So yeah, you've probably guessed by now that we're pretty into our food and drink. And not just any food and drink – our favourite kind is the grub that has real the potential to effect positive change.
So, when team Foodism began cooking up a way to reward the very venues and businesses that make London so special, we could think of nothing better than to focus on the businesses that not only serve great food and drink, but are doing good things with their businesses, too. The previous two years of Foodism 100, and the awards nights, brought together some of London's most incredible food and drink venues and businesses. This year's set to be bigger and better.
The Foodism 100 brings together some of London's most incredible food and drink venues and businesses, and this year is set to be bigger and better
From the best restaurants with a sustainable edge to the cafés who are helping coffee farmers earn a fair wage, the social enterprises giving people a much-needed second chance and the street-food traders changing the way fast food impacts the environment, these awards represent the cream of the crop in London's sustainable and ethical food and drink scene.
We'll be judging nominations for sustainable, ethical and responsible venues and businesses across the following categories:
Best Casual Restaurant
Venues serving food, which are approachably priced
Best Fine-Dining Restaurant
Restaurants who pride themselves on upmarket food and drink and silver service
Venues devoted to serving wine and cocktails
Best Pub or Taproom
Boozers in the British tradition and taprooms at breweries
Best Café or Bakery
Venues dedicated to daytime eating, tea and coffee and bakeries
Best Pop-Up or Initiative
Temporary or semi-permanent food and drink venues or initiatives – set up by individuals, groups or companies – that aim to promote ethical and sustainable eating and drinking
Best Street-Food Trader
Businesses making food and drink to sell at street-food and farmers' markets
Best Food Market
Farmers' markets, street-food venues – anywhere designed to house pop-up traders
Best Social Enterprise
People-focused businesses built from the ground to achieve positive change
Positive Change Hero
An individual working in any sector of sustainable and ethical food and drink who's driving the movement forward
Nominating your venue or business takes a few minutes and is done via a simple form.
Once nominations close, our panel will review the entries, and we'll announce the shortlist of 100 in January. The ten category winners will then be announced at an event on 25 March 2020 at Old Spitalfields Market.
Only businesses with a London postcode will be eligible for entry. Got a favourite place you think deserves to be on the list? Make some noise on social media using the hashtag #Foodism100 and tell them!