The Most Instagrammed Restaurants In NYC

We're all guilty of it: Quickly snapping a photo of that pizza or ice cream or burger we couldn't wait to dig into, and not-so-slyly Instagramming it from across the table. Why? Because, we're obsessed with #foodporn. We love seeing what others are eating (and showing of our own dishes).

There are some plates, however, that show up on a New Yorker's feed all the time. Grilled corn from Café Habana? Seen it. A Salty Pimp cone from the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop? Yup, that too. A bagel and lox from Russ & Daughters? Been there, ate (and Instagrammed) that. And, for some reason, we just can't get enough. From Shake Shack to Smorgasburg, we've rounded up the most Instagrammed restaurants in New York City. Click through for a serious dose of #foodporn.

Cheese Grille
What's more Instagram-worthy than cheese? Not much, tbh. Cheese Grille has a variety of this melty goodness — from standard grilled between bread to drizzled on top of french fries options. There's even a deep-fried Mac and Cheese bite situation.

Cheese Grille, 188 Allen Street (between 1st Avenue and Stanton Street); 212-460-9383.
Russ & Daughters
What's more New York than a bagel and lox? A bagel and lox from this Lower East Side institution.

Russ & Daughters, 179 East Houston Street (between Allen and Orchard streets); 212-475-4880.
Motel Morris
From blue velvet booths to millennial pink-hued bathrooms and brightly-plated American dishes, Motel Morris has all your food 'Grams covered — from every angle.

Motel Morris, 132 7th Avenue (between 18th Street and 17th Street); 646-880-4810.
Soho's hot, new, and contemporary Mexican eatery is ready for the 'Gram with its array of eclectically colored and flavor-packed dishes.

ATLA, 372 Lafayette Street (between Great Jones and Bond Street); 646-837-6464.
A pancake-waffle dessert hybrid that's been topped with ice cream and a smorgasbord of other insanely tasty and colorful things; behold it, Instagram it, and then eat it.

Wowfulls, 309 East Houston Street (between Avenue B and Attorney Street); 917-299-4616.
Five Leaves
The ricotta pancakes at Five Leaves deserve their own dedicated Instagram page; fluffy stacks smothered in honeycomb butter, sprinkled with an ample helping of fresh berries, and topped off with a whole banana.

Five Leaves, 18 Bedford Avenue (between Nassau Avenue and Lorimer Street); 718-383-5345.
produced by Christina Dun; edited by Christina Dun.
Cha Cha Matcha
This trendy NYC matcha café blew up Instagram food feeds just days after its debut in 2015 — and it hasn't lost any steam since. The bright and buzzy Nolita spot has grown to be so popular that it's expanded to a second location in Nomad.

Cha Cha Matcha, multiple locations in Manhattan.
By Chloe
A chic vegan eatery that's as Insta-worthy as it is delicious — with no shortage of poppy colors, patterns, and plates, you'll be sure to get a good bite with a good 'Gram every time.

By Chloe, Multiple Locations.
Sweet Chick
An industrial-chic spot for you to grab and 'Gram a plate of scrumptious chicken and waffles.

Sweet Chick, Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Pizza Beach
A cool Cali-inspired pizza joint on Manhattan's Upper and Lower East Sides — lots of chill blues and cheesy pies for the snapping and snacking.

Pizza Beach, Multiple locations across Manhattan.
produced by Christina Dun; edited by Christina Dun.
The Meatball Shop
Making meatball subs and sandys trendy one Instagram at a time.

The Meatball Shop, Multiple locations in Manhattan.
shot by Anthony Zaccone; produced by Christina Dun.
Pietro Nolita
Where millennial pink comes to #live — and be Grammed.

Pietro Nolita, 174 Elizabeth Street (at Spring Street); 646-998-4999.
Union Fare

What's could possibly be better than Instagrams of Momofuku Milk Bar's birthday cake? Instagrams of Union Fare's birthday cake croissants.

Union Fare, 6 E. 18th Street (between 5th Avenue and Broadway); 212-633-6003.
Photo: Via @simplygailg.

The home of Chrissy Teigen's famed-favorite fish tacos — and in turn, endless Instagrams of said tacos.

Seamore's, 390 Broome Street (at Mulberry Street); 212-730-6005.
produced by Christina Dun; edited by Christina Dun.
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
Who cares what season it is — the ice creamery's famed Salty Pimp pops up on our Insta-feeds all year-round.

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, 125 East 7th Street (between First Avenue and Avenue A); 212-533-9333.
Photo via @the_blvd.
The Cinnamon Snail
The vegan food truck's sweet and savory treats were practically made for the camera. #PicsOrItDidntHappen.

The Cinnamon Snail, various locations; 862-246-6431.
Photo via @mrjacknoble.
Café Gitane
Take the #AvocadoToast picture back to the place that started it all.

Café Gitane, 242 Mott Street (between Prince and Spring streets); 212-334-9552.
Photo via @noleftovers_.
Snagged a reservation at this impossible-to-get-in Soho eatery? Make sure to show off that spicy rigatoni in vodka sauce.

Carbone, 181 Thompson Street (between Houston and Bleecker streets); 212-254-3000.
Photo via @cyciwk.
Clinton Street Baking Co.
It's Sunday morning, indulge yourself.

