9 Canadian Food Influencers We Are Loving This Fall
Our top picks for who you should be following this season
There clearly is no shortage of talent in the Canadian market when it comes to creating ‘thumb-stopping’ food content. Since our team is constantly on the look out for influencer talent for our brand campaigns, we have the pleasure of getting to know and collaborate with many of these hidden (and not so hidden!) gems. From PEI to British Columbia, we keep our pulse on who’s hot, who’s growing and who’s making a mark within their online communities. Here are 9 Canadian Influencers we’re loving right now.
Olivia is a true social media powerhouse. She’s a Halifax based Youtuber, podcaster, and writer (she even has a cookbook) who focuses on easy vegan food. While much of her online content is vegan related, she does capture a wider audience through her positive and inspirational lifestyle messaging. In a short span of time she’s amassed over 642k followers on Youtube and over 101K followers on Instagram. Olivia is an influencer to keep your eyes on!
Montreal based food influencer Carl from Carl is Cooking focuses his content on “everything that revolves around food”. His eye-catching Instagram feed is bright and colourful, bringing a fun spin to his food presentation. Carl clearly has a passion for pastry, so it comes as no surprise that he was a finalist on the popular show “Best Pastry Chef”.
Arezou is one of our favorite influencers to follow because everything she creates is rich, full of detail and incredibly lavish. Her 83K+ followers keep coming back for tabletop inspiration – her tabletop photography is often her top engaging content month over month.
“Millennial Food Influencer” is a term we often see on client briefs. Phil & Jess fit the description perfectly. This young Vancouver based foodie couple create content for YouTube and Instagram. Their food content focuses on the best eats throughout their worldly travels – brought to you through mouth-watering imagery and behind the scenes vlog-style content.
If you love getting a deeper story behind the food you’re eating, Brenda of Pistachio Picks delivers. Her information rich content is informative and more detailed than most Insta-food posts. Her content showcases a passion for a wide variety of food styles – everything from noodles and bubble tea to mac and cheese and burgers. Brenda’s love of photography also means everything looks as delish as it sounds.
Known online as “Baconhound”, Phil is an award winning Edmonton food writer and Twitter personality. He’s also the host of CBC Edmonton web series Fast Food. His style? Everything comfort food. As Phil describes it to FBC “food that makes you feel good, like a hug from Mom”. You can find Baconhound content through his blog, Twitter of Pinterest pages.
7. @gwendolynmr (Gwendolyn Richards)
Gwendolyn is a Calgary-based food and travel writer and photographer whose recipes are showcased in the Calgary Herald. Her cookbook, Pucker, features the best citrus recipes from drinks to dinner however her social feed shows her true passion for burgers and bourbon (and shoes!).
Never one for following the directions, Ashely has created an online food-brand focused on doing thing her way. What started as a recipe blog has expanded to Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Her food content focuses on recipes that are no fuss and minimal (perfect for families, just like hers). One of our favs? Her Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake. Wow.
For over 7 years, Sanna from Woman Scribbles has been sharing her love of baking with her followers. What’s interesting about Sanna is that she started by baking cakes from a box and over the years she has learned new techniques and recipes – we love how she has documented this journey online. Now that she’s raising two young children, Sanna also focuses on anything that is fast, healthy and delicious.
Food influencers set trends, educate and inspire their readers through the content they create. We love being able to share our top picks with you each month. Be sure to check back next month as we highlight some of our favourite lifestyle influencers and their spin on food content.