10 Vancouver Instagram Foodies You MUST Follow In 2019

Photo credit: itsjosheats taken by monkeyeatsworld

Photo credit: itsjosheats taken by monkeyeatsworld

Instagram has given us a lot of things over the years, and we’re not just talking about great panoramic shots of Gastown or a place to show off your gym selfies.

We’re talking about food.

Vancouver is becoming widely known for its thriving and exciting food scene, all thanks to some Foodies for their drool-worthy food Instagrams.

Whether you want to live vicariously through some of Vancouver’s best food events via. Instagram Stories or just want to find out which is the best Downtown sushi restaurant - these Instagrammer Foodies have it covered and are a MUST follow for 2019. Your stomach will thank us.

1. Itsjosheats

We love Josh.

If you follow along his stories, you’ll get why. Unlike most Foodies, Josh doesn’t shy away from being on the other side of the camera. His fun, outgoing, and propensity for bright food patterned shirts makes his Instagram stories a treat (sorry) to watch!

Itsjosheats catapulted into the foodie scene recently and has amassed a strong presence in just a short time. You’ll find this towering man go the extra mile for the perfect food porn shot. Follow along his Stories and Profile as he hosts you to view what is happening around Vancouver’s food scene.

How did you get started?

[Josh]: I cannot take a good iPhone picture for the life of me (mad props to all of you that do!), so two years ago I decided to whip out the ole family DSLR and really put some effort into uploading food pictures onto Instagram! Piquant Marketing was the first to notice and reach out inviting me to participate in their Virtual Potluck. Through that I met a bunch of foodies including my bff (best food friend) @bitemevancouver who really helped integrate me into the Vancouver food influencer scene!

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Josh]: Lots of colour and lots of personality! I don't do boring. The wackier and more extreme the food item is, the more I'll be DYING to try it out! "No food left unbitten" is my motto!

Favourite Food?

[Josh]: Brunch! I'm that basic bitch!

What’s your goal for 2019?

[Josh]: I would like to try taking things off of Instagram more and incorporate a lot more video content. I'm currently wanting to brainstorm more ideas and collaborate with other creatives.

Instagram | Website

2. Domoiscraving

We can’t confirm whether her handle has any connection to Domo-Kun, the brown furry Japanese Broadcast NHK mascot that became a meme in the early 2000s. But we can confirm that Jessica (Domoiscraving) is a big fan of sushi and close ups of the trendiest food in Vancouver.

If you hop onto her Instagram Story, she’ll take you on her daily food adventures or the behind the scenes of a restaurant media tasting.

How did you get started?

[Jessica]: I actually started with blogging first and then joined the IG scene late. I started posting about my foodie adventures around 7 years ago when I just started dating Phil. We would go out every single day together to get food during our dates. I'm a super forgetful person, so blogging helped me keep track of where we went and what we thought about the restaurant. Ever since working full time, I had less time to blog so I decided to finally start our IG in 2016.

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Jessica]: On our IG, you will definitely find our fave finds in Vancouver and our travel food posts.

Favourite Food?

[Jessica]: I am OBSESSED with sushi. If I can only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of my life, it will definitely be Japanese food. One thing I am currently loving is uni. I had a really bad experience with uni before in Vancouver and I never attempted to try it again. Until our recent trip to Japan, we went to this restaurant called Cedros, owned by two young guys who used to live in Vancouver before. On their menu, one of their most popular items is their uni crostini, so we decided to just order it and give it a try. From that moment on, we FELL in love with uni and craved it ever since.

What’s your goal for 2019?

[Jessica]: For 2019, I really want to focus more on our Youtube Channel. IG has been great, we were able to meet tons of foodie friends on this platform but I feel like my Youtube channel can reach out to more people outside of Vancouver. I want to do more videos introducing people to my fave spots to eat in Vancouver. I also want to travel more, so I can do more travel vlogs for my viewers.

