Bonjour et Bienvenue sur I Just Want To Eat®! 

Hello and Welcome to I Just Want To Eat®!

I Just Want To Eat® is a personal blog that me, Jean-Philippe Gerbi, decided to create back in July 2011. The idea came naturally: I love food, talking about food and experienced different types of cuisine during the years I traveled around the world. I do not know if it is because of my French palate and the different food I have been exposed to, but trust me: I can eat any type of food. On this blog, you will find information about places where I eat (whether in New York, New Jersey or anywhere where I travel), recipes and various information related to food.

How did I find the name of the blog:

My wife and I were watching The Next Food Network Star on the Food Network and one of the contestants was a food blogger. At that time, my blog was only couple of months old. At one point, my wife said: "Maybe one day you will be on this TV Show" and I simply said "No, I just want to eat".

About Comments:

Comments are welcome, but to avoid advertising and profanity, each comment is reviewed before being posted.


The I Just Want To Eat® logo has been designed by my lovely and talented wife, Jodi, who is a painter (her website is:


Most of the photographs are taken by me (© in the frame or stamp). I usually do not use a flash as it washes out the colors. I typically carry my camera all the time with me. I use a Canon S95 that is great to carry around and take photos in low light, as well as a Nikon D600.

About me:

Originally from France, I am now living in the New York area. I love photography and food, and this area is awesome for both! I also like to cook, although I do not have that much time to do so.

Contact me:

Feel free to contact me! But restaurants PR, please know that I only post about places I go to. So, no need to send me advertising materials.