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

Lunchables in school cafeterias have child-nutrition experts concerned

Kraft Heinz is selling a modified version of its popular Lunchables product to school cafeterias starting in the 2023 school year.

March 16, 2023

Buffalo Wild Wings sued over claim that ‘boneless wings’ aren’t wings

Buffalo Wild Wings’ “boneless wings” are actually comprised of breast meat, a new fraud lawsuit alleges.

March 13, 2023

You shared your favorite marinara sauces. We tested them against ours.

After our first taste test of best-selling marinara sauces, readers shared their own favorites. We pitted their top picks against one another for Round 2.

March 10, 2023

Japan’s ‘sushi terrorism’ prompts changes at conveyor-belt restaurants

"Sushi terrorism" — diners licking or spitting in others' food — is leading some of Japan's biggest chains to alter their iconic systems.

March 7, 2023

The KFC Double Down is a joke that’s not worth repeating

When KFC first introduced the Double Down in 2010, Americans freaked out over its excess. But a lot has happened since then.

March 7, 2023

Jeni’s Ted Lasso-inspired ‘biscuit’ ice cream is all butter, no heart

Jeni's ice cream this week debuted a new flavor inspired by Ted Lasso's "biscuits with the boss" ritual.

March 2, 2023

The Bidens ordered the same dish at a restaurant. Who does that?

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden ordered the same pasta entree at a D.C. restaurant, prompting a heated and familiar debate.

February 28, 2023

Heinz found the ‘ketchup boat guy’ after an international search

The ketchup brand is searching the world for the man who survived for 24 days with only a bottle of ketchup and some packaged seasonings.

February 27, 2023

Pepsi replaced Sierra Mist with Starry, and it tastes awfully familiar

Starry, the lemon-lime soda that Pepsi created to replace Sierra Mist, might just remind you of another brand's drink.

February 13, 2023

Roast chicken might be the most romantic dinner of all

The humble roast chicken might not get the attention that oysters and chocolate do, but here's why many consider it to be sneaky-sexy.

February 7, 2023