Snail of Approval Directory

Where to Eat, Drink, and Shop Slow

Whether you’re a visitor or long-time resident of the DC area, the below directory can help you eat, drink, and shop at regional businesses that are proud supporters of the Slow Food philosophy. 

The Snail of Approval recognizes those businesses and artisans contributing to the quality, authenticity, and sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink in the National Capital Region.  

If you would like to nominate a food or beverage provider for a Snail of Approval award, please read our award criteria.  

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Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen: 38.952339, -77.027179
8407 kitchen bar: 38.993937, -77.028962
The Queen Vic: 38.900347, -76.989885
Red Wiggler Community Farm: 39.240806, -77.235007
Maple DC: 38.932288, -77.028616
Vigilante Coffee Company: 38.898520, -76.983367
Stachowski Market & Deli: 38.909228, -77.056963
Red Apron Butchery: 38.873593, -77.230790
Red Apron Butchery: 38.908635, -76.997458
Red Apron Butchery: 38.895026, -77.022516
Moorenko\'s Ice Cream: 38.988432, -77.026928
Mom\'s Apple Pie: 39.112765, -77.559692
Mom\'s Apple Pie: 38.682797, -77.260163
Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee: 38.909487, -77.032262
Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee: 38.910319, -77.065041
Dolcezza Gelato Factory: 38.910025, -76.996210
Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee: 38.912851, -77.045555
Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee: 38.981735, -77.097788
Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee: 38.873305, -77.229016
Green Hat Gin (New Columbia Distillers LLC): 38.913567, -76.984055
Distillery Lane Ciderworks: 39.387033, -77.618404
DC Brau Brewing Company: 38.929643, -76.960167
Chrysalis Vineyards: 38.977988, -77.655363
Barrel Oak Winery: 38.886763, -77.905115
2Amys Neopolitan Pizzeria: 38.933623, -77.073091
3 Stars Brewing Company: 38.967491, -77.012626
Al Tiramisu: 38.909405, -77.045566
Beuchert’s Saloon: 38.884841, -76.997663
Birch & Barley: 38.908491, -77.031363
Bistro Bohem: 38.915728, -77.020700
BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant: 48.216038, 16.378984
Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market: 38.824394, -77.058503
Boundary Road: 38.900467, -76.999880
Buck\'s Fishing & Camping: 38.955837, -77.069862
Bull Run Mountain Farm: 38.858792, -77.694712
Busboys and Poets: 38.917992, -77.031863
Busboys and Poets: 38.902802, -77.018677
Busboys and Poets: 38.931884, -76.997084
Busboys and Poets: 38.974945, -77.015361
Busboys and Poets: 38.841205, -77.089559
Busboys and Poets: 48.216038, 16.378984
Clyde\'s Willow Creek Farm: 39.032015, -77.516644
Coppi\'s Organic: 38.934164, -77.057238
Corduroy: 38.905076, -77.024363
Crossroads Farmers Market: 38.989375, -76.992237
Cultured Frozen Yogurt: 39.113198, -77.561103
DC Brau: 38.929643, -76.960167
Deauville Farm: 38.848170, -78.795779
Dino\'s Grotto: 38.916034, -77.024282
ECO City Farms: 38.960428, -76.930000
EcoFriendly Foods: 37.213640, -79.594671
Equinox: 38.900901, -77.038632
Evening Star Cafe: 38.824002, -77.058538
Firefly: 38.907699, -77.045671
FireFly Farms: 39.627582, -79.320712
Fisher Farm: 38.422649, -76.926669
FRESHFARM Market Annapolis: 38.976322, -76.485971
FRESHFARM Market by the White House: 38.900635, -77.035265
FRESHFARM Market Crystal City: 38.857520, -77.048611
FRESHFARM Market Dupont Circle: 38.910155, -77.044904
FRESHFARM Market Foggy Bottom: 48.216038, 16.378984
FRESHFARM Market H Street: 38.900228, -76.990237
FRESHFARM Market Penn Quarter: 48.216038, 16.378984
FRESHFARM Market Downtown Silver Spring: 39.001102, -77.023519
FRESHFARM Market St. Michaels: 38.785393, -76.223320
FRESHFARM Market Ballston: 38.881259, -77.112246
