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Best Food Hashtags Explained

Best Food Hashtags Explained

A look at the most popular food hashtags from #foodporn to #gnamgnam to #delicious

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# This is a hashtag. When it comes before a number, it indicates its ranking; before a musical note it indicates a sharp; before any existing or invented word on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr and YouTube, it makes your term easily visible and searchable to other users who are posting on similar topics.

Social-foodies are among the most assiduous publishers and sharers of images and photos: they post the dishes they’ve cooked and/or eaten, whether at home or out in a restaurant, from breakfast to late-night snacks. They love innovative or nostalgic #foodpackaging, bizarre #fooddesign and well-curated #foodstyling.

Using numerous hashtags in a single post increases its popularity and helps earn more followers so that one’s #foodtrend page becomes a true reference point – and its creator, a true #foodsetter. The most common hashtag is simply #food, which – just on Instagram alone – brings up about 800,000 photos in just a few seconds. Other popular hashtags include #foodpic, #eat, #cooking, #recipe and of course our very own #FDLmoment. Each of these tags, of course, include their plural variants – so if you don’t want to lose potential followers, you should include both. If instead you want to express your passion for what you publish, go specific, like #ilovefood, #ilovecooking or #ilovetocook, #foodlove and #foodlovers. 

Is your #foodpassion becoming a true obsession? Make sure you always sign off as #foodie or #foodaholic, claim to be a #foodvictim of a #foodaddiction and #foodism, shamelessly admit that you suffer from a #foodobsession. For those who are always looking for new places to eat, you might want to add #foodventures to the list. After all, it describes the life of a #foodtraveller who never eats a meal without a telephone or tablet and is already ready to publish a real-time #foodreview. But remember: #badfood is hardly ever worth sharing, but hashtags like #sogood, #delish, #delicious, #tasty, #yummy and #yumyum are always appreciated.

To indicate that you are actually eating the photographed dish, hashtaggers use #nom – and the better the dish is, the more “noms” you should add: you can have #nomnom, #nomnomnom and so on; the same is true for hastaggers in other languages. Italians use #gnamgnam, the French use #miamiam, #yomyom in Creole and #ヤムヤム in Japanese. Often the yummiest of foods are also #highfat; food that arouses your senses enjoys claims like #sexfood, #foodheaven, #fooderrific, #foodgasm, #foodpornography, or simply #foodporn: a term that was coined by the feminist critic Rosalind Coward in her 1984 book, “Female Desire”.

Lovers of health food tend to use just a few, fresh, seasonal ingredients and then fill their posts with hashtags like #healthyfood, #organicfood, #localfood, #farmerfood, #valuefood, #ethicfood, etc. etc. To satisfy your hedonistic desires and enjoy social praise, it’s not enough to publish your #foodpost every day with #foodphotooftheday in your #fooddiary, but you should take a few minutes to write the perfect hashtag recipe. If you are short on time, check out tagsforlike.com that provide pre-packaged tags, divided into groups by theme like #readymademeals and #fastfood.

And remember, if you want to share your food and drink pictures with Fine Dining Lovers just add #FDLmoment to your pictures on Twitter or Instagram and we'll share the best.

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