Hashtags & InstaCook’s – Cooking Up A Connection

Some useful hashtag information ahead. I get asked often why I spend so much time sharing on the cooking on Instagram. For me sharing cooking on Instagram was a way to improve my skills in the kitchen. I figured if I added the pressure of sharing the pictures I would always be pushing myself better in the kitchen.

The beauty of cooking on Instagram is the engaging with such a fantastic community of foodies! Now I use the word foodie lightly! The term foodie for me is just an over-used hash tag! We are home cooks! For some people it’s not even about the eating. Its about cooking for the family and bringing everyone together.

Now that’s not to say Instagram isn’t full of foodies! it is! You can find accounts featuring just about anything. I wanted to write an article on what food accounts there are on Instagram and how to find the right account for what your looking for. We will cover what hashtags you can use to find the Accounts relating to food you are looking for and also what hash tags you could use on your own posts.

Finding Insta-Cook’s To Follow When Looking For Recipes

Buying cookbooks is something that is really reserved for a treat for me. Generally most recipes I use now come from the world of Instagram. So many accounts will share recipes along with their posts so you don’t even have to leave the app. Finding accounts that share recipes is pretty easy if we do a simple search. In the search box we want to look for the hash tags:

  1. #recipes (4,352,103 posts)
  2. #recipe (7,766,271 posts)
  3. #recipeshare (212,704 posts)
  4. #recipeideas (151,424 posts)
  5. #recipesharing (21,322 posts)

As you can see from the volume of posts per hash tag that recipe sharing is very popular on Instagram. When we have searched those hash tags it is a case of finding which accounts take your fancy. A top tip is to search the hashtags at the time of day for the food you like. For example if you search recipe share in a morning you might find a lot more accounts posting about breakfast than say at 5 pm when you will start to find the dinner time posts.

Recipes Outside Of Instagram

You may find accounts using the ‘Link In Bio’ on their posts directing you to the websites a good hash tag to search if your looking for the food blogs

  1. #recipelinkinprofile (3983 posts)
  2. #recipeblogger (19,400 posts)
  3. #recipeinbio (1116 posts)

Insta-Cooking In Different Cultures

The beauty of following cooking accounts on Instagram is you can find out so about food on a worldwide level. When I was learning Chinese Fried Rice I got all the recipes and tips from my friends in China. If you want to explore the world of food then it really is as simple as adding the country to the word food in your hash tag search. So for example if we wanted Mexican we would add #Mexican for chinese its #chinesefood. I could go through the all the worlds country’s but Geography wasn’t my best subject and i’m sure you have the idea.

Food Influencers

Food influencing is growing and Instagram is a perfect platform. What is great about Food is that it’s super visual which plays perfectly into the hands of the Insta giants. Food brands have woken up to the power that influencers can have and now drive some fantastic campaigns. New food brands will approach Influences and offer products for them to use in return for a shout out or hash tagging. To find some of the top food Influencers a good search would be:

  1. #foodinfluencer (77,728 posts)
  2. #foodinfluencers (3582 posts)
  3. #influencerfood (1081 posts)

Restaurant Reviews

So these folk make me so super jealous on Instagram! We never get to eat out, something about a family of 5 costing the earth. Anyways if I was eating out I would be sure to keep an eye on these accounts. Some of the places look amazing and I always find its nice to know about a place before you risk your hard earned cash right? Finding reviewers again involves the use of hash tags. However here you want to take a closer look into the accounts to make sure they are local and relevant to you.

  1. #restaurantreview (105.411 posts)
  2. #restaurantreviews (18,555 posts)

A top tip would be to search the for the restaurant that you like on Instagram too! Following these is a great way to keep updated on whats going on in your favourite place.

Generic Food Hash Tags

So these hash tags are what I would class as generic. If you are looking for food or indeed posting about food on Instagram then at some point you will come across some of the hash tags mentioned here.

Vegan Hashtags

Kicking it of with the vegan hash tags. Plant based life rocks and vegans certainly want you to know it. Here you will find a selection of hash tags to get you your vegan fix.

