About Me

David Fishman

Hi I’m David Fishman. I’m 17 years old and all my life I have been an aspiring food critic gaining more experience all the time by eating and writing.

I’ve been to many restaurants (both in New York City and in other parts of the world) and I have experienced rejection just for being a, “kid.” I feel like I can offer other kids, grownups and the restaurant world a different perspective on food. One from the eyes of a teenager.

David Fishman


32 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Hey David,
    It’s Jack from camp. I’ve got to say this is pretty impressive. I didn’t believe you when you said you were a professional food critic but I sure do now. See you next year at camp

  2. Hey David,
    I’m Aurelio Barattini from Lucca (Italy)
    Thank you for your post about my restaurant Antica Locanda di Sesto
    I hope to meet you next time..


  3. Hello David Fishman 🙂
    My name is Roy Ben Dror,
    I’m a 17 years old kid from Israel,
    I’ve just finished seeing the program they’ve made about you here,
    And I’ve wanted to say..I’m impressed…
    Your critic is amusing yet intellectual..
    Your perspective over food is very unique,
    you really pay attention to everything , from the food, to the cooking stage to the design and the atmosphere, everything effects your critic..
    Well done and keep up the good work 🙂
    Best regards…
    Roy Ben Dror.

    Any chance you come visiting in Israel?
    (sorry for the bad grammar and\or misspelling , Gotta work on it)

  4. Hey David,

    Another comment from Israel following the show…

    Just wanted to wish you lots of good luck. It seems like you are on an amazing journey.

    Keep at it, perhaps you are the new male Ruth Reichel in the making.

    Chag Succot Sameach,

    Maya Davidoff

  5. Hi David,

    Hope all is well with school, sports and your Bar Mitzvah preps. Thought you might enjoy this clip that I saw on cnn.com today. Looking forward to our dinner at Gotham.





    “Critics can make or break a restaurant. CNN’s Susan Candiotti is unmasking their secrets.”

  6. YO DAVID!!! IT’S BEN!!! 😀
    This is awesome, I’ve only had time to take a few quick skims here but I’ll definitely take more of a look at all this over Thanksgiving break. Can’t wait to see you in December!

  7. Hey David, I am doing a project in NYC with pretty much all of the independent food writers in Manhattan and wanted to see if you would like to come along for the ride. Check it out:


    my email is hagan at wanderingfoodie dot com. Let me know if you are interested in this, I would love to have you along for the ride to pick your brain about the NYC restaurant scene!

  8. Hey David,

    Nice to meet ya yesterday at Hill Country. Too bad about the lack of space. Oh well! I enjoyed chatting with you.

    It would be fun to do a joint food review one day. Let me know if you’re interested. I primarily cover Astoria restaurants but we can do one in the city too – whatever is more convenient.

    Talk soon,

    Judith aka Foodista of Astoria

  9. Yo David! Nice to meet you Sunday. I love hamburgers, but I’m always concious of where it came from and who my money goes to. I prefer a grinder in the back to a factory. And I’d rather give my money to my neighbor than some retired dude in Arizona. Remember that!

  10. Hey David – Lauren from Cosmopolitan Australia here. Great blog – keep up the great work. I just love eating in New York City, so I’m going to keep checking in to see where else you’ve been.

  11. Hi David…It’s Calypso Grill in Grand Cayman…I keep checking your sight for the review and can’t find it. Will you be writing one? And are you coming down soon? Take care…

  12. DAVID I LOVE YOU <3333


  13. Hello David,

    My name is Dean and I’m from Sydney, Australia. I would love the opportunity to do an interview with you if you are available. We here that you are possibly one of the “New Oprahs”. Can you please send me an email address where I can contact you.



  14. Hey there, I noticed your blog on Yahoo Weblogs and think that this is actually incredibly fascinating and offers good content. Thanks with regard to this superb post, I will probably share this on Twitter. Have a wonderful day.

  15. Bro, I have quite a long message. Basically, I’m 15, I’m an athlete, as well as actor. Around last summer, I really started getting into food and cooking. I actually had an idea last summer to do exactly what you are doing right now; becoming a teen critic! Unfortunately, I never got the chance to start my blog. I created one, but I have always been too busy between football, gymnastics, soccer, martial arts, and acting… If you could, I’d love to chat sometime because I’m I’m in New York all the time for auditions… If you don’t believe I’m really who I say I am, you can look me up… Facebook or even google. There arent very many Aviad’s in America (haha). I can’t say everything in this one post, but I’d love to talk sometime… T

  16. Hello David,

    I just wanted to say that I am so impressed by your work. I just saw you on Food Network and I am so pleasantly surprised to see that you have a blog. Your writing is excellent and I am just amazed by your talent at such a young age. Keep up the good work! I will always remain a fan of yours.

    -Katie from New Orleans

  17. good for you david!
    great work!
    saw you on teen kids news today!
    march 19, 2011

  18. Hey David! Saw you on Teen Kids News! After the segment, I heard your website during the segment and took a look. Impressive, I’m a teen too. You have inspired me to do the same thing you are, but just local where I live.

  19. Hi dude, we are a group of spanish students learning english and we came across your story in our text book “Gold first certificate in English” man! as we say in Spanish: Eres el amo. > You’re awesome! Do you like Spanish food? They say that it’s the best in the world haha! Our typical dish is paella, have you ever tasted it? Well, if you ever come to Alicante, you can visit us and we’ll invite you to a good paella. We’re sure you’ll love it. Follow us on facebook: “Ikon learner”.

  20. Hello, we are an English class in Portugal. We really enjoyed the article written about you in our coursebook. We are a bunch of foodies to. Come try one of our famous seafood restaurants here in ìlhavo, Portugal.

    Our best,

    Ricardo, Joana, Mariana, Bernardo, Francisca, Pedro, Pedro, Francisco, João Francisco and Gabriel

    • Hi all! I’m so glad you enjoyed my story, and I hope you will read through my past restaurant reviews on Fishmanfoodie. In the recent months I’ve drifted away from food, and moved to technology. I now write for Engadget.com, a consumer technology site. You can follow me at http://goo.gl/4hg5a for my most recent writing and roundups. Please continue to check back here, where I do post occasionally about my culinary experiences throughout the world.

      If I am ever in the vicinity of Ílhavo, Portugal I will get in contact with you again for a restaurant suggestion!


      – David Fishman

  21. I saw you this morning on tv! I can’t remember the name of the program but I was impressed. You have a bright future. I will have to check you put on Engadget but all the best 🙂

  22. I saw you this morning on tv! I was really impressed. I guess I’ll have to check you out on Engadget now. Keep up the good work.

  23. Wow! David, your natural way with words is nothing short of mind-blowing. I certainly hope you’re still writing. You have a gift. I stumbled across you, and your blog, on a lazy Saturday morning watching a rerun of Teen Kids News. (Not much on basic cable at 8:00am in Reno…) I had to read more. Keep fostering your art.

  24. We are in February 2015, and FM program in Medellin Colombia was talking about you, last night, now I’m hats off. I wish you the best in your life.

  25. Hi David!! We are in English class in a small town. We saw your story in our textbook. What did you study in the end? What are you doing now?

    Be careful with cholesterol, jajaja

    xoxo, bye

  26. hey David,
    I know it sounds really weird but I’ve just known you.
    I was doing my English homework and I found your name on the book, well, there is an entire page of writing about you and your restaurant-critic story. I really admire you, so much, for being a model both for every teenager that wants to express his ideas and for who doesn’t value good food because he rather prefer junk food, that is unhealthy and also disgustingly artificial
    So thank for appreciating Italian food, I’m Italian, you know?

  27. Nice!!

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