We introduce you to 10 hidden gem Canadian food Instagram accounts you should be following in 2019 (but probably aren't).


From time to time we feature some Canadian food Instagram accounts that we like to consider hidden gems. Visually stunning or with a unique point of view (or both), they make your mouth water and coax you into the kitchen to try something new or tempt you to book a flight to a far away land just to indulge your tastebuds.

But unlike other Instagram lists you've probably checked out this one is different. You probably haven't discovered these gorgeous feeds yet because our hidden gems all have less than 2000 followers.  These eye candy accounts are just waiting for you to find them so they can tease your appetite.

There is a some criteria in how we chose these Instagrammers - they had to have less than 2000 followers, they had to be FBC members and their feeds had to be food focused.

We hope you enjoy - don't drool on the screen! Here they are (in no particular order):



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A post shared by Susan Keefe (@rhubandcod) on

Susan Keefe is a name you may not know but you should. The blogger behind the @rhubandcod account, this food photographer and food stylist was a 2018 Gold Winner at the Taste Canada Awards for her blog, Rhubarb and Cod.  (you can read our profile of Susan here.) She has a bold, vibrant style with unexpected pops of colour that stands out the moment you see it in your feed.



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A post shared by Ify | Food + Photo (@ify.yani) on

Ify is the eye behind the @ify.yani account. Her career as a nutritionist helped her to understand the emotional connection we have to food but it was her blog that led her to her new path as a food photographer and stylist. Now she spends her days trying to capture food in a way that evokes emotion and memories. We would say she is succeeding.



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A post shared by Stacey (@bake.eat.repeat) on

Stacey of @bake.eat.repeat (and by the Alberta blog of the same name) focuses on something we're all looking for: simple, family friendly recipes.  If you're looking for approachable dinner recipes that everyone will love, then be sure to stop by Stacey's account!



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A post shared by Eric Ritskes (@anisetozaatar) on

Toronto blogger Eric Ritskes (aka @anisetozaatar) spends his time in the kitchen cooking comfort food from around the globe and sharing on his blog Anise to Zaatar.  He is also a finalist for the 2019 Saveur Awards in the Most Groundbreaking Voice category making him not only one to watch, but one to read.



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A post shared by Gabby Peyton (@gabbypeytoneats) on

If you love food and you love to travel then Gabby of @gabbypeytoneats is your girl. This culinary traveler out of Newfoundland has a feed that's full of joyful culinary exploration.  You can also find her as the restaurant reviewer for St. John's The Telegram and at her blog Food Girl In Town. She also writes the Iconic Canadian Food column here at FBC!

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A post shared by Jo and Sue (@joandsue) on

If you love seasonal entertaining then you need to be following Jo and Sue (@joandsue). These twins from BC are pros at coming up with fun, inventive ways to feed a crowd, no matter what the theme. They excel at Halloween and Easter but we love this shark cucumber veggie platter they made for Shark Week! Be sure to check out their blog for even more ideas!




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A post shared by Marisa (@marisasitaliankitchen) on

Add some Italian cooking to your life with Marisa from Marisa's Italian Kitchen (@marisasitaliankitchen). This Montreal blogger will have you hungry with recipes from her Italian heritage - there's lots of cookies and biscotti for those of you with a sweet tooth!



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A post shared by Byron Thomas (@lordbyronskitchen) on

Toronto blogger Bryon of the account @lordbyronskitchen has a feed that is full of crowd pleasing recipes that are mouthwatering. If you want comfort food, this is the account to follow. Most of the recipes are plant based and you can find them on his blog, Lord Byron's Kitchen.



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A post shared by Arosha Liny (@aroshaliny) on

Aroshaliny is the Vancouver based food and product photographer behind the account @aroshaliny where she shares her beautiful, seasonal creations (you can find the recipes on her blog Lil Cupcake Monkey). She also has an equally beautiful Instagram account where she sells food props and backgrounds at @axlslittleshop.



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A post shared by Rita Jakobschuk (@kitchenfairyblog) on

Rita from @kitchenfairyblog is just that - a kitchen fairy who makes life easier with delicious, healthy homemade food that's family friendly. The focus is on simple, good quality ingredients and uncomplicated instructions. You can find the recipes on her blog, The Kitchen Fairy.

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Rita Jakobschuk

I’m thrilled to be put on this list along with all these other talented Instagrammers!
It’s just the boost I needed today! I’ve checked everyone on the list and found some new foodies to follow! Thank you FBC.


behindmykitchendoor is my favourite Canadian IG account to visit. Don’t know how you missed that one!

Melissa (FBC Admin)

Hi Ivan. Thanks for the heads up! Bloggers had to be a Food Floggers of Canada member to be considered for this list. We’ll keep an eye out for them if they join in the future!

Katie Brenner

This is so great! Almost all blogs include Instagram accounts that have a massive following but it is good to see that you’ve mentioned food bloggers that genuinely need our love and support! 🙂

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