The Year in Instagram Food Porn: 2013 Edition

Take a look back at the year's most delicious food photography, courtesy of some of Instagram's star shooters.

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  • Caramel Sticky Buns in #vermeerlight. Photo:
  • Pastry king Dominique Ansel's frozen s'more is a jaw-dropper. Photo:
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  • Golden Graham donut whaaa!? Photo:
  • @spoonforkbacon shows us BBQ chicken in its full glory. Eat responsibly, with your hands.
  • Behold the Empire State Sour at
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  • Nothing whets the appetite quite like In-N-Out burgers and fries. Photo:
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  • Pot roast hash at Pinewood Social in Nashville.
  • Ice-cream soup in a cone? Revolutionary ideas from
  • There's nothing quite like coffee and donuts with
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  • An early morning smorgasbord with San Francisco shutterbug
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  • Few people in the world eat better than Bon Appetit's
  • The year's Best Instagram Food-Art project/Best Socks Award goes to
  • The ladies and gents over at Food & Wine Magazine continuously impress. This blackberry gin fiz with basil comes courtesy of
  • No one captures pizza pie quite like pizza king
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  • There's no better way to track the changing of the seasons than by following
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Every week this year, we’ve scoured the Instagram universe rounding up gorgeous food porn from some of the country’s best photographers and chefs. We’ve dug deep into Instagram archives and tracked the highs and lows of the year all in preparation for this: the ultimate round-up of our favorite Instagram food photos in 2013.

We have to hand it to all those passionate, food-obsessed shooters that have graced our food-porn roundup week in and week out. Included in the list of usual suspects is the duo behind Spoon Fork Bacon, who have spent all year presenting us with drool-inducing images of home-cooked dishes, with accompanying recipes on their blog. Professional photographer Marcus Nilsson (a.k.a., Pissing In The Punch Bowl) was another go-to—he gave us a healthy mix of artsy shots and hefty, stacked plates. And let’s not forget Bon Appétit app designer Patrick Janelle (@aguynamedpatrick), who’s a known star in the Instagram food world for his #dailycortado coffee porn and globe-trotting culinary tours.

In this best-of roundup, we’ve included Dominique Ansel’s legendary Cronut in the MoMa Rain Room, the shots that captured each season, a next-level Thanksgiving leftover sandwich, and so much more. It’s been a banner year for the Instagram food-porn game, and we’re glad to be a part of it.

Click through the gallery to see this year’s best Instagram food porn.


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