The readers of deicious magazine nominate their fave independent food shop. This could be any retailer with a deli offer, including a delicatessen, farm shop, food hall, butcher and village or community shop. Indeed any retailer of fine food.
The integrity of Great Taste has been built up through having a robust judging mechanism. Every food and drink product is tasted by at least 12 judges and our highest rated 3-star products will be assessed by a minimum of 20 experts – we apply the same thoroughness whilst finding the Great Taste Shop of the Year.
We take the nominations from delicious readers and create a shortlist of the top 10 shops. They are then visited and mystery shopped by our panel of experts. They in turn will have their own criteria to ensure consistent judging.
Open for entry