The 25 Most Mouthwatering Instagram Accounts to Follow Now
Food-related photos are among the most commonly snapped and shared on Instagram. Just think of all the mouthwatering brunch pics you might see on any given Sunday. And while we're all for a foodie post or two, there’s clearly an art to it—and it’s not just in the lighting.
We've gathered 25 Instagrammers who have dedicated their lives to food in some way, whether it's the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group or a blogger whose food collages are sold as art prints. These profiles give a glimpse into their lives beyond the restaurants and Food Network shows, such as a snap from a recipe testing, while cookbook promoting, out ingredient scouring or even hanging out with the family. Just click follow and allow them to act as inspiration for your next meal.
Khoo grew up in South London, yet set about cooking Pairisian fare when she moved to the city after college, later earning a pastry degree from the famed Le Cordon Bleu. The chef's on-the-move lifestyle is on full display, from scavenging for treats while filming her newest BBC-produced show, to making the press rounds for her upcoming (fifth!) cookbook.
Eva Kosmas Flores
A degree in film production gave this blogger a cinematic-like quality to her work. Kosmas Flores, who recently fulfilled her dream in swapping L.A. for Oregon’s countryside, infuses her feed with dark, natural lighting, and a good supply of photos of pets Gabel and Sequoia.
This chef and restaurateur is the recipient of two James Beard Foundation Awards and counts famed Bar Primi, Lafayette, Locanda Verde, and The Dutch among his projects.
A recent addition to the social networking site, Garten has made up for lost time by snapping selfies with the likes of Taylor Swift. The chef also takes time to connect with followers and recently held a contest for the best American flag cake—and Swift, who owns all the chef’s cookbooks, submitted her own creation.
Perelman worked for years out of her 42-square-foot kitchen on the uber-successful blog Smitten Kitchen which features her candid commentary on life, from parenthood to handling the realities of N.Y.C.’s real estate market. The blogger/cookbook author is now documenting the trials of her kitchen renovation on Instagram.
The force behind Cannelle et Vanille is woman of all trades, combining her talents as a baker, food writer, stylist and photographer. Goyoaga’s blog and cookbook, Small Plates and Sweet Treats, includes extensive gluten-free offerings, an arena she delved into once her children were diagnosed with gluten intolerance.
The Australian came onto our radar here in the U.S. on TLC's Take Home Chef and has since taken over as host of Food Network’s Top Chef Masters.
Momofuku and its extensive restaurant group that includes Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Ma Peche, Milk Bar, and Momofuku Ko, has become well known on the food scene for its unconventional take on the classics-whether it’s cereal milk–flavored ice cream (topped off with corn flakes) or pork buns.
The Forest Feast
After moving from N.Y.C. to the woods of Northern California, former food photographer Erin Gleeson was inspired to take on a primarily vegetarian menu. Gleeson’s first book, The Forest Feast, adds her signature touch, featuring recipes alongside her original watercolor illustrations and handwritten recipes.
Since launching his “Feed Me Better” campaign aimed at British schoolchildren in 2005, Oliver’s now-global campaign has provided proper access and education to nutrition. Oliver’s feed also shares sweet peek into home life with his brood-kids Petal, Buddy, Poppy, Daisy, and wife Jools.
Jeni Britton Bauer
Columbus-based ice creamery, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, boasts locally produced ingredients in flavors from the classic Salty Caramel to Sweet Cream Biscuits amp Peach Jam. Britton Bauer’s newly released cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts, offers a new take on ice cream, with unconventional recipes including those for everything from frozen custard to Everything Bagel sundae toppings.
In Vibrant Food, Hasselbrink’s just-released cookbook, the cook utilizes seasonal colors as inspirations and only formulates a recipe once she finalizes the color combinations of the ingredients.
Julie Lee has made food an art form with her feed featuring local produce transformed into kaleidoscope patterns she deems “food collages.”
Years as a former chef gave this Brooklyn-based photographer a clear knowledge of his subject matter. Nilsson’s feed is full of behind-the-scenes photos of his editorial clients (including InStyle!), trips to exotic work locations, and a glimpse into his motorcycle obsession.
Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, located in the Napa Valley, has received numerous accolades following its 1994 inception. As head culinary gardener of the restaurant, Tucker Taylor oversees its expansive three-acre garden.
Marte Marie Forsberg
Having spent much of her childhood cooking alongside her mother, Forsberg combined her early interests in food and photography for her current role as a homecook and food and lifestyle photographer. Forsberg's life in a thatched cabin in Dorset (alongside her constant companion, dog Whiskey) is sure to give you FOMO.
The Sprouted Kitchen
This husband and wife team (she cooks, he acts as photographer), place a focus on natural and seasonal ingredients on their blog and cookbook of the same name. The two recently welcomed their first child and are set to release their second cookbook next spring.
Seattle-bred Yossy Arefi once worked as a baker in New York City, transitioning her hobby into a full-time gig—as a photographer, food stylist, and writer of the award-winning blog, Apt. 2B Baking Co. in 2012.
A Cozy Kitchen
Adrianna Adarme specializes in comfort food, from pancakes (check out her book, Pancakes: 72 Tasty Recipes for the Perfect Stack,), to childhood favorites that honor her Peruvian heritage.
What Katie Ate
In addition to her work for various editorial and advertising clients, Katie Quinn Davies produces content for her blog and two cookbooks, one of which was recognized with a James Beard Award for Photography in 2013.
Lebovitz spent 13 years in the kitchens of Chez Panisse, the Alice Waters-owned restaurant notable as a pioneer in the organic food movement. The former chef currently lives in Paris, where he’s dedicated his time to writing cookbooks, the seventh of which, My Paris Kitchen, was released this past spring.
This self proclaimed “food enthusiast” is 28 years old, yet has already acted as a commercial director for big brand campaigns, from Pepperidge Farm to General Mills, in addition to her hosting duties for ABC’s Food for Thought with Claire Thomas.
Giada De Laurentiis
The Food Network host’s (and spokeswoman for Clairol’s Natural Instincts line) lively feed incorporates cute snaps of daughter Jade and the opening of her first restaurant, Giada, in The Cromwell, a renowned boutique hotel along the Las Vegas strip.