8 Foodstagrams Everyone Should Follow

If you love food as much as I do, then you are obsessed with food Instagrams. As a college student at Fordham, I personally love food Instagrams that cater to college students and focus on New York City restaurants. The Instagrams below will be sure to not only inspire you to explore the thousands of restaurants in one of the most foodie cities in the country, but will also teach you how to make similar dishes for cheaper.  


Started with some ramen, now we're here. But for real, I gave a package of ramen noodles a makeover and the result was delicious. By adding a few simple ingredients and ditching the flavor packet I was able to turn this classic college cuisine into a quick and healthy meal! Recipe below! Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 c peeled, uncooked shrimp (I cut each shrimp into 3 pieces - omit for vegetarian option!) 1 can vegetable stock 1 c water 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced (optional) 1 package ramen noodles (just the noodles, no flavor packet!) 3 c chopped kale salt and pepper Instructions: Add olive oil and onions to a medium sized pot over medium heat, cook for 2-3 mins. Add uncooked shrimp and cook 3-5 mins until pink. Add stock, water, ginger, kale and ramen noodles. Bring to a simmer and cook until the noodles are tender and kale is wilted, about 4-6 mins. Season with salt and pepper & enjoy!

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1.     The College Dish, @thecollegedish. The creator, Kayla, is a college student who offers recipes and meal inspiration for college students. Kayla understands how difficult it can be to make great meals on a college budget, so she reinvents classic college go-tos, such as ramen noodles and mac and cheese, into more sophisticated and sustainable meals.

2.     The Feast Kings, @thefeastkings. This Instagram is filled with gorgeous pictures of hearty dishes from restaurants based in New York City. Some of the restaurants they credit include The Meatball Shop and Catch NYC. Their motto is “feast all day everyday”, and I couldn’t agree more.

3.     New Fork City, @new_fork_city. New Fork City has gained over 580,000 followers since its creation in late 2013. Its Instagram is only a preview of its website, which offers restaurant reviews and recipes, along with the mouth-watering inducing food pictures. The three creators are all currently in college, showing again how important food is for a college student.


L'Express #frenchonionsoup #lexpress #gramercy #nycfoodgals

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4.     NYC Food Gals, @nycfoodgals. The creators are four roommates who have been able to grow their Instagram following to 146,000. Not only do they maintain a popular Instagram, but they also have a major following on Twitter and Snapchat. On their website, they also sell t-shirts with funny food sayings such as “Netflix and Snacks” and “Fries Before Guys”.


Got stacks on stacks...on stacks for dinner. #PancakeDay #EATINGNYC

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5.     Eating NYC: NYC Food & Travel, @eatingnyc. Alexa Mehraban is the foodie behind Eating NYC and of course posts the drool-worthy food pictures that every food Instagram is required to have. Along with the pictures, she writes her own posts on her website about everything food; from new food trends, such as her favorite places to eat soup dumplings, to first looks at new restaurants in New York City.


A small pizza should be enough, they said. #smh #spoonfeed #grammys

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6.     Spoon University, @spoonuniversity. Spoon University is the Her Campus for foodies, with chapters at over 100 college campuses, who are responsible for writing easy recipes that you are bound to try, tips and tricks around the kitchen and restaurant scene, and the best restaurants around the school you attend. Their Instagram and website not only features delicious looking pictures of food, but memes and sayings that every food-addicted college student can relate to.


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7.     Buzzfeed Food, @buzzfeedfood. We rely on Buzzfeed for their stories to stay up-to-date with the latest news and for their quizzes to keep us distracted from having a super productive day. But, now we can rely on Buzzfeed for another reason- their food section. Their food section includes recipes, food trends, and food news. Not like we didn’t spend enough time on Buzzfeed already…


National bagel day.... Better than Christmas #nationalbagelday

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8.     Everything Bagels, @everything_bagels. But who doesn’t love bagels and why do I need to even justify my reasoning for having this as one of my favorite food Instagrams?