10 Chicago Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

Are you on Instagram yet?

Instagram is a free photo-sharing app that allows users to snap a photo on their smartphone, apply one of 19 filters, and share online to FacebookTwitterTumblr, Flickr or via email. With 150 million active monthly users, Instagram is the best way to share your favorite photos with family and friends.

Once you’re on Instagram, who should you follow? Here are our 10 favorite Chicagoans who are posting the best in food, photography, fashion and more.

1. @chicagofoodauthority

Samantha Roby is a food blogger who ventures through the city documenting the tastiest dishes in town. This is some serious food porn that will inspire your next night out.


2. @nick_ulivieri

This Chicagoan specializes in food and architecture photography, and his crazy-cool cityscapes will remind you why Chicago really is the best city—he even makes the Polar Vortex look good. (Also pictured top right.)


3. @chicityfashion

Fashion blogger Jena Gambaccini mans one of the longest-running fashion blogs in the city and offers up style tips, fashion and beauty inspiration and products she loves.


4. @trashhand

This Chicago-based wanderluster captures and shares beautiful photos from all over the globe and, of course, right here in Chicago. He’s got landscapes and cityscapes that you won’t believe. Oh, and almost 275,000 followers.


5. @stephandthegoat

Chef Stephanie Izard, of Girl & the Goat and Little Goat, serves up shots of new items hitting the menus at both of her wildly popular restaurants, including info on her favorite foodie events and peeks into the kitchen.


6. @giulianarancic

OK, so she’s not officially a Chicagoan yet, but you’ll love seeing what this fashion and entertainment maven is up to (and eating at RPM Italian). You’ll also love her behind-the-scenes shots on the red carpet and the occasional pic of baby Duke.


7. @goodbeerhunting

If you fancy yourself a craft-beer enthusiast, Good Beer Hunting will introduce you to beers you’ve never heard of and give you a peek inside your favorite breweries (Goose Island, Lagunitas) all while “telling amazing stories about beer.”


8. @oprah

This list wouldn’t be complete without Oprah. Yes, we know she’s left Chicago behind, but we still love her, as do her 2.5 million Instagram followers. We can’t get enough of her pics of food, floral arrangements and famous friends—and her entourage of super-cute dogs.


9. @swopes

This graphic design student takes each and every amazing photo on her iPhone. She posts some of the coolest Chicago shots you’ll see, plus images from her cross-country trips. Since becoming insta-famous, she’s worked with Nike, Coach, Sony and more.


10. @makeitbetterns

We’re on Instagram, too! Follow us for a behind-the-scenes peek at what we’re up to in Chicago and the North Shore (plus information on exclusive promotions and giveaways!).


All photos courtesy of each Instagram account

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