Leah Cohen

Chef, Owner
Leah Cohen

New York

About Leah Cohen

Leah Cohen is the chef/owner of Pig & Khao and Piggyback Bar. A New York native, she is no stranger to good food. Growing up as a half Filipina and half Russian-Romanian Jew, her childhood culinary background was eclectic, to say the least. Her heritage, plus the pulsing New York City culinary scene, inspired her to pursue the culinary arts.

My Venues

Accolades

  • Two Stars
    New York Times
  • Favorite Dishes in New York
    Village Voice
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Sisig
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Filipino, Lower East Side
"Crispy pig face and a fried egg—it's everything a chef or foodie could want. Order this with a side of white rice and you'll feel like you are eating as well as anyone on the planet. Leah Cohen nailed this dish and it's a must-have on the Lower East Side."
Khao soi
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Filipino, Lower East Side
"Chef Leah Cohen was born to cook this food—literally. When a chef has the opportunity to showcase food from their family’s native culture, it always tastes amazing. Grab a seat on the porch and order the bottomless self-serve Pabst Blue Ribbon. Reminds me of a high-school keg party."