Good Food Awards Announces the 244 Winners of 2022

For the first time, a live pop up shop stocks the award-winning food and drink from 39 States & D.C. through January 

San Francisco, CA —January 14, 2022 – The Good Food Foundation is thrilled to introduce the 244 exceptional crafters of food and drink from 39 states and Washington, D.C. who rose to the top to become 2022  Good Food Award Winners. With safety in mind, the Awards Ceremony has been postponed to Friday, March  4, and will be preceded by the San Francisco Good Food Mercantile on Thursday, March 3 (tickets here).  

To mark the announcement of the Winners today, both Alice Waters and René Redzepi, legendary chef of  Noma, sent congratulatory videos. Speaking to the sustainability and social responsibility practices of the  Winners, Redzepi noted: “I believe it is our collective efforts that can turn the tide and ensure our shared earth will survive. You are the champions of the future, and you are leading the way.” 

This year’s Good Food Award Winners hail from 39 states and Washington, D.C.

Chosen in a blind tasting from thousands of entries before passing a further sustainability and social responsibility vetting process,

  • nearly half  of the Winners are first-time awardees
  • 56% of the Winners are woman-owned businesses,
  • and one in six are  BIPOC-owned businesses.

Across 18 categories, each recognized crafter demonstrated exceptional taste and a deep commitment to building a more sustainable, just food system.  

For those eager to taste these extraordinary products, over 100 of the winning food and drink – many not  typically available in the Bay Area - are stocking shelves for a limited time only at the two-week Good Food Shop in the Ferry Building (within The Epicurean Trader storefront, January 15-30).


The full list of 2022 Good Food Award Winners is HERE.

Tickets to the Awards Ceremony & Good Food Mercantile are available here.

The Good Food Awards is organized by the Good Food  Foundation 501 (c) 3, in collaboration with a broad community  of food crafters, grocers, chefs, food writers, activists and  passionate food-lovers. The Presenting Sponsor is the Good  Food Merchants Collaborative, comprised of 16 of the  country’s top independently-owned retailers from Ann Arbor to Oakland to Greenville, North Carolina, all of whom are  committed to supporting America’s great food crafters. Joining  them is a vibrant group of key supporters, including Lead  Supporters Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press and Veritable Vegetable. 

The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to  eat: tasty, authentic and responsible. Now in its twelfth year,  awards will be given to winners in 18 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, drinks, elixirs, fish, grains, honey, oils (tasted & announced in  the spring), pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks and spirits. The  Good Food Awards Seal, found on winning products, assures  consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious  that also supports sustainability and social good.