5 key Instagram accounts that will take you around the world of amazing food and restaurants.

Instagram by now is ubiquitous and given the incredible visual nature of the platform it is perfectly suited for food, travel, and restaurants.  After taking a look at tons of cool Instagram feeds ,here are 5 that stand out as exceptional. If you like food, travel, and great restaurants, you need to check these 5 out.

Clerkenwell Boy – The Food Editor @London (a good looking IG account in it’s own right). Clerkenwell Boy puts out a hot list of great restaurants in London.  If you’re heading to London, definitely pass by this IG account for some insight first.

One Hundred Tables – Hands down this is the most bad ass restaurant showcase Instagram feed out there. These guys basically only show great restaurants (from dive bars to five stars) in 100 cities around the world. Totally different than anything else out there, they take you around the world with the hook-up everywhere. If you love to travel the world and just know where to eat out, check these guys out.

Beautiful Cuisines – Part of the Beautiful Destinations brand family, the angle here is presentation of great food.  While many Instagram foodie accounts show what they ate that day, Beautiful Cuisines actually presents food in a spectacular way.

Frank Prisinzano – The Pope of the East Village in NYC.  Frank is easily one of the most charismatic people on all of Instagram.  He regularly publishes not only cool shots of the amazing home cooked Italian food coming out of his 3 restaurant kitchens, he also posts a bunch of “how-to’s” to show you how to cook.  This guy should be on TV.

Gillie Houston – a young woman based out of Brooklyn that showcases her foodie travels mostly in an around New York City and Brooklyn, Gillie has a great eye with the iPhone and shares a unique point of view on all her tasty adventures.

Photo by Kokkeriet


Hot Peppers in Rome

Today’s shot is from Campo dei Fiori in Rome.  Look at these things!  Penne all’arrabbiatta a bestia qua!


Greek Evening

Go to Greece.  Get to the islands.  The Greek Islands are gems floating in the sea.  This is a shot from the Northern tip of Santorini after parking my car and heading for dinner.  It’s a series of small outdoor restaurants 2 feet above the sea and selling only grilled fish and other seafood.  The air is warm and salty.  The music is greek.  The feta is on everything and the fried calamari with lemon is as fresh as it gets.  Dining outside in the greek islands is one of those simple experiences that hold more memory than any product you could buy.  When the sun goes down everyone heads up the road into Oia for the Greek version of a passeggiata.   Look closely and you can see the people dining.  Click the photo for a larger view.

Welcome to China

In a small neighborhood in Shanghai we’d go for breakfast or even dinner along a street that is full of food vendors one after the next.  The whole street smells of garlic and cooking meat.  None of it’s too clean but it’s all impressive in a “travelers’ kind of way.  Not for the faint of heart but definitely worth the walk.  The sesame me bread at the top of the photo is delicious though.

Tamale Vendor in Colombia

In a small village in the mountains of Antioquia, we came across this home where the family makes and sells fresh Tamales to the locals.   Walk-in, say hola, buy Tamales.

Hong Kong Walk-Up

All around Kowloon there is almost the constant, salty-sweet scent of cooking in the streets coming from a combination of hundreds of street side joints such as this one.  All you need is courage.