Stories by Melissa Kravitz

Melissa Kravitz is a writer in New York City who writes about food and culture for First We Feast, Thrillist, Elite Daily, Edible, and other publications.  subscribe to Melissa Kravitz's feed

Posted on: Jul 28, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A study suggests that foods high in plant pigments can reduce lung cancer risk.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The junk food giant said it would cut a fifth of the calories in their drinks by 2025.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Love brunch? You can thank an inebriated Englishman for inventing it.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Survey thinks that Orlando is the best city for eating out—but hmm, NYC and LA ranked #54 and #53.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Just making food low in fat doesn't mean it's no longer fattening.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

As climate change makes it harder for growers, the criminal underworld has seized on the fruit's ever-growing popularity.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A diet and success link, perhaps?

Posted on: Oct 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It's better for animals, it's better for people, and it may even taste better than the real thing.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Small farms are key to reducing greenhouse gases and improving our overall health with better food options.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to health, some of the chains might not be all they're chopped up to be.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Tasty, packed with minerals and dirt-cheap, soil may soon be popping up on menus.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

What started as an alternative energy food truck is becoming a New York City phenomenon.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It sounds neat, but could have big-time human consequences.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The USDA just published its 2015 Scientific Report of Dietary Guidelines.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Are alternative animals a healthier solution to dairy?

Posted on: Feb 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Sure, the food tastes great, but is the staff paid fairly?

Posted on: Feb 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

You can't grow sea urchin or truffles in a home garden.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Fat does not make you fat, and other interesting facts about long-vilified foods.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new tax on food waste will make Seattle residents compost their extra food.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Fish-free sushi that tastes like the real thing is healthier and more sustainable than tuna.