Swooning over pictures of cute babies holding kittens, getting inspiration from muscle bound trainers and bendy yogis, and following the antics of the Kardashians are what some people use Instagram for – but for food lovers it’s tableau of edible delights and food photography.
But if you are sick of food Instagram accounts saturated with ice cream cones held up in the air, or grossly indulgent overflowing milkshakes check out this list of twenty must follow food Instagram accounts.
We’ve ranked in ascending order by their number of followers some of the best food Instagram accounts that offer visual and practical inspiration, while also giving peek inside the worlds of some of the world’s best chefs and biggest food bloggers – there’s not a #foodporn in sight.
@gbchefs 19.1k followers
Great British Chefs brings you inspiration and recipes from Britain’s best chefs. An Instagram filled with beautifully plated and accomplished dishes in a variety of styles is backed up by a site that shares the recipes; broken down into categories like occasion, ingredient, Michelin star, and techniques such as sous vide and slow cooking.
@kitchensuspension 39.2k followers
One of the most unique food Instagram accounts out there, the Italian photography project Kitchen Suspension captures time and food in the air – featuring glasses of wine, sliced fruit and veg, pots and pans and more suspended against a clinical steel and crisp white kitchen backdrop.
@dandoherty 63.2k followers
Like the menu at chef Dan Doherty’s @DuckandWaffle, the 24/7 London restaurant atop a 40-story skyscraper, his Instagram feed features modern breakfast and brunch dishes, main courses, and desserts – but also an insight into where the chef eats else where around the capital and the globe.
@theboywhobakes 113k followers
Food writer and stylist, Edd Kimber, best known as the winner season one of The Great British Bake Off, is snapping over @theboywhobakes. Follow his trial and tribulations as he perfects his bagel recipe, and drool over the recipes he has already nailed like Bergamot and Gin Bundt Cake – need I say more.
@chefsteps 144k followers
Want to learn how to get flavor-packed pork belly in as little as 30 minutes? or, how to get the perfectly crackly and creamy crème brûlée? ChefsSteps is a trusted source of recipes, tips and guides for the food lover who searches for the very best, most precise recipes on the internet. Garner inspiration from their Instagram and take your cooking to the next level.
@ClerkenwellBoyec1 153k followers
Want the skinny on the best London restaurants, pop-ups and street food? Follow Clerkenwell Boy’s gourmet adventures on Instagram to find out. Via his mouth-watering pictures and knack for finding the next best restaurant this anonymous blogger has fast become one of London’s most trusted food critic.
@wrightkitchen 182k followers
Brittany Wright, a freelance photographer from San Diego, has a life goal to teach herself how to cook anything and everything. Thankfully she decided to share her journey with us on Instagram and has even developed a business selling her trademark gradient prints.
@izyhossack 221k followers
Dubbed ‘the new Nigella’ by The Times, aged only 21, Izy shares her gorgeous you-won’t-believe-they-are-good-for-you dishes (mostly cake and clever alternatives to meat), made with maximum flavour and minimum effort – and without breaking the bank. For recipes out her cookbook The Savvy Cook and blog Top with Cinnamon.
@dominiqueansel 242k followers
Pastry lovers bow down at the feet of Dominique Ansel, Chef/Owner Dominique Ansel Bakery and Dominique Ansel Kitchen – and creator of the Cronut®. As you would expect his Instagram account is filled with unique pastry creations, but also what the chef eats and cooks, which are, in his words, not always what you’d expect.
@spoonforkbacon 263k followers
Food stylist Jenny and photographer Teri team up on the SpoonForkBacon to bring you their fresh takes on comfort food classics like Cheesy Pizza Pinwheels, Salted Gingersnap Mallomars, Pretzel Dogs with a Mustard Cheese Sauce and even Irish Breakfast Nachos! Believers of the #putaneggonit mantra, their new book The Perfect Egg has egg recipes for morning, noon, and night.
