The most important meal of the day is one you can Instagram.

If you subscribe to this logic, particularly if you live or follow Instagram users in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, you’ve likely contributed to the most-Instagrammed restaurants, bars, bakeries and cafes of 2017.

On Wednesday, Instagram released it’s annual year in review list of “most popular” in categories such as celebrities, cities and of course, everyone’s favorite category to share, food. Eateries were divided into two categories: restaurants and bakeries/cafes. The title of “most photographed restaurant” went to 230 Fifth in New York City, located 21 floors up, and offering sweeping views of Manhattan. The upscale casual restaurants allows guests to snap shots of swanky looking cocktails against a scene of palm trees and some of the country’s most iconic buildings including the Empire State Building.

Topping the list for most-Instagrammed bakery or cafe was the Kim Kardashian West-approved Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. But the unassuming scenery has nothing to do with the cafe’s appeal. It earned top spot mostly for it’s piles of pillowy beignets heavily dusty with snowy white powdered sugar.

Other user favorites include Nobu Malibu in L.A., Voodoo Doughnut in Portland and Katz’s Delicatessen in N.Y.C. — because if you get to sit at the table from When Harry Met Sally, of course you’re going to post that to social, pronto!

Here’s a list of something the other highly Instagrammable hot-spots from 2017:

1. 230 Fifth

2. Nobu Malibu

3. Catch LA

4. Katz’s Delicatessen

5. TAO Downtown New York

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Sushi Sunday overload ???

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6. Cindy’s Rooftop

7. San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant

8. Mr. Purple

9. Hard Rock Cafe New York City

10. Stubbs Bar-b-que

11. Be Our Guest Restaurant


Most-Instagrammed Bakeries and Cafes:

1. Cafe du Monde

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2. Voodoo Doughnut

3. DO Cookie Dough Confections

4. Taiyaki NYC

5. Little Damage

6. Starbucks Seattle

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Starbucks Ver 1.0.

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7. 3 Arts Cafe at Restoration Hardware

8. Dominique Ansel Bakery

9. Serendipity 3

10. Sugar Factory


What can you expect to see in food trends for 2018?




Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.