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.