I’m Shelby Vittek, an award-winning journalist, essayist, and food and drink writer. My food writing has won several awards from the Association of Food Journalists, and my work has been listed as notable in Best American Travel Writing. I was also a finalist for a 2018 Folio award.
My essays and articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Longreads, Catapult, Narratively, Bon Appétit’s Healthyish, National Geographic, Wine Enthusiast, Saveur, SevenFifty Daily, New Jersey Monthly, The Kitchn, Well+Good, The Record, Table Matters, The Smart Set, Philadelphia Daily News, among others.
I’m currently the Associate Editor at New Jersey Monthly. I hold an MFA from Rutgers University–Camden and have taught at Rutgers University–Camden and Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. My clips can be found in the categories on the homepage.