Esther Tseng

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Esther Tseng 
Location: Los Angeles, California

Esther Tseng is a food writer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in New Berlin, Wisconsin, she relocated to L.A. to attend college and has stayed in love with the city ever since. She lives with her cat, Rufus in East Hollywood.


  • Wrote a food blog for more than 10 years and has been a freelance food and culture writer for eight years
  • Contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine, Eater, Vice, and more


Esther has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine, Eater, VICE, LAist, Time Out, Thrillist, and more. She first cut her writing teeth maintaining a food blog for more than 10 years and has been freelance writing about food and culture for eight. Her palate is influenced by her Taiwanese heritage, Midwest upbringing, and access to Southern California produce.


Esther holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.


About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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