If you like looking at photographs of delicious meals, there’s simply no better medium than Instagram. Of course, figuring out which accounts to follow can be pretty daunting – even if you can name some obvious contenders off the top of your head. (Naturally, Bloomberg Pursuits’ own Kate Krader and Richard Vines and Reserve’s Peter Elliot are at the top of that list.) Consider these picks a far more under-the-radar list of recommendations from around the world. The only problem? Following these accounts will make your stomach growl whenever you check your iPhone.
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A post shared by Kotaro.tokyo (@kotaro_0402) on Jan 5, 2018 at 6:40pm PST
This account, run by a man who goes by Kotaro, documents edible adventures through Tokyo, from the finest sushi and kaiseki to the simplest ramen. Each post – and don’t worry, he writes in both English and Japanese – includes his personal rating and what you’ll pay.
A post shared by Phoenix Kwok (@phoenix_k) on Dec 19, 2017 at 5:55am PST
Hong Kong’s Phoenix Kwok not only likes beautiful food, but she takes stunning photos that introduce her city from unexpected angles. The mood is brooding, dark, and sometimes minimal – at odds with a metropolis known for bright lights and big crowds.
Loving *THESE* sexy buns and all the vegetarian (& vegan) goodness at the @purefilthfood @tateeats pop-up by mega babes @gizzierskine @rosemaryferguson_ || Head down on Saturday or Sunday for the final weekend of their collab & check out the fantastic new #Modigliani exhibition there too! || modelling by @gizzierskine . . . #burger #fries #vegetarian #vegan #popup #london #healthyjunkfood #tatemodern @tate #ThisIsLondon @London #
A post shared by Clerkenwell Boy (@clerkenwellboyec1) on Dec 6, 2017 at 12:47pm PST
Aussie expat Clerkenwell Boy has been highly influential in London’s food scene for several years, thanks to an obsessive focus on openings and an apparently limitless appetite. Most recently, he helped create #cookforsyria, a charity initiative for children and a cookbook with top restaurants.
TYO: Taking #TravelTuesday back to Japan because I miss moments like this, and I just wrote a food guide for a first-timer going to Tokyo. Check it out, link in bio #befatbehappy #bfbhtokyo #linkinbio #article #travelersnotebook #travelguide #ramen
A post shared by BeFatBeHappy- Food Eats+Travel (@befatbehappy) on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:25pm PST
Do you think a calorie count is just a number? This New York-based Filipino American food blogger agrees. She’ll whisk you away on guilt-free culinary adventures from Manhattan to Maui. There’s plenty of Asian food, but her feed is no stranger to fried chicken and pizza.
A post shared by 東 洋一郎 (@higashi_yoichiro) on Jun 16, 2017 at 11:31pm PDT
Higashi Yoichiro is on a mission. The Japanese photographer who runs this account, which deserves more followers, provides curated backstreet spots mainly in Tokyo and Osaka away from the tourists.
Throwback to the times of extravagant eating in Japan - licking gold on my while taking in the sights and culture of Gion together with my beloved Gluttonians 1 & 2. Last pic: Can you spot the store? #takemebacktojapan #icecream #gold #goldicecream #iscreamforicescream #gion #kyoto #tasteoftravel #gluttoniantravels #japanfood #sgfoodies #8dayseat #wanderlust #gluttony #dessert #sweettooth #matcha #softserve #happyfood #tbt
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Based on this feed from three sisters, Singapore looks like a fantastic place to eat. Influences from across the world abound: Teochew oyster omelettes, Taiwanese mashed potatoes with cheese, “peanut mochi” (whatever that is) from hawker stands, and overflowing salmon roe.
Every single drink at @fourplaytaipei was so fun! Loved ordering something simple like a gin and tonic, and getting a drink that looks like this Make sure you get their drug shot set (totally worth it!) you might've seen them on my story earlier this month. Absinthe based shots, each one influenced by a type of drug. ---------- Fourplay No. 67, Dongfeng Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106 02 2708 3898 6:00pm - 1:00am *Be sure to call for reservation on weekends, they fill up fast!*
A post shared by Food & Drinks // Taipei (@foodbaby) on Dec 6, 2017 at 4:57pm PST
The Taipei tourism board should pay this woman; her feed single-handedly will make you want to visit the home of bao buns before they conquer the world. Lots of dim sum, stinky tofu from night markets, and underground bars, too. Look out for the fried eel spines.
A post shared by Le Fooding (@lefooding) on Sep 11, 2017 at 1:00pm PDT
Any lover of the Parisian cuisine scene knows this new-school food blog and app. On Instagram, Le Fooding reposts its readers’ best snaps. And while most restaurants featured are in the City of Light, the feed has recently highlighted New York for pastrami and Copenhagen for gravlax.
A post shared by Yuichi (@ap.sp.new) on Feb 1, 2018 at 9:52pm PST
This Instagram user, who identifies himself only as “Yuichi”, runs Sushi Kin, a small restaurant in Tokyo’s Mitaka neighbourhood. His account (despite its baffling handle) has a cult following in New York’s finance scene. A seafood obsessive, he takes spectacular photos of fish and mollusks from the famed Tsukiji Market – before and after they’re turned into sushi.
A post shared by Highland Wagyu (@highlandwagyu) on Jan 30, 2018 at 8:01am PST
Marbled wagyu beef is one of the most Instagrammable foods. From Scotland, the largest producer of authentic wagyu in Britain showcases its mouth-watering products, served at top restaurants.
A post shared by Andy Hayler (@wyahaw) on Apr 21, 2015 at 1:23am PDT
Andy Hayler is famous for visiting every Michelin three-starred restaurant. The scarcity of old-school gourmandise on Instagram may be why he has relatively few followers, or maybe it’s the blurry photos (he is not quite as steady as the youngsters), but the man gets around, posting dishes from Chicago’s Alinea and Les Prés d’Eugénie, south of Bordeaux.
A post shared by Oli Harding food page. (@oli_harding) on Jan 25, 2018 at 12:29pm PST
A tattooed Brit who cooks at Mercuri Montreal, Oli Harding provides shots of his beautifully plated lamb shank, beef rib and pork shoulder, and explains how people survive Canadian winters. His feed also features macho chef shots where he manhandles gigantic cod and halibut.