I love #FoodPorn. My Instagram feed is nothing but sexy food photos, and images of places I want to travel. Instagram is my “vacation” social media–it’s the place I go when I want to escape.
You may or may not be aware that we have some pretty amazing Food Instagrammers living right here in Vancouver. You may not be aware that these folks are Vancouverites, as for some of them, their work has taken them to an international level.
There are already a few of these types of lists out there, but I noticed one hasn’t been done in a while, so I thought I’d make a list for you of the people I follow and love the most when it comes to quality #FoodPorn here in Vancouver.
The Food Gays: you know when you have those friends that are super awesome, and they then really begin to take off and become successful and you’re super happy for them? That’s Jeremy and Adrian. These two local guys are going International, expect really big things from them in the near future.
Slice of Pai: dividing her time between Vancouver and Paris, Joann Pai is one of our best food photographers. Her stuff is exquisite.
Charcuterie with local cheeses, savory clafoutis, roasted carrots with rosemary, and apple crumbles. A spring inspired feast prepared by our students at @theatelierworkshop 🌸 A huge thank you to them for making it so awesome, to @westelmmarketvancouver for the props, @asuitegenius for the space! We'll be posting some shots from our students over at @theatelierworkshop.
Leila Likes: someone I’ve long followed and admired, I finally had the chance to meet earlier this year, as she’s Tojo’s photographer, and we were both working with him at the time. The work she does with depth of field is something I admire greatly.
YVR BC Bro: Sean’s photos are fun, bright, and mouth-watering.
The @pandamarketbc seen through a #top_dough Chimney Cake @chinesebites #mediatasting #teamchomp #5dmarkiii #foodspotting #postitfortheaesthetic #tastemade #tastespotting #onthetable #f52grams #bon_app #eeeeeats #igersdaily #instafood #igers #IShootRaw #Flavortownadventures #foodporn #Huffposttaste #huffpostfood #nofilters #food #yummy #yvrfood
Jackie Kai Ellis: the Beaucoup Bakery maven Instagram does not disappoint. She is often in Paris, and, as you’d expect, there’s tons of drool-worthy french pastry, as well as wanderlust-inspiring shots of her time in Paris. On my bucket list: one of her Paris tours.
Erin Ireland: the vegan owner of the It’s to Die For empire, and soon-to-be-mom posts the most gorgeous photos. They’re usually on white backgrounds, which allows the simple beauty of the food to pop. As a bonus, follow her on Snapchat to see her recipes.
Egg-free pavlova with coconut whip, chocolate drizzle and berries by super-fab chef @paprikamarika, who has generously shared the recipe!! (Link in profile.) This is also a sneak peak into her upcoming cookbook which is a guaranteed winner in my eyes. Now, can you guess the magic ingredient that replaces the egg in this recipe? It's pretty cray.
Pork Ninjas: these guys eat their way around the city, and then share it with us via Instagram!
Havana salad | mixed greens, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, salsa fresca, cheddar, crispy tortilla, avocado-lime vinaigrette 💕💕💕 . . . . . #eatcouver #foodporn #vancityhype #vancouver #latin #cuban #havana #salad #eatfamous #commercialdrive #foodporn #604now #yummy #yvreats #604eats #604van #vandiary #dinner #eatingfortheinsta #recentforrecent #teamchomp #thedrive #gastropostvan #gastropost
Sherman’s Food Adventures: another feed that will make you hungry for all of Vancouver’s wonderful restaurants.
Royale with Cheese (aged white cheddar, avocado, bacon, caramelized onions on toasted brioche) @supermarineyvr – solid burger with nicely charred homemade moist patty. Crisp thick-cut bacon and sweet onions. . . . #food #foodie #foodpic #foodporn #foodspotting #IGFood #instafood #instapic #foodgram #foodgasm #burger #bacon #nom #nomnomnom #yum #kitsilano #gastropost #gastropostvan #onpoint
Follow Me Foodie: of course no “best of” list is complete without Mijune Pak, who is at the very top of the food game here in our fair YVR and around the world.
Congratulations @VanAqua for 60 years of ocean conservation! The Night at the Aquarium Gala event raised over $460,000 in support of its ocean and freshwater conservation, research and education programs. Delicious @Ocean_wise Octopus a la plancha – caponata, smoked eggplant puree, fresh chickpeas, basil by the talented @ChefAlexChen and @ChefRogerMa of @BlvdYVR at @VanAqua's Night at the Aquarium Gala. #NATA #Vancouver #seafood #sustainable #OceanWise #event
GoodLifeVan: Follow Cassandra and her fiance, Chef Michael Smith, on their food adventures around the city and the Province.
Catherine Roscoe Barr: a SPUD ambassador, Cat documents her many delicious creations via Instagram.
Grateful for all the gorgeous veggies in my SPUD.ca #HarvestBox!! This mega tasty salad contains @grownherefarms Main Street Mix with kale, sunflower, radish, beet and Swiss chard micogreens, plus fresh yellow peppers, cucumbers and snap peas! Tossed with an easy dressing of EVOO, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning and flaky sea salt, and finished with a sprinkle of pine nuts. Delish!! Use promo code CRVAN-ROSCAF to get $20 off your 1st @SPUDdelivers purchase of $50+! #spudambassador #eatlocal #plantbased #recipes
Megan Lee Voigt: a young pastry chef at Hawksworth, her stuff will make you gain weight just by looking at it.
A little recap of my 30hrs in NYC is up on the blog, plus these Vietnamese Coffee Éclairs (coffee + condensed milk)! Thank you to everyone who came out on Wednesday, plus Dan and Julie @thefeedfeed and @samsungmobile for setting up the whole event! I am so amazed that I had such an incredible opportunity and that people would actually go out of their way to hear me speak in person (sorry I just talked about flowers, I got nervous).
Coco Cake Land: I love Lyndsay’s style! It’s very crisp and her cakes are always creative and mouth-watering.
Happy Father's Day rainbow cheesecake with whipped cream and berries! Recipe from @thekitchn 😅 love to all the great dads, cool uncles, awesome father figures, strong and in touch with their emotions men, sweet guys and feminist boys, and the all around great males out there. Let's keep the world rolling with amazing, empathetic, strong men with good hearts! 💖💖💖
Okay, in all honesty, I’m just scratching the surface here. There are tons more amazing Instagrammers out there in our fair city. Feel free to share links to the ones you like in the comments below.
To the folks I’ve listed here; thanks for your work. And also, thank you for the inspiration. You inspire me to become a better photographer every day, and learning from you is always an honor. If you want to see my version of #FoodPorn, follow me on Instagram @rebeccacoleman.