With approximately 300 million active users on Instagram, it’s not easy to sift through the crap and find accounts that post relevant, drool-worthy shots of local places. Well we’ve done the work for you and picked our 18 favorite accounts based in the Twin Cities sharing photos of places you love, original recipes and the occasional, inescapable selfie. Listed in alphabetical order with a visual snapshot of their food-focused-feed.
Brooke Martin @_joie_de_vie_
Revival's chicken and mac. Photo courtesy @a_pinch_of Instagram
Brightening up a rainy day. Photo courtesy of @a_pinch_of Instagram
Jon Chong @a_pinch_of
MyFab5 Twin Cities @bestfoodtwincities
This is a community run account that reposts the most photogenic meals in the Twin Cities. It was a no-brainer for this list.
Andrew Zimmern @chefaz
What this account lacks in a follower base, it makes up for with it’s sharp, clean, hunger-pang-inspiring photos. You’ll find food here, nothing else. That’s pretty ideal.
Another community account that we can’t help but follow for their delicious regrams.
Ellie Choi @elly_diary
Elly captures what she eats and logs it here in her "Food Diary". We’re just glad that this diary is public.
Amanda Paa @heartbeetkitchen
A New Ulm native, Saint Paul resident, Amanda Paa is a cookbook author and blogger that creates original recipes paired with photos that inspire the home cook in all of us.
Annie Wang @j.anniewang
A freelance food photographer, Annie Wang takes beautiful shots of food, and her super cute dog, Bacon.
Photo courtesy @kimlycurry Instagram
Lil Miss Foodie @kimlycurry
She calls herself Lil Miss Foodie and soon you’ll be calling her that too. Tons of photos of meals we all wish we could eat on a regular basis – but we’d have heart attacks.
Follow this local foodie for shots of places in the Twin Cities ranging from high to low-end.
Amber, Weldon, Ivana, Laura @nordeaters
Run by four restaurant lovers, this account focuses on Northeast Minneapolis.
Richard Westly and Sara Bartus @pheasantandhare
Richard Westly Wong and Sara Bartus are food stylists and photographers who capture a range of scenes – our favorite being those with something we can imagine we’re eating.
Lindsay Ostrom @pinchofyum
A local food blogger who creates healthy recipes and takes spectacular photos of said recipes.
Stephanie A. Meyer @stephanie.a.meyer
She’s an author, phorographer, writer, sometime Eater Minneapolis photo contributor and culinary coach that shares local food scene happenings and her own paleo recipes.
Jon Wipfli @theminnesotaspoon
This is the account for Jon Wipfli’s catering company and the photos are amazing – yes, even of the dog.
Did we miss your favorite? Take to the comments and let us know.
- by Devan Grimsrud (aka @pickyfoodie on Instagram) Follow @Eater on Instagram