Photo by @clayton_farlow_the_bulldog’s Instagram
From the bustling streets of Minneapolis to love-it-or-hate-it lutefisk, it is impossible to encompass the essence of Minnesota life in a single photograph. Armed with filters and Minnesota pride, many local Instagrammers have captured some of the most delicious, fashionable, and cutest aspects of the North Star State. Check out these Instagram accounts for your daily dose of local inspiration.
Food and Drink
The Instagram account for eat.drink.dish.mpls, a foodie and lifestyle hub, was named Best Instagram account in City Pages‘ Reader’s Choice Contest for the past two years. The account’s colorful feed of dishes from local restaurants and shops, including Quixotic Coffee and Hi-Lo Diner, will leave your mouth watering.
This local coffee shop chain proves that coffee is both delicious and aesthetically pleasing. The beautiful shots of latte art and the store’s four locations may inspire you to quit your day job to become a barista.
From raw chocolate snack bars to Crock-Pot creations, local blogger Lindsay Ostrom knows how to serve up some photogenic food. Best of all, links to all the recipes are attached in the captions, so you can create—and taste—these treats for yourself.
People and Lifestyle
Johnna Holmgren of popular Minneapolis chalk and illustration company Bear Fox Chalk documents her family’s adventures in this whimsical Instagram. Don’t miss adorable snapshots from her daughter Luella’s birthday party, complete with unicorn horns and a waffle cake.
Inspired by the viral blog “Humans of New York,” local photographer Stephanie Glaros takes to the streets to tell the stories of a wide range of Minnesotans, from immigrants to people struggling with homelessness. Glaros’ Instagram also links to her Humans of Minneapolis Tumblr page, which features audio clips along with the photos.
Paul Buttenhoff’s feed of food and fashion shows off his impressive boot collection and cooking skills. Along with shots of his OOTD (outfit of the day), Buttenhoff gives followers a taste of some of the Twin Cities’ best foodie bets, including Broders Cucina Italiana and Surly Brewing Company.
Dogs of Instagram brings together the world of Instagram-famous dogs, featuring tech-savvy pooches, each with their own individual accounts, on its adorable feed. The account’s Minnesotan founders Ashley Paguyo and Ahmed El Shourbagy are also the co-owners of Lucy & Co., an online store specializing in dog apparel and accessories.
With more than 27,000 followers, this Twin Cities bulldog is quite the hometown celebrity. Follow this wrinkly pup as he brings cuteness and sass to dog-friendly spots like St. Anthony Main and the Bob Dylan mural in Downtown Minneapolis.
This adorable account follows the adventures of Bombur (a Corgi) and Lando (a Corgi mix) as they explore Minneapolis. On top of being downright adorable, this furry pair also visits local establishments including Grumpy’s Bar and Grill in Northeast Minneapolis and the Hennepin County Library!
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