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2017 Slow Food London Awards announced

Borough traders recognised for their ethical foundations and commitment to good food

Slow Food London has announced the winners of its annual awards, in which Borough Market, many of its traders and even one of its trustees have all been recognised for their ethical foundations and commitment to good food.

Voted for by the thousands of London-based members of the global, grassroots Slow Food movement, without any prior shortlisting, the awards represent the personal choices of a group of Londoners who care passionately about the quality and provenance of what they eat.

Borough’s prominence in the list is a clear reflection of the way in which Slow Food’s values, which link the pleasure of eating with a commitment to community and the environment, chime with those of the Market, a place full of good food that has been created in a sustainable, small-scale, environmentally sound and often highly traditional manner.

Here are the results in full:

Best market
Winner: Borough Market
Runner-up: Alexandra Palace Market

Best baker
Winner: Bread Ahead, Borough Market
Runner-up: Gail’s, London-wide

Best butcher
Winner: C Lidgate, Holland Park
Runner-up: The Ginger Pig, Borough Market and London-wide

Best cheesemonger
Winner: Bianca e Mora, Borough Market
Runner-up: La Fromagerie, Marylebone & Highbury

Best deli/grocer
Winner: Bianca e Mora, Borough Market
Runner-up: La Fromagerie, Marylebone & Highbury

Best fishmonger
Winner: Sussex Fish, Borough Market
Runner-up: Steve Hatt, Highbury

Best greengrocer
Winner: Chegworth Valley, Borough Market and markets London-wide
Runner-up: Ted’s Veg, Borough Market

Best restaurant/eatery
Winner: Gourmet Goat, Borough Market
Runner-up: St John Bread & Wine, Spitalfields

Supreme champion product 
Winner: Red Cow parmesan, Bianca e Mora, Borough Market (pictured above)
Runner-up: Chorizo, Charcutier Ltd, Borough Market & throughout Wales

Person of the year
Winner: Prof Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City University and a trustee of Borough Market