Instagram | Youtube

3. Purplechives

Don’t let her small stature fool you.

If you follow along Ceci’s (Purplechives) stories, you’ll see her restaurant hopping and multiple rounds of food. But with each hop and each round, you can expect her to expertly capture a table full of food for you to salivate later.

She’s one to watch in 2019!

How did you get started?

[Ceci]: I started in the summer of 2017. I eat out quite frequently - at least once a day - so I figured the best way to remember what I like/didn't like about a restaurant was to take photos. That evolved to trying to take better photos for IG. The friends I've been able to meet because of IG have been such a blessing for me.

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Ceci]: I usually post about my favourite eats in the city! Mostly in Downtown Vancouver because that's where most of my food adventures happen.

Favourite Food?

[Ceci]: Korean, Japanese or Chinese food!

What’s your goal for 2019?

[Ceci]: My goal is to expand my IG into more than just food in Vancouver. I love to travel and I would love to feature more of the restaurants I go to internationally.

Instagram | Website

4. Pistachiopicks

Brenda (Pistachiopicks) is a curious and cheerful student, Yelp Elite, and baker.

In very Yelp-like fashion, you’ll find her posts more informative and detailed than others. You can also expect Brenda to post about her honest experience to all the places she wanders to in Vancouver and abroad. And as a big food lover, she’ll try to get the story behind a dish whenever she can.

Need a bit more depth and information about whether to try a place? Brenda is your girl in 2019.

How did you get started?

[Brenda]: Food has been part of my identity the moment I learned how to pick up a spoon. Although my Ballet training restricted what I could eat, photographing and looking at food gave me an illusion of "seeing it means eating it." With my love of food and a pile of photos, I thought Instagram would be an excellent platform to keep track of my favourite foods that make me happy.

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Brenda]:My food posts range from being carbilicious, meaty to sophisticated. Close up and colourful is how I like to capture the food. Also, I love desserts and you can definitely find matcha related pictures! I enjoy posting the food I eat on my travels too. So, if you don't find what you want to see, message me and I will connect you to your foodie dreams.

Favourite Food?

[Brenda]: I am obsessed with anything matcha, sweet and savoury. You can find me scouting for the best of the best in each city during my travels.

What’s your goal for 2019?

[Brenda]: I want Pistachiopicks to not only showcase North American food creations but also the Asia food scene. I hope to engage with more food bloggers, chefs and restaurateurs around the world to learn what drives their relationship with food as well as their inspiration and creativity.

Instagram | Yelp | Website (coming soon)

5. Deannawoo

EVERYBODY GO WOOOO!

We’ve been following Deanna (Deannawoo) for sometime now. Here’s what you need to know about her:

  • The unofficial mascot for Church’s Chicken, Earnest Ice Cream, Trafiq Bakery, Pokerrito, Beta5 Chocolates and unofficial Ambassador for Sushi

  • The Pun Girl (read her captions and be blessed).

  • Eats more than a horse and still have more defined abs than you.

If someone calls themselves a ‘self-diagnosed sugar addict’, you know you’re in for a treat when you follow them. Loud, talkative, outgoing, - your 2019 won’t be complete without Deannawoo.

How did you get started?

[Deanna]: I think I didn’t really take Instagram seriously until maybe 2 years ago. I grew up eating 3 main things: my grandma’s Chinese food; McDonalds; and Pizza Hut. I didn’t really start exploring different types of food until maybe my 3rd or 4th year of university.

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Deanna]: Dessert. Sushi. Fried Chicken. Bubble Tea. Did I say dessert? I have a huge sweet tooth and I’m pretty sure all of Vancouver knows by now.

Favourite Food?

[Deanna]: I love fried chicken with a passion. But I couldn’t eat it every day. However, ice cream on the other hand, I could. Earnest Icecream to be exact. Ok throw in a slice of Trafiq cake while you’re at it.

What’s your goal for 2019?

