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.

Latest stories

QUICK BITE

A new season of Dine Out Boston arrives in a changed landscape

By , Globe Staff

Takeout options and reimagined outdoor spaces are now part of the twice-yearly restaurant event.

DINING IN

From Bangladesh to Brazil, inside one Somerville restaurant

By , Globe Staff

Nibble Kitchen gives immigrant entrepreneurs a place to showcase their cooking and culture.

COOKING FROM HOME | DEVRA FIRST

To everything there is a season

By , Globe Staff

And in New England, it is the season to make pie.

DINING IN | DEVRA FIRST

In Chinatown, China Pearl has reopened for takeout

By , Globe Staff

Dim sum for one, at long last.