8 Favorite Instagram spots in SF for #foodporn (+ tips)

  Posted by - June 18, 2015 - $ (0-20), CynEats Foodie Guide, Daytime, NightTime, Restaurants, San Francisco

My food actually comes first in life.

And then my camera/iphone is a close 2nd.

Before you get all Judge Judy on me… YES I am that Asian girl in the restaurant taking a million pics of my food while my sandwich is getting cold, and probably soggy lol.

Now that we got that out of the way…

If you follow me @cyneats, then you already know… I’m all about the #foodporn!!

Yah. Food porn. It’s a thing… and everyone loves to take pictures of their food these days, not just Asians!

But lemme tell yah, there are certain types of photos that people seem to loose their sh*t over. Like ice cream pics, donut pics or burger pics. Basically the more outrageous the photo, the better.

Soooooo presenting: my TOP 8 favorite places in SF for food porn:

1. Burger 

Hold up✋?#WheresMyBacon? #ItsOkay #illLetItSlide ? @superduperburgers

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Where: Super Duper Burger (or any burger joint) 

Tip: Hold your burger up, you want the light to hit the burger in all the right places. Slightly increase your exposure & contrast to make the colors pop!

2. Sushirrito

My FAV type of burrito #sushirrito A photo posted by @cyneats on

Where: Sushirrito (there are multiple locations all over the city).

Tip: It looks “meh” when it’s just sitting inside the box. Take both burritos and hold it in one hand. BOOM!

3.  Any ice cream spot

Twice as nice cream cones ??

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Guys, lemme tell you, people go crazy over ice cream pics. Why? I dunno either. They just do.

Where: Smitten Ice Cream, Humphry Slocombe, Mitchell’s Ice Cream (<– my three fav spots in SF!)

Tip: Find a nice background for your ice cream (ie: cool backgrounds, walls, etc). I usually look for a spot before I order my ice cream and then I RUN to it. Sometimes it’s even across the street lol.

4. Tartine Bakery

Party of one ??#sugar and #carbs only

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Where: Tartine Bakery is one of the best bakeries in San Francisco. Not only is the food photogenic, it’s also freaking delicious. Get the morning bun, the lemon tarts, a slice of cake and you’re all good to go. 

Btw, I’m very much obsessed with everything here.

Tip: Lighting here is key. Make sure you find a spot by the window, but you also don’t want to be in direct sunlight. 

5. Donuts

Where: Bob’s Donut is one of the OG spots in San Francisco. They are open 24/7, but this giant one gets sold out by the afternoon.

Tip: People loveeeeee donuts, especially different/crazy ones. There’s really no bad way to take a picture of a donut, unless you’re photo-challenged.

6. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Where: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is one of my favorite bakeries on the face of this planet. Honestly, you just can’t go wrong with anything here and you have to wake EARLY to stand in line.

Tip: Get the cruffin, cut into it, get your camera ready and take a picture of it as it oozes out goodness.  

7. The Donut Burger

  DoNUT mess with my burger #donutBurger ?? ??   A photo posted by @cyneats on


Where: Straw in Hayes Valley. Since people go crazy over donuts and burgers, it’s only natural that this donut burger is a HUGE hit on IG.

Tip: Since it’s too big to hold with one hand (thats what she said!), hold it with two & have a friend take a picture. 

8. Sandwiches

Where: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen (or any other bomb ass sandwich shop)

Tip: The sandwich doesn’t actually come looking like this. I put the two halfs together so it looks like one big melty #foodporn sandwich.


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  • Danielle P. July 14, 2015 - 9:34 pm Reply

    You are my favorite foodie blogger! Been following you on Instagram and snapchat lately, loveeeeee your hashtags #canteatyet lol. I went to super duper the other day and all I could think of was “bombassdankass!”

  • B. Andrada June 23, 2015 - 6:13 pm Reply

    Which location did you go to for the sushirrito pic?

    • CynEats June 23, 2015 - 12:17 am Reply

      I went to the one by the Ferry Building on Mission. It’s a new location!

  • Stephanie Pham June 20, 2015 - 3:43 pm Reply

    So thats how you took that last picture… When I went to The American, my sandwich did NOT look like that haha.

    • CynEats June 23, 2015 - 12:16 am Reply

      haha, doesn’t it look SO much better this way!?! <3

  • Donna K. June 20, 2015 - 1:24 pm Reply

    I love it when you give little photo tips! Also a huge fan of the one where you showed us how to edit photos!

    • CynEats June 23, 2015 - 12:15 am Reply

      Yay! Glad you liked it :) I’ll give out more tips more often!

  • Frankie June 19, 2015 - 3:18 pm Reply

    I was wondering where the donut burger is from!! That picture looks insane!

    • CynEats June 23, 2015 - 12:14 am Reply

      Thanks! It was actually really messy to take! haha

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