Follow these chefs, restaurants, and food-obsessed Philadelphians on the ’gram to get inspired, hungry, and counting down the minutes until happy hour.
With its light, airy interior, Friday Saturday Sunday is one of Philly’s most instagrammable restaurants. Bartender Paul MacDonald finds the best spots and lighting to show off his glamorous cocktails served in cut crystal glasses. His serene shots look like drinkable works of art and reveal what potent potable he’s mixing up that night.
Chef Andrew Wood, co-owner of Russet with wife Kristin, gets up-close-and-personal with his ingredients, focusing on every pod, muscle, and kernel. The BYOB’s colorful feed gives guests a sneak peek at what’s on the seasonal menu.
An up-and-comer in the field, John Kim is a prolific eater, home cook, and photographer whose passion for food shines through his Instagram. As the handle suggests, pork products are a favorite, but photos include a wide variety of casual, high-end, and dessert dishes. He’s thoughtful about scheduling his posts, so followers are never overwhelmed with a barrage of food from the same restaurant.
Hope Cohen, a veteran of local kitchens and a cooking show host, takes her followers along for the ride to Philly restaurants and gastronomic experiences abroad. Her shots are well-lit, cropped, and diverse.
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Chef Eric Leveillee focuses on his Whetstone Tavern specials with striking shots of each dish on white or blue plates against a black background. One of Philly’s most promising young chefs, he’s elevating the cuisine at a charming neighborhood spot and the pride he puts into his food shines through his Instagram.
The hardest part of looking at this gluttonous feed is not licking the phone. Most shots are from the perspective of taking a nice big bite of lobster rolls, burgers, cupcakes, pizza, pasta, ice cream, cannoli, bagels, and much more.
Along with beautiful shots of dishes from Matt Gentile’s kitchen, Panorama highlights its Guinness recording-holding wine program with videos of sommelier William Eccleston discussing his favorite bottles on the menu. It’s on-demand wine education.
Just like the experience of eating at Mission Taqueria, the restaurant’s Instagram account exudes fun and creativity. New menu items and specials are on full display, along with witty captions, drawings, and calls for Happy Hour. It’s clear that the whole crew has a good time creating posts.
As wine director at Fond and a former restaurant critic, David Snyder gives followers an insider's view of his exploration and enjoyment of Philly dining. Whether he’s sampling the food at new restaurants, popping into neighborhood standbys, showing off his cooking chops, or talking up a wine grape varietal, David’s feed is pure foodie inspiration.
Dinner at Vetri Cucina is a splurge for most Philadelphians, but drooling over pasta on the Italian icon’s Instagram feed is a free sport. Actually, all of the restaurants and many of the chefs in the Vetri empire — like @chefbradspence, @jeffmichaud, and @apditomo — are well worth a follow.
Remember those college days when junk food was a way of life? Relive the glory days of pizza, pasta, mozzarella sticks, bagels, pancakes, slices of cake, and fries on Swag Food Philly’s feed.