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11 Chicago-based Instagram accounts you should follow

Written by
Grace Perry

Chicago’s a gorgeous city, but some of its residents have a special eye for capturing its most compelling angles. Chicago’s chefs and bartenders have super-strong Insta game, not to mention the heart-melting pet accounts. So we’ve done a little research to give you the very best of Chicago: From iconic architecture to food porn to everyday life, here are the accounts you should be following. (But be warned: They’ll have you scrolling for days.)

While you're at it, check out 17 more of our favorite Chicago Instagram accounts.

Très Awesome


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Très Awesome’s bubbly Instagram account will be sure to put a smile on your face. The Chicago-based style blog keeps its photos cheeky and FOMO-inducing. 

Nick Crawford


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Nick Crawford’s Chicago shots are simple and epic. He also travels quite a bit, so you maaaaay book an impromptu trip to Japan while creepin’ this account.

Jena Gambaccini


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This style account will definitely inspire you to up your fashion game. Jena Gambaccini is a fashion blogger and podcaster at Fashion Friends who will teach you a thing or two about style. And let’s face it: We could all use some tips. 



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Tatyana makes Chicago look ominous and wildly futuristic. Her incredible photos will make you wonder if we suddenly jumped ahead to 2075.

Vegetarian Tourist


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Vegetarian Tourist, a Chicago-based food blogger, serves up sexy vegetarian food shots. Even if you’re more beef burger than bean burger, this account will have you drooling. 

Neal Kumar


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Neal Kumar brings out bronzes and grays to capture a Chicago you’ve never seen.

Nick Murway 


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Nick Murway does Chicago food porn right. He captures the lovable grubbiness of our city’s food scene in a totally non-pretentious way. Plus, he’s got the cutest French bulldog to ever grace this earth.

Maura Stoffer


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Photographer Maura Stoffer’s work on social media mostly includes gorgeous interiors and her adorable little kids. Be warned: This account will make you very, very jealous. 

Matt Weitz

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Matt Weitz makes downtown Chicago look like a place locals want to hang out. He totally nails the romanticism of our elevated train tracks. 

Clayton Hauck


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If you’ve ever wanted to hug a cloud, Clayton Hauck’s photos are not going to quell that desire. His dreamy Midwest cloud shots will have you drooling. 

Alex Sheyn


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Alex Sheyn’s city shots look more like Gotham than Chicago, and we totally dig it. 

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