It goes without saying that we love good food and drink. But we especially love good food and drink that has the potential to effect change.

It's not just that eating and drinking sustainably and ethically is good for the planet. It's that it results in what we've been striving for since our first issue: better food and drink, and a better system of venues, businesses and producers making it. That's the reason why we felt strongly enough about the people doing great things in sustainable food and social enterprising in London and beyond to devote a whole issue of our magazine to telling their stories.

So when we were choosing a way to reward those venues and businesses that make London so special, we could think of nothing better than to focus on those businesses who do good things in food and drink.

How to nominate

Think your business should be considered for the Foodism 100? Click here to nominate.

From the best restaurants with a sustainable edge to the cafés who are helping coffee farmers earn a fair wage, the social enterprises giving people a much-needed second chance and the street-food traders changing the way fast food impacts the environment, these awards represent the cream of the crop in London's sustainable and ethical food and drink scene.

The categories

  • Best Casual Restaurant (sponsored by Buffalo Trace)
  • Best Fine-Dining Restaurant (sponsored by Our/London)
  • Best Bar  (sponsored by Silent Pool Gin)
  • Best Pub
  • Best Café
  • Best Pop-Up or Residency
  • Best Street-Food Trader
  • Best Food Market 
  • Best Social Enterprise
  • Positive Change Hero

Once nominations close on 10 November, our panel will review the entries, and we'll announce the shortlist of 100 on 27 November. The ten category winners will then be announced at an event on 25 January 2018 at Borough Market.

Got a favourite place you think deserves to be on the list? Make some noise on social media using the hashtag #Foodism100 and tell them!

Only businesses with a central London postcode will be eligible for entry.