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

Sushi Hashtags

So many sushi lovers out there, Find those perfect shots with these hash tags.

#sushinight | #sashimi | #sushiroll | #salmon | #sushibar | #maki | #japanesefood | #sushiday | #sushilovers |  #ilovesushi | #sushiporn | #nigiri | #sushilover | #vegansushi | #tuna | #sushi | #sushitime | #instasushi | #uramaki | #sushiaddict | #wasabi | #sushidate | #sushilove | #sake | #omakase | #sushichef | #sushirolls | #tempura | #seafood | #sushis

Seafood Hashtags

Finding that perfect ocean delight. Try searching these hash tags or adding them to anytime your serving up seafood.

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

Mexican Hashtags

Mexican food is bloody delicious, some of the tags here will have you reaching for the Mexican hats in no time.

#ilovemexicanfood | #guacamole | #AuthenticMexicanfood | #burrito | #tacotuesday | #mexicanfoodisthebest | #fajitas | #salsa | #mexican | #mexicanfoodporn | #taco | #mexicanfoods | #nachos | #veganmexicanfood | #tequila | #mexicanfood | #tacos | #mexicanfoodpics | #habanero | #allthemexicanfoodplease | #mexicanfoodie | #mexicanfoodlover | #mexicanfoodislife | #spicyfood | #mexicanfoodstagram | #insearchofmexicanfood | #mexicana | #mexicanfoodstagram | #mexicanfoodmyway | #MexicanFoodIsTheBestFood |

Fast food Hashtags

Speedy fast food rocks! We all like that fast food fix! Hit up these hash tags for a speedy food fix.

#fastfoodporn | #nofastfood | #fastFoodWorkers | #cubanfastfood | #fastfoodnation | #veganfastfood | #fastfoodshop | #healthyfastfood | #Myfastfoods | #FastFoods | #fastfoodsucks | #fastfoodbinge | #fastfoodjunkie | #fastfoodlife | #fastfood | #fastfoodfriday | #fastfoodkolbeh | #theoriginalfastfood | #gallitosfastfood | #NoMoreFastFoods | #morefastfood | #gourmetfastfood | #breakfastfoods | #byebyefastfood | #kolbehfastfood | #mykindoffastfood | #feelgoodfastfood | #whitetrashfastfood |

Italian Hashtags

Italian Cooking is defiantly one of my favourites. From Yummy Pizza to the best pasta its all so delicious. Try searching some of these hash tags or adding them to your Italian food.

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

Indian food Hashtags

Finding a cosy spicy dish is easy when using these hash tags. Add them today to give your Indian food a helping boost.

#authenticWestIndianFood | #indianfoodie | #indianfoodporn | #thecrazyindianfoodie | #indianfoods | #youcanpoisonmewithindianfood | #indianfoodblogger | #indiancuisine | #southindianfood | #loveindianfood | #westindianfood | #healthyindianfood | #eastindianfood | #northindianfood | #veganindianfood | #indianfood #indianfoodbloggers | #desifood | #indianfoodshare | #indianfoodlovers | #gourmetindianfood | #indianfoodblog | #indiancooking | #biryani | #tasteofindia | #coconutcurry | #tikka | #indiancurry | #butindianfood | #iloveindianfood |

Burgers and Fries Hashtags

A classic burger and fries is the key to my heart! Try adding some of these hash tags when you have that juicy burger and fries.

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

Asian Cuisine Hashtags

Asian cuisine is massive on Instagram. Defiantly worth having a search of these hash tags to totally be inspired.

#aroi | #asiancuisine | #asianfood | #chinesefood | #comfortfood | #dimsum | #homecooked | #homecooking | #khmerfood | #ngonqua | #noodles | #ramen | #rice | #streetfood | #thaifood | #vietfood | #vietnamesefood | #spicy | #thairestaurant | #thaicuisine | #thai | #noodles | #pork | #dumplings | #streetfood | #foodyhanoi | #lozi | #pho | #ngonqua

Dinner Hashtags

A generic set of hashtags focused around dinner time. Searching for these will let you see whats hot for dinner.

