David Landsel

As the contributor of many of Food & Wine's comprehensive Best Of lists, designed to highlight and celebrate all aspects of American food and drink culture, David spent much of a typical year traveling on assignment. Besides having lived in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco, he visited each of the 50 states many times over, often for extended periods of time, revisiting at least half most years. 


David Landsel began his career as a travel and food writer in the late 1990s, when he managed to convince the travel editor at the New York Post to accept a story about Downtown Los Angeles ⁠— a section of the city not often covered as a destination at the time. David quickly found a niche covering parts of the United States most travel writers weren't exploring, spending weeks and months at a time on the road immersing himself in American life and culture, long before the nomadic lifestyle started trending. 

Since those early days, David's work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Fast Company, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Better Homes & Gardens, Frommer's, London's Evening Standard, and more. He was a senior editor at Food & Wine from 2017 to 2022.

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