Food Writer

Devra First

Devra First is the Globe’s food writer and restaurant critic. She writes features about the world of food, restaurant reviews, and critical pieces exploring the cultural and societal meaning of food and restaurants.

First has worked at the Globe as a writer and editor since 2000. She was previously the Globe’s food editor. She has also served as assistant arts editor in the Globe’s Living/Arts department and worked at the Boston Phoenix (RIP). First is originally from New York.

Latest stories

Our food critic ate her way through the Encore Boston casino so you don’t have to

By , Globe Staff

Here are the restaurants worth visiting among the glitz and glamour of Everett’s new casino.

Quick Bite

Your new spot for matcha cream puffs with edible gold leaf on Newbury Street

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Started by an O Ya alum, Coco Leaf specializes in the Vietnamese dessert called che.

Dining Out

At Kamakura, dinner is part 10-course tone poem, part sake crash course

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The Japanese restaurant, offering kaiseki and more, brings something different to downtown Boston.

Devra First

The company behind Peet’s is atoning for its Nazi past with a new foundation

By , Globe Staff

I am not sure how much more one could ask of a company aiming to make up for its Nazi past, short of bowing out of business entirely.