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I love posting photos of my food on Instagram (yes, I’m one of those people) because I love writing about food, reading about food, looking at food photos, and pretty much everything else about food. But what I love most about food is the way that it brings people together. In particular, the way it has brought food lovers together on mediums such as Instagram, where we can all share our culinary adventures and love for the thing that unites us all as humans.

With food uniting all of us, I think it’s fair to say that social media is the best place to see just how. That’s why we have put together this list of 21 Latina foodies to love on your Instagram feed. From Alejandra Ramos of Always Order Dessert, who shares her delicious recipes on TV and on her Insta feed, to Laura Fuentes of MOMables, who’s a master of food prep for busy families, these ladies share their love of food on our favorite social media platform.

Follow all of them if you are ready to drool all over your phone for the rest of your life — and trust me, you will be.

1. Alejandra Ramos, @alwaysalejandra

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The blogger and lifestyle expert behind AlwaysOrderDessert.com is a recognizable face thanks to her many TV appearances talking about and cooking up delicious food. Her Instagram account is full of incredible-looking food and her daily adventures, from behind-the-scenes of her television segments to her many travels around the world in search of oh-so-yummy adventures.

2. Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, @muybuenocooking

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This Mexican food expert knows a thing or two about good food and good cocktails. Originally from El Paso but now living in Denver, the Emmy-winning producer and writer is the name behind Muy Bueno and Latin Twist cookbooks. Her Instagram shows her daily adventures in cooking, along with tidbits about her family life. 

3. Gina Homolka, @skinnytaste

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The Brazilian food blogger who focuses on healthy recipes is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of some truly incredible food. On her Instagram, and especially in her stories, you can find the behind-the-scenes looks at how she creates her recipes and information about her current and future cookbooks. She also helps her users meal plan by featuring her own meal planning adventures as a busy mom and foodie.

4. Lesley Tellez, @lesleytellez

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If you want to follow a Mexican foodie, then Lesley is your lady. She’s the author of Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas, and owner of EatMexico Culinary Tours. She’s also a writer and mom, so her Instagram is filled with her food adventures as well as some oh-so-pretty photos of her exploring Mexican cuisine.

5. Terry Hope Romero, @terryhope

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Terry has authored several books on veganism, including Viva Vegan! which includes 200 good-for-you recipes for all us Latin food lovers out there. On her Instagram, you can find great recipes and good food, along with her culinary adventures. If you’re even remotely considering eating healthy, then you simply must follow her for everything she has to offer.

6. Marnely Murray, @marnely_murray

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This food and travel blogger, and the name behind CookingWithBooks.net is constantly wowing us with her delicious-looking culinary adventures. She lives on Martha’s Vineyard, so you can always find her exploring the area for good, fresh food (especially in the summer). But she’s also a big traveler and cook, so her Instagram is filled with all of that and more.

7. Bren Herrera, @brenherrera

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The Afro-Cubana behind Modern Pressure Cooking and an amazing food blog is an author and influencer living in Washington, D.C. She’s an avid traveler, so don’t be surprised if you see one or two or seventeen travel photos in her Instagram — along with plenty of food photos. She’s also an avid fashionista, so you can see some truly stylin’ photos here too. 

8. Melissa Bailey, @hungryfoodlove

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Hungry Food Love is a blog devoted to Melissa sharing her favorite recipes straight from the heart. There’s so much here, and her Instagram feed is one to follow because it is sure to make you hungry ASAP. She’s a Latina mom who is proud to not only share her favorite recipes but also devoted to cooking good food for her little ones, and then share it all with us too.

9. Marie Elena Martinez, @mariesworld

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This Latina foodie is well-known in the culinary world, and for good reason. She was the founding editor of TheLatinKitchen.com, founder of MeetsNYC (a food event in NYC), and the co-founder of New Worlder (a site on food, culture, and travel in the Americas). Her food and culture coverage can be seen in various publications, but also on her Instagram where the new mom eats and drinks her way to happiness.

