Amanda McDonald

Amanda McDonald
Title: Commerce Updates Editor
Location: New York, NY
Education: Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University

Amanda McDonald is a journalist living in New York City and Commerce Updates Editor for The Spruce Eats. In her seven-year media career, she has written and edited health, wellness, food, and fitness content as well as recipes for multiple publications.


  • Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University
  • When she’s not covering the latest food trends, Amanda enjoys perfecting her own banana bread muffin recipe, juicing fresh fruits and vegetables, and grocery shopping
  • She is also a vegetarian determined to find the best plant-based chicken nuggets on the market


About The Spruce Eats

The Spruce Eats, a Dotdash brand, is a food and drink website offering more than 15,000 tested recipes, 1,200 how-to videos, informative articles, trustworthy product recommendations, and the inspiration to help you make your best meal. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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