Snail of Approval

To change the world, you have to change the menu first.

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The Snail of Approval is a Slow Food symbol that chapters across the globe use to recognize conscientious food and farm businesses that share our values of good, clean and fair food for all. 

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In order to help Seattleites, newcomers and visitors find food that is good, clean, and fair, Slow Food Seattle awards the Snail of Approval to restaurants, food and beverage artisans, growers, and markets that contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the Seattle area's food supply and are deemed outstanding among peers.



Guidelines and Standards:

Good. Food must taste good and be good for us. This includes offering local, seasonal food as much as possible with regard to provenance and production; food created by hand with care and craft.

Clean. Clean food is produced in a manner that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health. SoA recipients incorporate sustainable practices and production that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.

Fair. Fair food means ensuring accessible prices for consumers, as well as fair conditions and pay for employees and small-scale producers. 

Nomination Process:

Only Slow Food Seattle members can nominate a food or farm business in and around the Seattle metropolitan area that follow the principles of good, clean and fair food. Nominations can be submitted using a Snail of Approval form from now through September 30, 2018.

The Slow Food Seattle board will vet nominees and request additional information from them. If you nominate a local business, please be sure to let them know. Recipients reapply for the award bi-annually to ensure an ongoing commitment to good, clean and fair food. 

Recipients will receive:

  • A Snail of Approval decal(s) to be displayed at their place of business.
  • A Snail of Approval icon for inclusion on websites, menus and newsletters.
  • Be listed, along with a description of their products and services, on the Snail of Approval page of the Seattle website.

Snail of Approval Recipients

  • Restaurant A
  • Bakery B
  • Farm Business C
  • Local Food Product D
  • Farm Business E
  • Bar F
  • Brewery G
  • Farmstand H
  • Food Truck I
  • Winery J
  • Market K
  • Food Truck L
  • Restaurant M
  • Cafe N
  • Farmstand O
  • Cafe P
  • Restaurant Q
  • Local Food Product R
  • Brewery S
  • Farmstand T
  • Bar U
  • Bakery V
  • Cafe W
  • Restaurant X
  • Market Y
  • Restaurant Z