Welcome to our most beloved issue of the year—the annual Best of White Bear Lake Reader’s Choice Poll, where we recognize your favorite businesses and services in the communities around the lake. Each and every issue of White Bear Lake Magazine is a celebration of this community and the people who call it home. But there’s something special about this issue— and that’s you!
This year, we raised the bar on our annual poll. With your suggestions, we added some new categories (Best Pizza, Best Plant-Based Menu, Best OBGYN and Best Jeweler) and introduced an all write-in voting process. Now, this poll can reflect the heart of this community even better, and we’re thrilled to finally announce the results (on page 28). Thank you to everyone who voted in what we truly feel is our best readers’ poll ever!
After you skip straight to the results, make sure to circle back to the other amazing summer-fueled content within these pages. We have some wonderful warm-weather recommendations and musings from our Noteworthy contributors, along with articles on grilling, an inspiring local volunteer initiative and an epic Summer Explore List on page 18 to keep your family occupied throughout the school break.
My Editor’s Picks draw attention to some outstanding players in this community that don’t fall within our poll’s categories. Head to page 30 to meet a few people, businesses and organizations that are preserving and fostering the spirit of White Bear Lake in impactful ways.
Long story short, there’s so much to love about White Bear Lake! We’re honored to present the Best of 2022.
Until next time,