I am a big advocate of taking pictures of food. Often before I go to restaurants, I look up photos of the food I will be getting to make sure that whatever I order will be suitable #FTP (For The Picture) #FTI (For The Instagram).
Living on the outskirts of Chicago, a major food city, there are so many INCREDIBLE places to go for food. However, there are some places that are particularly good for taking food Instagrams. As such, I have made a thorough guide of 16 places in the Windy City where you will be able to get the perfect food Instagrams #FTI
Description: Yuzu Chicago is a great spot for ~artsy~ and delicious sushi rolls and robata grilled dishes. Be sure to order the Dragon Ball roll under the "Yuzu Jumbo Roll" section of the menu!
Location: 1751 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
#SpoonTip: Yuzu is BYOB.
Description: BomboBar serves coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast sandwiches, gelato and its signature bombolini (an Italian hole-less doughnut).
Location: 832 W Randolph St, Chicago IL 60607
3. Siena Tavern
Description: Siena Tavern is a great Italian restaurant open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Try the French Toast (above).
Location: 51 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
4. 3 Arts Cafe
Description: The most amazing brunch and the most aesthetically pleasing place to take a picture.
Location: 1300 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
Description: Summer House Santa Monica will transport you to the warmth of California. Try the Avocado Toast with perfectly poached eggs & house made bread!
Location: 1954 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
Description: Dylan's Candy Bar is a sprawling candy store with all kinds of sweets, including this ice cream.
Location: 445 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
7. Cone Chicago
Description: Cone Chicago is a family-owned ice cream shop specializing in unique flavors like birthday cake ice cream covered in Lucky Charms.
Location: 1047 W. Madison St. Chicago, IL 60607
Description: If you are craving a cookie and want a pic for the Insta, check this place out.
Location: 3109 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Description: The Godfrey Hotel has by far the best rooftop view in Chicago. Try out the cocktails...happy hour is from 4-7pm!
Location: 127 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
10. Public House Chicago
Description: Public House Chicago has the best milkshakes. You'll definitely want to bring out your camera for this one!
Location: 400 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
11. Flo Cafe
Description: Flo Cafe is a funky brunch place with Fruity Pebbles French Toast that is to die for.
Location: 1434 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 6064
12. La Colombe Coffe
Description: If you like coffee art and chocolate chip cookies, go to La Colombe Cafe! The wooden tables make a perfect canvas for that perfect Instagram.
Address: 5158 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
13. Aha Crepe
Description: Aha Crepe is known for serving Crepes and Dessert, ranging from sweet to savory.
Location: 2435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 6061
Description: Kanela Breakfast Club has the yummiest and most satisfying French toast. Perfect for a ~hungover~ brunch.
Location: 502 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 6061
Description: The OG of dessert crazes, Sprinkles has by far the most delicious and aesthetically pleasing cupcakes in Chicago. Make sure to order the black and white cupcake or the classic sprinkle cupcake. You can't go wrong!
Location: 50 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611
Description: Nutella® and Eataly are iconic Italian brands that share a common belief in amazing food. The Nutella Bar at Eataly Chicago is unreal. Be sure to try their all-natural gelato served in a crunchy waffle cup.
Location: The Shops at North Bridge, 43 Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
Now, get ready to up your Instagram game. Take out your camera and start snapping those pics.
#SpoonTip: don't use flash when taking pictures of food. Flash will reflect badly off of plates/foods that are oily (i.e. butter/oil)