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

What’s a TGI Friday’s ‘Mozzarella Sticks Snack’ with no mozz? A lawsuit.

A judge is allowing a lawsuit to move forward by an Illinois woman who said she was misled by TGI Friday’s-branded "Mozzarella Sticks Snacks," which contain only cheddar.

December 6, 2022

Restaurant refuses service to Christian group, citing staff ‘dignity’

Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond canceled a reservation from the Family Foundation, citing its stances opposing gay marriage and abortion rights.

December 6, 2022

Biden’s first state dinner menu nods to France, and his own tastes

Diplomacy is always on the menu at state dinners. The Bidens' first, in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron, is no exception.

November 30, 2022

Whole Foods drops Maine lobster, citing whale concerns

The grocery chain said it will stop selling Maine lobsters after two environmental groups cited concerns about the North American right whale.

November 29, 2022

Elon Musk and the hardcore cult of Diet Coke

Twitter owner Elon Musk shared a photo of his bedside table littered with cans of Diet Coke, reminding us of the power the beverage has.

November 28, 2022

This spicy umami pasta recipe looks to the pantry for speed and flavor

This pantry-friendly recipe is from “Good Enough" by Leanne Brown, a cookbook that focuses on letting go of perfection.

November 22, 2022

A woman made chili for neighbors, and outrage ensued. Was she wrong?

A woman's story about making chili for her neighbors prompted critics who called it presumptuous. We asked experts about the etiquette involved.

November 18, 2022

New Popeyes, Burger King chicken sandwiches reinforce pecking order

Popeyes goes lighter with its blackened chicken sandwich, while Burger King sticks with an old formula.

November 17, 2022

Oven fires and cats in turkeys: Your Thanksgiving cooking disasters

Ovens aflame, turkey-munching raccoons, and how lime Jell-O wound up as stuffing — our readers shared their best (worst) tales of Thanksgiving cooking gone awry.

November 16, 2022

Figgy pudding Spam tastes like a hot dog fruitcake. Run away.

Spam's new figgy pudding flavor is the limited-time holiday edition of the pork product that no one asked for.

November 15, 2022