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.

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
$$$, Thai, Happy Hour, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Filipino, Lower East Side
"Crispy pig face and a fried egg—it's everything a chef or foodie could want. Order this with a side of white rice and you'll feel like you are eating as well as anyone on the planet. Leah Cohen nailed this dish and it's a must-have on the Lower East Side."
Khao soi
$$$, Thai, Happy Hour, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, 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."