Welcome Blog Contributor Kristen Manieri


Hello fellow foodies, locavores, and lovers of all things edible in Orlando. As Edible Orlando’s new blog contributor, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share news, events and experiences that will hopefully enlighten you and maybe even inspire you to try something new for your next meal.

Orlando has been my home for seven years now yet it continues to unfold in new and exciting ways. Why? Because I’m always peeling back the layers. As a local freelance writer and contributor to several local and national publications, my job is to keep my finger on the pulse of this city.

But first and foremost, I’m a mom who is constantly seeking evidence that Orlando is an evolving city where things like sustainability, local agriculture, and community matter. Along the way, I’m on the look out for new adventures to be had on our family days (like the Ferris wheel ride with my daughter Aly, above) and fun experiences for date night with my husband, Marc.

I hope you’ll enjoy the stories I share with you over the coming weeks and months. What follows are tales of a city that’s so much more than a tourist destination; it’s a great place to plant roots.