Whether they share some healthy and clean eating inspiration or some of the tastiest over-the-top indulgences, foodie influencers have become most popular on social media. Food influencers are using their social media platforms to share their love for delicious meals and recipes with an abundance of followers. If you are a nutritional, food CPG or restaurant brand, you’ll want to check out these food influencers as they eat their way into the social media feeds of many.
Top foodie influencers with all the tasty content
You wouldn’t expect a food influencer to be controversial, but that’s what Vani, aka the Food Babe, is. She regularly takes the food industry to task for artificial ingredients, GMOs, and so on, in food products. People look to her as a top source for information about healthy food. She boasts nearly 1.4M followers on Instagram.
The YouTuber behind Nerdy Nummies, Rosanna, is one of the top foodie influencers with more than 14.4M subscribers. As you might guess from the name, her specialty is putting together baked goods with a geeky twist, such as a Pokemon Loveball cake. She has lots of candy featured in her videos.
Wayne is a popular foodie who takes to TikTok to share his favorite Chinese cuisine. With more than 936.5k followers, Wayne fills the feeds of many as he shows exactly how to create authentic Chinese meals through his tutorials. From trending Chinese recipes to easy to make stir-fry chicken dishes, Wayne entertains many.
Popular on Instagram as “The Food Magician”, Josh uses his platform to share his passion for finding great restaurants and delicious meals with more than 88,100 followers. The famous foodie has also appeared on The Jimmy Fallon show to share some of his tasty finds. He fills his feed with unique, once in a lifetime meals you’ll want to try yourself.
Yumna — Feel Good Foodie
With a following of more than 4M on Instagram, Yumna has grabbed the attention of many with healthy food and easy recipes. As the founder of Oath Oats, Yumna focuses on prioritizes clean eating and shares recipes her followers can recreate to do the same. From protein-packed sweet treats to classic Lebanese dishes, Yumna shares delicious food.
J. Kenji López-Alt
Combination science nerds and foodies follow J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for his decidedly scientific approach to food and cooking. The top foodie influencer is the former editor at Cook’s Illustrated. He has also published “The Food Lab,” which delves deep into the science behind cooking. He has 537K followers on Instagram.
Joy the Baker
Joy the Baker is the creator of DrakeonCake and a top foodie influencer with 519K followers. As you might guess from her name, her Instagram feed shows tasty desserts and baked goods. She’s also managed to transfer some of her online influence into offline products, such as cookbooks, as well as to partnerships with brands.
The chef behind Momofuku Milk Bar, David has managed to amass a sizable following on Instagram: 1.7M followers. As one of the top foodie influencers, he mainly posts pictures of food, including dishes made at his restaurant and elsewhere. He also hosts two podcasts now that share his delicious taste, the DaveChangShow and Recipeclub.
Natalie Mortimer and Hollie Erickson
The women behind Modern Proper, Natalie Mortimer and Holly Erickson, are top foodie influencers and have more than 436K Instagram followers. The pair were finalists for Saveur’s Best Home-Cooked Food Blog in 2016. Part of their appeal is their focus on homemaking for the modern age and on prepping delicious but simple meals. Their Instagram links all the best recipes from their blog and cookbooks.
Although the name of his YouTube channel is Fit Men Cook, Kevin shares recipes designed for both men and women who want to eat healthy to maintain whatever work they’ve put in at the gym. This top foodie influencer’s YouTube channel has more than 630K subscribers, while 1.6M people follow him on Instagram.
Daniela Gulmar Garcia — houstonfoodiess
If you live in the Houston area, you know exactly who Daniela is. As one of the city’s most popular foodie influencers with more than 181K followers, Daniela loves to share her favorite restaurants, street food, and hidden gems all around the city. From the hottest Chinese restaurants to Texas classics like Whataburger, Daniela shares it all.
Ever wonder why food trucks are a thing these days? You have Roy to thank for that. After graduating from a top cooking school in NYC, Choi sank his money into a food truck serving a Korean-Mexican fusion of barbecue. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, Choi has 563K followers on Instagram, sharing his favorite meals and restaurants.
Known on TikTok as “The World’s Favorite Mom,” Tabitha shares her favorite homemade recipes with more than 5M followers. After her daughter encouraged her to turn to a vegan diet, Tabitha became obsessed and started creating the best vegan-based meals. Her TikTok is full of easy-to-make vegan recipes you won’t want to miss.
