Minnesota's Best 2022

presented by Becker Furniture 

As we celebrate another year of recognizing the people, places and businesses we love most in Minnesota, I’d like to especially thank our readers and our nominees for making this such an incredible success again this year!

Throughout the pages of our second-annual Minnesota’s Best publication, you’ll find this year’s winners who represent the businesses and places voted best in the state by our readers.

As Minnesota’s largest and most trusted media company, it’s always our mission to help support a flourishing business community. And that’s exactly what Minnesota’s Best is all about. It’s a chance to throw the spotlight on all the great establishments we cherish, giving them the added visibility they deserve to not only survive but thrive.

And, of course, Minnesota’s Best also provides you with a top-notch resource for discovering all the amazing businesses that make Minnesota such a great place to live, work and play.

Adding to last year’s impressive inauguration, this year Minnesota’s Best continues to gather momentum with more than 800 businesses, organizations, and individuals competing to be named in the top three spots of 300+ categories. We even added a few new categories this year that we’re super excited about — be sure to check them out.

  • Graduate/Professional Education

  • Tater Tots

  • Co-op

  • Farmers Market

  • Cheese Curds

More than 750,000 votes were cast, an amazing reader response, which just reinforces the pride customers, fans, and friends have for their favorite local businesses and Minnesota.

We encourage you to explore our winners and visit as many as possible in the days and months ahead. Of course, there were many worthy businesses that were nominated but did not place and we encourage you to support not just our winners but all local businesses.

Congratulations to all those who won. And thank you to all our advertisers for their support and to all those who cast a vote. We look forward to 2023 and we can’t wait to see you again for another incredible year of Minnesota’s Best.


Paul Kasbohm
Star Tribune
Chief Revenue Officer


Preview the 2022 Minnesota's Best magazine publishing Sunday, October 23rd in the Star Tribune.