Snail of Approval
Do you want to recognize your favorite local Slow businesses, entrepreneurs and farmers for their contributions to the good food movement?? Nominate them for a Snail of Approval! The Snail honors food businesses that exemplify the principles of Slow Food – Good, Clean and Fair – and contribute to the quality, authenticity, and sustainability of food in our community.
Nomination & Selection
Any food business in the Chicagoland area that contributes to the quality, authenticity, and/or sustainability of our food supply is eligible. Establishments can self-nominate or be nominated by members of the community.
Click here to submit a form for review by the Snail of Approval team. The Snail team will visit the nominee and evaluate them according to the guidelines. Once a quarter, the Slow Food Chicago board will review all nominees and make awards.
What does a Snail recipient get?
- Listing on the Slow Food Chicago website
- A Snail of Approval decal to display proudly at their place of business
- Recognition in the Snail press release to Slow Food media partners
Current Snail holders
Eligible types of businesses include:
- Restaurants and cafes
- Caterers and food service
- Food trucks
- Underground suppers
- Organic and natural farmers
- Artisans and producers
- Vineyards and breweries
- Purveyors and markets
- Other horticultural businesses
The Snail of Approval designation is good for two years. To re-apply, just resubmit a nomination form.
Guidelines : Review the guidelines here.