When we're not blogging you can usually find our face buried in our iPhone screen posting photos and checking out the daily scene on Instagram. Try to get our attention while we 'gramming. We dare you. The filters, the snapshots.... It's an intoxicating combination that's got more than a few Phoenix food-lovers snapping and altering away.
If you're new to the Insta-scene or just looking for a few new friends to follow, check out our list of the nine most interesting people for the Phoenix food lover to follow.
Phoenix-based food blogger Justin Lee regularly posts pics of his dining endeavors and you can usually count on his Instagram feed for a photo tour of the Valley's newest restaurants.
There always seem to be some sort of shenenigans going down at Urban Cookies Bakeshop and in addition to the predictable bakery food porn, the Urban Cookie Instagram shares plenty of behind the scene snapshots of the bakery crew.
Most Phoenix foodies will be familiar with Bryan Dooley of Bryan's Black Mountain BBQ. We love his food and greatly appreciate his scenic photos of Cave Creek and the Sonoran Desert. The artsy still life's show "his life outside of food" since "the last thing the world needs, is another person taking pictures of his lunch." chefgwen
Food writer, chef and cookbook author Gwen Ashley Waters posts some beautiful shots of food and food and yeah, more food. Fodder for your eyes.
Perry Czopp could be considered a local Phoenix Instagram celebrity with over 1,200 followers and more than 750 photos posted. For the coffee lover, Czopp is a must-follow since his pics generally include a mix of latte art, espresso machinery and the like.
Sweet Republic co-founder Helen Yung documents her eating adventures in visual form with shots to make your mouth water. From some of the Valley's favorite dining spots to new discoveries, we look forward to dining vicariously through those Instapics.
Agritopia's Joe Johnston won't flood your feed exclusively with food. He will however fill it up with artistic photos that turn snapshots of his daily life into tiny, digital works of art.
When it comes to social media fun, there's no one better than Crepe Bar's Jeff Kraus. Aside from being an avid Instagramer (for more photos also follow crepe_bar) Kraus bars little from his followers including plenty of shots of his culinary creations intermixed with dog pics and latte art.
They call her the vegetable whisperer and if you check out her Instagram account you'll see the skill translates into photos as well. Veggies never looked so good as when snapped and 'shopped by FnB's Charleen Badman. For the fullest coverage of all things FnB also check out fnbrestaurant and restaurantbaratin.)
How can we resist some shameless self-promotion? Chow Bella is a relative newcomer to Instagram, but we were instantly (heh heh) addicted. Follow us. We have plans for contests and other photo-heavy activities in the coming months....
Editor's Note: The author of this list, Lauren Saria, posts some pretty pictures herself. Follow her at lhsaria.
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