Instagram Hashtags for Food Bloggers

Instagram Hashtags for Food Bloggers

Why You Should Use Hashtags on Instagram

Hashtags make it possible for new people to find your Instagram account. Instagram limits hashtags to 30 per post. If you're a newer blogger, go ahead and use all 30. As you get larger, you might get more specific and use fewer hashtags, but when you're starting it's a great way to engage more people. Instagram shadow bans users who reuse the same hashtags over and over, so it's important to keep changing the ones you use. 

Where to Find Instagram Hashtags

One tool that's exceptionally helpful (especially if you want to copy paste Instagram hashtags) is Display Purposes - it gives you hashtag suggestions in your niche. Here's an example of the kind of hashtag cloud that you'll be given:

Display Purposes Hashtags

Instagram Hashtag Aggregators

These are some of the most popular hashtags for food bloggers because these large Instagram accounts will regram your content and possibly get you lots of new Insta followers!

  • #ABMfoodie

  • #ABMhappylife

  • #bgbcommunity

  • #beautifulcuisines

  • #bhgfood

  • #bonappetitmag

  • #buzzfeast

  • #buzzfeedfood

  • #eeeeeats

  • #epicurious

  • #f52grams

  • #feedfeed

  • #feedfeedbaking

  • #feedfeedchocolate

  • #feedfeeddrinks

  • #feedfeedglutenfree

  • #feedfeedvegan

  • #foodandwine

  • #foodgawker

  • #forkfeed

  • #forkyeah

  • #fwx

  • #gloobyfood

  • #hautecuisines

  • #howisummer

  • #huffpostetaste

  • #lifeandthyme

  • #marthabakes

  • #marthafood

  • #mindbodygram

  • #myamazonkitchen

  • #mywilliamssonoma

  • #popsugarfood

  • #realsimple

  • #rslove

  • #rsreboot

  • #savuermag

  • #tastemade

  • #tastespotting

  • #thatsdarling

  • #theeverygirl

  • #thekitchn

  • #todayfood


Popular Foodie Hashtags

These are generic, food-based hashtags that are very popular on Instagram. 

  • #foodblogfeed

  • #inseasonnow

  • #eatfamous

  • #foodstyling

  • #goodmoodfood

  • #onthetable

  • #heresmyfood

  • #farmtotable

  • #makeitdelicious

  • #foodie

  • #foodporn

  • #foodgasm

  • #delicious

  • #hungry

  • #yummy

  • #eatingfortheinsta

  • #cookit

  • #dinnergram


Hashtags for Specific Diets

Often these diet based or more specific hashtags perform very well for food bloggers. 

Healthy

  • #foodismedicine

  • #healthyfood

  • #healthyeating

  • #realfood

  • #healthyliving

  • #healthyfoodporn

  • #nourish

Vegan

  • #vegan

  • #whatveganseat

  • #vegansofig

  • #veganpower

  • #veganfoodshare

Vegetarian

  • #vegetarian

  • #whatvegetarianseat

  • #vegetarianrecipes

  • #vegetarianfoodporn

  • #vegetarianfoodshare

Plant Focused

  • #eattherainbow

  • #eatmoreplants

  • #saladseveryday

  • #plantbased

  • #plantpower

  • #superfoods

  • #plantstrong

  • #plantpower

Clean Eating & Gluten Free

  • #eatclean

  • #cleandiet

  • #glutenfree

  • #glutenfreefood

  • #glutenfreediet

  • #grainfree

  • #noaddedsugar

  • #foodisfuel

Keto

  • #keto

  • #ketolife

  • #ketodiet

  • #ketofood

  • #ketofam

Paleo

  • #paleo

  • #paleodiet

  • #paleolife

  • #paleorecipes

Whole30

  • #whole30

  • #whole30approved

  • #whole30recipes

  • #whole30compliant


Other Ways to Brainstorm Hashtags

1. Think Seasonally

There are lots of seasonal hashtags on Instagram. Think about holidays or big events that involve food (#thanksgivingfood #halloweentreats #labordaybbq #gamedayfood). These may not get traction for most of the year, but they're super popular in the lead up to holidays! 

Also think about more general seasonal hashtags like: #summerfood #summereats #pumpkinspiceseason #coldweatherfood 

2. Include the Category

Use hashtags for the type of food you're sharing - anything from #cocktails (of which there are many many hashtags - #imbibe #mixology #drinkup #drinkporn #happyhour #instadrink) to #dinner or #lunch. These will help people who are looking for specific inspiration find your photo! 

3. Include Your Ingredients

Sometimes people are searching for inspiration by a certain ingredient type, so include some of the highlights of your ingredient list, like: #chicken #wildrice #blueberries #cheese. If you are looking for more eyeballs on your post, keep it general (example: #cheese instead of #agedstilton). 

4. Connect Locally 

Some of your best connections and most avid followers will be people that live in the same city or area as you. As a Chicagoland resident, I sometimes keep it more generic with something like #midwestbloggers or niche down to #chiblogger. 

5. Include Brands

If you want to get the attention of a brand you'd like to work with, tagging them or using their hashtags on Instagram is a great way to do it. If you've used their products, give them a shoutout. 


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Instagram Hashtags for Food Bloggers. Lists of the best hashtags for food bloggers as well as tips on finding the right hashtags for your food photos.