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Washington Raked In 20 Good Food Awards for 2020

Reuben's Brews and Caffe Ladro are among the crafters lauded for making their products socially conscious and tasty.

By Nicole Martinson January 22, 2020

Reuben's Hazealicious is, officially, good.

Washington's done it again: This year, our great state brought home 20 Good Food Awards. (Just one fewer than Oregon. Insert side-eye here.)

What makes these sips and bites "good" isn't totally subjective, though: Before even being considered for a Good Food Award, entries in each category have to meet specific requirements. To be recognized in the coffee category, for example—like one Caffe Ladro roast recognized this year—roasters must promote "a safe and enjoyable work environment" by, among other things, "sponsoring or participating in social or environmental projects" like 1% for the planet. 

Judges then pick three products per category from each of five U.S. regions. Some Washington businesses doubled up this year, winning two titles in a single category (we raked in the awards for chocolate, fish, honey, and pantry); others, like St. Jude Tuna and Sequim Bee Farm’s honey, got their third or fourth consecutive accolade.

Here are this year's Washington winners:


Hazealicious IPA
Reuben’s Brews, Seattle


Sleeping Beauty
Cascadia Creamery, Trout Lake

Daniel's Artisan, Ferndale 


The Bitter Nag
Bakery Nouveau, Burien

PISA Haiti
Bakery Nouveau, Burien


English Style IV
Liberty Ciderworks, Spokane

The Reserve Blend
Madrone Cider, Friday Harbor


Guatemala Juan Alva Tello
Caffe Ladro, Seattle


Strawberry Peppercorn Shrub
Reverend Al’s Bona Fide Potents, Tacoma

Ginger & Hawaiian Chili Shrub
Shrub Farm, Bellingham 


Wild Smoked Sockeye
Lummi Island Wild Co-op, Bellingham

Wild Pink Salmon Ikura
Lummi Island Wild Co-op, Bellingham

Dill Canned Albacore
St. Jude Tuna, Bellevue


Organic Einka & Lentil Blend
Bluebird Grain Farms, Winthrop 


Dungeness Fields Spun Honey
Sequim Bee Farm, Port Angeles

Snowberry Rose
Sequim Bee Farm, Port Angeles


The Standard Fermented Hot Sauce
HOSAco, Bellingham


Local Cortido
Blue Bus Cultured Foods, White Salmon

Organic Eastern European Sauerkraut
OlyKraut, Olympia

Organic Smoke & Kale Sauerkraut
OlyKraut, Olympia

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