Carmen Varner

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San Diego, CA
Vegetarian Cooking, Baking, Fine Dining
  • Carmen always seeks out vintage cookbooks at thrift stores even though she doesn't need to add any more to her collection.
  • She loves to travel and savor local cuisine such as huitlacoche in Mexico, port wine in Porto, and gelato in Italy.
  • As a member of the Yelp Elite Squad in 2021, 2022, and 2023, Carmen enjoys trying new-to-her places, attending foodie events, and writing reviews about her experience.


Carmen is a food, drink, and travel writer based in San Diego. She has 10+ years of experience and has been published in Chickpea Magazine, Parade Magazine, San Diego Reader, Luxe Beat Magazine, LOCALE Magazine, and more.


Carmen has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in health promotion and disease prevention.
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