Emily Heil

Washington, D.C.

Food Reporter

Education: University of Virginia, B.A. in English

Emily Heil is a reporter covering national food news and trends. Previously, she co-authored the Reliable Source column for The Post.
Latest from Emily Heil

Morton’s and others brace as activists offer cash for SCOTUS sightings

A Morton's official reportedly warned managers to be ready in the aftermath of a protest while Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh dined.

July 11, 2022

Brett Kavanaugh is the latest target of protests at D.C. restaurants

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is the latest notable D.C. figure to face protests while dining at a Washington restaurant.

July 8, 2022

‘The Bear’ subverts tropes and brings a restaurant kitchen to life

"The Bear" captures the pressures — and nails the details — of a professional kitchen.

July 6, 2022

Taco Bell’s Cheez-It tostada is another appeal to snack nostalgia

Taco Bell 's Cheez-It tostada is the chain's latest snack brand mashup.

June 29, 2022

What’s the best barbecue sauce? We tasted 13 major brands to find out.

The best bottled barbecue sauce on store shelves just might surprise you.

June 29, 2022

Amid recall and illness claims, Daily Harvest meal service enlists FDA

Daily Harvest recalled its lentil-leek crumbles and says it's trying to identify the "root cause" of reports that the topping sickened customers.

June 22, 2022

Grace Young is ‘not going to shut up’ about saving Chinatowns

The award-winning cookbook author says she found her voice in the pandemic. It's only getting louder.

June 22, 2022

6 food trends to watch for in 2022 and beyond

Meet the stars of the 2022 Fancy Food Show: vegetable chips, sesame milk and hibiscus.

June 16, 2022

A José Andrés restaurant is coming to the former Trump hotel after all

After a legal battle with Donald Trump, the chef is opening a location of his Bazaar restaurant concept in the Old Post Office building, now that the hotel is under new management.

June 13, 2022

A Sriracha shortage is coming. Blame the weather.

The company behind the famous "rooster sauce" told retail customers that it is suspending production because of weather affecting its pepper supply.

June 9, 2022