These days most dishes are revealed on social media long before the critics get their forks and napkins out. Sure, we want to go out to eat good food…but some nice lighting, a little extra chocolate drizzle dripping down the cone, and a few more Instagram likes never hurts. So without further ado, with watering mouths, here’s some of the most Instagram-worthy foods in New York City.

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A Milkshake From Black Tap

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Extra is an understatement when it comes to these milkshakes. Black Tap has locations in Midtown, Meatpacking, SoHo, and the Lower East Side, just make sure you leave enough time for the long lines.


A Cronut From Dominique Ansel Bakery

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You can’t talk NYC food porn without mentioning Dominique Ansel Bakery. The original cronut gods more than deserve an Instagram. Get there early in the day to ensure you don’t miss out.


The Famous Ramen Burger at Smorgasburg

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Ramen and burgers?! Why not combine two of our favorite foods to make one legendary Instagram! It’s a stroke of genius if you ask us.


A Waffle Ice Cream Cone From Wowfulls

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Sure to please any ice cream lover, Wowfulls offers a fun and (of course) picturesque twist on the classic waffle cone.


A Cookie From Levain Bakery

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These monstrous cookies have customers lined up out the door daily, and they’re as photogenic as ever. Located on the Upper West Side and Harlem, these cookies have been a long-time NYC favorite.


SunnySide Burger at Umami Burger

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This hyped-up burger chain knows that bigger is better when it comes to Instagram-worthy bites. Our personal fave is when they #PutAnEggOnIt.


Rainbow Bagel from the Bagel Store

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After the Starbucks unicorn frappuccino craze, everyone knows that rainbow is a big hit on social media. Leave it to the Bagel Store to make a rainbow bagel almost too beautiful to eat.


Red Velvet Cupcake at Sprinkles Cupcakes

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Just when we thought cupcakes couldn’t get any better, now you can visit one of Sprinkle’s Cupcake ATMs to take your Instagram to another level.


Smoothie Bowl from Juice Generation

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Take a break from all the sweets and treat your cholesterol and followers to a refreshing smoothie bowl. With locations all over the city, and an abundance of flavor combinations, a smoothie bowl is never far away.


Doughnuts at Doughnuts Plant

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The pistachio and peanut butter-banana cream are clear favorites on social media, but we’re all for getting a dozen and calling it a day. Show off the variety for the ultimate Instagram.


Gelato Flower at Amorino Gelato

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Who needs a bouquet of roses when you can have the edible gelato version instead? With locations on the Upper West Side, Theater District, Greenwich Village, and Chelsea, you can get your gelato flower fix across the city.


Shack Burger at Shake Shack

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We can’t finish off our list without a classic Shack burger from the famous NYC burger stop. Who doesn’t love a good Shack burger invading their Instagram feed every few days?

Now it’s time to get out, grab your phone, and get to swarming all your followers with these NYC eats. After you’ve gotten your perfect shot, make sure to take a bite or two for us.


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