The 10 Westchester Foodie Instagram Accounts to Follow

If you're all about the Westchester food scene like us, you should follow these local influencers for the inside scoop.

If you’d like to know what’s happening in the local food world, social media is a great vehicle to get you there. It’s not all cheese pulls and oozing, drizzling decadence, a veritable feast for the eyes and ears. But that’s nice, too.

Here’s a tip for those who want more. First, follow Westchester Magazine’s Instagram account. Then, follow our food-obsessed editors, such as @turianojohn and @_cristianacaruso_.

And lastly, follow the foodies from around the county. These are some of the content creators and local food influencers who pop up on our feeds and at the best spots.

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Big Flavors From a Tiny Kitchen

Ashley Covelli, based in Ossining, is a home chef first and foremost. She started blogging her recipes in 2006 — when blogging was new. She’s always tweaking her recipes and sharing them on her site in addition to her social media. It’s quite an extensive resource for recipes from around the world, which she’s tested and re-tested. On Instagram, you can also learn about her favorite restaurants and menu picks. Covelli doesn’t stay in the kitchen 24/7, after all. Recently, she launched and cohosts a podcast show, Passing the Plate, which covers food, traditions, and the connections they make.

Foodies of Westchester

With 100% drool-worthy food photos, this account by Joe Ciolino is all about supporting local eateries, eating well — and also fitness and family. His day job is for Advantage Sport & Fitness, where he brings fitness centers and products to Westchester and the surrounding areas. His account features restaurant-cooked and homecooked meals.

Hudson Valley Hangry

Expect cheese pulls and drippy, almost indecently decadent food Reels here. Focused, but not limited to, Westchester, this account is all about supporting small, local businesses. That includes the Foodie Card, which offers discounts and benefits to cardholders at more than 1,700 restaurants.

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Under the social name of InToxiKate, Kate Schlientz describes herself as a Westchester County culinary curator, restaurant advocate, and Fork This podcaster. Schlientz defines intoxicate: “to excite or elate foodies to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy; to live life deliciously.”


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Snacktime TV

Cohosted by Francis Volpe (@francisvolpe) and Nicky Smalls (@livinglikesmalls), this duo’s main social platform is YouTube, with more than 107,000 subscribers, but Instagram is a great gateway to access their enthusiastic Reels. You can tell they are marketing professionals, with Y Not You Media and other companies under their belts. They love featuring all that’s delicious within Westchester County. Nicky also owns Iconic Lash Lounge in Yorktown.

Standup Foodie

Rebecca Gabrielle Masarof Berman, also a professional stand-up comedian, former realtor and MTV event planner, creates video content of her latest food finds. She does it with Stacy Geisinger of @stacyknows. It’s basically like watching two hilarious friends try out restaurants and tell it like it is.


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Westchester Blogger

Although not exclusively foodie content, this Instagram account by Itzel Aguilera is a great source for dining options around the 914. She has more than 48,300 followers on Instagram and is always out and about at food events, arts and cultural venues, and other shindigs. Aguilera is a professional at event coordination, social media management, videography, and drone operation.

Westchester Date Night

Need ideas for date night? We’ve got you covered. Based in White Plains, Leticia Reyes-James has garnered 23,000 followers and has a date night guide on She has professional experience as a TV host and has interviewed several celebrities. She routinely partners with other local food influencers, too.

Westchester Food Slut

Her slogan says it all: 5’3” but my appetite is 6’5”. This is a foodie Instagram account for anyone whose passion for good food borders on salacious.

What’s in Westchester

In just a few short years, Jessie Spellmann-Mignone, a professional photographer from Mount Kisco, has created a loyal following of her guides on Westchester restaurants, events, and attractions, garnering more than 23,000 followers on Instagram. She’s become a professional content creator on Instagram, often offering tips for others and partnering with other local foodie influencers.

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