Awards | Civil Eats


Since 2009, Civil Eats has published unparalleled reporting on the U.S. food system and its effects on people, places, and the planet.

In recognition of our work, in 2014, Civil Eats was named the James Beard Foundation’s Publication of the Year, in 2019, we were inducted into the Library of Congress, and received the inaugural Media Impact Award from the Food & Farming Communication Fund that same year.

In 2020, Civil Eats won the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Digital Media Award for Best Group Food Blog and a National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia. In 2021, editor-in-chief and founder Naomi Starkman was named Journalist of the Year by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center.

In 2021, our article “Fighting Voter Suppression, Environmental Racism, and Corporate Agriculture in Hog Country” was a finalist for the Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center. Civil Eats TV was also nominated for an IACP Digital Media Award for online video.

In 2022, our article, “Craft Beer Faces a Gender and Race Reckoning,” received the Best Commentary award from the North American Guild of Beer Writers. Civil Eats also received the digital media award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals for best newsletter or our monthly members’ content The Deep Dish. Senior Editor Twilight Greenaway also won an SPJ NorCal Honors 2022 Excellence in Journalism Award for reporting on climate change in her “Op-ed: The Flood of Climate Disasters Has the Food System Reeling. It’s Time to Act.”