Susannah Chen

Susannah Chen is a San Francisco-based writer, editor, and content creator who's covered food and dining for over a decade. Her writing and photography have appeared in AFAR, Zagat, POPSUGAR, The Bold Italic, First We Feast, and Chowhound, among others. In her spare time, she's on a never-ending hunt for the world’s best chilaquiles. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter @susannahchen.

Fiorella is my go-to for consistently outstanding pizza and pasta—oh, and grain salads, meatballs, and grilled seafood, too.
Even though I'm not vegan, this plant-based spot is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, thanks to its heirloom masa-based dishes that are both deeply nourishing and satisfying.
Don't expect pad Thai here; instead, the menu's sausages, salads, and curries showcase the fiery-fragrant and intensely saturated flavors of Northeast Thailand.