Far more than 30 Bay Spot foodstuff and beverage merchandise are named the very best in the country by the Very good Food Awards

The pandemic did not hold the Good Foodstuff Awards from soldiering on for its 11th annual celebration of unbiased food stuff and beverage artisans — and the Bay Area was well-represented as soon as all over again, with 27 area winners for solutions this kind of as beer, charcuterie and cheese.

A virtual ceremony took place Friday in honor of 219 winners, who were being judged between nearly, 2,000 entries all through a very first-ever virtual blind tasting. Among the winners, 44 arrive from California, and 55% are walking away with awards for the initially time.

Also new this yr is an on the net Excellent Meals Awards Pop Up Shop, enabling customers to get profitable products from about the region by a solitary web page with totally free transport.

A number of Bay Space winners are acquainted names like salami specialist Fra’Mani Handcrafted Food items, tinned seafood maker Patagonia Provisions and goat cheese business Laura Chenel, but there are also some very first-time awardees probably to reward from the interest the Great Meals Awards can bring.

San Francisco’s Hideous Pickle Co., whose owners are also plotting a zero waste pizza restaurant, won two awards for its pickles. Oakland’s Daybreak Seaweed Co. also took house a prize for its toasted and floor nori harvested in Mendocino. And in spite of currently being in enterprise for only a 12 months, San Francisco’s Triple Coffee Co. received in the hugely competitive coffee group.