If you’re not hungry, you’re about to get hungry.
“I don’t care what you ate for breakfast.”
It’s the standard refrain of social media haters who have never really explored social media.
And they’ve obviously never browsed the Denver dining Instagram and Twitter accounts below, because what the people behind them eat for breakfast — and lunch and dinner — is useful information.
It’s true that Twitter can feel like an echo chamber in which everyone is screaming and that it seems like everyone on Instagram has a better life than you do. But with a little curation, you can cut through the Twitter cacophony and turn IG envy into IG inspiration.
Let’s be honest, you generally don’t want to see photos of your friends’ meals. They look… unappetizing. But these local foodies are far more adept at the #foodgram than your freshman-year roommate. (Although, sure, they were all probably someone’s freshman roommate.) Their photos can make your mouth water and your stomach grumble. Thankfully, they’ll always tell you where to satisfy that craving.
On IG: 5280_eats
From french fries to oak-fired octopus, this account covers it all.
Denver Food Gals
On IG: denverfoodgals
These gals haven’t posted in a few weeks, but we’re still holding on for a comeback.
Mile High & Hungry
On IG: nightlifedenver
A little different from the rest, this account focuses less on eye candy and more on giveaways, happy hours and other tips and deals.
Following Denver’s dining critics, reporters and editors will give you the most comprehensive look at the city’s food and drink. They know all the openings, closing, recipes, trends, tips, chefs and restauranteurs. They’re about more than just the pretty pictures.
Westword food and drink editor
On Twitter: @Mantonat
Amanda M. Faison
Denver Post food writer
On Twitter: @COConnorDP
Denver Post restaurant critic
On Twitter: @williamporterdp
This category is pretty self-explanatory. If you want to keep an eye on all of the city’s dining and nightlife coverage, follow its top outlets.
On IG: denverpostfood
This one stands out for its videos and how-tos.
On Twitter: @ZagatDenver