Whether you’ve just moved to Denver or you’ve lived here your entire life, everyone’s gotta eat. Want to stay on top of all the latest and greatest places to dine in the Mile High City? Follow these Instagram foodies to be in the known about restaurant hot spots worth visiting in Denver.
I’ve curated a list of the food accounts that have impressed me with their original content, drool-worthy photographs, and consistently solid recommendations.
Bloggers, ‘Grammers, and Local Food Lovers
Shameless self-promotion alert! Laura (that’s me!) has a focus on highlighting the very best of the Denver food scene. She has a running obsession with finding the best ramen in Denver and has a love for all things pasta and noodles. A frequent traveler, she takes her followers along for the ride and reveals her favorite places to eat while traveling in the US and abroad. Some recent visits: New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, the UK, and Colombia.
Comino Food Stories
The Comino Food Stories is a Boulder-based operation that frequently stops into Denver to dine. Jimena and co. are the go-to account for artful shots of tacos, dumplings, and elote… lots of elote. They also have an interesting video series called “Hospitality Heros” interviewing local food industry creatives.
Bites with Bre
One of the very first accounts I started following when I moved to Denver, Bre consistently serves up delicious content, with a special focus on drinks and desserts.
Hungry Hungry Hipsters
Ashley and Christian are a married couple that know the perfect date night spot to impress your special someone.
Nam comes from a Vietnamese family and is my go-to source for discovering the best pho. She also seems to be an early riser as she always seems to be hitting the most awesome brunch spots before I’ve even gotten out of the house.
Let’s face it, stoners can have some dubious food cravings, but this particular weed-aficionados somehow manage to always be riding some intense culinary highs almost all the time. If you want to know what the hot spots in town are, be sure to check out their Stories for an indication of where the cool kids are at any given moment.
Eat Drink ‘n’ Repeat
Downtown dwellers Kay and Vinay are experts at the ooey gooey cheese pull and sauce pour and cover everything from hot wings to haute cuisine.
World Is My Menu
Looking for tacos, burgers, and technicolor cocktails in Denver? Alexa’s tried them all. Sprinkled in among her Denver-area picks, you’ll also spy some delectable food conquests from her frequent trips around the country.
This British transplant knows a good cocktail and loves a good happy hour.
Food writers, photographers, and chefs
Mark is Westword’s Food & Drink editor. Always the adventurous eater, he always seems to be highlighting great under-the-radar restaurants on his feed.
Brittni Bell Warshaw
You’ve probably seen this Denver-based food and lifestyle photographer’s work featured in some of your favorite publications around town. Her most recent projects have centered around beautiful, mysterious shots of glamorous cocktails.
Formerly of Eater Denver, now food writer at the Denver Post. She doesn’t have a public Instagram account, but you can find her work on the official Denver Post food Insta. In addition to being great with words, she has a fantastic eye for taking photographs.
This food writer at The Know, Denver Post is always eating something delicious, and always has something funny to say.
Top Chef Colorado alumni and Executive Cheft/Partner of Bar Dough in LoHi. Expects lots of beautiful shots of pasta and of course, fancy toast.
Did I miss one of your favorite Denver-based Instagrammers? Let me know who you think is worth checking out by leaving your picks in the comments.