The Slow Food DC Snail of Approvals aim to:
- Recognize and celebrate eateries and artisans who contribute good, clean, fair food to our community.
- Spread awareness of the Slow Food philosophy and the establishments that support it.
The Snail of Approval is Slow Food DC’s way of recognizing the food-related providers that are making significant contributions to the transformation of our food system to one that is good, clean and fair. In order to help guide DC patrons and visitors to food that is good, clean and fair, Slow Food DC will award the Snail of Approval to those artisans and eateries who contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink in the City of Washington, DC and surrounding areas.
Nominations are examined by: the degree to which the establishment’s activities are congruent with the Slow Food DC mission in promoting and celebrating local, seasonal, and sustainable food sources; how much it is working to preserve the culinary traditions of the region’s ethnically and culturally diverse populations; and how it is supporting the right of all people to enjoy good, clean, fair food. There is no limit to the number of establishments that can receive the Snail of Approval.
The full criteria for the nomination process can be seen here.