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2021 LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites of the Philly Family Community

Meet the Philadelphia Family LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites, nominated and chosen by local parents as the BEST local resources for Families in Philly.

The 2021 Philadelphia Family LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites

Congratulations to our 2021 Philadelphia Family LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites! We asked our Philly Family Community to nominate the organizations and individuals who made a difference in their families’ lives over the last year – and to reflect and share WHY they love them too! Click through our list for referrals you can trust and get to know our award-winning Philadelphia Family Members (and read their nominations and endorsements) below.


Be sure to visit our Philadelphia Family Best for Families Guide landing page to read about this year’s Editor’s LOVE Awards AND for photos from our LOVE Awards Celebration at Smith Memorial Playhouse and Playground!



Looking for referrals around the Main Line? We welcome you to click through our sister brand’s Main Line Parent Best for Families Guide.

Meghan Renee Photography, 2021 Best Family Photographer photo by AMC Photography Studios


Best Bakery: Frosted Fox

Family FavoriteCake & Joe

Family FavoriteWhipped Bakeshop


Best Gluten-Free Bakery: Flakely

Family FavoriteDessert Crazy


Best Birthday Party Pivot: Florescio Events (That Balloon Girl)


Best Family Photographer: Meghan Renee Photography

Family FavoriteBaby Kiddo

Family FavoriteTricia Pompilio Photography


Best Newborn Photographer: Jessica Catherine Photography

Family FavoriteJamie Siever Photography


Best Studio Photographer: Diana Smyth Photography


Best Virtual Birthday Party: Snapology of Philadelphia & The Main Line

Family FavoritePopUpPlay

Family FavoritePrincess Bonnie

Safer Babies, 2021 Best Baby Proofer


Best Baby Proofer: Safer Babies

Family FavoriteThe Home Hero


Best Home Organizer: Sort It Out Philly



Best Realtor: Karrie Gavin Group
Play.ish, 2021 Best Early Childhood Education Service photo by AMC Photography Studios


Best Daycare: Parent Infant Center


Best Early Childhood Education Service: Play.ish


Best Live Virtual Programming: PlayArts

Family FavoriteDrag Queen Story Time

Family FavoriteFree Library of Philadelphia


Best Online Children’s Programming (Asynchronous): Mister John’s Music

Family FavoriteBaby Wordplay

Family FavoriteBarnes Foundation


Best Science Educators: The Franklin Institute


Best Spanish Immersion Program: Mi Casita


Best Tutor: Beyond the Tutors

Family FavoriteReach Tutors

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Chiquita’s Pizzeria, 2021 Family Favorite Take-Out & Editor's LOVE Award Winner photo by AMC Photography Studios


Best Coffeeshop: La Colombe Cafe

Family FavoriteSuprima

Family FavoriteUltimo Coffee

Family FavoriteArtesano Cafe & Bistro


Best Food Pivot: Sisterly Love Food Fair

Family Favorite NY Bagel Butler


Best Healthy Treats: Raw Monje Healthy Treats


Best Nutritionist: Be Well With Beth

Family FavoriteCristina Hoyt Nutrition


Best Outdoor Dining: Suraya

Family FavoriteGermantown Garden Grill

Family FavoriteMorgan’s Pier

Family FavoriteRouge

Family FavoriteTaqueria Amor


Best Take out: Los Camaradas

Family FavoriteChiquita’s Pizzeria

Family FavoriteGarces Trading Company

Family FavoriteGaul and Co.

Family FavoriteLaser Wolf

Amelie’s Bark Shop, 2021 Best Pet Boutique


Best Pet Boutique: Amelie’s Bark Shop


Best Pet Groomer: Paw Prints Professional Grooming
National Kids Gym, 2021 Best Gymnastics Class photo by AMC Photography Studios