10. Nicole Presley, @presleyspantry

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This Latina food blogger has been sharing her incredible recipes for years, and you can follow her Instagram now some of the most delicious vegetarian and plant-based food around. She’s also a video personality, so don’t be surprised if you see her sharing some of her favorites online. Her food photography and styling is also pretty impressive, so you’ll pretty much be drooling as you scroll through.

11. Clara Gonzalez, @simplebyclara

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This bilingual food blogger is all about incredible Dominican food, and you can find her photos and recipes coming straight to you from Punta Cana. She’s a food photographer and writer who has a lot to share, especially if you’re curious about food, home, travel, and what life is like in paradise (yes, seriously). So many good things are happening on this feed that you’ll constantly be impressed.

12. Vianney Rodriguez, @sweetlifebake

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Want to learn how to make the best cocktails and slow cooker food? Then you should follow this Award-winning Tejana blogger and author of Latin Twist and The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker cookbooks. She’s got tons of cocktail recipes on her blog and delicious dinner recipes to go along with those. And yes, she’s BFFs with Yvette so sometimes you’ll find the two ladies cross-posting on each other’s feeds. The more, the merrier, amirite?!

13. Ale, @piloncilloyvainilla

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This Latina is bringing you some great good-for-you recipes in Spanish and English, so you’ll want to follow her for her bilingual antics. She’s especially good at Spanish, so you can feel free to share her recipes with your abuelita because you will both enjoy some of these. The best part is that they’re healthy and easy-to-make, so you really have some sure-fire winners here.

14. Fany Gerson, @fanygerson

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If you love dessert, then you need to follow the chef and co-founder behind La Newyorkina who also happens to be the author of several dessert books such as My Sweet Mexico, Paletas, and Mexican Ice Cream. She’s known for her delectable desserts, like donuts that make me drool pretty much every time I glance at them. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then here’s where you can indulge.

15. Leslie Harris (de Limon), @lacocinadeleslie

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The author of Taqueria Tacos has recently moved to SoCal and is starting a new adventure, but her food is going to stay as gorgeous and delicious as always. She’s a proud plus-size food blogger and maker of Mexican food that will have you craving whatever’s in the picture. Follow her adventures and you won’t be sorry as you drool on your phone screen.

16. Laura Fuentes, @momables

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If you’re a busy mami and want to learn how to make food for your little ones that are delicious, nutritious, and easy to boot, then you need to be following MOMables for some of the best photos and recipes around. She’s an expert at meal planning and is all about meal prep for busy families. She makes it look easy but she’ll teach you just how to conquer this part of life ASAP.

17. Veronica Cervera, @lacocinadevero

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If you want to learn how to cook delicious, simple food in Spanish, then you need to be following Veronica. She’s mastered some easy recipes and is constantly sharing the full breakdown of how to make her recipes on her Instagram. The Cuban foodie shares so many good things that I don’t even know where to start, but you can start by following along on her culinary adventures.

18. Desiree Rodriguez, @ricanvegan

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Want some delicious plant-based recipes with a Latin twist? Then you’ve come to the right place. This Puerto Rican chica is a vegan, which means her recipes are full of Latin flavor but also plant-based and healthy. You can find her delicious recipes and food on her YouTube channel too, but it’s her Instagram account that has my favorites. You can also find some meal plans, which are a great way to start to transition to a plant-based lifestyle (even if only part-time).

19. Michelle, @healthylatina

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If you want to be a healthy Latina, then you need to follow the original healthy Latina herself. She’s a Paleo foodie and exercise fan who is also a dog mommy, a Chicagoan, and a health/lifestyle blogger. Her Instagram feed is full of photos of her life, which includes her commitment to health and (currently) dropping 30 pounds before her wedding.

20. Maura Wall Hernandez, @maurahernandez

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This Mexican food expert is definitely someone you should be following, especially if you want food recipes and lifestyle tips. She’s the blogger behind TheOtherSideOfTheTortilla.com and a Chicago native currently living in LA. However, she fully admits that Mexico City is her favorite place in the world, so you can follow her on many adventures that include food and so much more.

