NJAFB 2016

The hungryhouse Not Just Another Food Blogger Awards 2016!

That’s right – it’s that time again! All aboard the award train!

The NJAFB’s are BACK for a glorious 3rd year running! We’ve sifted through the innumerable blog dedicated to baking cupcakes, the ones with weird blurry photos and those that have simply given up the ghost and last posted in sometime in 2012 (y’know, promising to blog more ) to present you with 2016’s crop of the most readable, followable food bloggers in the country.

The finest #foodporn, the smartest reviews – basically, those special blogs that are worth coming back to again and again.

Congrats to all of this year’s winners – your prizes are on the way! And if you just MUST have more NJAFB’s to enjoy, check out last year’s results!

DROMOMANIA

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This blog is simply a dream for anyone living in Manchester. DROMOMANIA curator Roisin shows more love for the city than Ian Brown, and goes everywhere and anywhere to give her readers a proper lowdown of the city’s secret delights.

What we love most about DROMOMANIA is the the sheer range of eateries that are up for review – posh restaurants, family owned takeaways, bakeries and coffee houses. Whatever it is, if it’s in Manchester, and it’s worth going to, this blogger’s on the case!

The Burger List

It takes something special to stand out in the overpopulated world of burger blogging – but whatever it is, London’s The Burger List has got it in spades. Subtitled “Guaranteed to make you hungry,” creator Matt tries every burger possible, from the trendiest Soho gastro fare to specials that have just arrived at well-known high street chains.

With a no-grills approach to blogging that consists of just a few lines of opinion and one drop-dead-gorgeous side-on photo (so you can really get a peek at those fillings) The Burger List is everything you need from a London-based burger blog.

Canny Food

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Geordies rejoice – there is a lass in your midst who’s ready to give you the inside scoop on the best food establishments in the North East. Established back in January 2014, Canny Food’s Emma Philips manages to post something new almost every single day – making you itch to come back again and again – covering every cuisine imaginable.

Just look at that bento box… anyone else getting hungry?

London Piggy

london piggy

The London Piggy blog has been on the hungryhouse radar for some time now. With a discerning eye for everything from a cheap street snack to haute cuisine, their talented team of bloggers are the people to trust when it comes to finding your next foodie fix in the capital. They also (thankfully) dedicate a whole section of their site to reviewing some of the best cheap eats around.

Extra kudos go to founder John’s dedication to the almighty parmo, and his quest to win over London with it’s cheesy, chickeny goodness. Godspeed, John!

Lunchquest

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Showing the kind of dedication that brings a tear to my eye – they have posted over 1,500 reviews since opening for business – Edinburgh’s most no-nonsense food blog offers the most comprehensive guide to the city’s food scene that you can have in just a few clicks.

Posh nosh, pub grub, and even our very own Top Takeaways all get the once over from Lunchquest’s enigmatically named MJ and BKR with a healthy dash of humour and charm. A much deserved recipient of a 2016 NJAFB.

Bristol Bites

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More like a full-blown food mag than a blog since upgrading the site a few years ago (and winning some sweet awards along the way), Bristol Bites prides itself on being “the definitive guide to food and drink in Bristol.”

Creator Emily has given it her all, and a cracking website that’s a godsend to local foodies is the glorious results. Damn fine food photography (I’m doing that Homer Simpson drooling thing sat here at my desk), passionate reviews, and proper useful directories, listings and foodie news sections mean you’ll definitely be bookmarking this blog and coming back again. And again. And again.

Mina is fish and chips critic

Fish and chips critic

And now… finally, the crowning glory of this year’s Not Just Another Food Blogger awards.

I don’t know if it’s the smell of summer in the air, or the fact that the Queen’s 90th is making us all sub-consciously patriotic around the office, but us lot just can’t get enough of fish and chips at the moment. Flakey fish, crispy batter, chunky chips – put us down for ten.

Mina might be – hell, let’s just say it, IS – the best fish and chips critic in the country. And I personally can’t get enough of her.

For a start, she takes her position seriously, her bio proudly exclaiming “This is a deep, serious subject.” You’ve got us on board already, Mina.

Mina and her team will travel to the furthest flung chippies, pubs and seaside resorts to sample the best of the best of the nation’s favourite dish, documenting the whole thing with funny, enthusiastic copy and brill photos of her latest “saturated fat odyssey.”

All hail Mina is fish and chips critic! BELIEVE IN BATTER!