Carolyn Jung

Contributing Writer, Via

Carolyn Jung is an award-winning food and wine writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She blogs at foodgal.com.

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Her work has also been featured in the Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, and EatingWell.

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Asparagus salad on a modern white plate at Bouche in San Francisco's Union Square.

Best Union Square Restaurants for Shoppers

Follow our guide to the best foodie hot spots in Union Square that will satisfy city shoppers.
A homemade pumpkin spice latte.

Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Skip the trip to the coffee shop by perfecting your own version of fall’s favorite drink.
Platter of tacos with salsa at Tacolicious in California

Top Tacos in the West

When your taco craving strikes, satisfy with one of these best bites.
Sugarpine drive-in on a sunny day.

10 Drive-Ins for Your Next Road Trip or Date Night

Eating in your car has never been this much fun.
Rows of coffee trees on a Hawaiian coffee farm at sunset, image

Where to Taste and Tour Hawaiian Coffee on the Islands

See working farms, pick blush-red beans, and sip on Kona coffee at its source.
picture of the flatbread with prosciutto and fig jam at Lucia Restaurant

Where to Eat Around Carmel

From sea to slopes, the best restaurants in Carmel Valley.
Beans and beats at a farmers' market, image

Top California Farmers' Markets

Find fresh, locally grown, piquant produce at a farmers' market near you.
pavilions on Lake Zither at Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland Oregon, picture

Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon

Two decades ago, an ambitious team transformed a Portland parking lot into an inspired oasis.
the Banh Mi and Outsider sandwiches at Starbird Chicken in Sunnyvale, picture

Bay Area's Starbird Chicken is Reinventing Fast Food

Starbird Chicken in Sunnyvale, Calif. looks to disrupt the traditional fast-food drive-thru.
aerial view of surf breaking against rocky and lush Nā Pali Coast on Kauai, Hawaii, picture

The Top Thing to Do on Each Hawaiian Island

Discover the must-do activities on each glorious Hawaiian Island.
Gates to San Francisco's Chinatown.

5 Vibrant Chinatowns in the West

Discover the rich history and culture tucked into these bustling neighborhoods.
picture of the poppy seed covered steamed buns with beef tongue and kimchi at Liholiho Yacht Club

12 Hawaiian Restaurants for Island Flavors on the Mainland

Savor Polynesian-kissed flavors—huli huli chicken, mai tais, pork lau lau—at these mainland spots.
salmon, the fish of the day, with green tomato, rosemary and broth in shallow white bowl at Le Pigeon in Portland, Oregon, picture

The West’s Top Culinary Destinations

Everywhere you turn these days, there's always something delicious to eat.
crab Louis salad with lump crab meat, tomato, lettuce, hardboiled egg, and lemon wedges at Palm Court Grill at The Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington, picture

Best Places to Eat Crab on the West Coast

It’s crab season! Here’s where to indulge.
Produce at Thomas Keller's Finesse The Store farm stand, image

Chef-loved Markets and Farm Stands in Napa Valley

Where to shop like a chef in food and wine country.