@mynewroots 319k followers
Of the thousands of healthy foodie Instagram accounts/blogs out there, Sarah Britton’s My New Roots is one of the originals. Sarah continues to churn out inventive and unique recipes, stamped with her signature bright photography and fantastic flavours. Get ready to swoon over this gallery of plantbased edible inspiration, all made with ingredients you’d find in your grocery store – not a hard to find white Turkish mulberry in sight.
@ottolenghi 327k followers
Yotam Ottolenghi runs super stylish restaurant Nopi in London, and a number of cafes where Middle Eastern inspired salads are piled into colourful bowls and delectable bakes are artfully arranged on white marble countertops. Ottolenghi’s Instagram takes you inside his test kitchen and further afield, as well as giving you first look at his recipes for his @guardian and @nytimes columns.
@reneredzepinoma 404k followers
Enter the world and mind of Rene Redzepi where barbecued leaves, dehydrated black pears, geo duck, and pine cones are within the realms of culinary possibility – and most likely on the menu at his globetrotting, Copenhagen based, four times World’s Best Restaurant, @nomacph.
@theartofplating 475k followers
Chefs and masters of plating all over the world tag their original photos #TheArtOfPlating to be in with a chance for their efforts to be featured on curated collection of stunning dishes. Visit the site of the same name for recipes, news, and tips and guides from the chefs themselves.
@minimalistbaker 522k followers
The minimalist baker blog does what it says on the tin: Recipes with 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, or that take 30 minutes to prepare – that are mostly plant-based and gluten free to boot. The blog was created by Portland based couple Dana and John who post new recipes every three days, with a mixture of savory and sweet.
@davidchang 651k followers
Granted chef and restaurateur David Chang’s account is not the most preened and pretty, however it is bubbling over with authentic, mostly Asian, dishes from his kitchen and Momofuku restaurants – and anywhere else he finds good food, often, somewhat politically, tagged #immigrantfood.
@SymmetryBreakfast 664k followers
You will both inspired and enthralled by the ongoing love story played out on SymmetryBreakfast; the online phenomenon that sees Michael Zee make a different breakfast for his husband Mark every single day, incorporating world cuisines and contemporary design. As Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram said: “It just shows how you can take the everyday and make it beautiful.”
@_foodstories_ 918k followers
Created by a Berlin based foodstylist and photographer duo, the story of food is exactly what you find on Food Stories. Think overhead photos of tables crammed with dishes, messy mid-bake photos, and action shots of cakes in the process of being drizzled liberally with honey, all shot like they are part of a Vermeer painting with dark backgrounds, textured tablescapes and lots of linen.
@nigellalawson 925k followers
Seducing even via the medium of Instagram, Nigella’s feed is filled with the kind of food you crave. Whet your appetite with her #recipeoftheday posts, and keep an eye on her #followoftheday to see who inspires the culinary queen herself.
@thefeedfeed 1.1m followers
The FeedFeed is a cooking website fueled by an Instagram community of cooks sharing their recipes and videos by tagging #feedfeed. For a more tailored offering follow spin off accounts that include @thefeedfeed.vegan, @thefeedfeed.chocolate, @thefeedfeed.baking and @thefeedfeed.glutenfree.
@food52 1.5m followers
Food52 brings together cooks from all over to exchange recipes and ideas, inspiring you to cook 52 weeks of the year. Weekly contests ask for your best recipes on a particular theme, which are then recipe tested by the Food52 community of home cooks. They photograph both of the finalists and the winners appear on the site.
Erica grew up with a baker and confectioner for a father, and a mother with an instinct and love for good food. It is little wonder then that, after completing a law degree, she went on to do a Masters in Food Business at UCC. With a consuming passion for all things food, nutrition and wellness, working with TheTaste is a perfect fit for Erica; allowing her to learn and experience every aspect of the food world meeting its characters and influencers along the way.