About Me

Hey there!

My name is Soleil Ho, and beginning in 2019, I became The San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic.

I wear a lot of hats: I’m a food, culture, and travel writer, and I hosted two podcasts, the multiple award-nominated Racist Sandwich and Popaganda. I’ve written about assimilation food, my proto-feminist love for Sailor Moon, and the curious culinary legacy of Asian immigration in Mexico. In addition to all of that, I’m the co-writer of MEAL, a graphic novel on culinary mentorship, queer romance, and eating insects. (Amazon) My work has also appeared in the anthologies, Women on Food and The Best American Food Writing 2019.

In 2018, I received a Southern Foodways Alliance Smith Symposium Fellowship and a UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship. In 2017, I was featured in this really funky short on chefs and tattoos for Bulleit Whiskey and Pop-Up Magazine.

My name is pronounced like this!

You’ll find me on Twitter @hooleil and on Instagram @soleil_ho.