Emily Heil

Washington, D.C.

Food Reporter

Education: University of Virginia, B.A. in English

Emily Heil is a reporter covering national food news and trends. Previously, she co-authored the Reliable Source column for The Post.
Latest from Emily Heil

Bear helps itself to 60 cupcakes at a Connecticut bakery

The black bear, whose adventure was captured on a security camera, seems to really like sweets — especially cupcakes.

May 30, 2023

What’s the best boxed cake mix? We tested 10 and found a winner.

A good boxed cake mix can set you up for baking success. Here's how 10 popular brands stack up.

May 19, 2023

LA chefs’ divorce battle includes accusations of abuse and cat killing

Elizabeth Johnson of Horses restaurant accuses her husband Will Aghajanian of killing cats and abusing her. He claims his wife abused him for years.

May 18, 2023

Shake Shack’s new veggie burger tastes like actual vegetables

Shake Shack's new plant-based option goes the old-fashioned route, and that's a good thing.

May 16, 2023

SunnyD Vodka Seltzer tastes nothing like SunnyD — or vodka

SunnyD Vodka Seltzer aims to lure customers with nostalgia for their childhood drinks. But is it any good?

May 15, 2023

Florida bakery refuses to write the word ‘trans’ on a cake

Publix supermarket apologizes after an Orlando customer was told that the phrase "Trans people deserve joy" violated policy.

May 11, 2023

Why are Americans smuggling Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel? Blame TikTok.

Fruit Roll-Ups are suddenly a hot commodity in Israel because of a viral TikTok trend combining them with ice cream.

May 9, 2023

Kid critics weigh in on Michelle Obama’s new healthier drinks

Former first lady Michelle Obama is a co-founder of the food and nutrition company Plezi. So what do her new products taste like?

May 5, 2023

8 Kentucky Derby recipes, including mint juleps, snacks and sweets

Celebrate the run for the roses with these drinks and snacks.

May 4, 2023

10-year-old children found working at McDonald’s until 2 a.m.

McDonald's franchisees in Kentucky are fined after investigators find hundreds of children working longer hours than allowed and other violations.

May 3, 2023