We love Instagram for getting some recipe inspiration and here’s our pick of the top foodies out there to follow, including new names you won’t have heard before. There are so many great Instagrammers to follow, so we’ve picked out our favourite foodies to follow on Instagram.
A bit of visual inspiration goes a long way, whether you’re planning a special feast, thinking about what you might make for dinner or just being plain nosey. We love Instagram for the endless stream of food, from finding the look for our next table setting or fabulous cocktails to seasonal ingredients in all their glory and amazing restaurants. It leaves us just endlessly entertained! There are some truly terrific accounts out there, but it takes a bit more than a few good pictures to get an army of foodie followers. You need personality, unique style and a good eye for taking snaps – lighting, angles, setting and props all are all key elements of a great Instagram account.
Don’t forget the foodie hashtags though! Make yourself known in hashtags searches and add the ones that sum up your picture, whether it’s ingredient, dish or feel. The hashtags #instafood, #breakfast,#foodporn and #eatclean are some of the terms making waves right now.
Here’s our top must follow foodie accounts of Instagram..
The one and only @jamieoliver
Why we love it… You can’t help but like cheeky chappy Jamie Oliver. Keep up with his antics from recipes to all the foodie charity good works of Jamie HQ
Who else does? 2.8 million followers
You’ll love this if you like… Recipe ideas for speedy supper
Breakfast fanatics @symmetrybreakfast
Why we love it… This clever couple snap their scrumptious and symmetrical breakfast every morning. It’s not just a work of art, there are some pretty great breakfast recipe ideas up there…
Who else does? 258k followers
You’ll love this if you like… Modern style with colourful personality
Our very own @feelgoodfooduk
Why we love it: It’s a sneaky behind the scenes look at Feel Good Food magazine food shoots and a lot of tasty recipes to find.
Who else does? Just a newbie on the Insta scene, starting with 112 followers. And counting!
You’ll love this if you like… woman&home
Why we love it… Linda Lomelino is big player in the food blogging world with the
spectacular Call Me Cupcake. Now with three stunning cookery books under her
belt, she’s on the foodie radar everywhere. You’ll find mouth-watering sweet treats done with impeccably chic style.
Who else does? 489k followers
You’ll love this if you like… Baking and some floral artistry; her cakes are just incredible!
Food blogger and supper club host extraordinaire @lovelulu
Why we love it… Uyen Luu specialises in the most amazing Vietnamese cuisine. You’ll find tasty, fresh flavours from expertly written Vietnamese recipes.
Who else does? 8,398 followers
You’ll love this if you like… An aromatic kick to your food.
Food journalist, blogger and stylist @rosiefoodie
Why we love it… With the release of her first book, A Lot On Her Plate, Rosie Birkett is all over the food scene right now. Find splendid seasonal recipes with flavours from all over, for those who like a bit of everything! And of course, the very cute pics of her whippet, Cyril.
Who else does? 13.8k followers
You’ll love this if you like… A dash of Nigella, a dollop of Gizzi Erskine and a measure of April Bloomfield.
Why we love it… Imen McDonnell started her blog, farmette.ie, to share the
experiences of her new idyllic farm life in Ireland after leaving the
bright lights of LA behind. See her renovating the farm house or delicious recipes made from what’s in season and around the farm. We can’t wait to try the apple, blackberry and sweet geranium tart!
Who else does? 29.4k followers
You’ll love this if you like… The good life – she has us incredibly tempted to leave the rat race behind!
Healthy eating blogger @nourishingjessica
Why we love it… Jessica Simmons is the fresh face of the “eat clean” tribe. Still
at catering college, she’s pushing balanced, healthy eating and exercise
for wellness and we’re are sold on her way of life.
Who else does? 24.9k followers
You’ll love this if you like… The Hemsley sisters, Deliciously Ella and co. We are with you ladies, no more fads diets – our bodies are temples!
Baker and blogger @rhubarbandrose
Why we love it… April Carter is a relatively new face in the baking world but
she’s already made a big impact with her blog, rhubardandrose.co.uk and her
most recent book, Decorated, published earlier this year. It’s a feast for the eyes even if you don’t bake!
Who else does? 3,178 followers
You’ll love this if you like… Show-stopping bakes
Chef, stylist and writer Anna Jones @we_are_food
Why we love it… Championed by Jamie Oliver after earning her stripes at Fifteen, Anna Jones
is a bright young star in food right now. She adds a modern slant to cooking vegetarian and vegan. It’s never been a better time to be vegetarian! Anna’s recipes are just brilliant.
Who else does? 40.4k followers
You’ll love this if you like… Vegetarian food – it’s the trendy thing right now, you know!
London-based baker @hackneyyolk
Why we love it… London-based baker Laura Marten creates the most incredible cakes for
local cafes and customers. Her unique creations are mouth-wateringly
good! We never tire of cake and there is a world of cake decorating inspiration to find from the Hackney Yolk kitchen.
Who else does? 700 followers
You’ll love this if you like… Your cakes decorated with delicate detail.
Food blogger @skye_mcalpine
Why we love it… London born Skye McAlpine writes her lovely food blog from her picture perfect home in Venice. The
dark and moody photography suits her rich Anglo-Italian recipes
perfectly. The rich seasonal flavours are fantastic in Skye’s recipes. Her spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and lobster recipe is next on our list!
Who else does? 39.9k followers
You’ll love this if you like… La dolce vita, and hearty flavoursome cooking.
Copenhagen-based recipe writer, food stylist and photographer @signebay
Why we love it… City of style Copenhagen is also home to recipe writer, food stylist and photographer Signe Bay. Such chic style and delicious food!
The uber cool minimal Scandinavian style is so inspiring in Signe’s pictures.
Who else does? 99.2k followers
You’ll love this if you like… Simple but incredibly elegant Scandi style.
Why we love it… Cool media company Vice’s has gone into food with Munchies, covering pressing food issues through to the very obscure. Their account is facinating.
Who else does? 125k followers
You’ll love this if you like… Investigative foodie features from all over the world served up alongside your recipes.