As Africans, food is one of the things that keeps our families and cultures thriving and surviving. For most of us living in diaspora, we are always looking for African Food accounts to follow. If you are like us, you like food, yes good food. We love to cook our African delicacies. . You don’t need to look any further. The social media is a good platform to discover new food. You can always learn how to make any particular food and then remix it your way.
We have curated some African Food Instagram accounts that will inspire you to attempt some, if not all, of the dishes we know so well growing up. And to the younger generation, this can be a new way to introduce you to the African delicacies.
Note: This list is not in a particular order and may not include some of your favorite Instagram Food accounts.
This is one of my favorite Instagram African Food accounts. Dunni Obata, the founder, uses the platform to showcase everything you need to know about Nigerian food. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned pro, you will find something for you on her page. She also maintains a food blog that you can access here
9jafoodie, another African Food account, is owned by Ronke Edoho. She focuses on Nigerian Food Recipes. Ronke Edoho shows up how to maintain a healthy diet while eating Nigerian food. To learn more about her meal plan and e-book, Lose It Nigerian, click.
3. Black Foodie
Black Foodie, founded by Ethiopian-Canadian Eden Hagos, is an online digital platform that explores food and lifestyle through a Black Lens. She focuses on celebrating the best African, Caribbean and Southern foodie experiences.
4. Sisi Jemimah
Sisi Jemimah’s recipe is developed by @SISIJEMIMAH.COM. She is a food content creator and a food influencer. She also owns a YouTube Channel called Sisi Jemimah’s Recipes”. Her recipes feature dishes from Nigeria’s diverse ethnic groups, like the Edikan Ikong soup and Egusi soup which comes from the Efik people in South Eastern and Western Nigeria respectively.
WhereGhanaEats connect Ghanaians all over the world with the food they love. They also maintain a blog which can be accessed here.
Dobby’s Signature is one of our favourite African Food Instagram accounts, She is also a blogger. Dobby’s Signature is a Nigerian culinary and Lifestyle blog focused on showcasing Nigerian dishes. She explores traditional / continental food recipes and flavors with strong emphasis on Photography, Diversity, Vibrant colors and Health benefits. She also runs a YouTube Channel.
Aftrad Village Kitchen is a lean, mean foodie machine, knocking up the best of Ghanaian cuisine on a weekly basis. The focus is to help “people connect with their African identity through food.” Recipes span mains, desserts and sides; broad in their scope and often long in their ingredients lists. Special mentions go to street food dish Waakye and condiment Shito, Ghana’s ubiquitous Black Pepper Sauce.
Ivy Mango Chatora, from Zimbabwe, is the food blogger behind the handle. She uses this platform to share her beautiful plates of her take on her country’s cuisine. She keeps up a blog of recipes you can check out here.
10. Immaculate Bites
Imma of Immaculate Bites uses food as a tool for people to learn more about African and Caribbean cultures. The beautifully curated Instagram page shows of twists on Afro-Caribbean flavors.
African Food Yummy showcases different African food and Recipes. The page highlights top quality , delicious traditional and continental from all over Africa.
- Essiespice: Essiespice is a small batch spices and sauces brand that wants to put African food on the global stage
- Sudanese Kitchen: This Instagram page makes you feel right at home with the many images of home-cooked Sudanese meals.
- Thelmz Kitchen: Nigeria’s Thelma Egbe gives you all the nostalgic feels with her blog and Instagram. She also runs the food blog, Thelmz Kitchen. She really lives up to her motto: Food is love made edible.
- Kaluhi’s Kitchen: If you are looking for a taste of Kenya food, then this should be on your list. Bookmark Kaluhi Adagala’s food blog and Instagram for her unique take on her country’s diverse cuisine.
- AfrovitalityEats: Cameroon’s Elsie Kriz whips up West African inspired (and Mom inspired) recipes with AfrovitalityEats. Her beautiful Instagram also shows she can tackle other types of cuisines, but we love it when she features foods from her native Cameroon
- The Yum Cuisine: This gives you a taste of home and Finger-Licking Super Delicious Nigerian Treats.
- Foods From Africa: She loves celebrating her African heritage, especially through food. She has a simple mission, and that is to bring the best of African-inspired cuisine to you; recipes, stories and resources.
Which other Instagram Food blogger do you follow that is missing on the list? Use the comment section to list them.