ABOUT THE SNAIL OF APPROVAL PROGRAM

WHAT IS THE SNAIL OF APPROVAL?

The Snail of Approval is a member-driven process, with a committee made up of volunteers. Nominations can come from anyone who lives in or visits Miami.

The program is a resource to Slow Food members and the public, to inform them of which businesses are maintaining good, clean, and fair standards, to the best of their ability. Slow Food enthusiasts will look to the program as a guide when they visit Miami.

The hope is for the Snail of Approval to be a catalyst for improvement, in that some businesses may increase sustainable practices and the use of local and seasonal products, in the hope to qualify for the award.

Please note that nominations are not only limited to restaurants. Other purveyors (farmers, growers, producers) and artisans (bakers, chefs, food & beverage makers) can also be nominated.

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THE IMPACT OF GOOD, CLEAN, FAIR FOOD.

It is our mission via the Snail of Approval program to guide residents and visitors to food that is good, clean and fair. 

Slow Food Miami awards the Snail of Approval to producers, co-producers and artisans, in recognition of their contribution to the Quality, Authenticity and Sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink in Miami.

We define the Good, Clean, Fair ethos as such:

GOOD

  • Believe in delicious nutrition as a right for everyday life

  • Cultivate joyful connections to community and place

  • Advocate for diversity in ecosystems and societies

CLEAN

  • Protect natural resources for future generations

  • Help people and the environment depend on each other

  • Promote food that is local, seasonal, and sustainably grown

FAIR

  • Build local cooperation and global collaboration while respecting all laws

  • Require no prerequisite or credential for participation

  • Fight for dignity of labor from field to fork

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BECOME A SNAIL OF APPROVAL HONOREE

Each year Slow Food Miami awards a new group with the coveted Snail of Approval and honors past nominees at the Snail of Approval Tasting Parting. Often referred to as Miami's Freshest Night Out. 

Nominate your establishment - or one you love - for a proven commitment to contributing to the good, clean, fair food & drink in Miami. 

Winners for the Miami Chapter must show a commitment to using local and sustainable ingredients, and be able to show that they source regularly from at least 2 local sources, with locally sourced “main” ingredients showcased on AT LEAST 4 dishes on the menu.

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