Not only does Austin, Texas have an amazing food variety, but it also has a variety of food centered content creators. So, who are the best Austin food bloggers?
Just as the restaurants come and go, so do the bloggers.
I’ve been blogging in Austin since 2008 and have seen many blogs come and go during that time.
So, how do we determine who are the top and most influential food bloggers in the city?
You could base it on the popularity and engagement of the Instagram accounts.
Here Are the Top 10 Austin Food Bloggers Based on Instagram Accounts
If you haven’t met Jane Ko in person, she’s just as nice as she appears online. But that’s not the only reason to follow her. In 2010, after finishing her BS in Nutrition at UT, she started her food blog. In 2018 and 2019, A Taste of Koko was voted the best local blogger in Austin by the Austin Chronicle. She now has over 100,000 followers on Instagram!
Since 2014, Rachel Holtin has been on Instagram sharing food not only in Austin, but around the country. She started her account with a mission to visit each restaurant in the city and share an Instagram photo of each meal. At 92,000 followers, she has quite an audience!
Also super friendly online and in person, Hayden, of HaydenPlus1, seems to always know about the best food and drinks events in the city. He takes incredible photos too. It makes sense that he’s a content creator for Austin Food Magazine. He doesn’t have quite as many followers as the others, but trust me, he’ll be up there soon.
Austin food influencer, Lesa Rossick has also been posting for a while. She has about 61,000 Instagram followers now, but check out the #keepaustineatin, with 162,950, used by many food bloggers and local businesses.
This guy eats, sleeps, and breathes tacos! I’m not sure when Sergio started his account, but it seems to be taking off quickly. His photos and videos will make you dream about those mouthwatering tacos.
Amy has been blogging about food in Austin for more than a decade. She does a great job finding hidden gems and knowing about the hottest new restaurants. She’s also the President of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance (AFBA).
7. 512 Bites
Another Rachel food blogger, shares her favorites, new spots, and happy hour deals. This account has 21,000 followers and beautiful pictures.
8. ATX Bites
Shveta admits most of what she posts are savory foodporn, but that’s okay with me. Check out her Instagram account with 12,000 followers for the best bites in ATX.
Those of us that live south of the river, will appreciate this account that was named top 10 local food blog by the Austin Chronicle twice!
10. Phat Foodies
This guy does it all. Joey writes funny captions, has a podcast, and is launching a new book next month.
What about true food blogs and not just Instagram accounts? Many of the Instagram accounts listed above have websites with blogs too. But, to find the best food blogs in Austin, head over to the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance page.
AFBA – Austin Food Bloggers Alliance
The AFBA, started in 2011, is a group of local Austin food bloggers who support the community through educational initiatives, social events, philanthropic endeavors.
There are over 100 active members (including me), that blog about various food related topics such as restaurant reviews, recipes, special diets, gardening, sustainability, and more.
This is a nonprofit organization led by an all-volunteer Board of Director.
To become a member of the AFBA bloggers must live in Central Texas, have a certain number of contributed or original blog posts during the year, follow FTC guidelines, and a few other criteria. Apply to become a member of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance.
See the over 100 active members here.
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Rachel K. Belkin, M.Ed is an Austin, Texas blogger, entrepreneur, speaker, freelance writer, and educator. After selling her lifestyle blog for six figures in 2021, she teaches business, blogging, and influencer marketing strategies that helped her build her business on part-time hours. Bylines include MSN, Associated Press, HuffPost, Medium, NewsBreak, and Hometalk. She has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, CBS Austin, and other news and media outlets.