Vote for your favorite Specialty Foods, Best Spots 2018 Best of Syracuse finalists

The Specialty Foods and Best Spots category encouraged voters to push their palates to decide which area restaurants reign supreme in their own niche. Below, you will find the category broken down by title and a list of the top finalists in each category. Most list the Top 5, but an extra nominee was included in instances of a tied vote.

Click the "Vote Now" button at the bottom to vote on who you think should be the winner. An email address is required, and each person can only vote once. Voting will remain open until September 30.

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Best Mexican Restaurant

  • Alto Cinco
  • Azteca
  • Otro Cinco
  • Rio Grande
  • The Mission

Best Polish Restaurant

  • Polonaise
  • Eva's European Sweets
  • Syracuse Polish Home

Best Asian/Hibachi Restaurant

  • Asuka Grill & Sushi Bar
  • Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse
  • Koto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
  • Mitsuba
  • Sake Bomb

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

  • Byblos Mediterranean Cafe
  • Goodies Mediterranean Grill & Cuisine
  • King David’s
  • Munjed's Middle Eastern Cafe
  • Sumer

Best Indian Restaurant

  • Dosa Grill
  • India House Restaurant
  • Sahota Palace
  • Taste of India
  • Tandoori Hut

Best Thai Restaurant

  • AppeThaizing
  • Bangkok Restaurant
  • Erawan Thai Restaurant
  • Lemon Grass
  • Thai Love NY

Best Italian Restaurant

  • Angotti’s Family Restaurant
  • Dominick's Restaurant
  • Francesca’s Cucina
  • Pastabilities
  • Santangelo's Restaurant

Best Veggie/Vegan Restaurant

  • CoreLife Eatery
  • Hope Café
  • Strong Hearts
  • Stoop Kitchen
  • Original Grain

Best Locally Created Food

  • The Chef & The Cook
  • The Cider Mill
  • Defi Cuisine
  • Rise ‘N’ Shine
  • The Stoop

Best Bakery

  • Cathy’s Cookie Kitchen
  • Geddes Bakery
  • Harrison Bakery
  • Lyncourt Bakery
  • Sweet Praxis

Best Steakhouse

  • Daniella’s
  • Delmonico’s
  • Prime Steakhouse
  • Scotch & Sirloin
  • Turning Stone Steakhouse

Best Breakfast Spot

  • Stella’s Diner
  • Rise ‘N’ Shine Diner
  • Nestico’s Too
  • Julie’s Diner
  • Finally Ours

Best Sunday Brunch

  • Borio’s Restaurant
  • The Brewster Inn
  • The Chef and the Cook
  • Empire Brewing
  • Modern Malt

Best Place for Lunch

  • Brooklyn Pickle
  • CoreLife Eatery
  • Finally Ours
  • Pastabilities
  • Rise ‘N’ Shine Diner

Best Food Truck/Food Stand

  • Chef4Rent
  • Lady Bug Lunch Box
  • Sassy Taco
  • Toss ‘n’ Fire
  • Via Napoli Express

Best Sandwich

  • Brooklyn Pickle
  • Darwin on Clinton
  • DiBello’s Restaurant
  • Vince’s Gourmet Imports
  • Wegmans

Best New Restaurant

  • The Chef and the Cook
  • Fish Friar
  • Hope Café
  • The Hops Spot
  • Stoop Kitchen

Best Local Caterer

  • Bella Domani Catering & Banquets
  • Chef4Rent
  • Diamond Catering
  • Dinosaur BBQ
  • Limp Lizard
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