If You Follow These Foodies on Instagram, You Don't Need a Restaurant Guide
Warning: Do not read on an empty stomach. While our sad desk lunches usually consist of a run to the local Sweetgreen (on better days) or day-four reheated homemade chili (when we're low on time), some Insta-famous foodies are noshing on heart-shaped chocolate waffles and citrus-blossom lobster tartar on the daily—which begs the question: Where did we go wrong in life? These beloved photographers, chefs, stylists, and bloggers are living the high life (culinarily speaking) and documenting it all on the gram.
Scrolling through their feeds filled with quail egg canapés, rose petal–sprinkled smoothie bowls, and pickled gooseberry sea trout may send us into a downward spiral of menu envy, but on the upside, it can also guide our taste buds toward better eating. If you're traveling to foodie-friendly locales, looking for new recipes to experiment with, or eating your way through your city's latest restaurant openings, these handles will transport you to an alternative culinary universe. Wondering what to cook or where to eat tonight? Look no further than these mouthwatering Instagram accounts by our favorite foodies.
Joann Pai is a food and travel photographer who splits her time between Vancouver and Paris. Her expert eye for all things food, interiors, and travel never fails to give us instant wanderlust—and a killer restaurant list to boot.
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Whenever we're feeling a little adventurous in the kitchen, we turn to Tieghan Gerard, the 22-year-old mastermind behind the blog Half Baked Harvest. We weren't cooking broccoli rabe chicken curry or baking coffee cakes at her age. We also weren't writing and shooting our recipes (we're still not). But if her 294,000 followers are any indication, you know her cooking is spot-on.
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Vivian Huang is an NYC-based food stylist and lifestyle photographer who's making her way through the Manhattan culinary scene one restaurant at a time. If you're ever wondering where to brunch in the Big Apple, she's your gal.
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Lyndsey Eden is a freelance photographer, stylist, cook, and blogger. Her delicious recipes are always impeccably styled, mouthwateringly appetizing, and always seasonally appropriate. We recommend scrolling through on a rainy winter day.
Calling all New York foodies: This may become your new favorite Instagram account. One couple of hungry hipsters is eating its way through Manhattan and documenting their food adventures along the way. Scroll through for food trends and Insta-op spots.
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Diala Canelo is a Toronto-based food and travel blogger. Whether she's scouring the globe in search of the best waffle or at home experimenting in her kitchen, you can always count on a healthy dose of impeccably styled and highly colorful food inspiration.
Grilled cheese with pear, caramelizad onions and Brie + chicken and waffles + @thelockhartto special. Nothing makes me happier when it comes to food, than exploring my city and finding places like this. Brunch was amazing and their cocktail list is unreal. So much heart behind the staff that runs it.. a favourite already :) PS: Harry Potter fans, you are in for a treat????????
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Calling all sweet tooths: Ashley Alexander's Insta account is filled with health-conscious fruit-driven recipes from açaí bowls to buckwheat hotcakes and mini meringues. There's even a rose petal–sprinkled chocolate-dipped frozen banana. Try saying that three times fast.
happy new year friends!! ???? this was a favourite from last year… my berry, coconut, pomegranate and dragon fruit creation ❤️ a BIG thank you for all your love and support in 2016, it’s been an amazing year! I'm looking forward to all the exciting new things in store this year! wishing you and your people the best 2017, full of love, kindness and of course, beautiful food!✌????️much love to you all! ash x
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It doesn't get much better than the impeccably styled snaps of this Danish food photographer. Based in New York, Signe Birck shoots for cookbooks, editorial, and advertising with some of the hottest chefs. Warning: Scrolling through her feed may send you on a Michelin-starred scavenger hunt around the city's best restaurants.
Had the pleasure of shooting - and eating! - this beautiful Herb Fazzoletti with Meyer lemon butter by @robbiefelice of @viaggio_ristorante yesterday! #theartofplating #gastroart #food #foodie #foodart #foodpic #edibleart #foodphoto #foodphotography #foodphotographer #instafood #gastrogram #gourmet #gastronomy #nj #newjersey #nycfoodphotographer #signebirckphotography
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Bidel Troudi is an interior design student and a food and lifestyle photographer. Keep an eye on this young prodigy. If his Instagram feed and his 59,000 followers are any indications, this guy will go very far in life.
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