Foodspotting Friday: Our Food Photo Obsession

Our latest obsession thanks to Foodspotting: taking food photos.

“Hold on, I need to take a picture.”

“Me too.”

That’s pretty much how last weekend went as two of us from the EcoSalon team tried to pack as much good food into one weekend as possible. In all honesty, I hate it when people have their cell phones on the table during a meal. It’s rude, and if you haven’t figured that out, you might want to consider a “manners in the digital age” class.

However, I have a love (verging on obsessive?) for food photos. All kinds, be they in a glossy magazine and taken with the kind of camera that I will most likely never own to pixelated camera photos. Hence the new-found obsession with Foodspotting.

We’ve been working on Foodspotting guides for a couple of months now, compiling lists of ours and our readers’ favorite hotspots. But not until this weekend did I really start playing around with the app. The short summary: If you’re a food lover, you need to be using it.

Yeah, sure, you feel a little silly about your new need to always document what you’re eating. Full disclosure: It’s good to put limits on yourself so your friends don’t stop inviting you out. But when it comes down to it, it’s fun, easy, inspires the food photographer and stylist in you and helps you find new food that you never knew existed.

So in honor of Foodspotting Friday today, here are some of our favorites from the week:

Sea Scallop Ceviche. Yes, we took this photo. But it was amazing.

Horcahata and Fish Taco. We’d take this for lunch any day.

Chocolate-Chile Cookie, Vanilla Ice Cream and Cajeta. What’s not to love? We’ll take two.

Hungry? There’s plenty more to explore over at Foodspotting. Try one of our guides to start with and then start exploring. Happy eating!

In Foodspotting Friday we highlight one of Foodspotting’s top picks from our Foodspotting guides. Be sure to check them out and tip us off to your own favorites in our Readers’ Picks guide. Want to start spotting food on your own? Join Foodspotting and take part in the food spotting revolution. It’s visual, it’s positive, it’s global and we are in love with it.

Images: adactio, EcoSalon, justafoodieValentina Vitols

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.