Meet the East Bay’s 2022 Good Food Awards Winners

Diaspora Co.’s Animalai Cacao, Baconer’s Smoky Paprika XXL Bacon Steak, and Alicia’s Tomatilla Salsa are among the 2022 Good Food Award Winners. (Photos courtesy of the makers)


The Good Food Awards represent both superior taste and responsible practices, recognizing the value of craftsmanship and flavor as well as social and environmental responsibility.

Nearly 200 winners are selected annually in a blind tasting from over 2,000 entries submitted from all 50 states.

Congratulations to these East Bay winners of the 2022 Good Food Awards:

Falcon Spirits Distillery, Richmond: Fernet Francisco Ruibarbo and Fernet Francisco Whiskey Cask

The Local Butcher Shop, Berkeley: Chicken Pistachio + Gizzard Pâté

The Baconer, Emeryville: Smoky Paprika XXL Bacon Steaks

Wright & Brown Distilling Company, Oakland: Straight Rye Whiskey

Michael’s Chocolates, Oakland: Earl Grey with Lemon Bonbon

Diaspora Co., Oakland: Anamalai Cacao

Mr. Espresso, Oakland: Organic Ethiopia Shantewene, Natural Process

Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas, Hayward: Tomatillo Salsa

Last of Seven, Pleasanton: LO7 Pickled Carrots

To taste these outstanding foods and beverages, look for the blue Good Food Awards seal on winning products.