When it comes to a food related Instagram account, you’ll have more engagement, followers, and shares based on the quality of your images. Another key factor to make your Instagram account go viral is to pick a theme within the food realm, and stick with it! Or, if you’d like to play with two themes, pick one you’ll stick with for the majority of your weekly posts, and pick another theme to throw in once every week. Next, make sure your pictures are all high quality. If it’s in the least bit blurry, or pixelated, don’t post it. Your main purpose with your food-related Instagram account should be to make it into a perfectly curated foodie editorial-quality feed. Your audience should feel like they’re looking through a beautiful culinary magazine.

A fantastic mobile app that can help you achieve this enticing editorial appeal on your page is Pic Stitch - Collage Editor. Join your themed pictures into one seamless collage. Curate only the best images within your theme(s) of choice, and arrange them however you want using Pic Stitch’s templates. They have over 250 layouts to choose from, so your creative juices will never run dry.

Below are some food account themes, and how to curate and arrange them accordingly. As you’ll observe, all images used were high quality. Lastly, make sure to stay within the same or similar color scheme per Pic Stitch layout. This will allow for your feed to become more visually appealing.

Enjoy building your foodie editorial feed!

Food Textures

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Food textures are something that we cannot only see, but also feel, as we eat. Snapping pics of them is a great way to entice the people browsing your page. Patterns are often a part of what creates texture. Look out for any patterns of shapes or color when photographing different foods.

Food Details

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Detail, while a broad term, is something that viewers tend to hang on to. The melty cheese coming from the top of a French onion soup bowl, the drip of syrup on a stack of steaming pancakes, or the perfect char on a New York strip steak. These are all things that to many people make up the “perfect” meal. Seeing these small details and being able to capture them is a great way to rack up the likes and views.

Food Aesthetics

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The best way to create an amazing food aesthetic is to imagine items that simply go well together, or are often served alongside one another. For example, the photo collages above show a super-cute breakfast shot. Pancakes, whipped espresso, Danish pastries, are all neatly served in a basket alongside blueberries, and bananas.

The second photo collage is more reminiscent of a bistro lunch or a charcuterie board set. Cheeses, fruits and sliced meats are all arranged on a tray for sharing with friends. Other examples of food aesthetics are beautifully arranged sushi platters, old-fashioned picnic lunches, and ornate desserts. You can also rely on your place settings and environment to create foodie aesthetics.

Pretty Food

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Is this not everyone’s favorite? Some food is just pretty. It can be difficult to single out certain foods as being uniquely beautiful, since all food has the potential to be eye-catching. A good rule of thumb for determining “pretty food” is to look at the balance of colors, textures, and aesthetic. Pretty food is a combination of many factors, all rolled into one visually delicious dish.

Foodie Lifestyle

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Who doesn’t love a good restaurant? Or preparing a tasty meal for the people they love? Capturing authentic images of yourself and others preparing and enjoying your favorite foods is a great way to humanize your feed and also give it some personality. After all, it’s always better not to eat alone.