Hats Off to the East Bay’s Good Food Award Winners, 2023


Here at Edible East Bay, we eagerly await each year’s Good Food Award winners, those products recognized by the Good Food Foundation for superior taste as well as for the businesses’ social and environmental responsibility practices. This year, we’re thrilled to see so many local businesses honored, including both repeat winners and first timers. “I’m extremely honored to win this award,” said Marla Simon, owner of Scarlet Fire Hot Sauce. “Being chosen among this group of amazing crafters is pretty surreal. It makes all the hard work of running a small business feel worthwhile. I put my heart and soul into this company and it feels great to be recognized.”

Congratulations to all of the East Bay’s worthy recipients. We can’t wait to taste your award-winning food and beverages:

Almanac Beer Co. (Alameda) for Valley of the Heart’s Delight, Bourbon Barrel Pêche, and Blueberry Dogpatch Sour (Read about their fruit-forward beers in our story from 2018.)

Fabrique Delices (Hayward) for Fabrique Delices Saucisson Sec

Falcon Spirits Distillery (Richmond) for Amaro Aplomado and Artichoke Liqueur (Here’s a recipe using Amaro Aplomado from a past Good Foods Award win.)

Heirloom Coffee Roasters (East Oakland) for Sugar Phoenix Blend

Home Base Spirits (Berkeley) for Home Base Single Malt (Read about Home Base in our Winter Holidays 2022 Spirits story)

The Local Butcher Shop (Berkeley) for Duck Liver Mousse (Read about the Local Butcher in our recent story on worker-owned businesses.)

Purely (San Leandro) for Key Limeade

Scarlet Fire Hot Sauce (Berkeley)