Collingswood, New Jersey

12 Collingswood winners in SJ Magazine's "Best Of SJ" issue!

The editors at SJ Magazine have selected “ALL THAT’S WONDERFUL and amazing in south jersey” in 2017 and 12 Collingswood businesses made the list! See below – and read all the winners here!

Best Kid-Friendly Thirsty Thursday
The Pop Shop

729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-0111
Thepopshopusa.com

Milkshake lovers unite every Thursday at The Pop Shop, where triple-thick shakes are just $2.99 and deluxe shakes $3.99. And these aren’t just any old milkshakes – flavors include Snickers bar, chocolate turtle, peppermint twist and shakin’ bacon.

Best Personalized Dinner
Sapori

601 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-858-2288
sapori.info
The authentic Italian cuisine at Sapori comes from Italy native Chef Franco Lombardo. His genuine passion for fresh, authentic Italian ingredients is why Sapori’s “Cook For Me” option is a must. It includes a five-course meal specially prepared by Lombardo himself, based on your meal preferences

Best Sourdough Bread
Amber Grain Bakery

325 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
267-467-5823
ambergrainbakery.com
Since this bakery opened its doors in May, we can’t get enough of the Collingswood Sourdough. Made with a blend of white, wheat and whole rye flours, each loaf’s crackling crust and chewy center make for heavenly slices of bread.

Best Monthly Specials
Indeblue

619 West Collings Avenue, Collingswood
856-854-4633
indebluerestaurant.com
Twelve times a year, Chef Ramola designs a special menu that’s full of mouth-watering surprises. The unique monthly creations are prepared with the best seasonal ingredients and showcase his modern take on Indian cuisine. It’s worth a standing reservation every month.

Best Place to Bring Old Photos Back To Life
Arts Plus Gallery

704 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-854-5500
artsplusgallery.com
Is your favorite old photo losing its luster? Arts Plus Gallery will take any photo and turn it back into that special memory you’ve always treasured. They can fix anything from rips and cracks to dullness and discoloration.

Best Chef’s Table
Nunzio Ristorante Rustico

706 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-858-9840
nunzios.net
This is one reservation you don’t want to miss. Grab six to 12 of your friends and enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Chef Nunzio Patruno himself, while you sit in the kitchen and watch all the magic happen.

Best Gift for Mom
Chamomile Cottage Soaps & Gifts

686 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-477-2414
chamomilecottage.com
These handmade soaps, candles, body scrubs and more are exactly what your mom wants. Each item is made with ethically sourced ingredients, and everything smells as good as it looks. (Don’t miss the oatmeal, milk and honey soap bar!)

Best Retail Treasure Hunt
Clutter Vintage

697 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-833-1112
cluttervintage.com
The inventory at this quaint Haddon Avenue shop is always changing, so there’s never a shortage of new and unique items to discover. Give yourself plenty of time to peruse the shelves full of vintage items, handmade gifts and original artwork.

Best Place for Couples to Have Their First Dance
Collingswood Grand Ballroom

315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood
856-858-1000
collingswoodballroom.com
A bride and groom’s first dance is a big deal, and Collingswood Grand Ballroom knows how to set the stage. The expansive dance floor is right in the middle of the beautiful room, so couples know all eyes will be on them.

Best Early-Bird Brunch
Tortilla Press

703 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-3345
thetortillapress.com
We hesitated to let this secret out, but it’s too good to keep to ourselves. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to noon, Tortilla Press serves up specials on their amazing brunch spread. It’s the same great food, but without the crowds.

Best Eye Candy IN A Candy Store
The Candy Jar

742 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-833-1010
thecandyjarnj.com
Stop in for a chocolate-covered pretzel, bubble gum – and a new handbag. The Candy Jar’s accessories include bags, scarves and jewelry, so there’s something for everyone. These bags are the perfect accessory to any piece of candy, and they’re just as bright and colorful as you’d expect them to be.

Best New Twist on Kids’ Birthday Parties
Dibartolo Bakery

667 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-3565
dibartolobakery.com
The birthday parties at dibartolo’s birthday parties make balloons and a clown look like child’s play. Each kid gets their very own cake to decorate – under the assistance of master baker Al Dibartolo himself – and then take home. Plus, the birthday kid gets a special cake to blow out candles and devour at the party!

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