The 25 Most Instagrammed Dishes in Orange County

The 25 Most Instagrammed Dishes in Orange County
Photo by Cathy Danh

If there's one type of porn many of us are guilty of, it's food porn. We've all been caught in the act: standing over our food with elbows out, and phones in hand, all to channel our inner Ansel Adams. The prevalence of community-generated food porn, of course, calls for an analysis of which foods are coerced into food porn by us the most here in OC--hence, this listicle.

Methodology:

Thanks to an app called MyFab5, we have data comprising a list of the 10 most popular restaurants in Orange County based on Instagram. Using a sample size of about 100, we also counted which dish at each restaurant was photographed the most, thus making it "the most popular." Of course, this is a far-from-perfect method but, for the most part, the most photographed dish at each restaurant is usually obvious.

Disclaimer: Location, atmosphere, lighting, and price play a significant role in what gets the most #instalove. Also: tourists. Now, the list!

25. Sizzling Brisket, Bulgogi, and Other Meats at Gen Korean BBQ House

The 25 Most Instagrammed Dishes in Orange County
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What's an OC list--or any list dealing with Southern California--without Korean barbecue? With the standard shot of bulgogi and brisket getting cooked on a grill, it's definitely not impossible to smell the meaty aroma just by looking at it. 16300 Beach Blvd, Westminster, (714) 596-8833

24.Cap n' Crunch Ice Cream at Creamistry

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This dessert spot doesn't have one heavily photographed flavor or menu item. Instead a variety of flavors share the spotlight, with cap n' crunch ice cream leading the race only by a little bit. 3972 Barranca Pkwy #D, Irvine, (949) 777-6627; creamistry.com

23. Various Dishes at Playground DTSA

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Playground's menu changes frequently, which explains the lack of consistency in Instagram photos tagged at their location. However, that's what makes them wonderful. 220 E. Fourth St, Santa Ana, (714) 560-4444

22. Red Velvet at Sprinkles Cupcakes

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If there's one cupcake you can't miss, it's the one that actually looks like a target: with white frosting and a red and light blue dot in the middle, the red velvet cupcake is a trademark in itself. 944 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, (949) 760-0003; www.sprinkles.com

21. Burgers at Chapter One: the modern local

The 25 Most Instagrammed Dishes in Orange County

Though not the largest in size, Chapter One's burgers win our social media networks for their plating (they put their fries in a fancy glass cup--fancy!) 227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA; (714) 352-2225; www.chapteronetml.com



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