[Deanna]: My goal for 2019 is to really invest in the time to get to know other influencers, restaurant owners, and brands. For me, Instagram is a platform to be able to learn about other people rather than just a way to get a free meal. I have so much respect for people on Instagram because it requires so much diligence to Instagram daily and to engage with followers and other people.

Instagram

6. Pearlthefoodie

Pearl (pearlthefoodie) is a top potato.

She was recently part of Buzzfeed Tasty’s videos to show the world the power of Vancouver food. Not everyone gets the opportunity to put Vancouver on the food map!

Prancing onto her profile you’ll find an elegant collection of the latest food and her personal creations, with soft muted white backgrounds. Her minimal style is a nice break from the colourful explosions or in your face food porn.

How did you get started?

[Pearl]: Almost 3 years ago. Originally had an account where I posted lots of random pics but lots of food, and it annoyed some of my friends so I made another account, made it private and posted all my food photos there as a collection. I eventually made it public and kept posting photos and self-proclaimed myself a “foodie” lol but I’m no expert.

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Pearl]: I mainly post solely food photos. I post about everything such as new menu items, recommendations, new finds, dishes from new restaurants, foods from other countries, and obviously gram worthy but not necessarily tasty food lol

Favourite Food?

[Pearl]: If I can only choose one favourite, it’d be Japanese cuisine. Specifically nigiri sushi. I also love ice cream, soft serve, or gelato.

What’s your goal for 2019?

[Pearl]: I’d like to start doing youtube such as vlogging or mukbang if I have the time and resource.

Instagram (food) | Instagram (lifestyle)

7. Food_with_howie

Howard (food_with_howie) may be Vancouver’s bubble tea king.

Hopping onto his Instagram Stories, you’ll find Howard making his daily bubble tea run and dining at unpretentious spots around the city. Because he regularly visits different restaurants, you’ll be sure to discover a new spot to add to your growing food bucket list when you check his stuff.

This is a rising star you need to follow in 2019.

How did you get started?

[Howard]: I started my IG back in April when I had a friend doing a live IG. I had friends telling me to start an IG way before that because I am constantly on Snapchat posting food. My passion for food started when I was young when I watched the food channel everyday with my family.

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Howard]: When you land on my page, you will firstly see the price of the item that you are getting. Secondly, you will get a full description of what's on it and my opinion on it. And finally you will get a description on where you can get it.

Favourite Food?

[Howard]: Bubble tea!

What your goal for 2019?

[Howard]: My goal for 2019 is to do more blogging and get my name out there more

Instagram

8. Creamylicks

How much do you love ice cream?

Probably not as much as Amy and David (creamylicks). But that’s okay. These two will give you the scoop (sorry) on the newest and most delicious frozen treats in the city. Their ice cream ONLY profile and dedicated map on their website will have you covered. After all, having a guide to all the best ice cream spots is handy for everyone.

Yes - even those who are lactose intolerant.

Ice cream lovers must be following Creamylicks in 2019.

How did you get started?

[Amy & David]: We started our Instagram page in the Fall of 2017. When we first started dating, David wooed Amy by promising to take her for Rain or Shine Taco Tuesdays. Ever since then, we have always gone for ice cream dates. We thought Instagram was missing an all ice cream page in Vancouver, so we began sharing pictures from our ice cream adventures.

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Amy & David]: All ice cream! We love to try all the different ice cream shops around Vancouver and take pictures of them. New shops are opening all the time and they all offer something different. Whether it's quality gelato, soft serve, or they offer unique toppings, flavours or non-dairy options, we'll try them all! And we feel Instagram is the best platform to share our thoughts and pictures.

Favourite Food?

[Amy & David]: Obviously ice cream! We also love sushi, pizza, bubble tea, fried chicken, pasta and sweet and sour pork.

What’s your goal for 2019:?

[Amy & David]: For 2019, we'd love to post more ice cream spots, meet new food friends and give you different types of content like videos and website posts! Stay tuned!

