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.)
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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’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.
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.
Tatyana makes Chicago look ominous and wildly futuristic. Her incredible photos will make you wonder if we suddenly jumped ahead to 2075.
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 brings out bronzes and grays to capture a Chicago you’ve never seen.
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.
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 makes downtown Chicago look like a place locals want to hang out. He totally nails the romanticism of our elevated train tracks.
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’s city shots look more like Gotham than Chicago, and we totally dig it.