The Food Capitals of Instagram

Discover the popularity of some of the world’s favourite foods - from global classics to local favourites - as tagged on Instagram. Use this interactive map to discover Instagram’s capital of curry, which cities are big on burgers, and where pulled pork is most prolific.



Locations of photos with food hashtags were obtained from Instagram API. The dataset includes locations of over 100,000 photos posted on Instagram with relevant tags between 10th and 18th of March 2015. The bubbles are sized proportionally to the volume of photos for a given food tag and coloured based on the given food’s continent of origin.

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