Instagram | Website

9. Eatwithmao

Back in Vol.1, we featured Andrew (eatwithmao) as our Influencer Highlight. Since then, he’s taken his content to another level.

With a background in the film industry, eatwithmao’s profile will showcase Vancouver in a way unlike any other Foodie. You’ll be instantly drawn to his videos, where he expertly uses slow-motion to capture food porn or a bartender in action. It will instantly make you drool!

Food isn’t the only thing you’ll find on eatwithmao’s page. He’s a big fan of cars, so you’ll find him cruising around with the a new test car each month.

How did you get started?

[Andrew]: I started IG January 2017 and got started an account dedicated to food as my creative outlet after changing hats in the film industry from an artist role to production manager. I've always loved food since that's a big thing with Chinese families when celebrating. I think anyone who loves food is a foodie already. If you're asking how to get invited to restaurants for free food then my first step was learning how to create content that is on par or better than those who have "made it". The second step is networking by engaging with the community over their IG post or stories. It's only a matter of time before you make it too!

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Andrew]: The newest restaurants, menu items, festivals and cars in British Columbia presented in an appealing way through photography, and videography.

Favourite Food?

[Andrew]: Any type of noodle soup.

What is your goal for 2019?

[Andrew]: The goal for 2019 is to work with tourism boards and travel to other cities to do what I do best. Feature delicious food and fun things to do in the city.

Instagram | Website | Facebook | Pinterest | Youtube | Twitter

10. Wingthefoodie

Although Wing (wingthefoodie) has troubles holding her liquor, we’re a big fan of watching her local and international food adventures.

Hopping onto her Instagram Stories, you’ll see Wing with the infamous dog filter munching on the latest tasty items. Being someone #welltravelled, Wing brings the insight of whether a certain place is just hype or is actually good. And from time to time, Wing will bless us with her drawing skills - where she’ll amplify the food with her adorable drawings.

Caution: following wingthefoodie will make you have a major itch to go travel. But if you’re looking to travel in 2019, her page will give you ideas on the best and aesthetic spots to add to your bookmark.

How did you get started?

[Wing]: I started IG in my senior year in high school as a way to share the food and restaurants I liked. It was convenient because I was equally into taking pictures (of anything really) as I was into eating, so IG was the perfect platform at the time. Things really picked up for me when I won the Dine Out For a Year contest in 2013 and started to venture out into the variety of food here in the city. I would say I started taking IG more seriously when I returned from my year abroad last December and had a newfound urge to share with everyone all the good food I enjoyed while overseas. Since then, I've had the opportunity to attend events and meet more amazing local foodies who I can call my good friends today. It's crazy to think how much has happened since then but I'm so glad that I'm where I am now!

What can people expect when they follow you?

[Wing]: I guess my IG feed aesthetic could be described as vibrant and and focused - as in, most of my shots highlight one particular dish. Sometimes, you might come across #wingfoodles which is my way of making posts a bit more out-of-the-ordinary. You can find me doodling or animating some of my pictures (which yes, I do myself on Photoshop) - I try to keep things original and interesting :)

Favourite Food?

[Wing]: Japanese food has a special place in my heart. Oh and noodles. If you are what you eat, I'm basically a noodle. Ramen, pho, naengmyeon, lo mein, udon, pasta - you name it, I probably love it.

What is your goal for 2019?

[Wing]: I want to define my brand - as in make my content more consistent and higher quality. I don't want to be just another food account people aimlessly follow. Hopefully, I will narrow down on a style I want to continue, blog more often, and think of more doodles/animations to do. I'm also looking at including more travel/lifestyle food aspects but that's still in the works.

Instagram | Website

By following these 10 Vancouver Instagram Foodies, your stomach will be set and happy in 2019. A happy stomach makes a great New Year Resolution doesn’t it? It is one we guarantee you won’t have trouble maintaining past February.

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