Hunter Lu

New York City
New York University
UC Berkeley
Food, History, Novels
  • As a food industry professional, Hunter has a wide range of diverse experiences from restaurant staffing to selling sustainable meat in New York City. After his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, Hunter spent one year in AmeriCorps working with at-risk youth on an urban farm in Seattle.
  • Besides his work in various food industries, Hunter also possesses extensive research skills. As a graduate student at NYU, he worked on projects ranging from the history of Chinese food in Japan to sustainable agriculture in Long Island.
  • An aspiring novelist, Hunter is also an alumni and current member of the Words After War, NYU Veterans, and Columbia University Veterans Writing Workshops.


Hunter Lu is a New York-based food journalist and fiction writer. His food writing has appeared in Atlas Obscura, The Manual, Edible Queens, The Cleaver Quarterly, and Greatist. His fiction has been published in The Line Literary Review and The Bangalore Review. He is currently working on a novel.


Hunter has a master's degree in Food Studies from NYU and bachelor's degree in Chinese history from UC Berkeley.
Stories By Hunter Lu