Instagram: A Collaboration with Food. (#9)

instrggram food collage

So how do people find out about cafes, restaurants and popular hang out places?
Well, you guys are probably thinking what I’m thinking— YEP! IT’S INSTAGRAM! 

I can say that Instagram is probably one of the most important media sources in my life right now, especially when it comes to FOOD.

Living in New York City where it’s full of so many cafes and fancy restaurants, who doesn’t go to them? Well, I do!
I personally go all the time whether I’m meeting up with my friends or when I’m just having a quick brunch/lunch/dinner with the fam. And now, I mostly rely on Instagram to find those places.
Before, I would just walk around the villages and see if I could find a “good-looking place”. But now, with everything being so much more easier and convenient, I use Instagram to see if anyone I follow (such as friends, bloggers, etc.) has recently been to a cafe or restaurant and check what they have to say about those places.

Along with the reviews of Yelp, Instagram is a very big help—not just to see what people have to say about the food/drinks but THEY’RE VISUAL! All of us can see the food and detect whether the type of food is what we want to eat right now or if we may be able to try it.
And with a well-pictured visual of the food, the more it allows new customers or visitors to make their mouth water and visit the place! For instance, like….

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 10.29.40 PMfrom Jack’s Wife Freda (at Carmine Street)
And…

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from Bowery Coffee (used to be on East Houston in Nolita)
Don’t these pictures look delicious!

These are just a few examples but with pictures (and descriptions) like these, they really grab people’s attention and that’s how people have been gaining (or losing) customers.

BUT THEN, YOU CAN’T FORGET ABOUT THE FASHION! The number one reason why these places are gaining customers are because of the fashion bloggers that introduce them and also make them look extraaa good!

Like We Wore What for instance.

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With Instagram followers of 928K, there are always people looking at her pictures and of course—being influenced by it.
When we look at her post for Jack’s Wife Freda,

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 10.38.02 PMlook at how many people has like it (about 16K) and commented on it! So not only does fashion bloggers influence fashion with just clothes, but they also influence us with Instagram foods (in a stylish way!)!
What do you guys think about this? 
Have you guys been to a restaurant or cafe after seeing it on Instagram? 

Can’t wait to explore more!

p.

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