A collection of the best Instagram food hashtags

I’m asked all of the time how I grow my audience on Instagram and find new people to follow and people to follow me. Hashtags are a big part of my strategy on Instagram because they really do work! I’m here to deliver the best Instagram food hashtags!

On Instagram, you can use up to 30 hashtags on your post, and the possibilities are endless. Some people will say it matters where you stick your hashtags, but in my experience, it makes no difference if you stick them in the comments section, or in the caption (quite honestly, I prefer the comments section because when someone embeds your post, it keeps everything nice and polished).

Let’s take one of my posts with the worst performing posts from the last month. I love this as an example. This post had my lowest impressions and engagement at the time, but a good portion of those impressions came from hashtags – most of the people who saw it weren’t actually people who were following me.

Using proper hashtags does work, and it gives you a little bit of an advantage in terms of impressions. It helps your posts get seen more by people who aren’t necessarily looking for them and gives you the potential to reach a wider audience.

Additionally, now that you’re able to follow hashtags on Instagram, people following a hashtag, but not you, may start to see your content in their feed if you’re using the right ones.

One note to you is that you need to choose your tags carefully. Posting a fashion post on a food hashtag isn’t going to garner you the results you want. Your tags need to be targeted, and they need to be relevant to the tag feeds people are following.

So, maybe I should stop talking, and get to what you came for! I’ve used all of these tags in some form or another. Hopefully, they help you find new people to connect with.

 GENERAL FOOD HASHTAGS

#cleanfood
#dinner
#foodlover
#foodgasm
#foodiefeature
#foodpic
#dessert
#eat
#tasty
#hungry
#hangry
#yum
#eeeeeats
#breakfast
#lunch
#nomnom
#foodpics
#foodblogger
#foodphotography
#foodies
#forkyeah
#homemade
#homecook
#foodblog
#foodgram
#healthyfood
#chocolate
#foods
#vscofood
#yummy
#tastethisnext
#foodlover

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY HASHTAGS

#foodgasm
#yum
#igfood
#foodgram
#hungry
#foodspotting
#forkyeah
#thekitchn
#nomnom
#foodshare
#beautifulcuisines
#vscofood
#f52grams
#foodforfoodies
#foodpic
#foodblogger
#foodphotography
#foodpics
#foodphoto
#eeeeeats
#onthetable
#foodlover
#foodblog
#foodies
#buzzfeast
#foodstyling
#hangrywoman
#onmytable
#beautifulcuisines
#f52grams
#buzzfeast
#thekitchn
#lifeandthyme
#vscofood
#heresmyfood
#yahoofood
#huffposttaste
#food52
#foodandwine
#foodphoto
#hautecuisines
#feedfeed
#onthetable
#foodphotography
#bareaders
#rslove
#foodgawker
#foodvsco
#gloobyfood
#foodwinewomen
#eeeeeats
#foodart
#foodblogger
#tastemade
#vscocook
#instafeast

BREAKFAST HASHTAGS

#tasty
#breakfast
#morning
#foodgasm
#eatbreakfast
#eggs
#yum
#foodpic
#delish
#healthybreakfast
#homemade
#pancakes
#foods
#hungry
#smoothie
#fruit
#oatmeal
#oats

BRUNCH HASHTAGS

#avocado
#lunch
#brunch
#Brunching
#SaturdayBrunch
#egg
#sundaybrunch
#bacon
#eggsbenedict
#pancakes
#yum
#sandwich
#brunchlife
#brunchbunch
#brunchtime
#breakfast
#brunchparty
#brunchclub
#brunching
#brunchgamestrong
#frenchtoast
#ladieswhobrunch
#BottomlessBrunch
#healthybrunch
#ilovebrunch
#birthdaybrunch
#brunchdate
#instabrunch

LUNCH HASHTAGS

#foodpic
#yum
#lunch
#hungry
#foodgasm
#foodpics
#tasty
#lunchtime
#foods
#eat
#instalunch
#fresh
#delish
#salad
#lunchideas
#whatsforlunch
#eating
#lunchbox
#lunchbreak
#cafe
#healthylunch
#lunchdate
#sundaylunch
#cooking
#chicken
#cheese

DINNER HASHTAGS

#tasty
#eating
#dinner
#hungry
#dinnertime
#dinnerfortwo
#healthydinner
#familydinner
#winnerwinnerchickendinner
#romanticdinner
#dinnerdate
#dinnerideas
#birthdaydinner
#vegandinner
#dinnerisserved
#itswhatsfordinner
#dinnerparty
#whatsfordinner
#breakfastfordinner
#homemadedinner

