Instagram is one of the best tools for inspiring creativity today. It is especially good for viewing aesthetic foods. I have compiled a list of a few of the best Instagrams to follow if you enjoy looking at food photography. The best thing about these pages is they are multifunctional. Each Instagrammer offers something more than just pictures to look at whether it be recipes, a newsletter of insight into a unique restaurant.
This post is all about the best Instagrams for finding aesthetic food photos.
Simplicity is the approach for this Philly based Instragramer. If you are a minimalist and like a clean and concise plate of food, you must check out the leftburner feed. You will find a mix of sweet and savory dishes that are appealing to the eye. If you want to recreate some of the mouth water dishes you can buy the first leftburner cookbook seven fish.
Focusing on the beauty of plant-based foods, home cook Ana Snow uses colors and shapes intentionally to make picture perfect plates of food. She pulls inspiration from the world around her to make targeted plates like the picture below of her “Lunar plate” celebrating the recent blood moon. There is a title to most of the dishes on the feed giving you a little clue to where the mindset was when crafting each plate.
If you are looking for a page that you can view for beautifully composed food photography this is an Instagram you do not want to miss. Each photograph is ingredient focus forward and can drive a lot of inspiration. The inspiration doesn’t stop there. You can sign up for the _eeeat_ newsletter here for recipes and any upcoming projects.
The mastermind behind this aesthetic photo feed is Australia based chef Herbert Solomon. Solomon is a a cook at Yoko Dining a Japanese restaurant in Brisbane. The Japanese inspired cuisine showcased on his feed will transport you overseas and leave you with your mouth watering.
For some sweeter aesthetics you will want to check out Leah @foodsandfloss she is an aspiring dentist and an avid baker. The incorporation of flowers makes her white frosted cakes pop in a naturally beautiful way. Not only is her page easy on the eyes but you can actually order home baked cakes and other sweets by email inquiry.
With an intriguing handle like edbeertorten Jillian the home cook behind this page clears up the meaning in her bio. Go check out the page to find out just exactly what it means. You might be surprised. The intentional use of rows and lines in the photos featured on this page are perfect for some aesthetic patterns. There is careful attention to how ingredients are being positioned that results in a beautiful yet simple feed.
Michihiro Haruta is the Chef of Crony, a two Michelin star restaurant in Tokyo. Haruta’s Instagram is filled with photographs of the dishes they serve at Crony. The dishes are super clean and concise. He is focusing on using a few top-quality ingredients and showcasing them in the most artistic way. Follow michi_crony and book a trip to Tokyo to have a once in a lifetime dining experience at Crony.
Let these aesthetic food Instagram’s inspire you to plate your salad a little more consciously or make you remember that the ingredients going into your soup may be more aesthetically pleasing than the finished product. Consume the photography and then create your own food work of arts.