Austin food products always do pretty well at the annual Good Food Awards, an annual competition in San Francisco that started in 2011 and draws thousands of entries from across the country.
This year, nearly 200 of those products earned some kind of recognition, including a handful from Texas.
The entries are judged in September by a panel with 250 food and beverage professionals who assess the products in 14 categories for not only taste, but social responsibility and sustainability.
The Texas products that won this year are:
- Hops & Grain Brewing won for two of its beers: The One They Call Zoe and A Pale Mosaic.
- Celtic Seafare in Dripping Springs was honored for its hot-roasted honey salmon, which is also for sale at the company’s restaurant and retail location between Austin and Dripping Springs called Lox, Box & Barrel.
- In San Saba County, you’ll find the Yates Pecan Company, which won a Good Food Award for its extra virgin pecan oil.
- The San Antonio-based company Texas Black Gold Garlic earned honors for its black garlic puree, a pungent ingredient you can buy at farmers markets in San Antonio or online.
- From Dallas (but with ties to Austin), The Jelly Queens took home a prize for their lemon lavender curd.