about

Gabby Peyton is a food writer based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador who is obssesed 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 writes a syndicated food trends column for the Saltwire network of publications across Atlantic Canada. Her work on travel, food and culinary history have appeared in EnRoute Magazine, Chatelaine, CBC and Eater and she is currently working on her 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.

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