Identifying top quality among the countless restaurants, shops and family run businesses throughout Brooklyn is no small endeavor. But for the last 12 years, with your support and the support of our naming sponsor Ponce Bank, we have grown into the largest business awards program in the history of Brooklyn. And we thank you.

Hundreds of businesses are nominated and thousands of the public vote each year. There is only one first-place winner in each category crowned BEST OF BROOKLYN.

The exposure of Ponce Bank Best of Brooklyn – is enormous for the businesses involved.

Our brand reaches over 65,000 Facebook followers and over 100,000 Twitter followers. With over a million page views a month, we also reach over 40,000 with our email newsletters.

Each business that wins gets the right to utilize the “Best Of” logo/mark that is promoted in a tremendous amount of marketing including plaques, banners, print advertisements, digital marketing, social media marketing, outdoor advertising, email signatures, business cards and so much more. The Ponce Bank Best of Brooklyn is a badge of excellence that distinguishes the most outstanding businesses as chosen by Brooklyn residents.

The Ponce Bank Best of Brooklyn’s impact is undeniable—recognition means the world to the winners, and along with that distinction comes a great deal of pride.

We congratulate all of our past winners, and need your help in picking the best businesses in Brooklyn each year!

If you have any questions, feel free to call 718-260-2554.

Make sure to vote for your favorites every day!

Nominate all of your favorites!

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Step 1: Nominate

Your favorite has to be in it to win it!


Step 2: Vote

The top 10-15 nominees advance to the official ballot.


Step 3: Winners Announced

Each category has one local winner, and where applicable one national winner, determined by the most votes.