Gabby is a food and travel writer with more than a decade of freelance editorial experience. She loves to write about travel, food and culinary history — she has to know the origin story of every dish she eats. Gabby’s first book Where We Ate: A Field Guide to Canada’s Restaurants, Past and Present is out June 2023 with Appetite by Random House and is available for pre-order now!


Gabby Peyton is a food writer based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador who is obsessed with cheese, historical fiction and planning her next trip — to eat. 

Gabby is a trained Art Historian (she has an MA from the University of Toronto and spent three summers working on an archaeological dig in central Turkey) with a BJ from the University of Kings College but started her food-writing career with her blog The Food Girl in Town in 2012 and has been freelancing ever since. 

Now, she is the city’s restaurant critic for The Telegram and her work on travel, food and culinary history has appeared in EnRoute Magazine, Chatelaine, CBC and Eater.

Gabby’s first book entitled Where We Ate: A Field Guide to Canada’s Restaurants, Past and Present set to be published by Appetite by Penguin Random House in June 2023.


A sampling of my work in print and online!

Newspapers & Magazines

The Globe and Mail, Hidden Canada 2023: Placentia, NL

The Telegram, Noodles Express in Mount Pearl impresses with fresh made-to-order noodles

Re: Porter (Porter Airlines inflight), Costal Code: The Destination, St. John’s

The Traveler’s Table (Ensemble Vacations Magazine), Between Two Tables

EnRoute Magazine, Producer of the Year: Tim Ball: Refreshing the Way we Fish

The Telegram, A rush for fusion: LIV is a hurried trip through Asia

The Telegram, Restaurant criticism isn’t what it used to be

The Chronicle Herald, Rediscovering the kitchen in times of social distancing

Atlantic Business Magazine, The Long Whey Home

The Maritime Edit, Bonavista Living

Online Stories

Chatelaine, The Recipe That Made Me (Finally) Love Cod 

CBC, Grab some milk on your way home: An ode to the bygone neighbourhood grocery store

The Independent, Saluting St. John’s Culinary Casualties

Canadian Food Focus, Triple Threat: A History of the Nanaimo Bar

CBC, Thai one on: How this woman is changing tastebuds in St. John’s

Chatelaine, How two cookbook authors joined forces to showcase Newfoundland’s Bounty of wild foods

Saltwire Network, With travel grounded, take a trip around the world in your grocery store

CBC, The Sisterhood of Toslow: Talking female food entrepreneurship in downtown St John’s

Eater, The 17 Essential Restaurants of St. John’s

CBC, Unchained: I didn’t move back to Newfoundland to eat at Denny’s

USA Today 10Best, Your peanut butter and jelly sandwich is actually Canadian

Daily Hive Toronto, 12 must-try old school pizza slices in Toronto


Skyscanner Canada | Blog articles and copy editing and updating old content

Travelzoo US | Sections descriptions, continuing

Travelzoo Canada | +200 Canadian Hotel Overviews, continuing

Food Styling & Workshops

Paderno/Canadian Tire, Get inspired with Chef Todd Perrin campaign

Dietitians of Canada National Conference, Food Styling & Photography Workshop




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