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.

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Devra First

How one black-owned vegan restaurant aims to empower its neighborhood

By , Globe Staff

In Four Corners in Dorchester, Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor offers soulful food made with love, along with a vision for the future.

Devra First | Critic’s Notebook

The Patriots are a world-class team. So why isn’t the food at Gillette better?

By , Globe Staff

In Foxborough, stadium concessions are definitely not the G.O.A.T.

Quick Bite

An early look at South End restaurant Whaling in Oklahoma

By , Globe Staff

In the longtime Tremont 647 space, it features food with Japanese flavors from chefs Tim Maslow and Matt Hummel.

Dining Out

The Union Square restaurant that’s more like a dinner party thrown by friends

By , Globe Staff

You’ll find ceviche, pisco sours, and a community of artists at Peruvian spot Celeste.