Crysta Coburn

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Western Michigan University
Gluten-free Cuisine, Street Food, Restaurants
  • Crysta Coburn launched a blog in 2010 focused on her own experiences with cooking and the Michigan food scene.
  • Since 2014, she has written a regular review column Great Tastes in Local Food for the Ann Arbor-based magazine Crazy Wisdom Community Journal.
  • She enjoys all forms of cooking and baking, with specialties in gluten-free, dairy-free, and red meat-free diets.


Crysta Coburn has been writing professionally for the better part of a decade. She started out as a food blogger before moving into writing for magazines. She has ten years of experience working in the grocery industry, including five years at Trader Joe's in both California and Michigan, where she wrote the orders for cookies and candy as well as coffee and tea. In 2021 and 2022, she won Runner-up Best Journalist in Washtenaw County in Current Magazine.


Crysta earned her bachelor's degree in creative writing and Asian studies with an emphasis on East Asia from Western Michigan University. She was awarded the undergrad fiction award in her senior year.
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