Double-Tap This: 8 Favorite Food Instagrammers In The Heartland

 In Feature, Food

The Midwest is home to some of the most decadent, mouth-watering food feeds you’ll find, featuring dishes fit for an evening of some serious chowing down.

If you’re ready to get your #nomz on, check out these food Instagrammers in the heartland who are bringing the heat with great eats on Instagram.

312 Food Instagram Chicago

@312food: Chicago, IL
Curated by Windy City local Erin Byrne, @312food’s Instagram feed is chock full of all the best eats that Chicago has to offer. Explore the feed to find your next favorite restaurant, or, better yet, to stay on top of all of the latest foodie trends—because handheld poutine is a thing. Stay tuned for @312food’s upcoming hosted dinners, where patrons can savor delicious dishes and attempt to Instagram their own food like a pro.


Feed Me Amanda Food Blogger St. Louis

@feedme_withamanda: St. Louis, MO
If staying in and baking up something delicious is more your style, look no further than Amanda Wilens’ cake-, donut- and frosting-laden Instagram feed. Wilens expertly creates her own recipes that are complemented with gorgeous images on Instagram and then shares each detailed recipe on her accompanying blog, so that you can get to cooking. Got a savory-rather-than-sweet tooth? Fear not: this fresh pineapple ginger chicken will rock your world.


Photo credit: With Food and Love

Photo credit: With Food and Love

@withfoodandlove: St. Louis, MO
There’s no shortage of beautifully styled food photography on With Food and Love’s Instagram feed, which is curated by St. Louis transplant Sherrie Castellano. Peep her feed for outside-of-the-box recipes and creations, like this fake coffee cold brew. In addition to her food blogging ventures, Castellano also hosts sought-after culinary pop-up events in collaboration with St. Louis’ restaurant scene.

Photo credit: Cupcake Project

Photo credit: Cupcake Project

@cupcakeproject: St. Louis, MO
Is your sweet tooth begging for a pick-me-up? Take one scroll through Stefani Pollack’s @cupcakeproject Instagram feed and consider yourself satisfied. The St. Louis-based baker regularly shares out her delectable confectionary designs to shine the spotlight on her special, sugary-sweet projects.

Photo credit: Whiskey and Soba

Photo credit: Whiskey and Soba

@whiskeyandsoba: St. Louis, MO
A self-proclaimed fanatic for nachos and pizza, Whiskey and Soba’s Instagram feed is a one-stop destination for all of the latest and greatest culinary spots in St. Louis. Check out this feed for a hearty mix of restaurant previews, dining out guides and recipes for savory dishes that you can recreate at home.

Nashville Food Fan Food Blogger

@nashvillefoodfan: Nashville, TN
You’ll get your fill of more than Nashville’s infamous hot chicken on @nashvillefoodfan’s flavor-centric feed, which features delicious eats that span the foodie spectrum. If you’re in search of a cold treat to cool down with this summer, this feed is for you: local haunts like Las Paletas, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Legato Gelato are all included. Have a hankering for pizza? Top spots DeSano Pizza Bakery and Nicky’s Coal Fired are a part of the gang.

shanley cox

@shanleycox: Kansas City, MO
Part lifestyle blogger, part food-stagrammer, Shanley Cox portrays some of the most delicious and desirable dishes in Kansas City from a beautifully curated standpoint. Count on her feed to guide you toward the most chic coffee shops in town (we’re looking at you, Monarch Coffee), as well as the best spots to kick off a Friday happy hour with friends. If you’re seeking more food-centric content for your next trip to K.C., hop over to Shanley’s blog, Out To Eat, for full guides to dining at the most memorable restaurants in town.


Food Blogger Heart Beet Kitchen Minneapolis

@heartbeetkitchen: Minneapolis, MN
Let’s face it: most food Instagrams feature the greasy, feel-good eats that we consider guilty pleasures. Amanda Paa of @heartbeetkitchen is turning that on its head with her feed full of good-for-you homemade fare. Paa’s healthy recipes are featured in gorgeous ways across @heartbeetkitchen’s feed, with no shortage of kale salads, tofu dishes and yogurt bowls to inspire you toward a more healthy, natural way to dine. Pro tip: keep an eye on how Paa is using fresh seasonal ingredients in her fare for a heads up on what produce is in season.

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