We all know that phones eat first, but where do you go in Tampa when you want to make your foodie status shine on social media?
It's difficult to know where to go and what to order, but you're in luck: we’ve done the research for you because we know that Tampa has options of all kinds that your followers want to see.
Here’s our full list of Instagram-worthy eats in Tampa!
Datz- The Cheesy Todd
Datz, or as many people know them #datzforfoodies, is the best place in Tampa for Instagram-worthy foods. Almost everything on their menu is Instagram-worthy, but the most mouth-watering dish is the Cheesy Todd, a delicious burger with two jalapeno mac and cheese buns!
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Fresh Kitchen- Healthy and Colorful Bowls
For those of you who are followed by healthy foodies always looking for the next fad diet, they should try the Fresh Kitchen Diet. LOL I’m just joking, that diet doesn’t exist, YET. But Fresh Kitchen does have some of the most vibrant, colorful, and healthy bowls for your next Instagram!
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Oxford Exchange- Brunchin’
Oxford Exchange is for those bougie followers who want a classy brunch in an open, chic atmosphere. Stop by and check out their brunch on the weekends for the perfect foodie-worthy Instagram. Some of my favorites are their sweet potato fries and breakfast pizza, both pictured here!
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Empamamas- Melty and Gooey Tampa Girl Empanadas
Calling all Tampa Girls! This Instagram-worthy taste of Tampa was made for you! This Cuban empanada has all of the necessary fixin's like gooey cheese, pickles, and lots of flavor-filled meat. It’s like eating a Cuban sandwich, but even better and more appealing!
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Bake'n Babes- Specialty Shakes
Have a sweet tooth or chocolate craving? Bake'n Babes can satisfy both of those cravings with their Instagram-worthy specialty shakes. And if you’re more hungry than thirsty, each shake comes with a full piece of cake, cookie or brownie!
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King of the Coop- Fried Chicken
National Fried Chicken Day was on July 6, but if you love the crispy, salty meal as much as I do, you can get it any day of the week from King of the Coop! This restaurant in Seminole Heights is slowly taking over the hearts of fried chicken lovers in Tampa, and they got a lot of their success from posting mother-watering photos to their Instagram.
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bartaco- All of your Taco Tuesday Needs
Bartaco has been one of my Tampa favorites since 2015. Everything I’ve tried from there (basically the whole menu) comes out in a lovely display that makes you even more hungry than the smell of it may have already. Some of my bartaco favorites are the pork belly bowl, plantains, and elotes (off the cobb, of course!). Take a picture- it’ll last longer!
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Ichicoro- Ramen, Ramen and more Ramen!
Ramen noodles aren’t always the most beautiful thing on the menu, but Ichicoro is here to challenge that belief. Not only will one bowl of their ramen change your mind, but their appetizers are equally beautiful! Stop by Ichicoro and give a warm, flavorful bowl of ramen a try!
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Nebraska Mini Mart- Wings and Things!
As one of @ThisBabeEats favorite Tampa destinations, Nebraska Mini Mart had to make the list of most Instagrammable Foods in Tampa! They have amazing wings, elotes, and sandwiches that would make even the least eager eater’s mouth water. I’m sure you can see why!
Mole y Abuela- All of Your Saucy Tapas!
Mole Y Abuela has food that is just as tasty as it is beautiful. They bring each tapa out on a beautifully decorated plate filled with colorful sauces and the dish of your choice. I love them with all of my heart for a few reasons.
One reason is they have some of the best cocktails in town on their rooftop tequila bar (which doubles as the perfect Instagram background). And the other is that they serve each dish with a flavor-filled sauce. If you’re anything like me, you firmly believe in the power of a GREAT aioli!
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Deviled Pig- Pulled Pork, Ribs, Cole Slaw, and More!
The owners of Deviled Pig came from Food Network and landed right here in our backyard! Their South Tampa location is making mouths water all over the web, including on Instagram. @TampaFoodGirl was recently there and loved their BBQ, mac and cheese, and unique flavors. Stop by today and grab a bite to eat, but be careful- you might get so full they need to roll you to the car!
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Eddie and Sams- Pizza Slices that You Dream of!
When I'm really hungry at work, I always walk to Eddie and Sams for an authentic New York slice of pizza. Their 20-ft. glass case of slices to choose from would make any pizza-lover hungry, and I'm proudly one of them! As my favorite pizza joint in Tampa, Eddie and Sams had to make the list of Instagram-worthy foods, though they don’t always get the credit they deserve!
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On Swann- Kale Caesar Salad Will Make Your Mouth Water!
For more health-conscious foodies, head to On Swann for their world-renowned kale caesar salad. Well, maybe it’s not world-renowned, but it’s definitely famous in Tampa! Have them shave a pile of fresh Parmesan cheese on the top for the best results.
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Forbici- Mouth-Watering Good Italian!
Forbici just opened last month, and they've been welcomed into Tampa with open arms. Owner Jeff Gigante has been proudly showing off his new hotspot in Hyde Park Village all over his social media, and the masses have followed. Their pizzas, pastas, and more are already catching the eyes of the public. Stop by today for their brand-new happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every night!
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