The Best Buffalo Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

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Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on May 22, 2015

@stepoutbuffalo’s Insta feed

Updated May 2018

When it comes to social media, Instagram is one of our favorite sites to play on. The striking photos, streamlined design, ease of use – the list goes on and on. There are tons of great Instagram accounts out there and better yet, there are tons of great Instagram accounts dedicated to Buffalo and the lovely people, places, food, and pets within it. So without further ado, here’s a list of our top picks for the best Buffalo-based Instagram accounts that you should be following.


@stepoutbuffalo’s Instagram

Step Out Buffalo


In our totally unbiased opinion, this is the best Instagram account in the history of ever. Like pretty photos of all things WNY? Like memes? Follow us for behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the best restaurants, bars, places to go, things to do, furry friends, architecture, shops, neighborhoods, patios, memes, and everything in between. OH and don’t forget to use #hashtagstepoutbuffalo on your own Insta pics for a chance to get them reposted on @stepoutbuffalo!



Photos by @dogsofbuffalo

Dogs of Buffalo


What’s better than dogs and Buffalo? Dogs of Buffalo. Enjoy a daily dose of cute dogs in your newsfeed and nominate your favorite pooch by hashtagging #dogsofbuffalo in your doggy-filled pics.


Photos by @visitbuffaloniagara

Visit Buffalo Niagara


Beautifully colorful photographs of some of the most iconic places, both old and new, in Western New York that make us proud to call this place home.



Photos by @buffaloeats

Buffalo Eats


Follow these guys for really good looking pictures of really good tasting food. After all isn’t that why Instagram was invented?




Photos by @colin_patrick

Colin Patrick Gordon


Colin is a local Buffalo photographer who takes very aesthetically pleasing photos of his subjects all over the Queen City. And he hashtags each location so you (yes you!) can know where to go to get your photograph on.



Photos by @risecollaborative

Rise Collaborative


Documenting Buffalo’s renaissance one photo and 15-second video at a time, these guys make making Buffalo look good, look good.



Photos by @inkillustrations

Ink By Alyssa


You may have seen her artwork around town, now you can see it on your phone. Check out her ink and watercolor illustrations that make any and every thing look cool.


Photos by @buffalohomes

Buffalo Homes


Talk about house envy. They bring you the houses you wish you lived in and the ones you never knew you wanted…but now can’t stop fantasizing about.



Photos by @buffalofood

Buffalo Food


Andrew Galarneau is a food editor and restaurant reviewer over at The Buffalo News, so you know this guy is legit. If you want some inside scoop on the best, newest, and most unique and authentic dishes in and around Buffalo, this is the account to follow.



Photos by @in_buffalo

In Buffalo


Another awesome account that shows you the best/most photogenic parts of our great city. Since none of the photos are geo- or hashtagged, it’s always fun to try and figure out where each one was taken (and if all else fails, you can always ask).



Photos by @buffalofood

Buffalo Brunch


The next best thing to eating brunch is looking at well-documented photos of brunch…and tagging all your friends to let them know where your weekend will be spent. We get it. #judgementfreezone.



Photos by @streetartist716

Street Artist 716


While she recently relocated to NYC, the painter who runs this account was born and raised in good ol’ Buffalo and returns home to visit and do commissioned work now and then. Her most recent pieces include an outdoor mural at Bottoms Up and a portrait of Damian Leigh in his infamous blue hoodie and sunglasses from everyone’s favorite movie ‘Mean Girls’. She doesn’t even go here!



Photos by @buffalocloset

Buffalo Closet


Are you or someone you love a fan of old school Buffalo sports? Do you also wear clothes? Buffalo Closet is a vintage sports apparel store that has everything any longtime fan of Buffalo sports could want and then some. Plus if you see something you really like good news you can own it. Win-win.


Photos by @Buffalovebirds



This Buffalo couple’s Instagram mission is to take you to the best date spots, ideas, and openings around Buffalo. Do better on your next date, take advice from the Buffalovebirds.



Photos by @Buffalony

Buffalo NY


Once voted the Best Instagram Account at the Artvoice Best of Buffalo Awards, this account is an all-encompassing photographic journey through Buffalo and beyond. View the Queen City through its people, close-up shots, and familiar places right in your daily newsfeed. And if you see something you really like, all his photos are for sale.


Photos by @gnbrtc

Photos by @gbnrtc

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transport Council


The stunning photos that appear on this account will have your eyes wide and wondering what filter they used. Whatever it is, it’s a real good look for Buffalo.


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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Lauren Spoth</a>

Written by Lauren Spoth

Lauren is the Creative Marketing Director at Step Out Buffalo aka the person who posts all those memes on social. A lover of Buffalo, food, travel, and animals, she can usually be found trying different local restaurants while planning her next adventure and asking passersby if she can pet their dog. Follow her dog-petting adventures on Instagram @laurenspoth
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