FRESHFARM Market CityCenterDC: 48.216038, 16.378984
FRESHFARM Market Union Market: 38.908608, -76.997380
FRESHFARM Market Mt. Vernon Triangle: 48.216038, 16.378984
From the Farmer: 38.907192, -77.036871
Glen\'s Garden Market: 38.914301, -77.045202
Glen\'s Garden Market: 38.916326, -77.023277
Graffiato: 48.216038, 16.378984
Gravel Springs Farms: 39.576826, -77.121081
Green Pig Bistro: 38.885611, -77.092561
Heritage Hollow Farms: 38.658141, -78.224907
Hometown Harvest: 48.216038, 16.378984
Hunter\'s Head Tavern: 38.992705, -77.877713
Härth: 38.926293, -77.215927
Jackson 20 Tavern & Restaurant: 38.804387, -77.044563
Kapnos: 38.919438, -77.031359
Kegotank Oysters: 48.216038, 16.378984
La Fromagerie: 38.805648, -77.053429
Longview Farm: 38.691312, -77.039284
Lot 12 Public House: 39.623706, -78.228341
Maple Ave Restaurant: 38.900498, -77.266858
Market Burger: 39.136892, -77.715606
Market Table Bistro: 39.273235, -77.636876
MeatCrafters: 38.943049, -76.860661
Meridian Pint: 38.931975, -77.028481
Miriam\'s Kitchen: 38.898515, -77.051719
Mockingbird Hill: 38.915243, -77.021620
Mom\'s Apple Pie Company: 39.113114, -77.560455
Mom\'s Apple Pie Company: 38.682797, -77.260163
MOM\'s Organic Market: 38.841069, -77.062876
MOM\'s Organic Market: 38.915976, -76.983920
MOM\'s Organic Market: 38.896040, -77.086490
MOM\'s Organic Market: 38.969945, -77.374692
MOM\'s Organic Market: 38.873689, -77.231061
MOM\'s Organic Market: 38.638156, -77.300284
MOM\'s Organic Market: 38.982465, -76.730764
MOM\'s Organic Market: 39.014772, -76.919990
MOM\'s Organic Market: 39.375920, -77.412834
MOM\'s Organic Market: 39.169502, -76.785939
MOM\'s Organic Market: 39.052887, -77.112246
MOM\'s Organic Market: 39.430736, -76.623274
MOM\'s Organic Market: 38.622471, -76.917533
Northern Valley Pastoral Guild, Briarmead: 38.994841, -78.105970
Northern Valley Pastoral Guild, Notting Hill: 48.216038, 16.378984
Northern Valley Pastoral Guild, Second Wind Farm: 38.538872, -78.190682
Olin-Fox Farms, Inc.: 37.837380, -76.258015
Olio Tasting Room: 38.806074, -77.053074
P&C Market: 38.889534, -76.991705
P.A. Bowen Farmstead: 38.586709, -76.732429
Panorama at the Peak: 39.622262, -78.259499
Policy Restaurant and Lounge: 38.915819, -77.032135
Port City Brewing Company: 38.808003, -77.101365
Prickly Pear Produce: 48.216038, 16.378984
Radius Pizza: 38.930551, -77.037858
Radix Farm: 38.857065, -76.822595
Rappahannock Oyster Company: 38.908608, -76.997380
Relay Foods: 38.029306, -78.476678
Restaurant Eve: 38.804175, -77.044687
Restaurant Nora: 38.912759, -77.047221
Ricciuti\'s: 39.152151, -77.066022
Ripple: 38.934956, -77.057633
RIS: 38.904030, -77.049864
Rocklands Farm Winery & Market: 39.093831, -77.346754
Smith Meadows: 39.168797, -77.899414
Smucker Farms of Lancaster Country: 38.918764, -77.032358
Sona Creamery: 38.885205, -76.996456
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar: 38.886940, -77.002688
Soupergirl: 38.974880, -77.016718
South Mountain Creamery: 39.458513, -77.603290
Sweetgreen: 38.905061, -77.049356
Sweetgreen: 38.903776, -77.018913
Sweetgreen: 38.919159, -77.071045
Sweetgreen: 38.900975, -77.049707
Sweetgreen: 38.886959, -77.002752
Sweetgreen: 38.910458, -77.044211
Sweetgreen: 38.905311, -77.067335
Sweetgreen: 38.909667, -77.034058
Sweetgreen: 38.880246, -77.108616
Sweetgreen: 38.919430, -77.031152
The Atlas Room: 38.899937, -76.992059
The Majestic: 38.805621, -77.049566
The Pig: 38.907948, -77.032368
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm: 48.216038, 16.378984
The Wine Kitchen: 39.115185, -77.564770
The Wine Kitchen: 39.413009, -77.409454
Tree and Leaf Farm: 38.214574, -77.847188
Vermilion: 38.805525, -77.052298
Volt: 39.417256, -77.410557
Wangari Gardens: 48.216038, 16.378984
Washington\'s Green Grocer: 48.216038, 16.378984
Waterpenny Farm: 38.665973, -78.222275
Zenful Bites: 38.939626, -76.990228

