Have you been known to choose a restaurant or dish based on how it would look in photos? Do you sit near restaurant windows so the lighting is better? Are your friends used to waiting to eat so you can document the experience? This blog post is for you. We asked some of our favorite local food bloggers and photographers which Austin restaurants are most Instagram-worthy.
Schmidt Family Barbecue
"I appreciate how more restaurants are now realizing that having 'gramable" dishes is vital to getting publicity and most are accommodating for foodies and influencers. One of my favorite things to shoot is BBQ, especially when you load up an entire tray full of meat and sides. Nearly every spot in town is Instagram-worthy if you have big enough appetite and enough daylight to shoot a good photo."
Hayden Walker, austinfoodmagazine.com
"Hidden away by Deep Eddy Pool is the cutest (and most delicious) burger spot in Austin. We're talkin' tiki drinks, soft serve, crinkle fries, colorful tables and a laid-back atmosphere. The blue Hawaiian burger is my favorite, but you can't go wrong with any of the choices! The food is good, but the vibes are even better."
Shelby Sorrel, shelbysorrel.com
“You can now get a taste of Peru in Austin at the newly opened Yuyo in East Austin. The dishes are not only beautifully plated, but also delicious - everything from arroz con mariscos to the vegetales a la brasa. The fish is flown in every week along with produce from all around the world. The bright yellow pineapple pisco sour is Instagram-worthy and so good!”
Jane Ko, atasteofkoko.com
“Nothing gets more likes than a huge bowl of ramen noodles! I love Ramen Tatsu-Ya’s miso hot bowl but you really can’t wrong with any of their noodles. 🍜”
Natalie Paramore, natalieparamore.com
"Whether it's a perfectly fried egg atop a hot honey butter biscuit, or a gooey dripping grilled cheese stuffed with melted gouda, cheddar, and mozzarella, you really can't order wrong at Holy Roller. The decor is inspired by punk rock, and the menu is dedicated to brunch all day. Everything is not only Insta-worthy, but it tastes delicious too and offers indulgences covering all sweet to savory ends of the spectrum."
Shayda Torabi, dinewithshayda.com
See what we ordered for brunch at the new @lepolitiqueaustin 🥐 a can't miss experience here in Austin! Pictured is the Legation Burger with morbier cheese, frisée, cornichons, tomato fondue and French fries, the Croque Madame griddled Parisian ham and comté sandwich, the salade de niçoise, and the galette norvégienne crêpe. #ATX #AustinFoodstagram
“Le Politique is one of my new favorite Austin restaurants. It opened right before I left for my trip to Paris this past fall, and now I go back regularly just for the cheese, desserts (Paris Brest) and wine. Brunch is also a must on weekends and don’t forget to visit the patisserie, which serves up freshly baked croissants, macarons and coffee from 7a.m. - 4 p.m.."
Rachel Holtin, austinfoodstagram.cool
Have other favorites? Share your restaurant pics with us on Twitter or Instagram using #TrueAustin!
Contributed by Katie Cook.