animal Clinic


  1. Best Apartment Community – Aggie Square Apartments
  2. Best Property Management – Davisville Management Company

Professional Services:

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


  1. Best Customer Service – Abaton Consulting
  2. Effective Volunteer – Natalia Baltazar

Shopping and Retail

  1. Best Consignment/Thrift Store – Boheme Used Hip Clothing
  2. Best Women’s Clothing Store – Pinkadot

Choose Your Favorite Yolo County Business

Unfortunately, the deadline for voting has passed (Dec 31, 2022). The polls are closed.

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

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