 

Full List of Snail of Approval Winners

NAMEADDRESSSTATECATEGORYYEAR ADDED
Port City Brewing Company3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304VABrewery2015
Zenful BitesWashington, DCDCCaterer2015
Wangari GardensPark Road and Kenyon StreetDCCommunity Garden2015
Miriam's Kitchen2401 Virginia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037DCCommunity Service2015
ECO City Farms6010 Taylor Road, Riverdale, MD 20737
MDFarm2012
Olin-Fox Farms CSAChesapeake Beach Rd  Reedville, VA 22539VAFarm2011
Northern Valley Pastoral Guild, Second Wind Farm3225 Slate Mills Rd Sperryville, VAVAFarm2011
Northern Valley Pastoral Guild, Notting HillPure Meadows Ln. Swoope, VA 22479VAFarm2011
Northern Valley Pastoral Guild, Briarmead1654 Milldale Rd. Front Royal, VA 22630VAFarm2011
Longview Farms1511 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607MDFarm2012
Kegotank OystersSouth Point, Bloxom, VAVAFarm2012
Fisher Farm10955 Earnshaw Ln., La Plata MD 20646MDFarm2012
FireFly Farms Creamery & Market107 S Main St, Accident, MD 21520MDFarm2012
EcoFriendly Foods3397 Stony Fork Rd, Moneta, VA 24121VAFarm2012
Smith Meadows268 Smithfield Lane, Berryville, VA 22611VAFarm2013
Deauville Fallow Deer Farm7648 Crooked Run Road Basye, VA 22810VAFarm2011
Bull Run Mountain Farm4632 Hightpoint Lane, The Plains VAVAFarm2013
South Mountain Creamery8305 Bolivar Rd. Middletown, MD 21769MDFarm2013
Gravel Springs Farms3401 Lowman Ln, Union Bridge, MD 21791MDFarm2015
Waterpenny Farms53 Waterpenny Lane
Sperryville, VA 22740
VAFarm2015
Rocklands Farm14525 Montevideo Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837MDFarm2011
Tree and Leaf Farm14744 Tatum Road, Unionville, Virginia 22567VAFarm2015
Prickly Pear ProduceBryans Road, Accokeek, MD 20607MDFarm2015
Radix FarmRitchie Marlboro Rd. , Upper Marlboro, MD 20774MDFarm2012
Heritage Hollow Farms12018 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740VAFarm2015
P. A. Bowen Farmstead15701 Dr Bowen Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613MDFarm2012
MOM's Organic Market3831 Mt Vernon Ave Alexandria, VA 22305VAGrocer2015
FRESHFARM Market St. MichaelsSt. Michaels, MDMDMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market H StreetH Street, NE and 13th Street NE, Washington DCDCMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market Foggy BottomI St. NW & 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037DCMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market Dupont Circle1500 20th St. NW, Washington DC 20009DCMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market Crystal City1801 Crystal Dr. Arlingon, VA 22202VAMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market by the White House1810-898 Vermont Ave. NW Washington, DC 20571DCMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market BallstonWelburn Square (901 North Taylor Street), Arlington, VAVAMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market Annapolis100 Compromise St. Annapolis, MD 21401MDMarket2012
Crossroads Farmers Market6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 426, Takoma Park, MD 20912MDMarket2011
Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market2016 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301VAMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market Mt. Vernon Triangle5th & K Streets NW, Washington, DCDCMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market CityCenterDCI Street NW (between 10th and 11th Streets), Washington, DCDCMarket2012
Washington's Green Grocer8741 Ashwood Drive, Unit O, Capitol Heights MD 20743MDMarket2011
Smucker Farms of Lancaster County2118 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009DCMarket2012
Sandy Spring CSA233 Ashton Rd. Ashton, MD 20861MDMarket2011
Relay FoodsCharlottesville, VA ‎VAMarket2013
P&C Market1023 East Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003DCMarket2011
Hometown Harvest4635 Wedgewood Blvd Ste. 101, Frederick, MDMDMarket2013
Glen's Garden Market2001 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009DCMarket2013
FRESHFARM Market Union Market1309 5th Street NE, Washington, DCDCMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market Silver SpringEllsowrth Dr. Between Fenton St. and Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910MDMarket2012
FRESHFARM Market Penn Quarter8th St. NW, btw D and E Sts NW, Washington DCDCMarket2012
