The 50 best food bloggers to follow on Instagram in 2017




The latest thing in food Instagram? An account which reviews sandwiches down to every finite detail.

LONDON - This time of year is full of traditional festive eating. But with 2017 just around the corner, it's time to try something new.

Whether you have a New Year's resolution to be healthier, go vegetarian, cut sugar, or even to treat yourself more, there's an Instagram account that can inspire and delight just about every type of food lover.

If you're an experienced cook, follow accounts that will inspire you to try complex, luxe dishes, using the best ingredients. If you're more of a starter chef, easy, quick video recipes are the perfect way to mix up your mealtimes.
We've rounded up the best food Instagram accounts to follow in 2017, no matter your goal.

From a photo series of food paired with babies to an account that only reviews sandwiches, here are our must-follow favourites. They are ranked in ascending order by their number of followers:

50. igbrunchclub – 6,315 followers


This under-the-radar account, posting for less than two months, is a stream of brunch recommendations from popular foodie Instagrammers such as @ClerkenwellBoyEC1 and @izyhossack.

49. thexandwich – 7,123 followers

49. thexandwich – 7,123 followers

Possibly one of the most niche new accounts, "sandwich critic" Alex Fletcher, also know as The Xandwich, documents every sandwich he eats in London. He judges the bread, fillings, and provides recommendations, ultimately scoring the sandwich out of 10.


48. annabarnettcooks – 11,700 followers


Calling herself "The Reluctant Vegetarian," Anna Barnett is a blogger, contributor to Vogue and Grazia,  and author of cookery book "Eat The Week." She posts envy-inducing photos of homey dishes.

47. ldncheapeats – 26,000 followers


One of the most useful accounts for London residents, London Cheap Eats posts simple snaps of affordable dishes (£8 or less) throughout the city along with their price.


46. felicityspector – 38,300 followers


Channel 4 News writer Felicity Spector is also a Great Taste Award judge who claims to be "mainly obsessed with desserts" — and her Instagram would indicate that she's telling the truth.

45. infatuation_london – 45,100 followers


If you've picked up on the indulgence-related hash tag #EEEEEATS, it's thanks to Infatuation. The London account calls itself "Your Restaurant Decider," sharing unfiltered opinions on ridiculously delicious looking food.



44. thewholefooddiary – 45,900 followers


Californian husband and wife and blogger duo Kezia and Jared share the healthy foods they eat — the perfect inspiration for any 2017 resolutions.

43. ks_ate_here – 49,800 followers


Currently based in London, @ks_ate_here shares succulent photos of the best food he eats around the world.


42. dandoherty – 60,700 followers


Duck and Waffle's Chef Director and cookbook author Dan Doherty not only makes us want to eat everything at the top London restaurant, but also everything he serves himself. 

41. dad_beets – 69,300 followers


Nick Neves' account is the perfect balance of mouthwatering, hearty food and Nick's adorable family, earning his the Best Food Instagram Reader's Choice award at the 2016 SAVEUR Blog Awards.


40. food_feels – 80,700 followers


Sydney-born James Thompson shares his food adventures living in London — from street food to markets, to cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels. 

39. thecutlerychronicles – 88,300 followers


London Cheap Eats founder Leyla Kazim is just as entertaining sharing her non-budget food adventures which often take place outside of London.


38. ameliafreer – 104,000 followers


"Eat Nourish Glow" author and nutritional therapist Amelia Freer will inspire you to eat well and do good to your body. 

37. theboywhobakes – 112,000 followers


"The Great British Bake Off" winner Edd Kimber, who is also a writer, stylist, and host of the podcast "Stir The Pot," snaps droolworthy photos of his bakes, such as these chocolate caramels.


36. candidsbyjo – 113,000 followers


Food, travel, and culture photographer Jo Yee may be based in London, but she gives us as much wanderlust as she does food envy.

35. foodbabyny – 137,000 followers


Food and babies are two of the most Instagrammable things, and New York dad Mike Chau has combined the two in this hilarious stream of photos which pair the city's best food with the cutest babies — his own.



34. mykidcanteatthis – 140,000 followers


A perfect photo documentation of the reasons why kids won't eat the food their parents serve them.

33. clerkenwellboyec1 – 151,000 followers

33. clerkenwellboyec1 – 151,000 followers

Clerkenwell Boy, the Australian-turned-Londoner who gained Instagram celebrity status in what seemed like a matter of minutes, is known to those who know him as Tim. He shares a photo diary of the best things he eats in London, has written for and been interviewed by travel and food titles across the country, received the “Best Instagram Feed for Food Lovers” accolade at the Observer Food Monthly Awards in London.



32. georgeats – 159,000 followers


Georgia McDermott shares her beautifully styled gluten-free, pescetarian recipes from Melbourne. 

31. sproutedkitchen – 167,000 followers


Sara Forte cooks with natural ingredients — whole grains, healthy fats, natural sugar alternatives — and shares gorgeous images on Instagram and in her cookbooks. 


30. tasteofstreep – 167,000 followers


Taste of Streep may not give you recipe inspiration, but it does expertly work Meryl Streep into images of food

29. wrightkitchen – 180,000 followers


Brittany Wright claims to have one goal: "To teach myself how to cook anything and everything." She recently created a photo series called #FoodGradients, where she arranges food items by colour.


28. howsweeteats – 184,000 followers


Jessica Merchant has a major sweet tooth, and photos of her bakes such as peppermint bark cheesecakes or candy cane macarons look almost too good to eat.

