Tameeka Ballance is the founder of the food journal site Tameeka Eats. She describes herself as a foodie. For years she has been obsessed with the food world and food culture in general. After years of running her lifestyle blog (TameekaTime) and writing for others, Tameeka decided to take matters into her hands and start this journal since she consistently writes restaurant reviews on Yelp, attends food events regularly and keeps up with the latest hot restaurants New York City has to offer.
Tameeka was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. Her cultural background is Southern (Maternal) and Caribbean (Paternal). With such a hearty background and living in one of the most diverse cities in America, Tameeka was raised on collard greens, curry chicken and dining on sushi for lunch. At an early age she became intrigued by different foods and traveling. Her paternal grandmother loved to travel and often took her grand baby along for the ride. Through these experiences she’s grown to love the thrill of getting on a plane and exploring what’s out there.
During college Tameeka honed her editing and videographer skills and dove head first into the New York City post production industry. At work (during the day) she would help manage editors schedules and pull footage. Since 2007 Tameeka has been influential with in the post production work holding such jobs as an assistant editor, post production producer, digital media account manager, and digital cinema package manager. At night (afterwork) she worked with the Queens graffiti scene and played the role of videographer for 6 years. During this time she also started a lifestyle blog where she documented her New York adventures called Tameeka Time. This blog was active for about 5 years, this allowed Tameeka to explore her city, meet some amazing creatives, and fall in love with the blogging/journaling format.
Tameeka may have been born in Brooklyn but is a proud Queens resident since 2007. She’s lived in various parts of Queens (Ozone Park, Astoria, Flushing, Forest Hills, Elmhurst/Jackson Heights, and Kew Gardens) and loves every moment of it. Tameeka vows to share the best of the best eats in Queens.