Welcome to the Slow Food Philadelphia Snail of Approval website, a directory of the restaurants, food and beverage artisans, and markets, that, because of their contributions to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food supply of our region in and around Philadelphia, have been awarded our Slow Food chapter’s Snail of Approval.
As we celebrate our local foods we want to recognize those who grow and/or prepare it and invite you to reach out and meet these dedicated individuals and support their businesses that are striving to provide us healthy and authentic foods. Every effort has been made to keep this information up to date and accurate but things do change. Please contact us with suggestions for additions, comments, or questions about our listings.
The Slow Food Movement was founded to counteract the effects of fast food and fast life. We work to save disappearing food traditions and traditional food products, to help people rediscover the joys of eating, and to understand the importance of caring where food comes from, who makes it and how it’s made. We believe that: the food we eat should taste good; it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; food producers should receive fair compensation for their work; and that everyone should have access to good, clean, and fair food.