Slow Food National Associations

Slow Food Italy
Launched in 1986, Slow Food Italy marked the birth of the Slow Food movement. More than twenty years later, it is the largest association with 300 convivia across the country and has developed many projects that have spread around the world: in particular, extensive Taste Education programs and biodiversity projects, with more than 225 Presidia in Italy. It is involved in numerous Italian and regional campaigns, such as GMO-Free Europe, and hosts the major Slow Food international events through its events arm Slow Food Promozione. Slow Food Editore publishes books in Italian, and the Slow magazine for members. -

Via Mendicità Istruita, 14
12042 Bra (Cuneo), Italy
Tel: +39 (0)172 419611
Fax: +39 (0)172 421293

Since its establishment in 2000, Slow Food USA has grown to 28,000 members and 250 convivia nationwide. Convivia advocate for good, clean and fair food through educational activities and community events, promoting consumption of seasonal and local foods and their producers. The association lobbies for change at the legislative level through grassroots campaigns and runs various programs including Slow Food in Schools, Slow Food on Campus and the Renewing America’s Food Traditions alliance. A monthly newsletter for members is published, as well as a blog on the website.

20 Jay Street, Suite M04
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: +1 718 260 8000
Fax: +1 718 260 8068

Slow Food Germany
Slow Food Germany was founded in 2003, and today counts over 11,000 members organized in 73 convivia who are involved in hundreds of activities and local events annually, including the major national event the Markt des Geschmacks in Stuttgart. Around 30 unique German products have been listed on the Ark of Taste and three Presidia have been formed. The association provides a guide to restaurants and producers on the homepage (Genussführer) and publishes the magazine Slow Food six times annually as well as a monthly e-newsletter.

Luisenstraße 45
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 030 246 259 39
Fax: +49 030 246 259 41

Slow Food Netherlands
Slow Food Netherlands was established in 2008 and has around 2,000 members in 21 convivia. Members spread the Slow Food philosophy through events, a biennial Terra Madre meeting, promoting the network of producers and eating seasonal and educational programs to promote seasonal eating etc. Slow Food Netherlands publishes the quarterly Slow Food Magazine and an online newsletter for members. -

Slow Food Switzerland
Founded in 2001, Slow Food Switzerland currently has 3,000 members organized in more than 20 convivia. With four cultural regions and languages to cover, the organization has brought the Slow Food philosophy to all areas, and participates in various events around the country. Slow Food Switzerland is concentrating on Ark and Presidia projects and is helping to create a national inventory of the Swiss culinary heritage. The national office in Zurich publishes the bulletin Spuntino, newsletters and an annual programm in French, German and Italian.

Zentralstrasse 156,
CH-8003 Zürich
+41 43 928 72 22

Slow Food UK
Launched in 2005, there are now 55 convivia promoting local products and Britain’s food heritage and agricultural biodiversity. Slow Food UK leads several national education initiatives including Slow Food Baby for expectant and young families; The Taste Adventure for children; Slow Food on Campus, a student-led initiative; and Slow Food Wisdom, an inter-generational project. The Slow Food UK Ark of Taste now includes more than 26 products, and a number of Presidia have been established. The monthly Slow Food UK News is emailed to members.

6 Neal's Yard,
Covent Garden,
London, WC2H 9DP.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7099 1132 
Fax: +44 (0)870 490 9110

Slow Food Japan
Founded in 2004, Slow Food Japan today counts more than 48 convivia who are involved in protecting their culinary and agricultural heritage. The national Ark project was launched in 2005 to promote the traditional products and producers of some of Japan’s best quality products now participate in international events such as Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre and at the annual national event Yokohama Fair which showcases good, clean and fair food.

Tohoku Fukushi University Station Campus 1F
1-19-1 Kunimi, Aoba-ku, 
Sendai, Japan
+ 81 981 8523