It’s not breaking news that New York City is the city to visit if you’re looking to score some major likes on your next Insta food pic. But not all food porn is created equal, and these spots are definitely the best if you want to take yours to the next level. Check out these top places — you won’t regret letting the camera eat first.
1. Holey Cream
Endless options of donuts, ice cream, and toppings to mix and match — there’s no way you can leave Holey Cream without an insta of your Frankenstein donut ice cream sandwich. Bonus points for capturing chocolate sauce dripping down the sides (and for resisting a bite before you take the pic).
If you want the best guacamole that the city has to offer, trust us, Rosa Mexicano is your place. From authentic tacos to spicy margaritas, Rosa’s does it better than anyone else, and they make food so beautiful you won’t regret letting the camera eat first.
#SpoonTip: Bring home tortillas, guac, and chips to make a DIY breakfast burrito. Be sure to top with a sunny side up egg and pomegranate seeds.
Magnolia’s Bakery is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic food stops in all of NYC. The creamy swirls of frosting and bright toppings make them instantly recognizable — any (or all) of its cupcakes makes for an Insta that will undoubtedly bring the likes rolling in.
Thompson Square Bagels has you covered for absolutely any bagel craving you might have. The fillings and spreads range from savory to sweet, so there’s no doubt that you’ll leave satisfied. The totally stacked breakfast sandwiches or cream cheese-filled bagels are sure to fill both your camera roll and your stomach, so make sure to leave room.
5. BBar & Grill
Want to get some atmosphere with your meal? Check out BBar & Grill, which has an open outdoor patio where you can enjoy any of the delicious items on its long menu. Pizza for brunch with a view? Yes, you can have it all.
This cute little bakery provides Insta-tunities like no other. If you want a break from the typical photogenic cupcake photo, snap a picture of cupcakes being iced behind the glass counter, or step outside to take a picture in front of the shop’s wall mural. But no worries if you’re looking for the perfect cupcake photo, because you’re sure to find it here as well. No matter what you choose, it’s guaranteed to get you major Insta points.
Just when you thought ice cream couldn’t get any better, Ample Hills Creamery changed the game. Get any of their scoops on top of a pretzel or M&M cookie cone, and you’re sure to impress all your followers with your bomb dessert combo.
If you want options, be sure to stop by any of NY’s Urbanspace pop-up food markets. Jicama’s stand is prime for getting some color onto your grid and delivering unusual yet delicious combinations, like chicken and mango. Spicy, sweet, and Spoon-approved.
9. Food Exhibits
New York has an exhibit for pretty much everything, from hot sauce to french fries. Show your dedication to the food gram game by posting (and geotagging) a picture from any of these unusual displays. Good news: at these exhibits, you definitely won’t be the only person taking an excessive amount of photos #basic status avoided.