about

Gabby Peyton is a food writer based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Last year she ate at more than 100 restaurants in five different countries, and five different provinces across Canada. In addition to her day job as a food writer, restaurant critic and travel blogger, her vacations revolve around her restaurant reservations. Gabby’s bucket list doesn’t include sky diving or snorkelling — it’s all restaurants.  

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) but started her food-writing career with her blog The Food Girl in Town in 2012 and has been freelancing ever since. She spent two years writing her column for the Food Bloggers of Canada about iconic Canadian foods, delving into the history of Canadian dishes like poutine, donairs and Hawaiian Pizza. 

Now, she is the restaurant critic for The Telegram in St. John’s, and writes a monthly food trends column for the Saltwire network of publications across Atlantic Canada. Her work on food culture and history has appeared in CBC, Eater, USA Today and Eaten Magazine, the world’s first food history magazine.