Alicia Kennedy, Food & Drink Writer


photo by Alex Burgos 

photo by Alex Burgos 

Alicia Kennedy is a food and drink writer, recipe developer, and photographer based in Brooklyn. She writes about how food and politics intermingle, vegan cuisine, where and what to drink, and more.

Long Island Business News called her the "non-dairy queen" in 2013 for her tiny farmers' market operation, La Pirata Kitchen. Since closing the bakery, she's contributed recipes to Munchies, Chickpea, Edible East End, and VegNews (a six-recipe cover story on vegan grilled cheese)Her cooking and hosting tips were featured in Workman Publishing's The Kitchen Companion Page-a-Day Calendar 2016

Alicia is a go-to resource on drinking in San Juan, Puerto Rico, having written stories on the city's cocktail scene for Eater, Munchies, and Tales of the Cocktail. In 2016, she contributed the write-up on Old San Juan's La Factoría to Drinks International's World's 50 Best Bars. In June 2017, she was quoted on the spread of Puerto Rican cuisine in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In 2017, she has been featured on Montréal radio's "The Leslie Roberts Show" to discuss her Village Voice travel piece on the city; spoken on sustainability at MoMA P.S.1 as part of Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market; judged U.S. Veg Corp's Burger Supremacy veggie burger contest; and read her work at the Bad Advice From Bad Women reading series.

Alicia started her career on the copy desk at New York magazine, where she worked for six years before a stint at Food & Wine. She's currently an editor for Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, a contributor to the Village Voice, and a freelancer for other publications.

To get in touch for writing, editorial, social media, or recipe development projects, email her at Subscribe to her newsletter about bars and drinking, Moodswing Whiskey, here.