The Winners

The results of the 2016 EDDY Awards are in! More than 50 superstar judges in the food world weighed in to choose Critics' Choice winners while you decided our Readers’ Choice awards. Who won best recipe? Best cover? Best feature story? Click through below to see all the winners!



The EDDY Awards are a celebration of excellence in publishing—from food writing to coverage of social issues to exceptional photography and more. The awards celebrate the voice of independent publishers covering local food, season by season.
Edible Communities cover nearly 90 distinct culinary regions of the U.S. and Canada. We focus on the people—farmers, fishers, chefs, vintners, food artisans—who live and work the land. We give voice to local food inspirations, trends and challenges, and we offer rare access to the most influential and interesting food and drink enthusiasts.
A distinguished panel of more than 50 judges including chefs, authors, editors, farmers, activists and bloggers narrowed down a huge number of entries to arrive at the finalists. Each category will have 2 winners—Critics' Choice and Readers' Choice—and a finalist may win one or both. One exception is Best Special Issue, which will have a Critic's Choice winner only.


1. Vote once daily in each category through 11:59pmET on June 8, 2015. Votes will be tracked by IP address.

2. The EDDY Awards are open to Edible Communities’ publishers only. Publishers may submit material published and/or available in 2015, and the content has to be original, i.e., not published previously elsewhere.

3. Finalists in each category (except Best Special Issue) are posted at for Readers' Choice award voting. You can vote once daily in each category from May 25, 2016 through June 8, 2015 at 11:59pm ET. Voting is enabled on category pages as well as individual finalist pages. Finalists on category pages rotate each time a page is refreshed for fairness.

4. Entries with the most votes in each category will win Readers' Choice awards. Critics' Choice awards will be determined by the judging panel. Winners of both the Critics' Choice and Readers' Choice awards will be announced at on June 15, 2016.

2016 Judges
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