Popular on TikTok as “The Food Guy” and “The King of Crunch,” Tommy has earned a following of more than 9.5M by sharing his favorite food hacks. He combines foods and creates unusual but tasty combinations. Using Kraft cheese slices, Cheetos, and ramen, Tommy creates the wildest meals that all his followers love.
Vegan Spicy Cashew Dressing: 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp raw cashews 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tbsp filtered water 2 tbsp rice vinegar (can sub white vinegar) 2 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos (can sub soy sauce) 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp pure maple syrup 1 tbsp sesame oil Juice of 1 lime 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp ginger, minced or grated 1 tsp siracha (more for more spice) Sea salt, to taste Optional: 1 tsp of red pepper flakes (if you like more spice) Blend everything up and adjust flavors as needed. Shoutout to @gatherednutrition for the recipe! #asavegan #vegandressing #cashewdressing #spicycashewdressing #sweetgreenpartner #sweetgreen #vegan♬ original sound - Nzinga Young
Bring on the Fall fiesta! 🌮🍁 Dive into autumn awesomeness with a flavor-fusion packed punch in my nourishing Pumpkin Curry Tostadas, crafted with a dash of cinnamon and a sprinkle of love ❤️ It’s got the warm, rich textures of chickpeas, squash, and pumpkin dancing together in harmony, all swirled into velvety coconut cream.Top it off with fresh pomegranate seeds, @Follow Your Heart feta, and freshness and It's a cozy carnival for your taste buds, a crunchy and savory sensation that's all about celebrating the season. Now grab a tasty Curry Tostada and let the Fall festivities begin! 🎵 INGREDIENTS: Oil (¼ Cup) Bay Leaves (3 Leaves) Cinnamon Sticks (2-4 Sticks) Diced White Onions (½ Cup) Cubed Butternut Squash or Pumpkin (1.5 Cups) Pumpkin Purée (1 Cup) Crushed Tomatoes (1 Cup) Coconut Cream (2 Cups) Cooked Chickpeas (1 Cup) Curry Powder (1 Tbs) Turmeric Powder (1 Tsp) Garam Masala Powder (1 Tsp) Cumin Powder (½ Tsp) Fresh Ginger (1 Tbs) Fresh Cilantro (1 Cup) Salt to Taste Follow Your Heart Vegenaise (1 Cup) Vinegar (3 Tbs) Chili Powder (1 Tsp) Onion Powder (2 Tbs) Cilantro (1 Cup) Hummus (1 Cup) Jalapeño (1 Jalapeño) Pomegranate Seeds (¼ Cup) Follow Your Heart Feta Crumbles (¼ Cup) Edible Flowers (¼ Cup) Corn Tortillas INSTRUCTIONS: 1. In a large pot with hot oil, lightly pan fry fresh sage and cinnamon sticks. 2. As the sage and Cinnamon begin to brown and become more aromatic, add in diced white onions and sauté them in the oil until slightly translucent and clear. 3. Next add in cubed Squash and mix it all in with the cinnamon, sage, and onion oil. Mix everything together well. 4. Once the butternut squash has been cooking for about five minutes in the pot, add in pumpkin purée, crushed tomatoes, coconut cream, curry powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, fresh ginger, and mix everything together well. 5. Next add in cooked chickpeas, minced cilantro, salt, and pepper to taste. 6. Let the pot cook while covered on medium heat until the cubed, butternut squash is fully cooked all the way through. 7. While the curry is cooking, make the jalapeño sauce by blending together Follow Your Heart Vegenaise, vinegar, fresh jalapeño, chili powder, onion powder, fresh, cilantro, and hummus. Blend until everything is smooth and creamy. 8. Toast the corn tortillas in an oven until they are lightly browned and crispy like tortilla chips. This should take no more than 4-7 minutes in the oven at 415°F. 9. Once the butternut squash is fully cooked, you are ready to build the Tostadas. Start with a layer of jalapeño cream, then top it with the pumpkin curry. Next add on a drizzle of more jalapeño cream, and Garnish, the Tostadas with Follow Your Heart feta cheese, Fresh cilantro, edible flowers, and pomegranate seeds. Serve this on a bed of arugula or spinach. 10. Sing your song. Do your dance. Speak your truth and enjoy the Pumpkin Curry Tostadas! #pumpkin #recipe #vegan #curry #veganfood #easyrecipe #cheese #plantbased #tostadas♬ original sound - Gabrielle Reyes