FoodTrekking Awards Winners 2018

Read below why there were two rounds of applications in 2018.

Presenting the 2018 FoodTrekking Awards Winners

Note: there were 2 Awards cycles in 2018 in order to align our Awards Ceremony with our FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit in early November. The winners below are for the early 2018 cycle. Starting with 2019, there will be only one awards cycle. Visit the Awards website for more details.


BEST BEER EXPERIENCE

1st Place: Bell's Brewery (Comstock and Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA) 

Runner Up: Kiuchi Brewery (Naka, Japan) 

 

BEST FOOD/BEVERAGE TOUR OPERATIONS (LAND)

1st Place: Lip Smacking Foodie Tours (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) (pictured below)

Runner Up: Naturalwalks (Catalonia)  

 

BEST FOOD/BEVERAGE TOUR OPERATIONS (WATER)

1st Place: Bon Beer Voyage (Beercation Cruises)   

 

BEST FOOD TRAVEL BLOGGER

1st Place: Taste of Adventure Blog by Krystal Hauserman    

 

BEST FOOD TRAVEL JOURNALIST

1st Place: Veruska Anconitano

 

BEST COOKING SCHOOL/CLASS

1st Place: African Relish (Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa) 

Runner Up: Food Playground (Singapore) (pictured below)

 

BEST FARM OR FARMERS’ MARKET EXPERIENCE

1st Place: London Borough Market 

Runner Up: Reading Terminal Market (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) 

 

BEST FOOD/BEVERAGE DESTINATION EXPERIENCE

1st Place: Canada's Food Island (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

Runner Up: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 

 

BEST RETAIL/GROCERY EXPERIENCE

1st Place: Eataly (Worldwide) 

Runner Up: La Grande Epicerie (Paris, France)

 

BEST FOODIE LODGING EXPERIENCE

1st Place: The Leela Palace (Udaipur, Rajasthan, India) 

Runner Up: The Louise (Barossa Valley, Australia) 

 

BEST FOODSERVICE EXPERIENCE FOR VISITORS

1st Place: Ristorante Grotta Palazzese (Polignano a Mare, Italy) 

Runner Up: El Farallon (Los Cabos, Mexico) 

 

BEST FOOD/BEVERAGE EVENT EXPERIENCE

1st Place: Mistura (Lima, Peru) 

Runner Up: Salon de Chocolate (Quito, Ecuador)

 

BEST FOOD TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

1st Place: Bitemojo 

 

BEST WINE EXPERIENCE

1st Place: Bodegas Torres (Spain)

Runner Up: Willamette Valley Vineyards (Turner, Oregon, USA) 

About the Awards

The World Food Travel Association introduced the FoodTrekking Awards in 2015 to recognize the excellence of experience afforded to customers and visitors by industry stakeholders representing the various awards categories. Applications are processed by a panel of judges, who are experts in the various categories represented. Judges assess how well each applicant has met the criteria. Winners are announced publicly and receive a handsome color plaque and generous publicity from the Association. Visit the main Awards page.