From the FarmerWashington, DCDCMarket2015
Distillery Lane Ciderworks5533 Gapland Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755MDProducer2012
DC Brau3178-B Bladensburg Rd. NE Washington DC 20018DCProducer2012
Chrysalis Vineyards23876 Champe Ford Road Middleburg, VA 20117VAProducer2013
Barrel Oak Winery3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144VAProducer2012
3 Stars Brewing Company6400 Chillum Place NW, Washington, DC 20011DCProducer2013
Vigilante Coffee Company619 15th st. NE, Washington DC DCProducer2013
Stachowski Market & Deli1425 28th St NW, Washington, DC 20007DCProducer2012
MeatCrafters3904 Ironwood Place Landover, Maryland 20785MDProducer2015
Red Apron Butchery8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax, VAVAProducer2011
Red Apron Butchery1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002DCProducer2011
Red Apron Butchery709 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004DCProducer2011
Moorenko's Ice Cream8030B Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910MDProducer2011
Mom's Apple Pie220 Loudoun St SE, leesburg, VA 20175VAProducer2011
Mom's Apple Pie126 Commerce Street, Occoquan, VAVAProducer2011
Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato1704 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DCDCProducer2011
Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato1560 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DCDCProducer2011
Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato7111 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MDMDProducer2011
Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato2905 District Avenue, Fairfax, VAVAProducer2011
Green Hat Gin (New Columbia Distillers LLC)1832 Fenwick St. NE Washington DCDCProducer2013
Straw Stick & Brick 5111 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011DCProducer2012
Cultured Frozen Yogurt216 Loudoun St SE in Leesburg, VA 20175VAProducer2012
BlackSalt Restaurant4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW Washington DC 20007DCRestaurant2012
Ripple3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DCDCRestaurant2011
Restaurant Nora2132 Florida Ave NW, Washington DCDCRestaurant2011
Restaurant Eve110 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA 22314VARestaurant2011
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm42461 Lovettsville Rd, Lovettsville, VA ‎VARestaurant2011
Rappahannock Oyster Co.1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002DCRestaurant2013
The Queen Vic1206 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002DCRestaurant2012
Policy Restaurant and Lounge1904 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009DCRestaurant2011
The Pig1320 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005DCRestaurant2012
Panorama at the Peak3299 Cacapon Rd, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411WVRestaurant2011
Open Kitchen7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043VARestaurant2012
Meridian Pint3400 11th street, nw, Washington, D.C.DCRestaurant2013
Market Table Bistro13 E Broad Way, Lovettsville, VA 20180VARestaurant2011
Maple Restaurant3418 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010DCRestaurant2012
Maple Ave Restaurant147 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA 22180VARestaurant2011
The Majestic911 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314VARestaurant2012
Lot 12 Public House117 Warren St, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411WVRestaurant2011
Jackson 20 Restaurant and Tavern 480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314VARestaurant2012
Hunter's Head Tavern9048 John S Mosby Hwy, Upperville, VA 20184VARestaurant2011
härth7920 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22102VARestaurant2011
Green Pig Bistro1025 N Fillmore St, Arlington VAVARestaurant2013
Graffiatto707 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001DCRestaurant2012
Firefly1310 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DCDCRestaurant2013
Evening Star Café2000 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301VARestaurant2011
Equinox818 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006DCRestaurant2011
Dino1914 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001DCRestaurant2011
RIS2275 L St. NW, Washington DCDCRestaurant2011
Clyde's Willow Creek42920 Broadlands Blvd, Broadlands, VA 20148VARestaurant2012
