Restaurants in Toronto are taking to Instagram to give followers a behind the scenes look, showcase their menu and even offer up specials. While following Toronto food photographers is always a treat, sometimes it's great to go right to the source. From fine dining establishments to fast casual spots, these are the eateries you should be following.
Here are some of my favourite Toronto restaurants to follow on Instagram.
Follow The Dirty Bird for the ultimate chicken and waffles food porn account. Prepare to double tap photos of classic chicken and waffles, ice cream sandwiches and loaded fries.
King West and Dundas West sandwich shop Porchetta & Co. has an Instagram account that will leave you drooling. Gawk over fried chicken sandwich specials, signature porchetta and tasty sides.
Carnivores if you're looking for a meat centric account to follow, here you go. Kensington Market's J&J Bar-B-Que shares all their meat filled offerings and home style sides on their account.
The Financial District lunch staple Little Fin regularly has menu changes. To follow along with what new and tasty offerings they'll be serving up next be sure to add them to your Instagram feed.
Yorkville's Kasa Moto has a stunning interior and food that looks almost too good to eat. Admire it all via their Instagram account.
Who knew German street food could look so good? Thanks to Kensington Market sandwich shop Otto's Berlin Doner we now do.
Chicken and salads are the stars at Flock and their Instagram account will leaving you craving one of their many menu delicious offerings as you scroll past.
Healthy food makes great food porn too, I swear. The proof is in the bowls, smoothes and baked goods posted by Kupfert & Kim.
Leslieville's Maple Leaf Tavern captures everything from their Tomahawk pork chop to crafted cocktails to daily specials on their account.
Buca in Yorkville, Buca on King West and Bar Buca all share the limelight on this one Instagram account. Expect to be showered in photos of their brunch, pastas and cocktails.
Danforth saloon-style pub The Wren has ongoing daily specials. The only way to see what they'll be serving up that day is to give their Instagram a follow.
Stay up to date on the culinary creations, collaborations and events at Momofuku with a click of a follow. You'll even get a peak into the happenings at their NYC, DC and Sydney locations.
Specials, events and just down right food porn is what you'll find on the Parts & Labour account.
If you're fan of seafood you're going to want to give them a follow. The Chase Fish & Oyster posts everything from king crab to freshly shucked oysters.
Now with four locations - yes, four - it's as important as ever to give La Carnita some Instagram love. See what's on special at your go-to location along with admire classic menu items offered at all.
Gluttonous outrageous offerings are Junked Food Co. forte. While you may not be brave enough to try some of their menu offerings it's always fun to look.
Jerk chicken, jerk pork, oxtail, sandwiches rice and beans is what you'll be drooling over when you follow the Rasta Pasta account.
Attention pizza lovers, this one's for you. Pizzeria Via Mercanti shares their pizza, salads and appetizers with their followers.
Drake's eatery Fring's is a Toronto hot spot. If you can't visit in person a quick follow of their Instagram will showcase their comfort food menu items with an upscale twist.
If you're addicted to poke like the rest of Toronto is a follow of Big Tuna Poke Bar may be in order. Enjoy photos of all of their poke bowl creations.
Check out La Cubana's account for stunning interior shots to photos of their Latin American offerings. Cuban sandwiches, conch fritters and short ribs all get featured.
Bagel porn is huge on Instagram in New York and What A Bagel is bringing the trend to Toronto. Expect to scroll through everything from rainbow bagels to classic offerings of cream cheese and lox.
King West Italian spot Gusto 101 fills their feed with kale salads, pizza and pastas.
Fat Pasha takes Middle Eastern cuisine to the next level in both taste and appearance. Hummus, salatim and sweet potato style breakfasts never looked so good.
With a simple click of a follow button you'll discover what King West eatery Home of the Brave is serving up on special that day.
What did I miss? Add your favourite Toronto restaurant on Instagram in the comments.
Lead photo by Jesse Milns.