The Good Food Winners of 2018 Have Been Annouced: Congrats California

The Good Food Winners of 2018 Have Been Annouced: Congrats California

The nation’s leading food producers, grocers, chefs, journalists and activists united in San Francisco on Friday, January 19th to honor the 199 Good Food Award winners of 2018.

An annual awards ceremony now in its eighth year, the Good Food Awards recognizes American food and drink crafters who demonstrate a commitment to creating tasty, authentic and responsibly made products and in doing so, better the nation’s food system. The 2018 winners are not only commended for their creativity but also for their sustainable production methods that showcase the highest social and environmental standards. These producers protect the land, continue to push the bounds of their craft, and respect their peers, all the while redefining the breadth of the American table.

Leading the way towards a tasty, authentic and responsible food systems in the USA, the Good Food Awards have given California flying stars in every category of taste. Whether local to the Bay Area or not, we're incredibly proud of these culinary stars. 


BEER

Almanac Beer Co., Apricot de Brettaville, California
Drake’s Brewing Company, Cherryland, California
Southpaw BBQFlanders Red Ale, California

 

CHARCUTERIE

Fra’ Mani Handcrafted Foods, Salametto Piccante & Soppressata, California
Thistle Meats, Milano Salami, California
 

CHEESE

Bellwether Farms, Whole Milk Basket Ricotta, California
Laura Chenel’s, Taupinière, California

 

CHOCOLATE


Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate, 73% Northerner Blend, California

 

CIDER


Lassen Traditional Cider, Newtown Pippin, California

 

COFFEE


Compelling Coffee, Ethiopia Banko Gotiti Coffee, California
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Organic Ethiopia Tikur Anbessa, California
Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, Organic Ethiopia Kossa Geshe & Organic Ethiopia Natural Amaro, California

 

CONFECTIONS


Baci Artisan Chocolatier, French Silk, California
Michael’s Chocolates, Lemon Burst, California
Nuubia SF, Dark Chocolate Espresso Krispies, California
SWEET55, EMJ, California

 

ELIXIRS

Backyard, Citrus and Juniper Shrub, California
Reverend Al’s Bona Fide Potents, English Cucumber, Lime and Mint Shrub, Washington
SHED, Plum Shiso Shrub, California
Yumé Boshi, Ume Plum Syrup, California

 

FISH


SHED, Smoked Trout & Smoked Black Cod, California
Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, Jordan’s Chef Reserve & Wild Cold Smoked Salmon, California
TwoXSea, Smoked McFarlands Spring Trout, California
 

HONEY


Bloom Honey, California Avocado Honey, California
Urban Bee SF, Tree Blossom Honey- Heath Ceramics, California

 

OILS

Bondolio, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch, Hot Virgin Jalapeno Olive Oil, California
ENZO Olive Oil Company, Organic Basil Crush, California
Frantoio Grove, Extra Virgin Frantoio Grove Oil, California
Hudson Wines, Titi’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Mangini Ranch, Mission Oil, California
Swayne Family Ranch, EVOO Tuscan Blend, California

 

PANTRY


Aedan, Country Miso, California
Akka’s Handcrafted Foods, Garlic Relish, California
Chaparral Gardens, Ole Mole, California
Sajen, Sambal Satay, California

 

PICKLES

Boochcraft, Grapefruit + Hibiscus + Heather Kombucha, California
Ceceilia’s Gardens, Green Papaya Thai Kimchi, California
Pacific Pickle Works, Lemon Verbena Hop-Pickles, California
SHED, Pickled Shiitake Mushrooms, California

 

PRESERVES


Yumé Boshi, Ume Plum Jam, California

 

SPIRITS

Alchemy Distillery, Boldt Genever Style Gin, California
Spirit Works Distillery, Sloe Gin, California
Venus Spirits, Aquavit & Wayward Whiskey Bourbon, California

// Photo courtesy of Brooke Lark



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