While Instagram is great for a whole lot of things (#tbt anyone?), foodstagrams are fast becoming the crowning jewels of our insta feeds. And of the many foods to photograph, the lowly sandwich has risen to the top. From the gradeschool PB&J to the ramen burger, “sandwich” means much more today than plain-old ham and cheese. Here are 11 ways to up your sandwich insta game:
1. Melt the cheese
It’s a necessary homage to the grilled cheese, but if the cheese (cheddar, havarti, whatever floats your boat) isn’t melting, consider skipping it. Lukewarm, congealed (sorry, but it had to be said) cheese is just sad. Note: cream cheese is an acceptable dairy substitute for bagel sandwiches.
2. Stacks on stacks on stacks
What’s one sandwich when you can have two? Or three? The more the merrier.
3. Slice it in half
Don’t be shy about showing off the ingredients (or about butchering your creation. It’s going to be eaten anyways). We want to see the sandwich in all of its glory, not just the bits of lettuce poking out on the sides.
4. Make a mess
Sandwiches are finger food. They’re going to be messy when you eat it, so you might as well let your followers in on the experience.
5. Pile it high
Sandwiches that barely fit in your hand make for prime food porn. Excess = likes (see #3). This is ‘murica after all.
6. Switch up the bread
7. Make it a dessert
8. Context, context, context
9. Stretch the definition
10. Know the classics
11. But capitalize on trends
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