Edible Houston’s 3rd annual Local Hero Awards is a contest highlighting and celebrating the people and businesses who work diligently to support, grow and use local food.
Over 1,700 Houstonians submitted nominations this year and a whopping 4,000+ folks cast votes crowing YOU one of our 2018 Local Heroes.
The winners of the 2018 Local Hero Awards are:
NON-PROFIT: Houston Food Bank
CHEF: Bart Black of Black’s Market Table
RESTAURANT: Black’s Market Table
BARTENDER/SOMM: Paul Killingsworth, Vino & Vinyl – Sugar Land
FOOD TRUCK: Ripe Cuisine
FOOD WRITER: Jennifer Lopez Fuller
SPECIALTY MARKET: Houston Dairymaids
BEVERAGE ARTISAN: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
BEVERAGE ARTISAN (NA): The Kombucha Company
FOOD ARTISAN: All We Need Farms
LOCAL FARM: Whitehurst Heritage Farms
FARMERS MARKET: Memorial Villages Farmers Market Saturday 9a-1p
FARMERS MARKET VENDOR: KICPOPS