Congratulations to the 2024 Best of Edmonds winners

Congratulations to all winners in the 2024 Best of Edmonds contest, presented by My Edmonds News and sponsored by KDMC Marketing and the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

All winners and finalists are highlighted in our Best of Edmonds magazine, now available for viewing online, with print publications being distributed at locations citywide. Winners and finalists will also receive a window sticker to display proudly in their establishments, so look for those throughout Edmonds starting this week.

Thanks to all who voted for what they love best about Edmonds.

We also want to recognize Petra Binder for her magical photo of downtown Edmonds at sunset, which was selected as the winner in our Best of Edmonds 2024 cover photo contest.

— Teresa Wippel


  1. This is surprising because I’ve got to say that I tried Kahlo’s and was not impressed at all and haven’t heard many positive things from others aside from location and the drinks. Also, Niles Peacock is great but Moto doesn’t even make runner up? Blasphemy!

    1. Yes! I have been to Kahlo’s at least 5 times and it has always been just ok. Kahlo’s being number one on so many other categories destroyed my faith on this ‘Best Of 2024.’ Something went wrong.

      1. To clarify, the Best of Edmonds is determined by reader votes and the email addresses of all votes submitted are verified for validity before we determine winners. Winners in various categories have varied widely over the years based how many people have voted in each category. Simply put — the votes are the basis for the contest.
        — Teresa Wippel, Publisher

      2. Totally agree with the comments about Kahlo’s. The few times we’ve eaten there, the food and drink were uninspiring. For great Mexican, I’ll continue to eat at Casa Oaxaca!! And with so many first place votes, I am also leery of how Kahlo’s first place in so many categories came about….

      3. David, I felt the same. About the 4th or 5th category with Kahlo’s at the top I figured they probably got all their family and friends (and friends of friends) to vote. I don’t think it’s a “Best of” as much as it is a contest to see who can drum up the most votes. It seems about as reliable as a poll on NextDoor.

    2. I tried kahlos 3 times and the service was almost baffling! Not at all the worst restaurant I’ve been to, but out of all the excellent spots around town, it is not one that deserves to win any of these categories.

      Makes these results a little hard to trust.

  2. Hey Petra!!! Congratulations on your success. I loved this photo the first time you showed it at Gallery North. Awesome job! Lonni

  3. I’ve been to Kahlos 3 times, and each time the service let a lot to be desired, with messed up orders and the server forgetting about me multiple times.

    The food is okay, but has a lot of competition is nearby restaurants, such as calypso.

    It’s okay, but I don’t know they earned so many categories.

  4. It’s all about who gets on line or who advertises their agenda the most. More votes doesn’t mean the best necessarily

  5. Perhaps a more extensive outreach to vote would garner a more realistic list of Bests. A few ideas:
    Flyers in businesses, email campaign and employees telling the patrons that voting is open.
    This, being co sponsored by a marketing company, should have done a better job to “sell the vote”.

  6. I am familiar with a similar town to Edmonds and this MEN issue of a Best Of also. They have two winners in each category: 1. “Best” as selected by a cross-sectional panel, and 2. “Readers’ Choice” selected by email votes

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