Best Things that took us out of our comfort zone in 2020: Philly Goat Project

Family FavoriteLiberty Sailing School


Best Art Center: Portside Art Center

Family FavoritePhilly Art Center


Best Camp: Summerside Camps at SCH Academy

Family FavoriteJCC Camps at Medford

Family FavoriteLiberty Lake Day Camp

Family FavoritePhield House


Best Dance Studio: The Philadelphia Dance Academy

Family FavoriteJeannette’s School of Dance


Best Gymnastics Class: National Kids Gym

Family FavoriteFlip Out Productions


Best Kits for Kids: The Craftship

Family FavoriteMadison K Cookies: Custom Cookie Decorating Kits

Family FavoriteSlice: Bake at Home Pizza Kits


Best Martial Arts Class: Action Karate Mt Airy


Best Music Class: Roots with Ruark

Family FavoriteMister John’s Music


Best Outdoor Fun: Franklin Square


Best Pre-Pandemic Event: Philadelphia Flower Show


Best Private Playdate: Beehive at Bok


Best Transportation Service for Families: ShuttleBee


Best Virtual Movement Classes: InMovement
Best Children’s Boutique: Buddha Babe
Buddha Babe, 2021 Best Children’s Boutique photo by AMC Photography Studios


Best Baby Gear Rental: Baby Gear Group


Best Bookstore: Big Blue Marble Bookstore


Best Children’s Boutique: Buddha Babe


Best Hardware Store: 10th Street Hardware


Best Toy Shop: Tildie’s Toy Box
Best Doula: Northern Star
Northern Star Doula, 2021 Best Doula photo by AMC Photography Studios


Best Allergist: Chestnut Hill Allergy & Asthma Associates, LLC


Best Birthing Class: Mama Bird Birth


Best Breastfeeding Support: Breastfeeding Resource Center Abington


Best Birth Doula: Northern Star


Best Estate Planner: Steven Zelinger LLC


Best Fitness Class: Active Mom Fitness


Best Kids Salon: Nest Salon


Best OB/GYN: Penn Women 8th & Walnut – Dr Glazer


Best Parent Group: Fitler Moms by MomConnect


Best Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist: Top of the Hill Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry


Best Physical Therapy: Play at Home Physical Therapy, LLC


Best Post-partum Doula: After The Stork


Best Potty Training: Miss Catherine, LLC


Best Sleep Consultant: Confident Parenting


Best Speech Therapy: Kidology


Best Yoga – Unity Yoga
Confident Parenting, 2021 Best Sleep Consultant photo by AMC Photography Studios

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Action Karate

    Action Karate is a character-based martial arts school with multiple locations for families in the…


      After the Stork has been Philadelphia's premier postpartum doula agency since 2006. They provide day…


        Baby Gear Group is a library of baby items that parents can borrow instead of…

        Confident Parenting 3

          Confident Parenting is a network of resources providing education and support for growing families including…

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            FIT4MOM is the nation's leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing classes and a network…


              Fitler Moms is Philadelphia's local mom community, offering classes, events, resources, and peer support.

              JCC Camp 2

                The JCC Camps at Medford, an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited and award-winning Southern New…


                  The South Jersey camp that opened successfully in Summer 2020, Liberty Lake Day Camp is…

                  mi casita

                    Mi Casita Preschool is Philadelphia and the Main Line's premier Spanish immersion preschool. Through project…

                    Play at Home Physical Therapy, LLC

                      National Kids Gym (NKG) is a mobile gymnastics and movement-based program that brings the gym…

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                        Northern Star Doula is a local birth and postpartum support provider catering to new and…

                        Phield House

                          Indoor Sports Facility in Center City Philadelphia with two turf fields, a basketball/volleyball court, two…

                          Roots 2

                            Roots With Ruark brings you and your little one a music class full of energy…

                            Safer Babies 1

                              Safer Babies is the leading child proofing expert in the Philadelphia region, with 21 years…


                                ShuttleBee organizes transportation for small people in small groups.


                                  Summerside Camps at SCH Academy provides innovative, safe and fun camp programming for children in…

                                  Franklin Institute 2

                                    The Franklin Institute is a science museum and the center of science education and research…


                                      The Philadelphia Dance Academy offers the following programs: Early Childhood, Primary, Pre-Professional Ballet, Theater, Contemporary,…


                                        An orthodontic and pediatric dental specialty office in the heart of Chestnut Hill!

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