Saveur’s 2016 Best Gourmet Food Blog Award Winners – Part 1

Saveur Magazine Cover

Saveur, the  French word for “flavor,” was chosen by Dorothy Kalins as the title of her newly launched food magazine back in 1994. Cofounded with Christopher Hirsheimer and Colman Andrews, all three had previously worked together on the Metropolitan Home magazine.

As a gourmet food, wine, and travel magazine based in New York City, Saveur specializes in essays about various world cuisines. Their slogan Savor a world of authentic cuisine is considered a nod to more classic culinary traditions versus the fleeting food trends.

In 2010 they accepted nominations for the inaugural “Best Food Blog Awards” in nine categories. By 2016 those categories grew to 14 and seven are featured below. We’ll have the last seven ready on Friday. (Note: in some categories, there were an Editors’ Choice AND a Readers’ Choice. We’re only featuring the Readers’ Choice selections here.)

Blog of the Year

Skoleboller (Norwegian buns with custard & coconut)on a plate
Photo: North Wild Kitchen

North Wild Kitchen

Eat the World Award – Reader’s Choice

Gourmet food
Photo: Parla Food

 Parla Food

Best Baking & Sweets – Editors’ and Readers’ Choice

Black tahini buns with white chocolate & orange
Photo: Butter & Brioche

Butter and Brioche

Best Food Instagram – Readers Choice


Photo of Nick, his wife and children (@dad_beets)
Photo: Saveur


Best New Voice – Readers Choice

Red Bean Soup
Photo: Lime & Cilantro

Lime and Cilantro

Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners – Readers’ Choice

Avocado, quinoa & blackened salmon
Photo: Half Baked Harvest

Half Baked Harvest

Best How-To Food Blog – Readers’ Choice

Loaf of traditional sourdough bread
Photo: Breadtopia


If you decide to visit any of these sites let us know which was your favorite and why in the comments below.

We’ll continue this post with Part 2 and the remaining categories on Friday. See you then!


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