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There’s no doubt that Londoners are some of the biggest foodies in the world, and luckily London is one of the world’s best cities for trying every new trend that sweeps through social media, from freak shakes to matcha pancake stacks. Here’s our tasters and triers in the Instagram world; if you’re after London’s best meals, cheap eats or clean eats, these guys have got just the place.
London’s most famous anonymous foodie, Clerkenwell Boy, recently launched the Cook for Syria campaign which resulted in a best-selling cookery book at the end of last year. The fact it swept into the top 10 just shows the power of his reach.
Away from the random colour of Clerkenwell Boy is Giulia Mulè whose frequently monochrome photos give her life a minimalist feel. There’s plenty of coffee art, bucketloads of brunch shots, and London’s pretty streets get a look in as well.
Otherwise known as @thecutlerychronicles, and also the founder of @ldncheapeats, London Cheap Eats specialises in finding the best meals in London and beyond for under £8. The team behind the account prove that you don’t have to earn mega bucks to eat out in London and find wonderful food. London Cheap Eats also hosts the £8 #LCEPopup at different restaurants, showcasing one-off and specially curated £8 menus.
Taking food in the other direction is Chris Fynes, aka, We The Food Snobs. All things cuisine meet with luxury travel and hotels under his eye. He contributes to travel magazines and can be relied on to find the prettiest food on every continent.
Lifestyle and food blogger Thoroughly Modern Milly is based in London but also loves to explore the rest of the UK on country weekend breaks. Food is mixed with vintage and rustic style country interiors and other delights she finds on her travels.
Of course you can’t have a foodie Instagram list without the Hemsley sisters, who have brought clean eating to the London masses, with a TV show, cookery books and restaurants. Their Instagram reach runs into the hundreds of thousands.
Love her or hate her, there’s no denying Deliciously Ella is a force for food in London. Her Instagram account has over 1 million followers and everything she launches seems to race to the top of the charts. She’s the poster girl for the clean eating revolution taking place in London.
Cook, food stylist and blogger, Rosie Birkett is a busy girl. She sums up modern London cuisine: healthy and unfussy, yet stylish and influenced by the multitude of cultures the city is home to. She’s a big one for seasonal eating.
An Instagrammer who’s actually a real chef, Florence Knight has been everywhere in the last year or so. She has a column in the Sunday Times, numerous cook books, and is set to get back into the kitchen this year as well.
Tschang gives food a more masculine, luxurious feel on his account, with over 100,ooo followers. Simple styles, neutral tones and a great eye for setting give his account a laid back, luxe feel, and you never quite know where he is!
However, it’s not all about clean eating in London. KS T delights his 44,000 followers with a parade of dirty burgers, freak shakes and plenty of melted cheese. If you prefer street food to seasonal, and your chips loaded to local, this is the account for you.