Clinton Street Baking Co., 4 Clinton Street (at Avenue B); 646-602-6263.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Months after the craze, there's still an insanely large line outside this Soho bakery to score a coveted cronut. You woke up early and camped out for a pastry. Take a picture.

Dominique Ansel Bakery, 189 Spring Street (between Sullivan and Thompson streets); 212-219-2773.
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Pizza, pasta, bread, seafood — the works. Welcome to Disney for foodies.

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue (at 23rd Street); 212-229-2560.
Egg Shop
Because brunch is the best meal of the day.

Egg Shop, 151 Elizabeth Street (between Kenmare and Broome streets); 646-666-0810.
Photo via @skimreyes.
Café Habana
There may be many spots around the city to grab a good old stick of Mexican corn, but Café Habana wins for the most delicious (and photo-worthy).

Café Habana, 17 Prince Street (at Elizabeth Street); 212-625-2001.
Photo via @missesdoe.
Ditch Plains
#Selfie with your Ditch Dog. Say cheese!

Ditch Plains, 29 Bedford Street (at Downing Street); 212-633-0202.
Photo via @frannyvillain.
Luke's Lobster
Nothing says summer like a photo of a fresh lobster roll. Long live Montauk.

Luke's Lobster, 237 Fifth Avenue (between President and Carroll streets), Brooklyn; 347-457-6855.
Photo via @jadedstones.
Dun-Well Doughnuts
Make sure to take a pic before devouring that delicious dozen.

Dun-Well Doughnuts, 222 Montrose Avenue (between Bushwick Avenue and Humboldt Street), Brooklyn; 347-294-0871.
Photo via @_everydayclaire.
Ivan Ramen
Ramen for two, please!

Ivan Ramen, 25 Clinton Street (between Stanton and East Houston streets); 646-678-3859
Photo via @riga52087.
Mermaid Oyster Bar
Is there anything more gorgeous (and delicious) than a platter of oysters?

Mermaid Oyster Bar, 79 Macdougal Street (between Houston and Bleecker streets); 212-260-0100.
Happy Bones
Because everyone loves a good design in their morning latte.

Happy Bones, 394 Broome Street (between Mulberry Street and Cleveland Place); 212-673-3754.
Photo via @jefreechan.
Minetta Tavern
The burger at Keith McNally's French bistro is one-of-a-kind — plus, it looks good, even with #nofilter.

Minetta Tavern, 113 Macdougal Street (at Minetta Lane); 212-475-3850.
Momofuku Milk Bar
Indulge yourself with a little treat from Momofuku. Pro tip: Its East Village locale makes for the perfect photo backdrop.

Momofuku Milk Bar, 72 Wooster Street (between Spring and Broome streets); 347-577-9504.
Photo via @nycdining.
Num Pang
Tiger shrimp from this Vietnamese sandwich shop is always a win.

Num Pang, 1129 Broadway (between 25th & 26th streets); 212-647-8889.
Photo via @mariengn.
Panna II
This East Village resto wins for its wild interior — talk about bright lights, big city.

Panna II, 93 First Avenue (at East 6th Street), #2; 212-598-4610.
Photo via @stacinelli.
Quality Italian
Chicken parm pizza earns 10 points for carb-loading — but even more points for its food-porn quality.

Quality Italian, 57 West 57th Street, (at Sixth Avenue); 212-390-1111.
Photo via @swamprabbitcafe.
If there was a winner for the best #pizzagram, Roberta's would certainly take the cake... or, rather, pie.

Roberta's, 261 Moore Street (at Bogart Street), Brooklyn; 718-417-1118.
Photo via @noleftovers_.
Too many egg on egg on eggs (yes, that's this resto's most Instagrammed dish) to count.

SakaMai, 157 Ludlow Street (between Stanton and Rivington streets); 646-590-0684.
Photo via @kapteinmomo.
The Spotted Pig
You've likely waited at least two hours for a taste of April Bloomfield's Roquefort cheeseburger and shoestring fries, so it certainly merits a snap.

The Spotted Pig, 314 West 11th Street (at Greenwich Street); 212-620-0393.
Photo via @tito2488.
Shake Shack
Come for the burgers, stay for the endless photo opps.

Shake Shack, East 23rd Street (at Madison Avenue); 212-889-6600.
Photo via @lublyou.
Healthy eating has never looked so good. We call this farm-to-table-to-Instagram.

sweetgreen, 413 Greenwich Street (at Hubert Street); 646-922-8572.
Photo via @eatsiptip.
Tompkins Square Bagels
This sprinkled cream cheese is a little slice of heaven.

Tompkins Square Bagels, 165 Avenue A (between 10th and 11th streets); 646-351-6520.
Photo via @fatnsloppy.
The Brooklyn food bazaar is an Instagrammer's paradise, but nothing is more photographed than the coveted ramenburger.

Smorgasburg, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5, Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.
Photo via @mangiamore.
La Colombe
If you're going to treat yourself, you might as well show the world.

La Colombe, 319 Church Street (at Lispenard Street); 212-343-1515.
Photo via @comeavecamour.
Jack's Wife Freda
Admit it — your weekend isn't complete without a brunch snap (or two, or twenty) from this Soho hotspot.

Jack's Wife Freda, 224 Lafayette Street (between Spring and Broome streets); 212-510-8550.
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