Food & Drink

16 Instagram accounts to follow for serious food p*rn

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Anthony Humphreys

Finally replacing some chick's feet on the beach as the most popular theme on Instagram, food porn is now everywhere, and it's delicious. But there's a huge difference between some schmuck's sandwich and truly beautiful, drool-worthy photography. These are the 16 accounts you need to follow to get the sexiest food pics out there. And if there are more food-porn stars we need to be following, hit up the comments or hashtag one of their photos #ThrillistFoodPorn to help us find them.

1. @Utosh

Run by a Japanese graphic designer, the shots are mostly of well-balanced breakfasts that will not only put whatever you ate this morning to shame, but will make you adamant that udon and yakitori should be part of everyone’s wake-up routine. (For a more feminine take on pretty much the exact same concept, check out @keiyamazaki.)

2. @FatandFuriousBurger

Thomas and Quentin, the mysterious French design-duo behind Fat and Furious Burger, take all these glamorous burger shots as a hobby (supposedly on their lunch breaks). So strange are their creations -- which range from plays on Daft Punk to the Sword and the Stone -- that you almost feel weird about wanting to eat them.

3. @smittenkitchen

Longtime food photographer and successful blogger Deb Perelman has a cult following, but she’s relatively new to Instagram. Her cooking shies away from fussy, pretentious ingredients, and, like most New Yorkers, she’s working with a tiny cooking space. Her account reflects what’s on her blog, so don’t expect updates more than twice a week.

4. @SpoonForkBacon

Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park are the ladies behind Spoon Fork Bacon (possibly the best blog name ever). The LA-based duo specializes in tiny party food, delicious cocktails, and hybrid dishes that highlight Park’s Korean heritage.

5. @BehindFoodCarts

Kim and Philip run Behind the Food Carts, an award-winning blog that also happens to have an incredible Instagram account. Their mission is to collect the best street food around the country. Their blog has videos, writing, and more photos, but we love their Instagram feed the most, since it lets us get straight to the porn.

6. @JamieOliver

There's a reason Jamie Oliver makes every single foodie Instagram list out there. Not only do his website and restaurants feature most of the dishes you’ll see on his feed, but the captions are all personalized and pretty charming. Also, he's not really naked.

7. @AndrewScrivani

New York Times dining photographer Andrew Scrivani editorializes food because, well, TheNew York Times... but his shots never come across as overly staged. Not only are the photos of food you actually want to eat, but they’re so good that you forgive him for getting all artsy and posting random stuff like portraits.

8. @BonAppetitMag

Bon Appetit runs the largest food magazine in America. They have no excuse to NOT have a baller Instagram account.

9. @TastingTable

Tasting Table covers a lot of ground with their pieces, and their Instagram is a collection of behind-the-scenes shots, locations, and food-oriented finds from coast to coast.

10. @MunchiesVice

Fine, Vice, have your media empire and eat it too. Their food channel is called Munchies, so make sure you're adequately prepared when you go check out their photos.

11. @DonalSkehan

Donal Skehan is a food photographer, television personality, and cookbook author from Ireland. He’s also 25 and has been cooking since he was 4. We hands-down love this guy -- every photo looks stick-to-your-ribs good... it'll make you think of more than Guinness when you hear the words “Irish comfort food”.

12. @CulinaryBroDown

His Instagram handle and website are named Culinary Bro-Down, so we knew we were kindred before we even saw the photos. Dude's a 21-year-old track & field athlete at UCLA, who can not only cook, but can also write (Saveur recently nominated his blog in their Food Blog Awards' 'Best Writing' category). Oh, and yes, that’s a deep-fried Chipotle burrito. We should probably hire this guy.

13: @DrizzleandDip

Food stylist, photographer, and self-proclaimed “food freak” Sam Linsell sometimes posts photos that are not of food (once, we saw a photo of her cat). However, they are the exception to an endless array of things that make you want to lick your screen.

14. @HowSweetEats

Jessica’s “blood runs neon”, which may explain some of the girly, not-food stuff on her blog. But she makes the cut because her food pics are truly delectable, and her recipes one-of-a-kind and often extremely indulgent. (Pro tip: Guys, get your girlfriend to follow her.)

15. @addzim

It’s not too far from the truth to say that Thrillist’s New York editor Andrew Zimmer has eaten every coveted food item in the five boroughs, and then some. His favorite food is pizza, and his favorite drink is a glass of whiskey, though he wouldn't complain if you handed him a Negroni and a plate of Lobster Newberg. For a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a New York food editor (read: mouth-watering photos), his Instagram is a must-follow.

16. @Thrillist

You knew this had to be coming, and if you didn’t, you don’t know us at all (and it’s high time you check out our Instagram account). Our writers and editors around the country take the majority of our shots, and, though we occasionally catalog all the fun we’re having in our offices and out in the world, we always deliver on the food/drink front.

Kiran Herbert runs Thrillist's Instagram, so she might be just a little biased here. If this upsets you, take it to Twitter at @Kiranherbert.