21. María, @lacooquette

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What is there not to love about this Honduran new mama who is passionate about sharing the world of food with her audience, both through YouTube and Instagram? Nothing, as far as I am concerned. She’s got recipes to share, in English and Spanish, so you will never be disappointed. You can follow along for her favorite recipes on Instagram, and get the behind-the-scenes details of her life and videos.


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Babies Trying Pan Dulce For the First Time is the Instagram Content We Didn’t Know We Needed

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Babies Trying Pan Dulce For the First Time is the Instagram Content We Didn’t Know We Needed

There are few things more delicioso than pan dulce. Whether it’s served with café con leche or grabbed as a quick breakfast indulgence, it really is the perfect treat. This variety of sweet bread has become a big part of the Latinidad.

When we’re talking pan dulce, conchas, puerquitos, orejas and empanadas are just a few of the mouthwatering options. No matter which sweet bread is your fav, you can relive your first taste over and over again with every fresh bite.

Thanks to social media, we can also see the adorableness that comes with baby’s first sweet bread. Hashtags like #BabysFirstConcha or #BabySweetBread are where to go to find cute pics of babies taking their first bites of sweet pan dulce.

Here are some super cute pictures of babies eating their first pan dulce.

1. Enjoy your matching concha, preciosa.

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Just like the color pink, conchas are perfect for every occasion. This little preciosa doesn’t hold back as she takes a mighty chomp out of her pan dulce. From the looks of it, this first bite won’t be her last. Enjoy, mija.

2. Matching concha costume = GOALS.

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Pan dulce-themed birthday parties are now a thing — and we really wish they were back when we were kids. What better way to celebrate your special day than to dress like your favorite food. That frosting-covered face confirms how awesome pan dulce birthdays can be.

3. You don’t need teeth to enjoy pan dulce.

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Not having teeth doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying the goodness that is pan dulce. If you’re a babe taking your first bite, just working that sweet treat with the gums you’ve been given is good enough. Just imagine how much pan dulce this cutie will take down once he actually gets those baby teeth in.

4. Just a little nibble for now.

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While some babies might go mouth-first into their conchas, this little lady prefers to nibble. In her matching concha onesie, this sweetie is more proper with her first bite. However, once she gets a taste, there’s no doubt this little conchita will go pan dulce-crazy.

5. That smile says she knows this is going to be good.

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Look at the awe on her face. Look at that little grin. This baby knows she’s got something special in front of her. This pic was taken before the big chomp but that look on her face tells us it’s coming soon.

6. Nothing beats twinning with your pan dulce.

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Can you really claim conchas are your favorite food if you don’t regularly dress up like them. Twinning with your favorite pan dulce is an awesome look no matter what day it is. Top it off with a concha cake and you’ve got a party.

7. Pan dulce: the perfect party food.

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Piñatas and decorations are all well and good, but a real party needs one more ingredient — pan dulce. This little lady knows what’s up as she snacks on her vanilla concha. What’s even better is the absolutely gorgeous photoshoot she had to immortalize her first bite.

8. If you are what you eat, eat lots of conchas

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Have you ever seen a cuter conchita in your life? The answer is obviously no. This giggly little sweet bread is just as lovable as the pan dulce that she’s dressed as. Of course, her happy face could have something to do with all that colorful sugar.

9. Sweet like pan dulce.

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Those sweet, soulful eyes and that face buried into a soft concha are guaranteed to make you say, “Awwww.” This adorable shot doesn’t need any extra props or colorful backgrounds to make us swoon. If you don’t have baby fever yet, you probably do now.

10. Waiting for the sugar to kick in like…

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Her face is telling us a lot. Namely that this little chula is lost in the flavor of her delicious pan dulce. We can admit that this state of pre-sugar high is super relatable. At least baby will be able to enjoy a nice nap after that sugar hits.

11. When you can’t wait to get home to start digging in.

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Sometimes you can’t wait to get home from the panderia before you start digging into the pan dulce. This sweetheart didn’t even wait to get out of her car seat to start snacking. Also, did anyone else notice that this concha is as big as her head? That’s a big project she’s working on.

