Ricky Ly is a local community activist, author, and the founder of the local award-winning Orlando multimedia food and travel guide, The son of Vietnamese refugees, he grew up in and around local Asian markets and restaurants and is passionate about sharing stories about our local Orlando food and beverage scene. He has been named by Orlando Magazine Orlando’s 50 Most Powerful People – Ones to Watch in 2023 and 2024, Orlando Sentinel’s Culinary Hall of Fame, and Orlando Weekly’s People Who Make Orlando A Better Place. He currently serves on the board of directors for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida working to find solutions to ending hunger in our community and is the co-founder of AAPI Coming Together, a local Orlando organization focused on increasing AAPI civic engagement. He was recognized for his work by Congressman Darren Soto for AAPI Heritage Month, having his biography read into the US Congressional Record.

Articles, Publications, and Appearances

Somebody Feed Phil – The Real Orlando, 2024 – Netflix

Orlando Sentinel’s Letters to the Editor of the Year 2021

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