Best Instagram Food Porn

Chicago Food Authority

Critics' Picks

The best thing about Samantha Roby's Instagram feed is how colorful it is. While so much of today's amateur food photography is moodily lit and focused on slabs of meat, the imagery on Roby's Chicago Food Authority tends more toward a bright shot of soft-serve topped by rainbow sprinkles or a hummus plate accented by multihued fruits and vegetables. She does a lot of the photography on her own, but she also tags shots she likes—which, for the novice, is the equivalent of 15 minutes of Instagram fame (the feed has around 28,000 followers). Roby is unabashedly effusive in her tone, and hard-core foodies might be wary of the multiple exclamation points and a general bubbliness. But if you're the type who gets worked up over a decadent heap of kimchi fries from BopNGrill or a riotous plate of Fruity Pebbles French toast from Flo, then, man, you'll get your fill.