With travel planning becoming increasingly visual, it makes sense that restaurant, activity, and hotel bookings can be driven by what people see on Instagram.

As you might imagine, there are San Diego Instagram hashtags and accounts and completely dedicated to highlighting our amazing cuisine.

If you live in San Diego or are traveling here and are wondering what to eat, have a look at these San Diego food hashtags. Or, maybe you’re the type of person who ‘grams your dinner. Use these hashtags to achieve a broader reach and even earn a chance to be regrammed (featured) by a larger account.

Thousands of people Instagram food in San Diego. I looked for established accounts that are active on a consistent basis, offer professional-quality photography (flat lays and shots that aren’t too close), minimize selfies and/or have roughly over 75% of photographs dedicated to food and drinks at restaurants in San Diego.

This list is meant to be evergreen so I’m happy to add other hashtags and users that fit the profile. Leave suggestions in the comments!

San Diego Food Hashtags

Get ready to gawk at amazing meals and tantalizing treats. Check out these best San Diego food hashtags.


Basically, @Eat_SanDiego is a regram account. I do not know who is behind it. Use the hashtag and they may regram it but more importantly, click on the hashtag to view beautiful food photos.


They have a sizable following but a pretty inactive blog. However, the hashtag is excellent and their active Instagram account features regrams often from people I know.


The @SDFoodDiaries Instagram account is not active enough for me to pull an example from it, but people continue to use the hashtag which features lovely displays of local eats like these Sheng Jian Bao.


I think this is another hashtag that intuitively makes sense to people. If you’re a foodie in San Diego, without much research, you’d probably type in #SDFoodie. Whatever the reason, the feed might make you drool.


You know, it’s not the most professionally styled feed but I like looking at this hashtag because it’s all about people loving local cuisine. I suspect it’s not a well-researched hashtag meaning that people use it on the fly because it make sense when enjoying San Diego eats.

And, really what more could you ask for?

Really Awesome San Diego Food Instagrammers

If you like to follow food, in addition to the foodie accounts mentioned above, have a look at these.


Of course, the folks behind San Diego’s biannual restaurant week have a killer Instagram feed.

@YelpSanDiegoCommunity and @YelpSanDiego

Both feature mostly food. The community account features user generated photos.


If you would like to learn more about San Diego craft beer or craft beer in general, I suggest you follow this account.


The bimonthly magazine curates a stunning Instagram feed.

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These food bloggers will tour you around San Diego and Baja’s best eats in a very delectable manner.


They call themselves the original San Diego food Instagram account and they’re probably right.

Restaurants Killing it on Instagram

This is a small tribute to San Diego restaurants that curate beautiful photos. I will add more to the list as I find them.


Just so, so pretty.


They make my favorite chocolate cookie in town.


I adore prepkitchen’s charcuterie and cheese board.


The consistent look of Beaming’s account is something that I have trouble implementing on my own. But, you’ll feel healthy by just looking at their photos. They’re a favorite La Jolla restaurant.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have been given complimentary cleanses (they are fantastic) over the years but have spent way more of my own dime in the cafe and on other cleanses.

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General Food Hashtags to Use

These are the most popular food hashtags on Instagram. It is wise to incorporate them along with the local food hashtags mentioned above.












Cut and Paste Food Hashtags for Future Use

Save these into notes on your phone for the next time you post!

#eatsandiego #youstayhungrysd #sdfooddiaries #sdfoodie #sandiegoeats #DSDEat

General: #Foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #foodphotography #foods #foodstagram #foodlover #foodpics #instafood #nom #nomnom #yum

(See also: Best Instagram Travel Hashtags and Best Instagram Aviation Travel Hashtags)

What hashtags and San Diego Instagrammers am I missing?

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Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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  1. This food looks absolutely decadent! My mouth was watering just looking at the pictures, I can’t imagine what the experience of actually eating these meals would be.

  2. Thanks so much! Will be doing a day trip to San Diego and plan to eat lots so this is helpful ^^

  3. This is a great round up of hashtags and foodie accounts. Love it! Thank you for putting this together. 🙂