CNY Readers Choice

CNY

READERS’
CHOICE

AWARDS

Celebrating the local businesses that make CNY special. Winners announced Sunday, December 27th. Watch our awards show on syracuse.com and check out the special section inside The Post-Standard.

Central New Yorkers cast 91,000 votes!

Celebrate your favorite local businesses! Join us for a special online awards presentation on Sunday, December 27th recorded at The Landmark Theatre on syracuse.com. And, check out our special section inside The Post-Standard on Sunday, December 27th.

CNY Reader’s Choice kicked off in October and garnered more than 91,000 votes. We received more than 10,000 nominations for more than 500 local businesses. The program recognized businesses in more than 120 categories – from Best Bakery and Outdoor Dining to Best TV Personality and Most Missed During COVID-19.

Now is the time to really celebrate, not only the winners, but all the local businesses that make Central New York such a great place to live, work and play. Central New Yorkers rallied around the local businesses they love, in a time when our community needed it the most.

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 CNY Readers’ Choice Awards. We look forward to celebrating our deserving CNY businesses with you.

BUSINESS CATEGORIES

AUTOMOTIVE

Auto Aftermarket Accessories

Auto Body Repair

Auto Parts

Car Wash

Motorcycle/ATV Dealership

Oil Change

RV Dealership

Tire Shop

FOOD / DINING

BBQ

Brewery

Brunch

Chinese

Craft Beverages

Coffee Shops

Diner

Fish/Seafood

Food Truck

Ice Cream

Indian Food

Italian

Lunch

Mediterranean / Middle Eastern Cusine

Outdoor Dining

Pizza

Sandwiches

Signature Cocktails

Steak

Sushi

Tacos/Burritos

Use of Social Media/Instagram Account

Vegetarian/Vegan

Waterfront Dining

Winery

Wings

MOST MISSED DURING COVID

Bar

Best Covid Pivot

Best Curbside Takeout

Best To-Go Beverage Pouch

Concert Venue

Date Night Out

Entertainment Venue

Festival/Community Event

Food Festival

Gym

Restaurant

Sporting Event

OUTINGS

Bed & Breakfast

Best Canoe/Kayak Spot

Best Stay-cation Location

Campgrounds

Creative Learning Workshop (Calligraphy/Painting)

Fishing Spot

Golf Course

Hidden Gem

Hiking Spot

Museum

Park

Place to Watch a Sunset

Putt Putt Golf

Skiing

Waterfall

PROFESSIONALS

Accountant

Audiologist

Bathroom Remodeler

Carpet/Tile/Flooring

Chiropractor

Contractor

Dentist

Doctor

Electrician

Financial Planner

Heating/Cooling

Home Builder

Home Security

Insurance Agency

Investment Firm

Kitchen Remodeler

Landscaping

Law Office

Local Media Personality

Medical Center

Orthodontist

Pediatrician

Physical Therapist

Plumber

Real Estate Agency

Roofing

Siding / Home Exteriors

Wedding Planner

Windows

SHOPPING / SERVICES

Accessories

Antique Shop

Appliance Store

Bank / Credit Union

Barber Shop

Boats/Kayaks/Sail

Cleaning Services

Clothing

Eyewear

Florist

Furniture

Garden Store

Gas Station / Convenience Store

Gift Shop

Home Decor

Home Improvement Stores

Hotel

Jewelry Store

Liquor Store

Local independent Grocery Store

Medical Equipment / Supplies

Nail/Pedicure

Outdoor Store

Pharmacy

Photographer

Pools & Hot Tubs

Regional Grocery Store

Salon

Spa/Massage

Wedding Venue

Window Treatments

We’re here for you!

We’ve been privileged to serve Central New York for over 190 years. When we’re at our best, we help make our community a better place and right now, CNY needs deep support more than ever. Our goal with this special awards program is provide visibility and support to our local businesses during this challenging time.