Editor's Note: This story appeared in the December 2015 ORANGE Issue IV.
Do you want more food on your feed? To us, nothing sounds better. We like to think of Instagram as a visual menu of all the great places there are to eat in ATX. Here are a few accounts that will keep you inspired, hungry and in-the-know on Austin food.
By Katie Samuelsen
If you want to keep your Insta-feed colorful and aesthetically pleasing, you should follow @keepaustineatin. Lesa Rossick, a farm-to-table obsessed Iowa native, founded this Instagram account. Her love for food and eating local brought her to Austin and led her to create her mouth-watering account. Recently, her posts have been all about desserts, but there are tons of great restaurant suggestions mixed in.
This account includes endless pictures of yummy ATX food captioned with endless hashtags. There are lots of tacos, pizza and sandwiches too. Of all the accounts mentioned, this one is the most down-to-earth. It feels like it’s being run by your close friend who just happens to be a major foodie, complete with hashtags like “#poop- poison #clogging #alll #arteries” on Piranha Killer Sushi’s cheese and rice bowl.
If you’re an aspiring chef or have interest in finer foods, this Instagram is the one for you. @austinfoodmagazine’s channel often features the work of chefs or fancier restaurants around town. Though these dishes may not be as attainable for most of us, they sure are fun to look at.
If you want to stay in the loop of Austin food life, this Instagram account is for you. They’re always on top of new openings and specials, from promoting free tacos at Chilito for Fun Fun Fun Fest to snagging a table at the opening of downtown sushi restaurant RA Sushi. On top of everything, the blogger who runs it is a big Longhorn fan.
If @dine_atx were a food, it would be a chopped salad full of many tasty ingredients. This Instagram account is a well-cultivated collection of photos taken by foodies all throughout Austin. Anyone can submit photos, so this posts capture food from all corners of the city. From clams at Cantine Italian Cafe to chocolate covered bananas at Bananarchy, this Instagram is a comprehensive account of the multitude of food options in ATX.