Chocolate oozing, meat sizzling, cheese melting… These are all scenarios you are likely to see when scrolling through the endless images on social media. Through the use of our phones, some strategic lighting, and clever angles, the world is experiencing its’ first #FoodPorn revolution.
With 94 million snaps and steadily growing, #FoodPorn has taken over social media, and our dinner tables, at rapid shutter speed. Despite the fact it comes with the incredibly irritating habit of snapping a photo of your food before any is eaten, everyone seems to be leaping onto the bandwagon quicker than it takes to make nitrogen ice-cream.
But we aren’t talking about that spaghetti bolognese you make three nights a week after work. No, the photos can’t merely be of any ordinary meal. It has to be something extravagant, something mouth-watering. A meal that makes your hands-shake and lips tremble as you utter, “I need that… now.” It arouses a hunger that you didn’t know you had.
The meal depicted for #FoodPorn is generally seen as a ‘guilty pleasure,’ something that you know you shouldn’t be eating, but are going to anyway. These photos are making food sexy and just like porn, there is something for everyone.
Foodies all over the world have contributed to the #FoodPorn movement to provide potential eaters such as ourselves the type of meal that we would find desirable. From the unhealthiest of deep-fried meats, to the most nourishing of acai smoothie bowls, there is no way you can escape the insatiable hunger that is going to come with scrolling through your Instagram feed.
You can try and fight off the hunger (good luck!) but on the occasions you do decide to follow your stomach, where do you start?
At Yelp, we are celebrating this lust for food in September with the #FoodPorn Festival and invite you to submit your photos to get your hands on some pretty impressive prizes. Want in? Check out the details here. To get your #FoodPorn adventure started, we’ve narrowed down a list of 10 food places in Adelaide guaranteed to serve up the right dish to give you a winning shot!
Bring on C.R.E.A.M.‘s Donut Burger
Chuck wagon Mighty Tommy Tornado Burger
Paddy’s Lantern‘s perfect mushroom, flat bean, salsa verde and goats curd breakfast
Mamachau pulled pork special bao
Argo on the Parade Nutella and Raspberry Slices
50sixone famous bubblegum #freakshake
RAW fresh fruity smoothie bowls
Delectaballs big tasty burger balls
Etica Ethical Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar delicious Margherita Pizzas
Malobo beautiful hotcakes