Alissa Merksamer

Alissa Merksamer is a contributing writer at Serious Eats.
Location: San Francisco, California
Education: New York University
Expertise: Dining out
  • Alissa Merksamer is a contributing writer at Serious Eats.
  • For Serious Eats, she wrote a guide to Vietnamese snacks in Little Saigon, San Francisco.
  • She was also a food writer for San Francisco Chronicle, Palo Alto Weekly, and 7x7 Magazine.


About Serious Eats

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