14 Food-Obsessed Tucson Instagram Accounts To Follow

The old idiom “your eyes are bigger than your stomach” has never been so relevant.

In the last few years, the food photo trend has grown so rapidly on social media that a few restaurants banned smartphone photography, while others brought in special plates to help you optimize your next brunch snap.

Lucky for us, Tucson has its very own crowd of social food photographers and home cooks capturing every corner of the food scene on Instagram. Below are several Tucson Instagram accounts to ease you in.

@520eats

Avocado toast @nookdowntown sooo good! #520eats #tucson #downtowntucson

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520eats is “a product of Friday night happy hour. Four guys sitting around a table, talking about food.” A liquor distributor, a food snob, a cook and a bartender created the site as a resource for industry professionals and Tucson food lovers to join the conversation about the growing food scene.

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@Akayungmoney

Prepare for mouth-watering baked goodness. Angela Yung’s Instagram is sure to inspire a sweets break, with dishes like Triple Berry Cobbler Bars with Lemon-Scented Crust to Strawberry Shortcake Cookies.

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@_Arexis

It’s hard to determine which are better – Alexis’ home cooking process shots or her snaps of tacos and pizza out on the town. Go check out the “after” shot of these Italian Beef Sandwiches and decide for yourself

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@EricHolton

Fish tacos anyone? #tacos #fish #mahi #salsa #mango #tortillas #tucsonfoodie #foodporn

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Eric’s Instagram bio reads “Hockey flyers arizona tucson guitar food.” Though food comes last in the list, it’s certainly highlighted on his account. Oh, and we’ll take some of these fish tacos from the Westin La Paloma if you’re offering.

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@GabsKitchen

Considering she is a Culinary Institute of America grad and now works at Agustin Kitchen, it’s safe to say this user’s life revolves around food. Which is certainly a good thing for her followers.

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@Health_Forward

Instagram food photography isn’t all donuts and ice cream cones. If you’re looking for a healthier approach, there’s certainly a niche for that. While pursuing her Bachelor’s of Science at The University of Arizona, Kristen provides viewers with a look at the greener side of our culinary world.

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@JackieAlpers

Okay, Jackie has a bit of an advantage being a professional food photographer. After all, she only shoots for little companies like The Food Network and Refinery29. Needless to say, we are lucky to have her here in Tucson.

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@JMartinHarris 

Jim Harris is an accomplished travel and leisure photographer and shares his talent with restaurants around Tucson, like Vero Amore and Noble Hops.

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@JKWong111

Deep-fried gizzards #foodporn #tucsonfood

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If there is one thing that is clear from Jason Wong’s account, it’s that he likes to eat, and he’s certainly open-minded about it. His snaps range from Jimmy John’s to hole-in-the-wall classics to unique combinations like Wasabi Lays crumbled over store bought sushi. (Extra props for the Lucky Wishbone pic.)

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@LoiVinhDo

With a bio that reads “I promise everything I post, I ate,” how can one go wrong? Loi Do’s culinary adventures take him all over town, from Trident Grill to the Farmer’s Market.

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@OntheMenuLive

Matt Russell’s role as a local talk show host and food judge brings him to culinary events and favored restaurants around Tucson, and his followers certainly benefit.

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@streetfoodfiles

Eclairs at Bashas Grocery Store #tucson #arizona

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Kim Bayne is the Southwest’s resident food truck correspondent, or so her bio says. If you missed it, she even wrote up a feature for us on 5 Food Trucks To Satisfy Your BBQ Cravings.

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@Sucresomnia

sunday vibe ?

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Jamie Leresche’s “slight baking addiction” is certainly fine by us. If these Flourless Chocolate Cookies With Pretzel And A White Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle don’t do it for you, maybe the Homemade Strawberry Balsamic Pie will.

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@TheProperBlog

Lexy Ward’s styling background and culinary skills unite for the ultimate black hole of Instagram feeds.

Once you start scrolling, the blogger’s homemade recipes and affinity for light, airy tones draw you in and it’s seemingly impossible to stop. You’ve been warned.

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And, of course, let’s not forget our own…

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Theresa is a copywriter, food explorer and pursuer of all things creative. Find her at theresadelaney.com.

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