Top 5 New York City food Instagrams to follow

1. @New_Fork_City: This Instagram run by three New Yorkers consists of many delicious food posts by their followers submitted via email or with the hashtag of their clever name, #newforkcity. From savory to sweet, they post drool-inducing food photos on a daily basis, along with full reviews of restaurants, food recipes and more on their website.

2. @BestFoodNY: This Instagram successfully brings together the Instagram community of foodies in New York City. The creators take the time to search for the best food photos of the city and repost them with details about the original poster, the restaurant, a description of the food and comments that encourage discussion and engagement among followers. They also have their own app, MyFab5, to make finding delicious food spots in the city easier than ever. This account allows viewers to look at delicious eats, as well as be a part of the account itself.

3. @NYCfoodgals: With the cute and clever motto “We’re roommates keeping our friends close and our snacks closer,” these four women share the photos from their food adventures in New York City through this shared Instagram. With no fancy filters or DSLR-quality food photos, this Instagram will fill your feed with food photos that make you wish you could take a bite of your screen.

4. @NoBreadNYC: NYU dining halls are filled with gluten-free options for those with a dietary preference or restriction, so why shouldn’t NYU students’ Instagram feeds have the same range? From steak to oysters to gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, this account consistently posts everyone’s favorites. It covers every kind of food while keeping gluten out of the list of ingredients for those with dietary restrictions. You do not need to be on a gluten-free diet to follow it, though. As long as you love to eat, don’t miss this account.


5. @UrbanxKoi: The creator of this account, Nana Tsay, is a talented Columbia University undergraduate and photographer. The moment she clicks the shutter of her lens, ordinary items transform into pieces of extraordinary art, offering perspectives that you probably had not considered before. Magic occurs with every photograph. Her food photos are unlike any you have seen before, as she has a talent for taking everything to a new level of beautiful creativity. Tsay photographs all of the restaurants and cafes she explores around New York City, as well as homemade food she creates in her own kitchen.  

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Sept. 2 print edition. Email Sue Liang at [email protected]



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