12. Conchas are serious business.

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Although this little preciosa has a serious look on her face, those puffed out cheeks give away her secret. They’re stuffed with yummy concha. She’s obviously contemplating which piece of pan dulce she should take down next.

13. Go ahead and take a big bite, mija!

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For her “Coco”-themed birthday party, this little cutie has everything from flower crowns to guitars to complete that mood. Of course that means she also has the ultimate treat, pan dulce. We wonder if she waited to blow out the candles before she dug in.

14. We know that feeling, baby girl.

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That feeling when the pan dulce hits that sweet craving just right. This little cutie looks like she’s experiencing just a bit of euphoria with that first bite. The matching concha tee and pink tutu really complete this adorable look.

15. Her face says it all.

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As perfect as pan dulce is, it’s also pretty messy. However, that mess is just proof that you’re thoroughly enjoying that sweet treat. This baby isn’t at all worried about the sugary mess on her face; she’s got her eyes on the prize.

16. Never too young for pan.

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While many babies have pan dulce parties for their first or second birthdays, this little lady just couldn’t wait. As a celebration for her nine month b-day, she not only had a taste of delicious pan dulce, she also had a little photoshoot to commemorate it. After all, you’re never too young for this sweetness.

17. Now that’s a mouthful!

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Some babies nibble, some take a practice bite before they jump in. This baby isn’t afraid to take the plunge and go at it with a big ol’ bite. We hope he approaches every challenge in his life with the same bravery and commitment.

18. La Princesa de Conchas.

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First of all, we LOVE this look. Secondly, this little princesa looks absolutely in love with that sweet bread. No doubt, this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship between conchas and this little cutie pie.

19. The look of true love.

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This sweet smile can only mean one thing: this little one is in love with pan dulce. The sweet simplicity of her first bites is what this list is all about. It’s a reminder of what pan dulce is all about: sugar, bread, and all things good in this world.

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Let Us Shed A Tear For The Non-Floridians Who Have Never Experienced Publix

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Let Us Shed A Tear For The Non-Floridians Who Have Never Experienced Publix

Hi, hello, thank you for taking a moment to take a seat at my Ted Talk!

I’d like to take the time we have together today to talk about the wonder that is Publix.

As many of you fortunate enough to live in the Southeast know, Publix is a Florida-based grocery store with all of the class.

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They’re a place known for their remarkable customer service and clean aisles. At Publix, shopping is literally a pleasure.

That’s right folks, this is a place of impeccable cleanliness and organization.

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At Publix, no corner is left unswept and no aisle left without the item you needed.

And their subs have been bringing people to tears circa 1930.

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If you haven’t had an Italian sub from Publix what what WHAT are you doing?

Guys! This place is so good that schools literally send students there for field trips.

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At Publix there’s so much to learn.

And their employees actually love working there!

And it’s probably because of their amazing benefits and vacation set up.

Recently a wave of Publix enthusiasts went viral for their devotion to the store’s key lime pie.

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An article by Buzzfeed boasted about the desserts greatness. And they were right.null

But KEY to the Publix experience has been the grocery chain’s dedication to Latino satisfaction.

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They literally have a STORE that focuses on Latinos called Sabor.

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The Southeastern-based store has run a line of Publix Sabor stores for years geared toward Florida’s Cuban, Puerto Rican, and other Latino shoppers. Recently they started to expand its offerings in heavily populated Latino populations with a Publix store called Sabor.

This place is the diggs guys! And they have all kinds of amazing foods to offer.

Like their commitment to the Cubano.

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Which for real will NEVER be good as your mother’s, but will always for real do everything to be top notch.

And their Tres Leches cake which is qualiT

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And this is a fact that FOR REAL any Latino in the Southeast knows to be true.

No but for real.

It’s a taste like no other.

And beyond Tres Leche you can count on Publix to STAY stocked on your mama’s favorites.

Literally feels like home at the Publix in Little Havana guys.

And they for real have the hookup.

Yes they do.

Now go forth into the world my people and enjoy your limp meals at Whole Foods and Safeway!


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