24 Local Food Instagrams We Love

Madison RutherfordMarch 5, 2021
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It’s 2021 and it’s no secret that we get the majority of our inspo online. From TikTok trends to Pinterest décor, social media is a one-stop suggestion hub for what to wear, where to eat and how to DIY. When it comes to dining inspiration, these Valley Instagrammers have their finger on the pulse, whether it’s where to find the best gluten-free grub near Gilbert, vegan goodies in Downtown Phoenix or sweet treats in Glendale.



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A Taste of AZ shares local food and beverage stories through a quarterly magazine and weekly podcasts with industry pros, plus pictures of wine, cocktails, beer and  snacks from around the state on its Instagram.



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Recent drool-worthy posts from this local blog include a towering bacon cheeseburger from Hopdoddy, a loaded milkshake from Soda Jerk and Lucky Charms French toast from Hash Kitchen. Bonus: cute puppy pics of owner Erik Merkow’s toy Aussie, Willie.


Looking for daily food photos? Food influencer and foodie coach Kay Tea is your go-to guy. In addition to regularly posting mouthwatering pictures of Hot Cheeto-dusted elote and unicorn-themed boba, Tea puts together a monthly Valley dining guide and offers online courses for fledgling foodies.


After Dianna Brandt’s friends began to complain about her constant food-related Instagram posts, she started a page dedicated to her passion – eating! More than 130,000 followers and a coveted blue check later, Brandt is an acclaimed food influencer that has put together a comprehensive catalog of where to eat and drink around the Valley, from trendy new spots to old favorites.



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Paige Eyring will point you to the perfect place for pancakes or bruschetta or pho. On her Instagram page, you’ll also find photos of funnel fries sprinkled with Fruity Pebbles, bubble waffles and those trendy ice cream cones shaped like fish that make great photo ops.



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Seeking out the most appetizing and alluring foods in Phoenix? Scroll through AZNomNom’s feed and find ice cream “nachos” from Azuquita, smothered brisket sammies and other hidden hot spots throughout the Valley.


Pizza, tacos, sushi – nothing is off limits on this foodie feed. Lately, sweet treats such as the milkshakes from Mango Rabbit in Tempe have been getting a lot of buzz, but savory snacks are also featured.


Melissa Anaya runs the EatDrinkAZ Instagram and has truly mastered food photography. Take a look at her page for stunning pics of charcuterie boards, cocktails and everyone’s favorite – cookies!


This Instagram is a field guide for gluten-free and dairy-free foodies. Find restaurants, recipes and products fit for gluten-sensitive and plant-based diners around the Valley and beyond.



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The self-proclaimed “geeks” who run this Scottsdale-based food Instagram and blog combine food and pop culture in their posts. Scroll through their feed and you could see fun photos of cocktails or cupcakes based off of popular movies, plus seasonal recipes and eats.


Hungry in Phoenix? Take a scroll through this carefully curated Instagram feed that features foods that look almost too good to eat! We’re talking festive cocktails, fresh chocolate chip cookies and toothsome tacos, to name a few.



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Justin Lee is a hospitality industry professional, freelance writer and photographer who has a passion for Phoenix and the delicious food and vibrant culture it has to offer. Follow along with him as he eats his way through Arizona.



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Food blogger Melissa Stadler aka Modern Honey is a cookie connoisseur, pasta maestro and taco maven. Whether you’re a kitchen veteran or a novice cook, taking a look at her Instagram will make you want to run to your fridge and whip up something yummy.



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Former full-time newspaper journalist Jess Harter is the go-to source when it comes to the Valley dining scene. You’ll likely find your next favorite neighborhood hangout spot or a meal worth driving across the Valley for while scrolling through MXSW’s Instagram feed.


Follow Phoenix foodie Joe Riedy as he hunts for tasty hidden gems throughout the Valley. Look forward to high quality photos of new hot spots like Hot Daisy Pizza, Highball and Valentine.


Food influencer Panther’s cute and creative photos and videos take us on a tasty tour of the Valley, from secret taco pop-ups to coffee runs at well-known cafés. Her captions are conversational and she’s all about transparency – she’s not afraid to mention when a meal is hosted or if a menu item wasn’t her favorite.



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According to its Instagram bio, this Chandler-based food blog is “the definitive authority on what you should be eating and seeing in Arizona.” It’s also a great resource for dining news, travel tips and more.


Sink your teeth into the sweet and savory delights posted on the Phoenix Food Whisperer’s page, featuring pizza, tacos, ice cream, sushi and more from different corners of the Valley.


Chad and Donna Elick are a Phoenix foodie couple who post simple, delicious recipes (Philly cheesesteak pretzel bombs?! Yes, please!), Valley food finds and travel inspo. They’re currently getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a Lucky Charms dessert recipe.


It’s obvious by taking a look at Rheana’s feed that she’s got a serious sweet tooth. You’ll see monster milkshakes, towering ice cream cones and cinnamon rolls piled high with icing and fresh fruit on her page. But she also posts savory Phoenix foodie staples – pizza from Fly Bye, bao buns from Clever Koi and the famous bruschetta board from Postino.



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Joanie Simon has our dream job. She’s a food photographer who captures captivating images of Bloody Marys, charcuterie boards, desserts and more through her blog and YouTube channel. We can’t get enough of her crisp, creative food shots.



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Are you a plant-based foodie? You need to be following the Phoenix Vegan Instagram, which highlights vegan drinks, dishes, lifestyle tips, culture, news and events in the Phoenix metro area.



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Where should we eat? Mexican? Chinese? Italian? Just scroll through WSWE’s Instagram for your answer. Recent eats have included local meal prep delivery service Fresh Taste, Beard Papa’s world-famous cream puffs and beignets from Windsor.



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Award-winning author and food blogger Christina Barrueta loves Phoenix food and is kind enough to share it with us via her new book, Phoenix Cooks, and on her Instagram feed where she posts homemade meals and local cocktails, beer, wine and delectable dishes from local haunts, plus behind-the-scenes pics of Valley culinarians like Christopher Gross.