More often than not, it seems we are either preparing food, consuming it, or speechless, and unable to look up at the sight of Instagram’s constant flow of #foodporn. Whether you’re hoping to be initiated into the ‘fit fam’ after proving to those around you that there are other food groups besides pizza, or you’re trying to figure out how it is possible for melted cheese to stretch over a foot in length, Instagram is everyone’s go to source for food inspiration. If you’re like me and use your Lifeproof phone case as a drool protector, you’ll love these 30 inspiring food Instagram accounts.
1. Alice Gao
If one’s fan base can be seen as a reflection of an individual’s success, Alice’s band of 700,000+ loyal followers speaks volumes of the artist’s talents as a food photographer. But don’t take my word for it, take a look yourselves:
2. Sunday Suppers
Sunday Suppers is the brainchild of photographer Karen Mordechai, whose cook book will be launching later this year. It just.. looks.. so good.
3. Slice Of Pai
The job to end all jobs.. thought only to be a myth for quite some time… a food stylist. The manner in which Joann arranges the dishes is both classy and reminiscent of the European traditions of the past.
4. Andrew Scrivani
Something about Scrivani’s employment as a New York Times photographer adds a bit of legitimacy to this compilation, which could otherwise be considered a concise list of Food-spiration, constructed entirely of personal preference. Scrivani’s photos are as crisp as they are vibrant, creating still life portraits that blur the boundaries between what is real and what is photographed.
5. Put A Fork In It
Enter the world of two self-proclaimed NYC foodies, documenting the eternal food crawl we call life. “We like to eat” hardly describes the dishes we come across on their feed.
For the Health Cautious:
6. Nutrition You Can Trust
Health Practitioner, Jon Antelline, reminds us that just because its not dyed, chemically enhanced, and advertised on Super Bowl Sunday, it doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. From Recipes to inspiring bits of info, this Instagram covers all of the basics. Not to mention his meals look outstanding.
7. Blender Babes
The art of the smoothie/uncertain concoction in a glass is no easy feat, but Blender babes make it fun, easy, and not to mention extremely satisfying to the taste buds.
8. Just Glowing With Health
If you’re on a health kick, this account is a no-brainer. From delightfully healthy treats and snacks to meals centered around health improvement, this account has it all.
9. Deliciously Ella
Ella has gained national attention since starting this account to document her eating habits following her diagnosis with postural tachycardia syndrome. Working with only a plant based diet, Ella shares mouthwatering images along with health tips across the board.
10. Fit Men Cook
Whether the name is a reference to gender equality in the kitchen, or simply just a way of tooting his own horn, this Instagram account specializes in meal preps fit for kings and queens. I don’t know what the #StruggleChicken is, but I don’t intend to find out
The Starving Food Artist:
11. Samantha Lee
I’ll go out on a limb and say that her parents never asked her to stop playing with her food at the dinner table. Below is the less threatening version of Edward Scissorhands, a dish best served cold.
Certainly a fan favorite, Meiling’s Instagram highlights all that is right with the world. A single mom with a passion for food (arguably a giant understatement), Meiling brings her meals to life in the form of cute, cartoon-like figures and animals.
13. Ida Frosk
As far as we’re concerned, anyone who can turn a desert crepe into a hot air balloon with minimal effort deserves recognition. And, for the record, this is what having your cake and eating it too looks like.
14. Bento Monster
In the spirit of #foodart on Instagram, this feels only appropriate.
15. Bento Days
If you’re looking for a side of laughs with your food inspiration, look no further. In case you weren’t certain, Bento can be used to bring to life any and all television characters you desire.
Chefs of Instagram:
16. Dominique Crenn
Not surprisingly, the holy grail of food-spiration is a source derived from the men and women behind the meals themselves. If you squint long enough, and tilt just the right way, re-creating these amazing dishes almost seem do-able
17. Matthew Jennings
“You will never get this, You will never get this, la la la” *in Borat voice*
18. April Bloomfield
This critically acclaimed female chef divides her time between three restaurants, and judging from her Instagram feed, she keeps herself pretty busy whipping up mind-blowing concoctions.
19. Dominique Ansel
Say what you want to about the queen of cronuts, but this chef’s Instagram is nothing short of amazing to feast your eyes upon.
20. Jamie Oliver
As far as the official chef hierarchy is concerned, world renowned chef, Jamie Oliver, has an Instagram account worth mentioning.
21. What To Cook Tonight
This father daughter duo based in Australia offers easy to cook, eclectic dishes. Perfect for anyone looking to try something new in the kitchen this evening.
22. Spoon Fork Bacon
Trigger Warning: those who struggle with a lack of self-control, shield your eyes. In all honesty, this collection of flavorful recipes has few rivals who come even close. However, it is the incorporation of good design that truly sets the standard for food photography.
23. GK Stories
The vegetarian food blogger primarily uses locally grown, and often home-grown ingredients as well. Many of these recipes add just the right amount of flare to traditional vegetarian dishes, while still remaining extremely simple to prepare yourself.
24. Sprouted Kitchen
Generally, those who take their best pictures at meal time can be fully trusted, so it will come as no surprise that I browse the Sprouted Kitchen like I’m skimming through the New Testament. The recipes are just that good.
25. Nom Nom Paleo
In an age where the number of people who are gluten free by choice far outnumber those who suffer from gluten allergies, other restrictive diets like the Paleo Diet are gaining much attention, and thus, have a much larger audience to appeal to. Nom Nom Paleo is an award winning blog that offers zesty and different recipes for those on a Paleo diet.
Restaurants On Instagram
26. Nourish Kitchen + Table
Following your favorite dining spots on Instagram is the ultimate catch 22: By sparing yourself the torture, you often miss redefining moments in #foodporn, but the choice to follow is one that should not be taken lightly, as immediate hunger will ensue.
27. The Meatball Shop
Your only excuse for not following the self-proclaimed meatballers is that you haven’t yet stepped foot into one of their six New York locations. Now, I’m not one to spoil surprises, but you won’t regret it.
28. Rolf & Daughters
If hypothetically, Rolf & Daughters was a kid from your high school, it would be that one kid who was so rich he was literally in competition with himself to see who was richer. You know, that one kid who wore Gucci loafers and an Armani tux to prom, but rejected the term showoff. Yeah, these guys are truly showoffs.
29. The Smith
Considered by many to be the quintessential NYC brunch, the Smith’s elegant arrangements and unique American-style menu are seemingly frozen in time via the restaurant’s jaw-dropping Instagram feed, full of inspiration… If that’s what you call being able to justify saving work for tomorrow in the name of a twelve dollar mimosa.
30. The Cypress Room
One of Miami’s best in terms of elegant dining, the Cypress Room’s Instagram account reminds us why we drag our feet when it comes to cooking for ourselves. Because, life’s too short not to splurge on the finer things in life.
Featured photo credit: Portobello Buns/Wendell via flickr.com