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