Anyone and everyone who has an Instagram knows that there’s something exciting about posting a picture of a nice plate of food before you eat it. Maybe the joy comes from preserving the memory of a good meal before it’s gone, or maybe we all share that feeling of pride that comes with splurging on fancy food.
No matter the reason, it’s always enjoyable to find a new place to eat at that provides Instagram worthy food or views. Especially if you enjoy traveling, try looking into new restaurants to explore this summer—ones that will make your Instagram legendary.
Visit These 6 Places For Epic Food Instagrams
1. Sugar Factory, New York CitySource: Instagram @thesugarfactory
No one will remember their diet when they walk in here. The Sugar Factory in New York City is known for making anything sweet into a masterpiece, whether it be their famous cannoli doughnut or their specialty pastries. Some treats even come mega sized, which is definitely something you won’t be able to post about back at home. Oh, and just to drive home how great they are, they’re expanding their New York location and opening a new store in Florida.
2. LAVO, New York CitySource: Instagram @lavony
You don’t have to skip your favorite comfort foods when you eat out. Especially when you visit LAVO in New York City. LAVO is a frequently star-studded Italian bistro in midtown Manhattan where people come from all over to visit, seeing as its original location, LAVO Las Vegas, is such a hit. What makes this place something to show your friends isn’t just the food—it’s also the nightclub on the bottom floor. Lasagna and a party, anyone?
3. Perch, Los AngelesSource: Instagram @perchlosangeles
If you’re hoping the name of this bar is a play on words, you’ve lucked out. Perch is a rooftop bar in Los Angeles that’s well known for its two-story venue. The first floor (the top of the roof) has a restaurant and live music while the sun goes down. The second floor (the roof for the roof) has a great bar with lots of fireplaces. It’s aesthetically gorgeous and has a great 360 degree view of L.A. You’ll get enough Instagram shots for all of your future Throwback Thursdays.
4. Bricco, HarrisburgSource: Instagram @briccopa
Many people visit Pennsylvania for the history and rolling landscapes it contains. It’s also known for having the best places to eat. Bricco is no exception to that rule. The gourmet Italian and Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Harrisburg not only offers visitors the chance to experience five-star dining, it does that while supporting local farmers. Diners get the freshest foods available and a variety of options to choose from. You won’t be able to order pizza and oysters for a picture anywhere else!
5. Voodoo Doughnut, PortlandSource: Instagram @voodoodoughnut
When two friends decided they wanted to contribute a culinary experience to Portland, Voodoo Doughnut was born. The company is known world-wide for their creations that seem to come to life. The doughnuts themselves come from a choice of three doughs, and then there are endless options for what you can put on them. Some come with faces, but they all have personalities. Even people without social media will be taking pictures of their order.
6. Katz’s Delicatessen, New York CitySource: Instagram @katzdeli
You’re not into fancy foods, but you’re tired of posting pictures of your boxed lunches. Head on over to Katz’s Delicatessen. The deli has been operating since 1888, and just from that fact alone, you should know you’re in for a good time. They’ve got all the sandwiches, sides and soups you could crave, and just to outdo themselves, they ship nationwide. You don’t even have to be on the East Coast to take a picture of your bite of history.
One of the best parts about traveling is getting to find new places to eat, and then capturing the memory of your food forever in a picture. It’s especially fun to share that picture with others on social media, because when you try something amazing, the first thing you want to do is share that experience with the people you care about. Food is no exception, so go try some new restaurants even around your town. You never know what foods you’ll find around the next bend in the road.
Kacey Mya is a travel and lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.