WINNERS: WTOP’s 2022 TOP 10 Contest

August 16, 2022

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The votes are in for the best restaurants in the D.C. area serving your sweet tooth, your salty cravings and whatever else whets your appetite. Readers and listeners voted for their favorites in WTOP’s TOP 10 contest. See if your local favorite made the list.

Here are the winners in all 2022 WTOP TOP 10 categories

Best Bakery

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

2150 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, Virginia

Runner-up: Kosher Pastry Oven

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Best Barbecue

Liberty Barbecue

370 West Broad St., Falls Church, Virginia

Runner-up: Lefty’s Barbecue

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Best Brunch

The Liberty Tavern

3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia

Runner-up: Founding Farmers

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Best Burger

The Burger Shack

Virginia locations in Chantilly, Ashburn and Alexandria

Runner-up: Char Bar

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Best Coffee Shop

Northside Social

Virginia locations in Arlington and Falls Church

Runner-up: Bagels ‘n Grinds

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Best International Cuisine

Holy Chow

1331 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland

Runner-up: Al Ha’esh

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Best Pizza

Armand’s Pizzeria and Grille

190 Halpine Road, Rockville, Maryland

Runner-up: Ledo Pizza

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Best Place To Get a Drink

Gringos & Mariachis

Maryland locations in Bethesda and Potomac

Runner-up: The Liberty Tavern

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Best Seafood

Jerry’s Seafood

15211 Major Lansdale Blvd., Bowie, Maryland

Runner-up: Captain Pells Fairfax Crabhouse

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Best Vegetarian/Vegan


4840 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, Maryland

Runner-up: Shouk

See the TOP 10 places of vegetarian/vegan foods.

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Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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