Marisel SalazarNYC Writer
Marisel Salazar is a New York City-based food writer, cook, and host. Originally from Panama City, Panama, she grew up in Hawaii, Japan, Northern Virginia, and Madrid. Whew. Salazar is also a member of the Newswomen’s Press Club of New York, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She has interviewed figures like Michelin-starred and World’s 50 Best chefs, politicians, and undocumented restaurant workers. She is the host of United States of Spirits on Spirits Network and Driven to Dine on MSG Networks. She does other on-camera things too. Like cereal reviews.
Our favorites spots for mofongo, tostones, and lots of chicharrón.
Sofrito is a lively Puerto Rican restaurant in Washington Heights that's great for dinner and a night out.
Lechonera La Isla is a classic Puerto Rican restaurant in Harlem with a true plethora of pork to choose from.
The Freakin Rican is a fantastic Puerto Rican spot in Astoria.
Our favorite spots for plant-based dishes from Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, and beyond.
V Spot in Park Slope is a vegan Colombian restaurant with a nice garden space.
Black Rican Vegan is a Bronx-based delivery-only spot for vegan Puerto Rican food.
Etérea is a vegan Mexican spot and coctelería in the East Village.
Vodega is a Pan-Latin vegan bodega in Dumbo with awesome sandwiches.
Savage Sicko is a vegan Latin American restaurant in Astoria with great arepas and flautas.
What It’s Like Running An NYC Restaurant When You Don’t Speak English
What It’s Like Running An NYC Restaurant …
How the pandemic has changed an already challenging situation for non-English-speaking restaurant owners.