If you’ve grown up in the digital age and love to eat, you likely have favorite food influencers that you devotedly follow on your channels. Whether they’re strictly food or perhaps a fashion, travel, or home influencer, it’s like you know them personally.
We know the feeling, especially when it comes to the foodie influencers. Photography of sweet and savory dishes, creative recipes up for immediate grabs – our feed is chock-full of mouthwatering content. Below we share five of our favorite food influencers with an extra scoop of details on why we love them.
1. Lindsay Ostrom, @PinchOfYum
How bout when I made that ✨LIFE CHANGING 30 MIN MASALA SAUCE✨ and put it on everything ever including … meatless meatballs? Here’s how it goes: onions, garlic, ginger, spices, lemon juice, cilantro, and some almonds in a food processor to make a paste. Small amount of paste + tomato purée + coconut milk simmered together for a while. Result: Lush masala sauce ready for you to put on anything you like // masala paste for your freezer for later // life changed 4ever. Heavily inspired by the beautiful work of @nourish_atelier http://pinchofyum.com/life-changing-30-minute-masala-sauce #beautifulcuisines #masala #curry #tikkamasala #indianfood #recipe #homemade #feedfeed #f52grams #spicy #buzzfeast #thatsdarling #bhgfood #todayfood #lifeandthyme #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased #plantstrong
Lindsay Ostrom’s Pinch of Yum stole our hearts (and stomachs) at first recipe. You can almost smell the food on her Instagram, and you never have to suffer from insatiable cravings because she features the recipe either in the caption or a how-to video. This elementary school teacher-turned-foodie whips up anything from vegetarian dinners to mouth-watering chocolate chip cookies.
WHAT TO MAKE: 30-Minute Vegetarian Meatballs
2. Molly Yeh, @MollyYeh
Molly Yeh’s My Name Is Yeh has any and every recipe your heart desires. From cakes to casseroles, Molly makes and tastes each delicious dish on her blog. And if you can’t tell from her Instagram, she definitely has a sweet tooth and a knack for baked goods. Inspired by her Jewish and Asian roots and midwestern farm-life surroundings, Molly’s recipes are always seasonal, unique, and absolutely second-helpings worthy.
WHAT TO MAKE: Hawaij Apple Pie with Cardamom Whipped Cream
3. Matthew Flores, @BitesonBytes
Just finished another shoot for @stonewallkitchen. This time I was focused on the Spring Season, so I thought asparagus would be the perfect food to feature. I used a lemon dijon vinaigrette to make a grilled chicken and asparagus salad. By grilling the asparagus, as well as making raw asparagus ribbons, I was really able to capture the full flavor of asparagus…I feel like im saying asparagus a lot…anyway, mixing in fresh arugula and chopped toasted almonds really completed this delicious Spring salad. Any thoughts? A post shared by Matthew Flores (@bitesonbytes) on
Next on the Menu: Matthew Flores’ Bites on Bytes. He’s a chef, food blogger, and food stylist covering cooking tips, kitchen equipment, recipes, and most of the food-related concepts you’d usually ask your mom. For Matthew, it all started with tasting a tomato from his grandparent’s garden. Now, his food photography skills combined with his cooking skills makes him a must-follow food influencer.
4. Adrianna Adarme, @ACozyKitchen
weekend project time: ombre chocolate cake with hints of cinnamon and cayenne not gonna lie, this isn’t one of those super quick recipes. this is one of those recipes you put on 90s slow jams and spend a few hours in your pjs baking. baking soothes me. it distracts me from the outside chaos. and still ’til this day, i’m mesmerized how magical it can be ✨✨✨link to recipe in my profile A post shared by adrianna adarme (@acozykitchen) on
In addition to being an influencer, she is an author, photographer, corgi mom, and most importantly, a food fanatic. Adrianna Adarme’s A Cozy Kitchen transports us to, well, total coziness. Her Instagram looks sweeter than honey and serves as food inspiration for all your comfortable, hygge night-in plans. Her must-have cookbook is filled with recipes from her blog – seasonal delights, savory appetizers, pastries, dinners, dog treats, and so much more.
WHAT TO MAKE: Ombre Chocolate Cake with Mexican Chocolate Frosting
5. Justine Dungo, @PrettyinPistachio
Pretzel party! Yesterday I practiced my pretzel twisting skills ☺ (swipe for more photos) .. the recipe for these soft baked pretzels dusted with parmesan cheese will be coming to the blog soon! #pretzelparty #snacks A post shared by Pretty In Pistachio | Justine (@prettyinpistachio) on
Lastly, we have Justine. This creative food influencer’s blog, Pretty in Pistachio goes beyond the kitchen and peeks into life and style as well. This self-made curious chef never studied culinary, but followed her intuition (and tastebuds) to a blog filled of delicious foods, places to eat, drinks to make, and life and style tips.
WHAT TO MAKE: Soft Baked Pretzels with Parmesean Cheese
All five influencers employ similar tactics that have made them successful influencers: how-to videos, captions full of recipes, and clean colorful photography. The blogs follow classic, chic layouts designed to make the natural colors of the dishes pop, and many have their own cookbooks. These food influencers make it easy to follow their recipes. And if you’re a picky eater or have a dietary restriction, don’t worry – they have it covered. Bon appetite!