Primrose Bakery — Best Bakery/Dessert
Primrose Bakery takes the cake yet again, winning this category for the fifth year in a row and earning a spot in next year's Hall of Fame. Offering a broad selection of customizable European-style wedding cakes, dessert bars and pastries, find an arrangement of delectable sweets to satisfy any cravings here. Website
Rigatoni's Red Smoke Grill — Best BBQ
Open daily, find "Italian BBQ at its best!" at Rigatoni's Red Smoke Grill. Those looking for a laid back atmosphere paired with intense barbecue flavor should try their wide-ranging specialties — including Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip and pan-tossed pasta to order.
Bob's Giant Burgers — Best Burger
As the winner of this category for the fourth year running, Bob's Giant Burgers certainly lives up to its big name. With a well-deserved reputation for its welcoming ambiance and casual comfort food, diners flock here to savor our readers' favorite juicy burgers offered in the community.
Valley Catering — Best Caterer
When it comes to making events memorable, our readers put their trust in third-time winner of this category, Valley Catering. For any upscale event, whether that means a private party or a large convention, turn to this favorite catering company in Pleasanton for remarkable attention to detail.
The Press — Best Deli/Sandwich
Preaching a philosophy of "we are what we eat," The Press encourages customers to hold their food to the highest standard. This artisan cafe, situated on Santa Rita Road, places an emphasis on a seasonal menu fueled by local, organic items, helping the shop win the award for the second straight year.
Hop Yard Alehouse & Grill — Best French Fries
The Hop Yard takes customers back in time with its unique local brews and its callback to the old-fashioned "work hard and play hard" American attitude. Winning this category for the third time, Hop Yard fries are hand-cut and topped with their signature seasoning.
Meadowlark Dairy — Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Previous Readers' Choice Hall of Famer, this old downtown favorite continues to dominate with its assortment of ice cream flavors. A local staple celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Meadowlark Dairy continues to make history with its smooth, pastel-colored swirls. Website
Nonni's Bistro — Best Sunday Brunch
Brunchers are "part of the family" the moment they step into Nonni's Bistro on Main Street. Nonni's food is made "from scratch" and "from the heart," and has stolen our readers' hearts again, winning an award for the sixth year in a row, starting with Best Main Street Restaurant in 2014.
Blossom Vegan Restaurant — Best Vegetarian Cuisine
Boasting its fifth straight win in this category and sixth award overall, 2020 Hall of Famer Blossom Vegan Restaurant continues to serve up piping hot and flavorful vegan Asian-style dishes for its customers. The upbeat kitchen draws in hungry eaters looking for a filling meal, vegans and non-vegans alike.