Gold Daisy Awards: Celebrating the Best of Family in Greater Cleveland

2019 Winners

June 12, 2019

Macaroni Kid of Greater Cleveland Gold Daisy Award Winners are here!

Congratulations to all of these amazing local businesses and organizations! The winners are:

Arts & Recreation

Best Bowling Alley
Winner: The Corner Alley
Runner-Up: Yorktown Lanes

Best Family-Friendly Gym
Winner: Play.Love.Learn.
Runner-Up: Burn Boot Camp

Best Festival
Winner: Feast the Assumption
Runner-Up: Duck Tape Festival

Best Indoor Play Center
Winner: Play: CLE
Runner-Up: Play.Love.Learn.

Best Kept Secret
Winner: Memphis Kiddie Park
Runner-Up: Goldfish Swim School

Best Library
Winner: Lakewood Public Library
Runner-Up: Avon Lake Public Library

Best Miniature Golf
Winner: Swings-N-Things
Runner-Up: Sweeties Golfland

Best Movie Theater
Winner: Cinemark at Valley View
Runner-Up: Regal Crocker Park Stadium

Best Museum
Winner: The Children's Museum of Cleveland
Runner-Up: Cleveland Museum of Art

Best Nature Center
Winner: Rocky River Nature Center
Runner-Up: Holden Arboretum

Best Park
Winner: Lakewood Park
Runner-Up: Preston's H.O.P.E. at the Mandel Jewish Community Center (Mandel JCC)

Best Places for Teens to Hang Out
Winner: Cedar Point
Runner-Up: Play: CLE

Best Place to Take the Kids for the Afternoon
Winner: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Runner-Up: Memphis Kiddie Park

Best Playdate
Winner: Memphis Kiddie Park
Runner-Up: Play.Love.Learn.

Best Public Pool
Winner: Goldfish Swim School
Runner-Up: Beachwood Aquatic Center

Best Rainy Day Visit
Winner: The Children's Museum of Cleveland
Runner-Up: Rainforest, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Best Rec Center
Winner: Middleburg Heights Community Center
Runner-Up: Broadview Heights Rec Center

Best Sports Venue
Winner: Progressive Field
Runner-Up: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Best Youth Theater
Winner: Best Center for the Arts
Runner-Up: Heights Youth Theatre


Best Art Class
Winner: Play.Love.Learn.
Runner-Up: Beck Center for the Arts

Best Dance Center
Winner: Beck Center for the Arts
Runner-Up: Revolution Dance Academy

Best Gymnastics Studio
Winner: The Little Gym
Runner-Up: Above the Barre

Best Kids Yoga
Winner: Play.Love.Learn.
Runner-Up: Yoga Squirrel

Best Martial Arts Studio
Winner: Master Marr's Taekwon-do
Runner-Up: J.K.Kang's Taekwondo Center

Best Music Class
Winner: Play.Love.Learn.
Runner-Up: Kindermusik at Thrive Arts Center

Best Summer Camp
Winner: Play.Love.Learn.
Runner-Up: KidsFirst Learning Center

Best Swim Lessons
Winner: Goldfish Swim School
Runner-Up: Westlake Recreation Center

Let's Eat

Best Candy Store
Winner: b.a. Sweetie
Runner-Up: Malley's Chocolates

Best Coffee Shop
Winner: Erie Island Coffee Co.
Runner-Up: Phoenix Coffee

Best Cupcakes
Winner: Three Girls Cupcake Shop
Runner-Up: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes

Best Custom Cookies
Winner: Luna Bakery & Cafe
Runner-Up: Katie Cakes

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant
Winner: The Lazy Bee
Runner-Up: Yours Truly Restaurants

Best Frozen Treats
Winner: Mitchell's Ice Cream
Runner-Up: Honey Hut Ice Cream

Best Pizza
Winner: Angelo's Pizza
Runner-Up: Dewey's Pizza

Best Place to Buy Healthy Food
Winner: Heinen's Grocery
Runner-Up: North Union Farmers Market

Shopping & Services

Best Arts & Craft Supplies
Winner: Pat Catan's Arts and Crafts Store
Runner-Up: A.C. Moore

Best Bicycle Shop
Winner: Eddy's Bike Shop
Runner-Up: Century Cycle

Best Children's Consignment/Resale Shop
Winner: Once Upon a Child
Runner-Up (tie): Big Red Wagon
Runner-Up (tie): Munchkins' Kloset

Best Daycare
Winner: Play.Love.Learn.
Runner-Up: KidsFirst Learning Center

Best Family Photographer
Winner: Sarah Marie Photography
Runner-Up: Ever After Imagery

Best Kids Cut
Winner: Cuts N Curls
Runner-Up: Cookie Cutters

Best Preschool
Winner: Play.Love.Learn.
Runner-Up: KidsFirst Learning Center

We Like to Party

Best Children's Entertainer
Winner: Jungle Terry
Runner-Up: Play.Love.Learn.

Best Party Rental
Winner: Memphis Kiddie Park
Runner-Up: Goldfish Swim School

Best Party Venue
Winner: Memphis Kiddie Park
Runner-Up: Get Air Cleveland

Family Wellness*
*all businesses were nominated and voted on my Macaroni Kid readers. This is not an endorsement of these medical services.

Best Pediatrician Office
Winner: Senders Pediatrics
Runner-Up: Kids in the Sun

Best Special Needs Services
Winner: Gigi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center
Runner-Up: Youth Challenge

Best Speech Therapy
Winner: Sprout Therapy
Runner-Up: Bright Beginnings

Best Pediatric Dentist
Winner: Spring and Sprout Pediatric Dentistry
Runner-Up: Dr. Marie Calabrese

Best Orthodontist
Winner: Parker & Streem Orthodontics
Runner-Up: Minich Orthodontics

Best Chiropractor
Winner: Healthiest You
Runner-Up (tie): Dr. Jessica Shelley at Cuyahoga Chiropractic
Runner-Up (tie): Parma Family Chiropractic


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