Five of London's Best Instagram Foodies to keep you hungry for more
Lost in a culinary conundrum? We've found the best London foodies Instagram has to offer to help you navigate the city's foodscape
And the facts agree: the number of followers flocking to celebrity chef Instagram accounts has soared, with Jamie Oliver topping the lot with 4.5 million, and the label #instafood is tagged to ove 75 million photographs.
Five of London's best foodie Instagram names have caught our eye here at Culture Whisper. Londoners overwhelmed by the number of restaurants springing up across the capital, or stuck for what to make for supper can now navigate the capital's food scene online by simply refreshing their news feeds. Sundays spent scrolling these snap-happy foodies will leave you feeling inspired, and hungry.
Here's a shortlist of the Instagram names that will keep your knowledge of the culinary capital on point.
1. Clerkenwell Boy
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This faceless foodie does his best to keep out of the limelight, in spite of being one of the most followed foodies on Instagram. But behind the anonymity veil, Clerkenwell Boy is a 30-something city slicker who emigrated from Sydney, Australia ten years ago and settled in London, where he began tasting his away across town. His day job? Besides being an award-winning instagrammer and @LONDON's food editor, Mr. Boy works as a consultant to help small businesses with their social media presences. And in his free time? Clerkenwell Boy curates and raises awareness of the plight of children in war-torn Syria through the #CookForSyria Unicef fundraising initiative and, of course, tempts us with snaps from the most delectable restaurants in the capital.
Follower Count: 175k
One for you if: You want to subject yourself to food envy 24/7.
2. Leyla Kazim
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Based in London, Leyla Kazim was brought up eating only the very best cooking by her Mauritian mother and Turkish-Cypriot father. Her Instagram is redolent of a photo-journal. It is essentially a compilation of the various places around the world Leyla has journeyed to and the diverse collection of food she has eaten. Every post on this wanderlust’s Instagram is more colourful then the last. We should warn you however, after scrolling through her feed you might be tempted to quit your job, pack all your belongings in a backpack, and eat your way through life!
Follower Count: 104k
One for you if: You're looking for the best cheap-eats London has to offer and want to vicariously travel through someone.
3. James Thompson
(via James Thompson)
From street markets to cafés; hearty brunches to sinful desserts; whatever your preference, digital influencer and Aussie James Thompson has it covered. His photos are so brilliantly vivid, you could almost taste the food pictured.
Follower Count: 130k
One for you if: You're looking for a mouthwatering visual experience.
4. Gizzie Erskine
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This foodie Instagram blog is an eclectic mix of sepia-toned snaps from cook-at-home recipes to envy-inducing restaurants, animals that will make you purr and even the odd pouty selfie. And the person behind the account is eccentric to match. Chef, TV personality, and award-winning food writer Gizzie Erskine trained at Leiths Cookery School. Before that, however, she was a punk-loving body piercer in Camden - making her all the more interesting. Like her cookbook Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts, Gizzie Erskine is the Instagram account where rich indulgence meets health-conscious suppers. And as someone who loves black cabs, Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey, and shopping trips to Liberty, she's got London beating through her veins.
Follower Count: 145k
One for you if: Your Instagram newsfeed needs shaking up.
5. Kar-Shing Tong
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You could hardly tell from his photographs that this connoisseur of food with an unquenchable appetite is a finance whiz who spends his days inputting numbers into an excel spreadsheet. His weakness? Street food. As a matter of fact, KS is a contributor at @ldncheapeats (founded by fellow instagrammer Leyla Kazim), an Instagram dedicated to dining in the city for less than £8.
Follower Count: 72.8k
One for you if: You like mouth-watering food closeups (dieting should also not be a priority).