Snail of Approval

Photo courtesy of Kelley Jordan Heneveld

Photo courtesy of Kelley Jordan Heneveld

Slow Food Indy launched its Snail of Approval program in 2012 to showcase the chefs and restaurants that are committed to good, clean and fair food. In 2015, grocers and artisanal products were added to the program.

Support Snail of Approval businesses with your food dollars, and tell Slow Food Indy about your experiences by mentioning @slowfoodindy and tagging #SnailofApproval.

Check out the current list of Snail of Approval restaurants.

What it takes to earn the snail

Snail of Approval businesses complete an application to self-report things like:

  • Seasonal ingredients or menus
  • Local, sustainable product sourcing
  • Green business practices like composting or recycling
  • Humane treatment of people and animals
  • Investment in fair labor practices

Slow Food Indy selects the most qualified applicants and awards the Snail of Approval annually. Recipients re-apply for the award bi-annually to ensure an on-going commitment to good, clean and fair food.

How to apply

Restaurants can apply online or by scheduling a telephone interview with a member of our Snail of Approval committee. Email us at info at slowfoodindy dot com to schedule an interview.

2015 applications can be submitted July 20 – August 31, 2015. The online application will be made available here on July 20, 2015.