About Rachel Wharton

Rachel Wharton is a deputy editor of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn magazines with a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, where she focused her research on sustainable agriculture and food culture (with a minor in tacos). She has 15 years of experience as a writer, starting her career with fisheries, water issues, coastal life (and fried oysters) in North Carolina, where she grew up. Before joining the Edibles, she spent four-and-half years working as a features food reporter at the New York Daily News. She also won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award for stories in Edible Brooklyn, while her profile of Russ & Daughters in this magazine will be included in the book 2010 Best Food Writing. P.S., she will eat street meat with abandon, no matter its sustainability.

Recent Posts by Rachel Wharton


In Midtown, Growing a Greener Pizza

Comment | July 2, 2013 | By

For eco-minded eaters, Midtown East has long been tough territory for takeout. But on 56th Street near Lexington Avenue—the land of both Bloomingdale’s and Bloomberg News—sits the two-yearold Certe Pizza, an oasis for hungry locavores.

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Scholar of Suds

Comment | January 4, 2013 | By | Photographs by Nancy Borowick

Now that Whole Foods fills growlers, Daniel Boulud owns a gastropub and the Wall Street Journal has declared beer sommeliers the next big thing, the idea of professional beer training probably seems like a no-brainer.

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Beer Boutique

Comment | By | Photographs by Christopher Lane

Unlike most city shops devoted to suds, Top Hops is not another dimly lit gastropub or trumped-up bodega stacked with six-packs.

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