Best Of

Each year our readers vote for the Best of Snohomish County Awards. Here are this year’s winners.

Husband and wife Christian and Melissa Despi have started their own bakery in Everett.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Who takes the cake? The best bakery in Snohomish County

Herald readers voted on the best pastry shop to satisfy your sweet tooth.

  • Apr 1, 2024

 

The O'Donnell family pose for a photo in one of the Shawn O'Donnell's restaurants. Left, Tina O'Donnell, Shawn O'Donnell, Shawn O'Donnell Jr. and Sophie Taylor.

The best Irish food and drink in Snohomish County

Looking for somewhere to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Herald readers have you covered.

  • Mar 15, 2024

 

Lead cook Wes Bazin, who has worked at Totem Family Diner on-and-off for more than a decade, puts a #13 up in the window during lunch service at Totem Family Diner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Everett, Washington. Totem is one of countless restaurants nationwide feeling the pressure from increased prices and a lower supply of eggs. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Rise and Dine: The best breakfast in Snohomish County

You voted. We tallied. Here are the results.

 

Volunteer Judi Drake dusts under and around teapots at the Assistance League of Everett on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 in Everett, Wash. They sell items at their thrift store and donate all the proceeds to families in Snohomish County. All of the 300 people who help out are volunteers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The best thrift stores in Snohomish County

Say goodbye to Goodwill. Herald readers voted these second hand shops the best bang for your buck.

  • Mar 5, 2024
Volunteer Judi Drake dusts under and around teapots at the Assistance League of Everett on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 in Everett, Wash. They sell items at their thrift store and donate all the proceeds to families in Snohomish County. All of the 300 people who help out are volunteers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A latte is made at Narrative Coffee on Oct. 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Where to get the best coffee in Snohomish County

Need a pick-me-up? Over 1,000 Herald readers voted on the best cup of joe.

  • Mar 1, 2024
A latte is made at Narrative Coffee on Oct. 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Inside Elle Marie Hair Studio in Smokey Point. (Provided by Acacia Delzer)

The best hair salon in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied. Here are the results.

  • Feb 28, 2024
Inside Elle Marie Hair Studio in Smokey Point. (Provided by Acacia Delzer)

The most romantic dinners in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied. Here are the results.

  • Feb 23, 2024
Teresa Godfrey and Sandra Reichstetter work side by side at their new restaurant Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Cup & Crepe on Everett Mall Way in Everett, Washington. The two have been together for over 20 years. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The best new restaurant in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied. Here are the results.

  • Feb 23, 2024
Teresa Godfrey and Sandra Reichstetter work side by side at their new restaurant Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Cup & Crepe on Everett Mall Way in Everett, Washington. The two have been together for over 20 years. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Salad, pasta and pizza from Sparta's Pizza & Pasta House in Bothell. (Provided by Sarah Eno)

The best pizza in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied. Here are the results.

  • Feb 23, 2024
Salad, pasta and pizza from Sparta's Pizza & Pasta House in Bothell. (Provided by Sarah Eno)
In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 photo, Jillian Woolley, Certified Veterinary Technician, takes care of a cat at Bayshore Animal Hospital in Warrenton, Ore. (Danny Miller/Daily Astorian via AP)

Best veterinary clinic in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied. Here are the results.

  • Feb 23, 2024
In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 photo, Jillian Woolley, Certified Veterinary Technician, takes care of a cat at Bayshore Animal Hospital in Warrenton, Ore. (Danny Miller/Daily Astorian via AP)
The interior of Thai on Main Street Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The best Thai restaurant in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied. Here are the results.

  • Feb 23, 2024
The interior of Thai on Main Street Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Instructor Gael Gebow checks her stopwatch while tracking her group’s exercises during her Boot Camp fitness class Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, at the YMCA in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Best fitness center in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied. Here are the results.

Instructor Gael Gebow checks her stopwatch while tracking her group’s exercises during her Boot Camp fitness class Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, at the YMCA in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)