Best Foodie Instagram Accounts to Follow in Auburn-Opelika


Best Foodie Instagram Accounts to Follow in Auburn-Opelika

Cat Bobo
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

Auburn-Opelika is quickly becoming a food lover’s paradise. With a heavy agricultural influence, thanks to Auburn University, the area excels in locally grown, farm-to-table, edible delicacies unlike anything else in the Southeast. Check out some of these mouth-watering Instagram accounts for the latest and greatest from nationally ranked chefs and restaurants located in the Auburn-Opelika area.

Chef David Bancroft, owner of Acre

Bancroft was named a 2018 Best Chef finalist by the James Beard Foundation and is known for his winning performance on the Food Network's Iron Chef Showdown. His farm-to-table restaurant, Acre, uses fresh seasonal ingredients grown on-site for uniquely flavored, ever-changing menu items. See also: Bow & Arrow

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The Mason Jar on College Street

This hidden gem excels in home-cooked meals and desserts, but they made this list for being the “home of the Extreme Milkshake Bar.” These unforgettable shakes are gaining attention rapidly. Serving up massive masterpieces weekdays after 4 p.m. and Saturdays after noon, the Jar’s Insta page always gets your tummy growling.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake anyone?

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The Waverly Local in downtown Waverly

Just a hop, skip, and jump away from the Auburn-Opelika area, The Waverly Local is a cloud nine for elevated Southern classics. From Wagyu meatloaf to Bloody Marys, this tri-county kitchen will satisfy your soul and pairs well with live music at the nearby Standard Deluxe.

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Café 123 in historic downtown Opelika

In the heart of historic downtown Opelika, this fine dining venue showcases Southern American cuisine with a classic French influence. Cafe 123 is the perfect place for special occasions and celebrations and is sure to impress your date or your parents. You’ve never seen scallops this beautiful, we promise.

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Lucy’s in the Moore's Mill area 

Good vibes only at Lucy’s! Auburn’s classy new eatery is perfect for brunch, lunch, or for a ladies night out. We love seeing menu items with details in their highlights and REALLY love that they serve wine on tap.  

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The Depot in Auburn’s restored train depot

Plating up the finest and freshest seafood, The Depot is a modern, grilled, gulf-coastal brasserie famous for its exceptional oysters and Victorian atmosphere. Chef Scott Simpson brings an international edge to his dishes, making for great photos and even better flavors.

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Hello, Brunch. Nice to eat you. We are all about these Eggs Benedict with Oysters Rockefeller. #allaboardauburn #brunchgoals

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Chef Robbie Nicolaisen, The Hound

Bacon and bourbon are just the tip of the iceberg at The Hound. The rustic haven features over-the-top American classics, top shelf bourbon, and bacon from heritage-breed pork. Think hunting lodge, antler-pronged barn setting with the hustle and bustle of old time Alabama. Chef Nicolaisen’s Insta feed shows off his passion for the culinary arts.

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Cakeitecture Bakery in downtown Auburn

Known for their Toomer’s lemonade-flavored Aubie cookie and three-dimensional edible masterpieces, Cakeitecture Bakery is possibly the most satisfying display of decorating mixed with architecture you can find on the internet. From cookies and cake pops to four-tiered wedding cakes, following this account is sure to inspire your next sweet treat.

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Ma Fia's Ristorante on Opelika's Railroad Ave

Bruschetta, ravioli, gnocchi.. oh my! Channel your inner Vito Corleone as you sip on a speciality cocktail at Ma Fia's Ristorante. Their Insta account shows off dinner specials and classic dishes along with a few chic cocktails. It's a meal you can't refuse! Deliziosa! 

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Amsterdam Food Truck, usually on campus

Amsterdam Cafe, a staple in Auburn, made our day when they released a food truck. Follow this account to stay in the know about its whereabouts. Try not to foam at the mouth over images of the celebrated turkey wrap and house-made sweet potato chips. Don’t forget the honey mustard!

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Dumps Like A Truck, somewhere around here

Speaking of food trucks... Dumps like a Truck, for those of you who don't know, is an authetic Chinese dumpling food truck that gives a portion of their proceeds "to put sandals on the feet of children living and scavenging for survival in third-world trash dumps." Feel good inside and out by devouring these tastey little dumplings. And don't worry, they're worth the long line. 

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Foodies run rampant in Auburn-Opelika!

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