In food, and in life, aesthetics matter. I mean, that has to be why food Instagram accounts are so trendy right now. If you people don’t immediately salivate at your food pictures, you’re doing it wrong. Luckily in Gainesville, there are a few spots that will satisfy your taste buds, and make your Instagram feed dope.
What to Get: ‘The Bird’ Acai Bowl
What would this list even be if acai didn’t have a spot? Three Natives is a beachy juice and acai bowl spot in Gainesville. They serve up beautiful bowls filled with the frozen, purple acai puree, fresh fruit and crunchy granola. In the store, they have wooden tables, a beachy environment and good lighting, making every picture you snap perfect.
What to Get: Shoyu Ramen
Ramen is a trendy dish right now. It’s light, yummy, and best of all, looks really pretty in pictures. It’s such a simple idea, but has so many layers to it. Crane Ramen is one of the only ramen joints in Gainesville. Go fill your belly and ‘gram’ away
Reggae Shack Café:
What to Get: Tropi-q Bacon Burger
I know. It seems crazy to get a burger at a Jamaican restaurant, but trust me, this burger puts all others to shame. Topped with bacon, cheese, special sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and a huge stack of onion rings, this burger is big enough to feed a village. Your Instagram followers will actually drool over this mountainous meal. Note: be sure to put your flash on!
What to Get: Literally anything, just make sure you sit in the van.
While Satchel’s has great food, 99 percent of the reason they’re on this list is because of the restaurant’s eclectic atmosphere. It’s part pizzeria, part gift shop, part junk museum. There’s truly no place like it. Their pizza looks good enough to make anyone hungry. And, if you sit out in the van up front, you’ll look pretty hip, too.
Sweet Dreams of Gainesville
What to Get: Ice Cream…in as many flavors as possible.
Sweet Dreams is quintessential of a classic ice cream shop. They make their own ice cream every day (and their own waffle cones!) Each day you can find 24 flavors at the store. And yes, you can get a scoop of each one.
These places are great. Whether you’re a food blogger, or just like to eat, they’re sure to make an awesome picture.
Photo Credits: cyneats.com, Instagrams of @kellyehatton, @laurynashling, @bigoledil, @yelpgainesville, @reallyhotdad