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Foodies are drawn to Chicago for its abundance of delicious eats. The Windy City is known for so many things, but the food scene is usually at the top of any traveler’s list. Whether you’re a local or heading to Chicago for a weekend, finding food Instagram accounts is the quickest way to line up your menu while you’re there. Trust us when we say these Chicago food influencers will have you hungry and saving their posts for your next meal in the city. For marketers, these creators can promote products, services, attractions and more to their engaged followers.

15 Chicago food influencers spotlighting yummy eats

Mina Im — chicagofoodgirl

Mina Im is a popular food and fashion blogger who shares her love for tasty treats in the Windy City. Mina loves sharing her bright, fun outfits; travels with her friends and fiancé; and yummy eats. Mina works full time in corporate marketing and has a blog where she shares her favorite eats, travels and hot spots around the city.

Christine Zwolinski — thechicagogoodlife

Christine is “your mom friend around town.” She’s a Chicago blogger with a big focus on one of the best parts about Chicago: the food! Her feed is filled with the best restaurants and activities around Chicago with her friends and family, like kid-friendly events, new exhibits, promo codes for local businesses and date-night ideas. She also shares her home-cooked meals.

Michelle Koehn — midwestfoodiegirl

Michelle of Midwest Foodie Girl shows tasty eats throughout the Midwest, including Chicago. She’s been a Yelp Elite for years and loves sharing the fun, crazy food you can find in Chicago. If you want to know about the newest Korean breakfast in Lincoln Park, the coolest rooftop bars, or the best lobster dishes in the city, Michelle is your go-to source.

Michele Thompson — everythingchele

Michelle is a Chicago foodie with almost 43.7K followers. This self-proclaimed food snob has her bachelor’s in food science, a master’s in family and consumer science, and a mixologist license. When Michelle isn’t sharing local eats, she posts about travel and other lifestyle topics. She often shares Black-owned businesses and her local favorites.

Erin Byrne — 312food

With 153K followers on Instagram, 312food, which was founded by Erin Byrne, is a one-stop-shop for the Chicago food scene. From Chicago staples like Garrett Popcorn to the perfect chicken and waffles, 312 Food shares it all. Plus, Erin also shares free Chicago guides and recipes on her website.

Mauna — maunaeatschicago

Mauna shares drool-worthy foodie posts with her 86.3K Instagram followers. Her bright, crispy food photography features delicious foods and the best restaurants to try in the city. She often highlights whether a business is a woman- or minority-owned as well. With Instagram-worthy cocktails and sweet treats, Mauna’s page does not disappoint.

Sam Roby — chicagofoodauthority

With 275K Instagram followers, @chicagofoodauthority, which was founded by Sam Roby, is one of the largest foodie accounts in Chicago. The highlights on Instagram help Chicago foodies find things like gluten-free foods, hidden gems, the best soups and restaurants at Wrigley Field.

Seth Marcus — chicityfoodie

Seth Marcus of @chicityfoodie has yummy food plastered all over his account. He sometimes shows behind-the-scenes looks at restaurants or where to get the biggest pizza in Chicago. Seth’s posts make followers hungry for more.

Sherrie Tan – @sherriesavorsthecity

Why not look at Chicago’s food scene through the eyes of a pastry chef? Sherrie Tan of @sherriesavorsthecity is just that! When she’s not developing recipes or styling food, she’s trying out all of the tasty food that Chicago has to offer and even sharing specials. Her eye for food styling definitely one-ups other Chicago food bloggers with her crisp, food photos that make the food seem irresistible. Check out this surf-and-turf dinner!

Starr Nordgren — chicagofoodiegirl

Starr shares food and travel with her 41.1K followers. If you’re looking for food Reels that will make your mouth water, Chicago Foodie Girl’s account is for you. Starr has also been named a Zagat Top 100 Food IGers, sharing dishes like pizza, delicious local BBQ and tacos.

Izabel Vienna

Izabel shares Chicago’s best restaurants on her popular TikTok feed, which has 52.9K followers. She considers herself an “amateur food critic” who shares Windy City’s best tasty finds and latest restaurant experiences.


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Chris Dolo

Chris arguably has one of the most popular Chicago foodie platforms with over 1.7M followers who are treated to his engaging posts that capture the city’s tasty treats. Chris often shares his favorite diverse local finds. Chris’ posts include the exact address of the restaurants.

Cori – coriinthecity

Cori takes to TikTok to share all things travel and food around the city for over 221.2k followers. Whether you are looking for some new tasty places in the city that are perfect for the next upcoming holidays or her classic free city food and tour guides, Cori shares it all.

Daniel Romeo

Daniel takes his 102.9K TikTok followers on an adventure through his vlogs and food experiences. Daniel is on a mission to find and share the best eats and often shares his favorite Black-owned restaurants in the city.

Jai — lavishfoodlife

Jai is the ultimate Chicago foodie who offers a free guide to the best restaurants in town and the ultimate experiences Chi-Town has to offer. Over 33.6K TikTok followers tune in to view her takes on date night restaurants to try classic Sunday Funday brunch spots and more.


Date Night in Chicago - Here is your agenda for the night 📍Machine Engineering in Wicker Park is your first stop. This unique restaurant, bar and flower shop serves up beautiful cocktail creations and tableside floral service. If you’re looking to impress this is the place to do it! Girls love cute cocktails and aesthetics. 📍 Tsukiji Sushi Sake Bar in West Town for dinner This Sushi restaurant has a Latin twist and some of the best sushi in Chicago. Their Latin flare on sushi like their fresh guacamole roll topped with lime is drool worthy and pairs perfectly with their delicious margaritas should you decide to keep drinks flowing. #chicagodatenight #chicagodatenightideas #datenightinchicago #chicagorecommendations #chicagosushi #chicagobars #couples #thingstodoinchicago #datenightitinerary #dinnerdate

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