#tasty | #eating | #dinner | #hungry | #dinnertime | #dinnerfortwo | #delish | #healthydinner | #familydinner | #winnerwinnerchickendinner | #romanticdinner | #chicken | #cooking | #fresh | #dinnerdate | #eat | #yum | #dinnerideas | #birthdaydinner | #vegandinner | #dinnerisServed | #itswhatsfordinner | #dinnerparty  | #whatsfordinner | #restaurant | #salad | #pizza | #breakfastfordinner | #homemade | #pasta |

Lunch Hashtags

Lunch times get skipped far to often in my house. I always seem so busy during the day. Make sure you don’t skip lunch and add these hash tags to those yummy pics.

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

Brunch Hashtags

Brunch is between lunch and dinner I believe.

#avocado | #lunch | #brunch | #Brunching | #SaturdayBrunch | #egg | #sundaybrunch | #bacon | #eggsbenedict | #pancakes | #yum | #sandwich | #brunchlife | #cafe | #eeeeeats | #eggs | #brunchtime | #brunchparty | #brunchclub | #Brunching | #brunchgamestrong | #frenchtoast | #ladieswhobrunch | #healthybrunch | #ilovebrunch | #birthdaybrunch | #brunchdate | #instabrunch |

Breakfast Hashtags

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so they say! Mostly my breakfast’s include a bowl of cereal but my goodness some breakfast’s are world class. Check out these tags.

#tasty | #healthyfood | #breakfast | #morning | #foodgasm | #eat | #foodpics | #eggs | #brekie | #yum | #foodpic | #delish | #healthybreakfast | #eating | #fresh | #lunch | #dinner | #brunch | #homemade | #pancakes | #foods | #hungry | #smoothie | #fruit | #foodphotography | #oatmeal | #foodblogger  |#cleaneating | #oats |

Food Styling Hashtags

Looking at food as art? Well so are so any others! Look out for that pretty plated picture using these hash tags.

#onmytable | #beautifulcuisines | #foodstyling | #f52grams | #buzzfeast | #thekitchn | #lifeandthyme | #vscofood |#heresmyfood | #yahoofood | #huffposttaste | #food52 | #foodandwine | #foodphoto | #hautecuisines | #feedfeed | #onthetable | #foodphotography | #bareaders | #foodgawker | #foodvsco | #gloobyfood | #foodwinewomen | #eeeeeats | #foodart | #foodblogger | #tastemade | #instafeast |

Food Photography Hashtags

Okay I am going to admit even for generic food photography is right up there. Of course your post is food photography its a picture of food on Instagram! Non the less here are some hashtags to try out.

#foodpic | #foodblogger | #foodphotography | #foodpics | #foodphoto | #onthetable | #beautifulcuisines | #vscofood | #f52grams | #foodlover | #foodblog | #foodies | #buzzfeast | #huffposttaste | #foodstyling | #feedfeed | #foodgasm | #yum | #buzzfeedfood | #igfood | #food52 | #foodgram | #hungry | #foodspotting | #forkyeah | #thekitchn | #nomnom | #foodshare | #foodforfoodies

Foodie General Hashtags

Finishing on that word foodie! Yeah generic and ready to go.

#cleanfood | #dinner | #foodlover | #foodgasm | #foodpic | #dessert | #eat | #tasty | #hungry | #feedfeed | #yum | #eeeeeats | #f52grams | #breakfast | #lunch | #nomnom | #foodpics | #foodblogger | #foodphotography | #huffposttaste | #foodies | #forkyeah | #homemade | #foodblog | #chef | #foodgram | #healthyfood | #chocolate | #buzzfeast | #foods | #vscofood |

To Conclude

So as you can see there are so many different hashtags out there you can search for or even add to your own posts. Give a few a follow and you never know what accounts you may come across. Thanks for reading and happy hash-tagging

mrjay_thehomecook

Homecooking | Baking | Recipe Sharing N.Wales UK

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