About Sarah Simmons

Named one of the 50 best chefs in New York City in 2014, by Food and Wine magazine, Sarah Simmons is the CEO of CITY GRIT Hospitality Group, the founder of CITY GRIT Culinary Salon and Executive Chef/Owner of Birds & Bubbles, a full-service restaurant in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.


  • Food & Wine America's Best New Cooks (2013)
  • 50 Best Chefs in NYC (2014)
  • Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business
  • Zagat America's Most Innovative Restaurants

My Venues

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

"Dinner is taking longer than I hoped and now husband is sleeping so I made us a snack. For the love of God we bake bread for a living but have no bread in my house so I’m using Ritz I bought in the ATL airport out of desperation to make us a nice treat."
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"Aaron says, “let’s finish the gratin with a bit of mornay.” I say, “nah.” Aaron does it anyway. And then I ate this block of potatoes like it was a snickers bar. Omg."
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"Today it's just me and my boys! ❤️❤️❤️"
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"All this plus Red Velvet Cakelets and a free sweetheart treat with every lunch purchase!"
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