27. izyhossack – 218,000 followers


Only 20 years old, Londoner Izy Hossack prepares impressive-looking dishes, and is also a contributor to @igbrunchclub.


26. nutritionstripped – 247,000 followers


Get your nutrition in check in 2017 by following dietician and nutritionist McKel Hill, who snaps photos of dishes that look far too good to be healthy.

25. madeleine_shaw_ – 257,000 followers


Madeleine Shaw has risen to fame in the UK food scene thanks to her cookbooks packed with simple, healthy dishes. Follow her for a daily dose of positivity. 


24. hemsleyhemsley – 274,000 followers


Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are the sister duo who make up the popular healthy lifestyle brand Hemsley + Hemsley. Their food will inspire you to buy their spiralizer and cookbooks and get busy in the kitchen cooking up the likes of beef ragu with celeriac spaghetti.

23. idafrosk – 286,000 followers


Ida Skivenes is a former data analyst who quit her job to become a full-time Instagram artist. She creates masterpieces out of things like fruit, cookies, and bread.


22. ottolenghi – 301,000


Whether or not you've dined at one of Yotam Ottolenghi's restaurants, his feed of Israeli food will make your mouth water.

21. brunchboys – 304,000


Full-time food Instagrammer Jeremy Jacobowitz is the brains behind @brunchboys, taking photos of over-the-top meals in New York.


20. mynewroots – 309,000 followers


If you're in need of vegetarian recipe inspiration, look no further than @mynewroots, run by a self-taught cook simply known as Sarah B.

19. iquitsugar – 330,000


Thinking about setting a resolution to eat less sugar in 2017? Join the I Quit Sugar programme, and stay motivated with this feed of delicious sugar-free dishes


18. girleatworld – 357,000


Girl Eat World follows the food and travel adventures of globetrotter Melissa Hie.

17. foodintheair – 360,000


Food in the Air has blown up Instagram by combining food and travel photos. 

Founded by five friends in 2014, the photos all show food, like a sandwich or ice cream cone, being held up in front of a scenic backdrop. You'll love it if you're a fan of Girl Eat World.


16. thisisinsiderfood – 422,000


Brought to you by the team at INSIDER, @thisisinsiderfood is "the place for all things food-related, including recipes, hacks, good eats, and more," presented in bite-sized videos.

15. minimalistbaker – 456,000


Every recipe Dana Shultz posts on her popular Minimalist Baker account uses 10 ingredients or less, one bowl, or takes 30 minutes to prepare.


14. food – 499,000


Sarah Phillips has managed to snag the account @food, where she invites people to tag pictures with #heresmyfood in order to produce a feed of some of the most stunning food on Instagram.


13. symmetrybreakfast – 653,000


Michael Zee, who runs one of the most aesthetically pleasing accounts on Instagram titled @symmetrybreakfast, makes breakfast for his partner Mark every morning, and presents it in perfectly symmetrical fashion on a plate.


12. infatuation – 692,000


If you loved Infatuation London, see #EEEEEATS from around the world by following the main account

11. new_fork_city – 752,000


Some of the most delicious-looking food on Instagram comes from New York-based feed New Fork City


10. _foodstories_ – 894,000


Berlin-based food stylists and photographers Nora Eisermann and Laura Muthesius aim to show people how eating gluten-free meals can be delicious through a real — and regular — glimpse into their kitchen.

9. deliciouslyella – 988,000

9. deliciouslyella – 988,000

At the age of 25, Ella Mills has nearly a million Instagram followers and a blog that has over 100 million hits since its launch in 2012.

She operates two delis and a festive food pop-up in London, has her own brand of snacks in retailers like Waitrose and Starbucks, and a number one food and drink app. If that wasn't enough, she is about to launch her third cookbook, and her first was the fastest-selling debut cookbook ever in the UK. Follow her on Deliciously Ella.


8. beautifulcuisines – 1 million followers


The first account on our list with one million followers, Beautiful Cuisines presents dishes from all over the world to inspire you to be more adventurous with your food. 

7. thefeedfeed – 1.1 million followers


Run by Julie Resnick, the Feed Feed is crowd-sourced by Instagram cooks sharing their recipes using the tag #feedfeed.


6. fitmencook – 1.1 million followers


Kevin Curry has gained 1.1 million followers for Fit Men Cook, where he shares easy, healthy recipes – often with quick how-to videos.

5. food52 – 1.5 million followers


The Instagram feed for popular food website and brand Food52 is packed with recipe inspiration and stylish, simple videos to help make your meals more exciting.


4. foodandwine – 1.7 million followers


If you love Food and Wine magazine, you need to join the 1.7 million users following the Instagram feed for a sneak peek behind the scenes. 

3. buzzfeedfood – 2.7 million followers


If there's one thing BuzzFeed does well, it's food, which the 2.7 million followers of the @buzzfeedfood account have certainly recognised. Follow for truly beautiful and quirky photos of the best things to eat. 


2. foodnetwork – 3.7 million followers


Unsurprisingly the second most-followed account on our list, you can't go wrong with the gurus at the Food Network, who promise "drool-worthy recipes" and images and video from the channel's range of cooking shows. 

1. jamieoliver – 5.2 million followers

1. jamieoliver – 5.2 million followers

Unsurprisingly, Jamie Oliver has one of the most popular food Instagram accounts, and it's easy to see why. If you're not already following him, check his page for his Recipe of the Day.