When it comes to foodporn, posts tend to fall within two categories – food that makes you drool over your smartphone; or counter-intuitively, food that looks too good to eat. The latter, when taken to the level where styling skills and infinite patience are a necessity, is also known as food art, and it’s easy to see why. These Instagrammers are artists in their own right, and these beautifully crafted and photographed creations will give you your daily dose of food bliss – sans the calories.

@idafrosk

No matter how bad a day I’m having, Ida Skivenes’ food art always makes me feel better. The Norwegian Instagrammer’s work is whimsical, tongue-in-cheek, and simply joyous – for adults and children alike.

 

Have A Purrfect Mother's Day! Cat & kittens #LunchboxLove for @Babble. #foodart #mothersday #fromwhereistand

A post shared by idafrosk (@idafrosk) on May 7, 2016 at 11:29pm PDT

 

@whatforbreakfast

I’m convinced Marta Greber exists solely to make us feel bad about ourselves. On her account profile, she nonchalantly says, “I eat good breakfasts and travel from time to time”, while posting some stunningly beautiful images of food, scenery, and generally a life that’s just much better than ours.

 

@julieskitchen

There’s a lovely symmetry and brightness about Julie Lee’s work. The LA blogger started creating her Instagram collages to showcase the produce from local farmers markets, and her love for her work comes through like a bright ray of California sunshine.

 

@davehagerman

It’s not always easy to make Asian street food look beautiful. Photographer Dave Hagerman not only gives us gorgeous images of everyday food from China, Southeast Asia and Turkey, but he also tells a striking story of the cultures and people of the places he visits.

 

Offering at a veg stall. Manning Market #colombo #srilanka

A post shared by David Hagerman (@davehagerman) on May 8, 2017 at 2:55am PDT

 

@mydailysourdoughbread

Get your daily quota of carbs from Natasa Djuric’s bread posts. Her stunning bakes will have you reaching for the bread knife and butter.

 

@blanccoco_food

A lesser known entity on the cybersphere, food photographer Marie-Laure does minimalism beautifully. She started with primarily white compositions, but even her later works with colour have a lovely simplicity and honesty to them.

 

@foodtypography

Food and typography addicts alike will love this account. Danielle Evans shows that sometimes you should play with your food.

 

#tbt to our #foodtype wipe and the magic scattering of #peppercorns.

A post shared by Danielle Evans (@foodtypography) on Apr 30, 2015 at 10:20am PDT

 

@olganoskovaa

Olga Noskova’s work really does look too good to eat. Her ombre and marbling creations are breathtaking, but my favourite posts are the ones showcasing her lacquer glazing technique. It’s become a fun game for me to spot her hands and smartphone in the smooth, hypnotisingly reflective surfaces.