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The 13 best food porn accounts on Instagram

Our safe word is ‘eggplant.’

Feb 29, 2020, 6:36 am*

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Monica Riese 

Monica Riese

Fuck Soylent.

The so-called food of the future can’t boast verdant shades of green like a freshly washed asparagus stalk. It won’t inspire you to cook tonight. Nobody’s running home to watch a haul video of those Franzia-packaging-meets-almond-milk-color bags of mush or dreaming up new and different ways to slice it up. Soylent has never inspired erotic photography.

But real food has. And in so many ways, even the non-erotic photography of a succulent vegetable or golden pancake or juicy peach has an arousing feel to it too: There’s a reason it’s called food porn.

Below, we’ve collected 13 of the best food porn accounts on Instagram. From mouthwatering meats and perfect plates to delectable desserts, you’ll find something for every palate on this menu.

1) food52

Food52 launched with the goal of becoming a hub for cooks to share recipes, tips, and tricks, but its Instagram outpost gives all of it an eminently double-tappable aesthetic. The account occasionally runs contests for user-submitted photos, but every post—amateur or professional, sweet or savory—will make your mouth water.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCyC-1NRXV8/


4) debperelman

Drummond’s New York City-based counterpart is Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman, who blogs from a 42-square-foot kitchen with better natural light than you could ever dream of having. She’s a comfort food junkie, but she’s not afraid of a challenge, having once baked a wedding cake from the confines of her tiny kitchen. Try not to fall in love with her excellent photography and adorable children. (Full disclosure: This writer once penned an embarrassingly adoring, Julie and Julia–inspired love letter to Perelman that is almost assuredly at the bottom of a towering pile of fan mail.)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFavXOtiv9y/


7) fooditsgood

Gluttony is the name of the game on this account, which features many handheld monstrosities positively dripping in gooey chocolate and caramel. If you were wondering where all the guilty pleasures on Instagram live, look no further. Warning: These photos are best viewed from a treadmill, for your arteries’ sake.

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8) brigadeirochoc

Clarice Chian’s indulgent photos aren’t for the faint of heart. Her full-bleed food spreads will bowl you over, but it’s the simplest shots on plain backgrounds that have earned her thousands upon thousands of likes.


12) baeslovefood

Sometimes it’s important to balance the whimsical professional-grade posts with a healthy helping of realism, and it doesn’t get any more real than an In-N-Out double-double and an array of store-bought donuts. From oozing cheeseburgers to powdered-sugar-coated pancakes, this account is what I’d imagine pregnancy cravings to look like in visual form.

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*First Published: May 22, 2016, 12:13 pm