New York and LA are not the only places bursting with bloggers these days. The Bay Area is home to hundreds of inspired individuals cooking, styling, crafting, and typing their way through the city. Whether you’re in dire need of food-spo or not, you should be following these seven blogs.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Lily Kaplan knows the ins and outs of every restaurant worth going to in the city. She gives honest feedback, and separates her posts by sections of the city, and the cuisine of your choice. Whether you’re craving Mexican, or getting hangry in Soma, Kaplan has a place for you.
Heidi Swanson is legit. Author of three cookbooks, a New York Times bestselling writer, and winner of a 2012 James Beard Award, Swanson is a real-deal foodie. Her recipes focus on natural, whole, seasonal foods, and her pictures are stunning. This lady captures the beauty in carrots and cauliflower and somehow transforms them into delicious meal staples.
Attention all hipsters: this blog is for you. Kasey and Matthew’s kitchen consists of fresh, local, mouthwatering recipes and music to match. She does the cooking, and he does the dj’ing. Think broccoli meets Beyoncé. The blog even offers a subscription to meal plans and playlists you can try and listen to at home.
This food and lifestyle blog has a little of everything. Delicious recipes, gift guides, DIY beauty tips, and trip itineraries for the traveling crowd. A Side of Sweet, equipped with the most gorgeous photography, is your one stop shop for all things lifestyle. If you haven’t already tried out a recipe (the tiramisu ice cream is heavenly), or a DIY craft (whipped body butter anyone?), you’re missing out.
This family-style inspired blog is home to a plethora of delicious recipes and pictures to prove it. Liren Baker uses Bay Area produce to her advantage, but does not shy away from good old comfort food. Whether your looking for a sweet treat, a veggie filled entrée, or a blast from the past, Baker can deliver.
Kimberly Masselbrink, author of Vibrant Food, and the voice behind The Year in Food takes stunning pictures of her tasteful recipes. Emphasizing on seasonal fruits and vegetables, Masselbrink’s recipes are always delicious and often guilt free. Basically she has a recipe for healthy s’mores. Need I say more?
7. Eat the Love
For anyone with a sweet tooth, (presumably everyone), this blog is for you. Irvin Lin has been an avid baker since the age of 9, and his posts are likely to cause some major drool-age on your keyboard. Whether you’re a pie person, cookie connoisseur, or cupcake kid, Lin will not disappoint.