June 13, 2024


Welcome to the Food

Top influencers and bloggers to follow

Are you hungry for some new takeout options in metro Phoenix? Just look to Instagram accounts run by local influencers dedicated to posting mouthwatering photos and videos of their culinary outings.

Some of the people behind these accounts, such as Sidney Pearce of @holdyourfork, are self-described local business “cheerleaders” and help connect restaurants across the Valley with new customers by sharing appetizing images of their dishes. Oftentimes, this is done in exchange for payment or free food.

Some influencers support the industry in other ways. Longtime Phoenix food blogger Diana Brandt, the creator of @azfoodie, has used her platform of 133,000 followers to crowdfund $1,000 tips for restaurant employees across metro Phoenix.

Here are 15 metro Phoenix food Instagram accounts to follow if you’re looking for new dishes and restaurants to try.


Why you should follow them: Andrea Abbott brings her photography expertise to your Instagram feed with appetizing pictures of mac and cheese, bruschetta, doughnuts and more. “Arizona Bites features the best restaurants and eateries in the state,” per its website.

Where to find them:@arizonabites, https://www.arizonabites.com.