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Urban Food Awards

The public vote opens on 12 September.

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About the Urban Food Awards

We and the rest of the folks behind the Urban Food Routes initiative are inviting our fellow citizens of this fair capital to help crown London's best good food small enterprises!

Back in July, we invited all small London food enterprises to enter themselves in one of the following four categories:

Best Urban Food…

  • Producer (sponsored by Seeds of Change)
  • Retailer
  • Eatery
  • Educator

What next?

On 12 September, all Londoners will be invited to vote for their favourite entrants.

Enterprises that get the most votes in each category will be shortlisted for Urban Food Routes’ panel of expert judges.

Finalists will be contacted in early November and winners will be announced in December at a shindig at Whole Foods Market in Kensington and celebrated in a feature in The Guardian and the February-April issue of The ‘Eel magazine.


In addition to the glory of being crowned London’s best, winning enterprises will be featured in both The Guardian and this ‘umble magazine, and walk away with a hamper of Seeds of Change organic goodies.

Everyone voting for a winning enterprise will be entered into a draw to win a Seeds of Change organic hamper and a year’s subscription to The Jellied Eel.


  • To be eligible, an enterprise must have 50 employees or fewer and be both London-based and operating in at least one London borough.
  • Enterprises can enter more than one category (eg a retail bakery café that offers baking classes could enter all four categories)
  • The judges’ decisions are final.
  • There are no alternative prizes.

Other awards

Urban Food Awards being decided by expert judging panels alone will be:

  • Capital Growth Enterprise Award
  • Krys Zasada Markets Award
  • Good Food Borough Awards

About Urban Food Routes

Urban Food Routes is a unique initiative funded by the Mayor of London and Seeds of Change. It is providing funding and expert advice to a variety of small food enterprises in London to help them thrive and benefit people in their local communities. The support is coordinated by Plunkett Foundation, with help from Growing Communities and London Food Link.

Find out more at www.urbanfoodroutes.org.uk