2016 Brainerd and Surounding Areas Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Winners

By Joni Gilder-Rone, Macaroni Kid Brainerd October 6, 2016

 We asked you to "pick" your favorite local businesses in the 2016 Macaroni Kid Brainerd Gold Daisy Awards! We are so excited to announce the WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone that took the time to nominate and vote! Congratulations to Cecelia, she won a $25 Gift Card for voting/nominating in the Gold Daisy Awards.

Enrich your Kids

Best Art Lessons - Great River Arts, Little Falls

Best Dance/Movement/Drama/ Theatre/Gymnastics - Just for Kix

Best Music Lessons - St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls

Best Youth Sporting Programs- Little Falls Community Services

Celebrate with your Kids
Best Birthday Party Venue
- Three Bears Lodge - Holiday Inn, Baxter

Best Catering/Cakes - Coborn’s, Little Falls & Prairie Bay, Baxter

Entertain you Kids
Best Place for Indoor Fun
- Three Bears Lodge - Holiday Inn, Baxter

Best Place for Outdoor Fun - Pine Grove Zoo, Little Falls

Feed Your kids and Yourself
Best Bakery/Breakfast
- Pete & Joy’s, Little Falls

Best Coffee/tea Shop - Zoomski’s, Little Falls & Adirondack Coffee

Best Date Night - Olive Garden, Baxter

Best Family Friendly Restaurant - BWW, Baxter

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt - Chocolate Ox

Best Pizza - Raffertys

Take Care of Your Kids
Best Daycare
- Big Adventures, Little Falls

Best Preschool - Stepping Stones, Brainerd

Take Care of Yourself

Best Fitness Programs - St Francis Rec

Best Pampering Place - LUXE, Little Falls

Best Photographer (Family) - Sara Rothstein, Pierz

Best Realtor - Chad Schwenderman, Brainerd

Best Car Dealership - Brandl, Little Falls

Best Car Repair - Brandl, Little Falls

Best Lawn and Landscaping - Schneider Landscape and Design,

Best Parent Education - Love and Logic, Little Falls

Family Wellness
Best Family Chiropractic
- Allison Zac LLC, Little Falls

Best Family Dental - Edgewood Family Dentist, Baxter

Best Veterinarian - Lakeland Veterinary Hospital, Baxter

Best Family Clinic - Essentia Health Group, Brainerd

Best Toys/Books/Baby Products
- Gumdrop Tree, Little Falls and
Dock Panther, Nisswa

Best Women's Clothing - Fun Sister’s, Nisswa

Best Sports Shop- Easy Rider’s, Brainerd &
Touright, Little Falls

One Last thing...
Best Family Resort/Campground
- Grandview Lodge, Nisswa

Best Kept Secret-  Cru - Grandview Lodge Nisswa

Best New Business (less than a year) - LUXE, Little Falls

Best Mom run business-  Baby’s on Broadway, Little Falls

Winning businesses will receive free placement in our Business Directory for yearlong recognition by Macaroni Kid, a Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Awards certificate to display at their place of business, and the honor of know local families think they are the greatest! 

Thank you to ALL Business nominated for providing excellent service to the community!

If you are a local business, and would like more information on this award program or how you can advertise with Macaroni Kid, please feel free to contact me at