Melissa Kravitz is a writer, editor, reader and all-around really great person living in New York City.

She currently covers all aspects of food, dining, travel and lifestyle trends and the intersection of culture, business and politics in these areas. Melissa has written about everything from the way that food commercials have paved the way for LGBTQ representation in advertising, to the importance of sustainability in everyday home cooking to the evolution of New York City's oldest drag queen restaurant. She is passionate about LGBTQ issues, protecting our food systems and amplifying marginalized voices. Her reporting has taken her to the top of an active volcano in Guatemala during a thunderstorm, the vineyards of Champagne during the grape harvest, two(!) frozen lakes on Alaska's Iditarod trail, the Bronx at the crack of dawn, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Spain, Denmark, Jamaica, Upstate New York, Nantucket, and many more inspiring destinations around the world. 

You can see her work on the Internet! And in magazines! And newspapers! You can read through her archives on VICE, Thrillist, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast TravelerRefinery29PureWow, Mic, Forbes, INSIDERAlma and currently no other websites because they don't index writers. You'll also see her byline in print and online editions of Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Brides, Food & Wine, Glamour, Time Out, USA Today, Departures, Edible, amNewYork and many, many more publications. 

An avid signer of NDAs, Melissa has copywritten and ghostwritten for several clients she can't tell you about, but you probably use their websites and watch re-runs of their shows everyday. 

Melissa is also working on a forthcoming novel about (surprise!) women in New York. She’s represented by Kristy Hunter at The Knight Agency, who can be reached at

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