Urban Food Awards 2015

The Urban Food Awards are the annual celebration of the best of London’s local larder.

London Food Link and The Mayor of London’s Food Team are on a mission to find the best of the fantastic food and drink being grown and made by the capital’s finest small, independent producers.

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The categories are:

  • Londoners’ Loaf: the upper crust of the capital’s Real Bread
  • Heavenly Honey: golden drops from London’s hidden hives of activity
  • Best Banger: a sublime sossie that simply sizzles
  • The Big Smoke’s Big Cheese: greater than the rest
  • Beautiful Brew: the ale to hail as nonpareil
  • London Leaves: hoopiest herbs and sassiest salads

As well as great tasting food, producers will be asked to demonstrate clear commitment to sustainable food practices, including sourcing, employment and food waste policies.

Urban Food Awards will also be open to enterprises, organisations and individuals leading the way to a better food future.  Entries are invited from:

  • New Shoots Food Guru: A person showing passion and brilliance in passing on cooking or food growing skills to children and other young people
  • Food Hero: The cook, campaigner, retailer, whatever, who is leading the way towards better food for London
  • Capital Growth’s Growing Enterprise: A community food garden becoming more self-sufficient with a scheme that shows money can grow on trees
  • London Markets Initiative Krys Zasada Memorial Award: This year’s best activity to ensure one or more London markets will survive and thrive

Urban Food Awards 2014

Thanks to the more than 2400 Londoners who had their say in helping to crown the capital’s best, good food small enterprises.

The winners

On Thursday 4 December 2014, London Food Board Chair Rosie Boycott presented the following #urbanfoodawards at the gala ceremony at Whole Foods Market in Kensington:

Best Eatery: Stepney City Farm Café
Runners up: The Castle Café and Crisis Skylight Café

Best Educator: Made in Hackney
Runners up: Crisis Skylight Café and The Culinary Anthropologist

Best Producer: OrganicLea Community Growers   
Runners up: Wild Card Brewery and Wildes Cheese

Best retailer: Brockley & Wapping Markets
Runners up: EAT17 and OrganicLea Community Growers  

The People's Choice Award: Skylight Café

Other awards presented on the night:

  • Capital Growth Enterprise Award: Growing Kultur
  • Capital Growth Enterprising School Garden: Nightingale Primary School, Hackney
  • Good Food For London Best Borough: London Borough of Islington
  • London Markets Initiative Krys Zasada Memorial Award: Kingston Ancient Market

See also