It’s easy to understand why Tucson restaurants – or any restaurant for that matter – would want to share their offerings on everyone’s favorite visual-centric social media platform.
For a restaurant to run a successful Instagram account, it’s important to frequently post high-quality photos – ideally of their food – while updating followers about current specials.
And, of course, the photos have to make us hungry.
Below are 13 restaurants rocking it on Instagram that you’ll want to follow.
5 Points Market
With the fresh, colorful ingredients in each dish, it would be hard to get an unappealing photo from a table at 5 Points Market.
Along with their food, the restaurant keeps things interesting for their followers with pictures of handwritten announcements, like menus for their pop-up dinners and changes in their daily hours.
For more information, visit 5pointstucson.com.
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Costini topped w/ herb cream cheese, braised spinach, red chili shrimp, smoked house bistro steak, & poached eggs. Finished w/ a roasted garlic hollandaise. The Charles Schulz Benedict!! #bajacafe #breakfast #brunch #lunch #eggsbenedict #shrimp #steak #local #Tucsonfood #eastside
The best part about Baja Cafe is their consistent use of local ingredients. This definitely shines through on their Instagram page. With close-up photos of their breakfast and lunch dishes, their Instagram followers are truly able to see each of the ingredients up close and personal.
For more information, visit bajacafetucson.com.
Cafe a La C’Art
Cafe a La C’Art’s account goes hand-in-hand with the ambiance of the restaurant. With a few added pictures of scenery, the feed mainly focuses on lots and lots of pictures of food.
With close-ups of meatball subs, mango cranberry salsa, Spanish rice, and red velvet pancakes, every picture will make you want to take a trip down to the museum for some culture and cuisine.
For more information, visit cafealacarttucson.com.
Food Conspiracy Co-Op
Not only do they feature colorful and creative pictures, Food Conspiracy Co-Op is constantly informing their followers of their newest products and discounts for the day. Add on the giveaways, and it’s no surprise that they have close to 2.000 followers!
For more information, visit foodconspiracy.coop.
Hub Ice Cream Factory
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It's a RED OUT at #HubIceCream w/ our new Strawberry ice cream, feat. fresh strawberries–the perfect treat to BEAR DOWN w/ vs. ASU 2Nite! #ASWho #BearDown #APlayersProgram #Wildcats #GameDay #UA #wildcats #uawildcats #WildcatPride #redout #beatasu #Tucson #DowntownTucson #HUB #icecream #LocallyOwned #EatLocal #nailart
Imagine this: You’re scrolling through your feed on a warm day in Tucson’s 90-degree spring season. All of a sudden, you scroll past Hub’s latest post — a picture of a delicious ice cream cone, covered in sprinkles.
That scenario can become reality when following the Hub Ice Cream Factory, which technically is not a restaurant. But, they used to be.
And if that’s just not good enough for you, the Hub also gives its guests many chances to win a $10 gift card by posting selfies at the restaurant.
For more information, visit hubicecream.com.
Lindy’s on 4th
Lindy’s obviously has a strong devotion towards burgers, which makes their Instagram a dream come true for burger enthusiasts.
Not only do their pictures feature several types of burgers to set the mood for your craving, their feed also features GIFs of food being fried, plated, and loved.
For more information, visit lo4th.com.
Penca’s feed will make you hungry (and thirsty!) like no other. About half is dedicated towards crave-worthy foodie photos, while the other half is is all about their sangria and cocktails.
For more information, visit pencarestaurante.com.
Pepper Trees Inn
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One of our favorite southwestern style breakfasts. Organic fried egg, with a crispy corn fritter, sweet potato pan fries, zucchini pancakes, bacon basket filled with avocado. Sprinkled with tomatoes, cilantro and crispy chipotle cheddar croutons . #breakfast #brunch #chefslife #chefs #pastrychef #instachef #beautifulcuisine #hautecuisines #foodpics #foodphotography #chefsofinstagram #healthyfood #farmtotable #gardenchef #tucsonchefs #tucsonfoodie #inn #smallhotels #thisismyfood #theartofplating #foodstarz_official #glutenfree #foodelia #culinarychefsportal #chefstalk
Pepper Trees Inn is a Bed and Breakfast in Tucson, and their food is made and plated with high class intentions. Each of their dishes is truly a form of plated art, which only makes its followers ten times more hungry.
With dishes so pretty, it would be hard to not snap a picture for social media.
For more information, visit peppertreesinn.com.
Prep & Pastry
Prep & Pastry may be known for their great brunch and kind hospitality, but what about their witty Instagram captions? Captioned under a shot of biscuits and gravy is, “Mind your biscuits and life will be gravy.”
Or how about their caption for bacon donuts? “Understand your worth. Value your life. Appreciate your bacon.” Their feed will make your mouth water, while also brightening your day.
For more information, visit prepandpastry.com.
If you’re crazy for margaritas, this is the place for you. In celebration of their Margarita Mondays, Reforma has colorful beverages spotted all over their feed.
But if you’re not crazy for margaritas, Reforma has you covered. They also share plenty of pictures of their entrees, including fish tacos on housemade tortillas, chicken flautas, and relleno calabaza.
For more information, visit reformatucson.com.
If you think Time Market’s website is nice, you should see their Instagram. Filled with images of our favorite fresh-baked bread, pizza and sweets, the Time Market account also features pictures of coffee. And what’s better than seeing coffee as you scroll through your feed on an early morning?
For more information, visit timemarket.xyz.
The B Line
The B Line’s feed will have you drooling after almost every picture they post. Pie, wine, fish tacos, and German chocolate cake — honestly, where could they go wrong?
Those cutout hearts? Come on.
For more information, visit blinerestaurant.com.
While Wildflower’s feed is filled with photos of their many menu choices, it also features a couple short videos, such as their video of the preparation towards their famous apple crisp.
With professional images of their dining options, you’ll be running to Wildflower, drooling for a huckleberry tart.
For more information, visit foxrc.com.