ASIAN CUISINE HASHTAGS

#aroi
#asiancuisine
#asianfood
#chinesefood
#comfortfood
#dimsum
#khmerfood
#ngonqua
#noodlelift
#ramen
#rice
#soup
#streetfood
#thaifood
#vietfood
#vietnamesefood
#spicy
#thairestaurant
#thaicuisine
#thai
#noodles
#pork
#dumplings

BURGERS & FRIES HASHTAGS

#bacon
#beef
#burger
#burgerlife
#burgerlove
#burgerlovers
#burgerporn
#burgers
#burgertime
#burgraphy
#cheeseburger
#fries
#hamburger
#instaburger
#meat
#frenchfries
#fastfood
#pommes
#poutine
#sweetpotatofries
#chips
#sweetpotato
#potato
#eataburger
#hamburger
#bestburger
#burgersandfries
#veggieburger

ITALIAN FOOD HASHTAGS

#italianstyle
#pasta
#cena
#Loveitalianfood
#pranzoitaliano
#mozzarella
#italian
#cucina
#pizza
#italianfoodies
#italiancuisine
#pranzo
#buonappetito
#italyfood
#spaghetti
#italianfood
#bestitalianfood
#yummyitalianfood
#diarioalimentare
#ciboitaliano
#giallozafferano
#foodpost
#italianfoodtraditions
#pomodoro
#italianfoodbloggers
#italyfoodporn
#cucinandoarte
#italianfoodisthebest
#realitalianfood
#cheese

JUNK FOOD HASHTAGS

#junkfoods
#thejunkfoodclub
#nationaljunkfoodday
#americanjunkfood
#realjunkfoodproject
#favoritejunkfood
#eatingjunkfoodagain
#junkfood
#veganjunkfood
#junkfoodmadehealthy
#bringmejunkfood
#junkfoodie
#junkfoodjunkie
#Ilovejunkfood
#junkfoodfordinner
#healthyjunkfood
#junkfoodfriday
#cheatday
#cheatmeal

MEXICAN AND TEXMEX FOOD HASHTAGS

#ilovemexicanfood
#guacamole
#texmex
#burrito
#taco
#tacos
#tacotuesday
#mexicanfoodisthebest
#fajitas
#salsa
#mexicanfoodporn
#mexicanfoods
#nachos
#veganmexicanfood
#tequila
#mexicanfood
#mexicanfoodpics
#allthemexicanfoodplease
#mexicanfoodie
#mexicanfoodlover
#mexicanfoodislife
#spicyfood
#mexicanfoodstagram
#mexicanfoodstagram
#mexicanfoodmyway

SEAFOOD HASHTAGS

#paella
#lobster
#restaurant
#oysters
#mussels
#salmon
#fish
#scallops
#crab
#octopus
#seafoodlover
#iloveseafood
#sushi
#tuna
#squid
#seafood
#shrimp
#shellfish
#seafoodie
#seafoodgalore
#clams
#rawseafood
#seafoodsalad
#seafoodrestaurant
#seafoodbasket
#seafoodplatter
#instaseafood
#freshseafood

HEALTH CONSCIOUS HASHTAGS

#rawvegan
#veganfoodshare
#veganlife
#govegan
#crueltyfree
#vegansofinstagram
#veganfood
#glutenfree
#whatveganseat
#veganfoodporn
#vegetarian
#dairyfree
#veganism
#cleaneating
#organic
#plantbased
#vegansofig
#bestofvegan
#fruit
#healthyfood
#paleo
#raw
#rawfood
#veganlifestyle
#wholefoods

MAGAZINES

#feedfeed
#f52grams
#huffposttaste
#buzzfeast
Do you have any tags you like to use to show off your photos? Leave them in the comments below!
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8 Comments

  1. Nour
    August 16, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing these great hashtags 🙂

  2. Meredith
    May 2, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing this!

  3. May 1, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing your insights. It’s always interesting to see.

  4. May 1, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    These are great! I’m always looking for new hashtags to get my posts farther!

  5. adriana
    April 30, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    OMG this is such a great guide! I love this – some of these hashtags I’ve never heard of, they’ll be great to implement into some posts! Thank you for this!

  6. April 30, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    Wow! Yo ucertainly hit the nail on this one. Have to wsave this for future referece. Sharing with my editorial team. at RWC ezine.

  7. April 30, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Good hashtags to know! I’ll definitely save this for when I post some foodie pics!

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