Each year, “The Munchies” People Choice Food Awards recognizes the best of the best. From chefs to shows to foodie magazines, these awards give YOU the opportunity pick your culinary favorites. Presented by General Mills’, nominees were selected by James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Zimmern and a panel of culinary experts.

If you can't get enough of Cooking Light, show us some love by voting for us in the Best Food Magazine category! You can vote every day April 1 – 30. Here is a run down of all of the nominees:

Best Food Reality Show


Iron Chef America

Master Chef

The Taste

Top Chef Seattle

Best Food TV Personality

Alton Brown-Good Eats

Andrew Zimmern-Bizarre Foods

Anthony Bourdain-The Taste

Lidia Bastianich- Lidia’s Italy

Mario Batali- The Chew

Best Food Magazine

Bon Appétit

Cooking Light

Food & Wine

Lucky Peach


Best Food Blog or Site


Grub Street

Michael Ruhlman

Serious Eats

Smitten Kitchen

Best New Cookbook

A Girl and Her Pig

Bouchon Bakery

Canal House Cooks Every Day

Jerusalem: A Cookbook

The Sprouted Kitchen

Best Food Podcast or Radio Show

Food is the New Rock

Good Food

Main Course

NPR: Food

Spilled Milk

Best Chef

Barbara Lynch

Hugh Acheson

Paul Kahan

Suzanne Goin

Thomas Keller

Best Burger

Butcher and the Burger

DB Bistro Moderne

Father’s Office

Shake Shack

Umami Burger

Best Pizza

Bar Toma

Di Fara Pizza

Pizzeria Bianco

Pizzeria Mozza

Roberta’s Pizza

Best Taco

Big Star

Empellon Taqueria

La Condesa

La Super Rica

Salvation Taco

Best Ice Cream

Big Gay Ice Cream

Black Dog Gelato


Humphrey Slocombe

Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Best BBQ

Franklin BBQ

Hill Country BBQ

Oklahoma Joe’s

Salt Lick

Scott’s BBQ

Best Breakfast


The Flying Biscuit Café

Hominy Grill

Loveless Café

Puerto Sagua

Best Late Night Food

Blue Ribbon

David’s Café

Holeman & Finch Public House

Pink’s Hot Dogs

Waffle House

Best Local Farmers Market

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Madison Farmers Market

North Market

Santa Monica Farmers Market

Union Square Greenmarket

Best Food Truck

AZ Canteen

Biryani Cart

Kogi BBQ Truck

Marination Mobile

Riffs Fine Street Food

Best Coffee Shop

Blue Bottle Coffee

Instelligentsia Coffee


La Columbe

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Best Craft Brewery

Bell’s Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery

New Glarus Brewing Co

Rogue Ales

Summit Brewing Co

Best Bakery

Bouchon Bakery

Hoosier Mama Pie Co

Momofuku Milk Bar

Salty Tart

Tartine Bakery

Best Food City


Los Angeles

New York City


San Francisco