Crust is an online magazine that recognizes the collective meanings of our relationships and individual stories with food. Founded by designer, Jeff Close, the magazine launched in 2019 after his own relationship with eating drastically changed over the course of a year. This fueled an interest to develop an independent platform rich in diversity and thoughtful stories that often go untold. Crust emphasizes the importance of journalism and editorial content through the intersection of art.

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Crust examines the cultural significance of food. It was created in search for a greater understanding of food's role, by provoking answers that go beyond culinary learning. We welcome people from anywhere, with any background, to contribute. We're always looking for narratives, reportage, photo essays, op-eds, interviews, and personal essays.

We're currently not accepting any pitches at the moment.


Crust has worked with a diverse group of talented people around the world:

Editor, Creative Director, Site Design: Jeff Close

Special Thank Yous

Thank you to the following people for their generosity and hard work who helped launch Crust: