Sebastopol wins big in Bohemian’s “Best Ofs”

Compiled by Laura Hagar Rush, Townsy Media, March 24, 2021

Sebastopol won big in the Bohemian's Best of the North Bay awards. That's something crow about! (Illustration by Carole Watanable)

For such a little town, Sebastopol always wins big in the annual Best Of awards from the North Bay Bohemian. Here’s the list of Sebastopol winners:


  • Silk Moon Gallery – Best Shoe Store
  • Dressers – Best Best Boudoir Lingerie and Best Luxe Lingerie
  • Artisana Functional Art – Best Jewlery Store
  • Launch – Best Children’s Clothing Store
  • Reenie Bird’s – Best Clothing Alterations

Dressers won for both Best Best Boudoir Lingerie and Best Luxe Lingerie.


  • East West Cafe – Best Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Sebastopol Farmers Market – Best Farmers Market
  • Screamin’ Mimi’s – Best Ice Cream
  • Ramen Gaijin – Best Ramen
  • Retrograde Coffee – Best Tea Shop/Cafe
  • Sonoma Chocolatiers – Best Chocolatier
  • Namaste – Best Indian Food
  • Blue Ridge Kitchen – Best New Restaurant
  • Acre Pizza – Best Pizza
  • Hole in the Wall – Best Spot to Dine Solo
  • Criminal Baking – Best Gluten Free Menu Options
  • Spirit Works Distillery – Best Gin
  • D’s Diner – Best Diner
  • Community Market – Best Natural Foods Store
  • Fern Bar – Best Bar and Best Cocktails
  • Acre Coffee – Best Coffeehouse
  • Handline – Best Covid Takeout
  • Crooked Goat – Best Craft Beer Selection
  • Laguna Farm – Best CSA

Sebastopol’s Blue Ridge Kitchen was chosen as “Best New Restaurant” and the dish above — Burrata with Huckleberries and Chili Oil — is a good example of the their craft. (Photo from their Instagram, credited to @reneekiddell)


  • Lars Langberg – Best Architect
  • Attico – Best Consignment Furniture
  • Irene Turner – Best Interior Designer
  • Permaculture Artisans – Best Landscaping
  • Solar Works – Best Solar Supplier

Sonoma Design IT design

Irene Turner, Sonoma Style IT, won for Best Interior Designer.


  • Abacus Wealth Partners – Best Financial Advisor
  • Toyworks – Best Toy Store
  • Sprint Copy Center – Best Print Shop
  • Phoenix LaFae, Milk & Honey – Best Psychic
  • Mac Daddy Repairs – Best Computer Repair and Best Smartphone Repair
  • Dogwood Animal Rescue Project – Best Animal Rescue Group
  • ReFrame Hair Gallery – Best Outdoor Haircut
  • Trina Bowen, MD, West County Health Centers – Best Family Practitioner
  • Holly Hansen Public Relations – Best PR

Milk & Honey’s owner Phoenix LaFae won for Best Psychic.


  • Ritual Salon & Style Bar – Best Full-Service Beauty Salon
  • Rosemary’s Garden – Best Holistic Herbal Shop
  • The dhyana Center won for Best Wellness Retreat and DeAnna Batdorffof The dhyana Center won Best Holistic Practitioner.
  • Bliss Organic Day Spa – Best Skincare Spa
  • West County Health Centers – Best Health Care Clinic
  • Mary Sheila Smith Gonnell (West County Health Centers) – Best Nutritionist
  • Misty Black, Sebastopol Physical Therapy – Best Physical Therapist

Bliss organic day spa

Bliss Organic Day Spa, which won for Best Skincare Spa, carries a large line of top-tier skincare products, in addition to offering skincare treatments.


  • Solful – Best Vape Shop and Best Therapeutic Product (Cannabis)
  • Omar Figueroa – Best Cannabis Attorney

Solful took two awards this year. 


  • Rialto Cinemas – Best Movie Theater
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts – Best Art Gallery
  • Hopmonk – Best Place to Dance
  • Brown Barn Films – Best Videographer
  • Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival – Best Virtual Film Festival

To find out who else won from around the North Bay, see all of this year’s winners in the Bohemian: