The annual Good Food Awards were announced tonight in San Francisco, and two Chicago food establishments were among the winners in their respective categories.
In the category of coffee, Metropolis Coffee Company (1039 W. Granville) won for its Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aylele blend. In the category of pickles, Southport Grocery (3552 N. Southport) won for its onion marmalade.
According to the official release: “This year’s winners were selected from 1,450 entries from all 50 states in a Blind Tasting held in September. The 225 judges, experts in their various industries, flew to San Francisco for a full day of blind tasting. Those that rose to the top were subject to a rigorous vetting process to verify they met the sustainability and social responsibility criteria to win a Good Food Award. This year’s Good Food Award winners exemplify excellence in both taste and responsible production.”
Other categories included beer, cheese, oils, chocolate, confections, preserves, spirits and charcuterie
This year, 130 winning food/drink producers from 32 states were recognized for their “passion for delicious, mindfully produced food.”