Busboys and Poets1025 5th Street Northwest, Washington, DCDCRestaurant2012
Busboys and Poets5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MDMDRestaurant2012
Busboys and Poets4251 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VAVARestaurant2012
Busboys and Poets2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009DCRestaurant2012
Buck's Fishing & Camping5031 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20008DCRestaurant2013
Ricciuti's3308 Olney Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, MDMDRestaurant2011
Bistro Bohem600 Florida Ave NW, Washington DCDCRestaurant2013
Birch & Barley1337 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005DCRestaurant2013
Beuchert's Saloon623 Pennsylvannia Ave SE Washington DCDCRestaurant2013
The Atlas Room1015 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002DCRestaurant2012
Al Tiramisu2014 P Street Washington, DC 20036DCRestaurant2013
8407 kitchen bar8407 Ramsey Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910MDRestaurant2012
2Amys Neapolitan Pizzeria3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016DCRestaurant2013
Boundary Road414 H ST NE Washington, DC 20002DCRestaurant2015
Coppi's Organic3321 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008DCRestaurant2015
Soupergirl314 Carroll St. NW, Washington, DCDCRestaurant2011
Sweetgreen2238 M st. NW Washington, DCDCRestaurant2011
Sweetgreen1065 5th st. nw washington, dcDCRestaurant2011
Kapnos2201 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009DCRestaurant2015
La Fromagerie1222 King St, Alexandria, VA, 22314VARestaurant2015
Market Burger145 W. Main Street Purcellville, VA 20132VARestaurant2015
Sweetgreen2200 wisconsin ave nw washington, dcDCRestaurant2011
Sweetgreen2221 I st NW washington, dcDCRestaurant2011
Mockingbird Hill1843 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001DCRestaurant2015
The Wine Kitchen7 S. King Street, Leesburg, VA 20175 VARestaurant2011
Sweetgreen221 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DCDCRestaurant2011
Sweetgreen1512 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DCDCRestaurant2011
Sona Creamery660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003DCRestaurant2015
Sweetgreen3333 M st NW Washington, DCDCRestaurant2011
Sweetgreen1471 P St NW, Washington DCDCRestaurant2011
Sweetgreen4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VAVARestaurant2011
Sweetgreen1325 W St. NW, Washington, DCDCRestaurant2011
Corduroy1122 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001DCRestaurant2011
Radius Pizza3155 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010DCRestaurant2011
Volt228 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701MDRestaurant2011
Vermilion1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314VARestaurant2013
The Wine Kitchen50 Carroll Creek Way, Frederick, MD 21701MDRestaurant2011
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003DCRestaurant2012
Olio1223 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314VARetail2015
Glen's Garden Market Shaw1924 8th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001
DCMarket2013
MOM's Organic Market1901 N. Veitch St., Arlington, VAVAGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market424 Elden St., Herndon, VAVAGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax, VAVAGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market14470 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193VAGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market1501 New York Ave. NE
Washington, DC 22202
DCGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market6824 Race Track Rd., Bowie, MD 20715MDGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market9827 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
MDGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21703MDGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market7351 Assateague Dr. #190, Jessup, MD 20794MDGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market5566 Randolph Rd., Rockville, MD 20852MDGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market20 W Ridgely Rd., Timonium, MD 21093MDGrocer2015
MOM's Organic Market3301 Plaza Way, Waldorf, MD 20603MDGrocer2015
Red Wiggler Community Farm23400 Ridge Rd, Germantown, MD 20876MDFarm

Note: this list includes multiple locations for winners that have them.

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