Before traveling to a new city, check out some local food bloggers to learn about the best restaurants and popular foods. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, these top 18 San Antonio food bloggers will give you plenty of ideas on where and what to eat
Looking for Good Food in San Antonio?
Although many people associate San Antonio with just Tex-Mex and Mexican food, its food scene is actually more diverse than that. The city has a rich cultural heritage with a mix of Texan, Mexican, and German influences.
San Antonio is also home to a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants.
The city is becoming a hot spot for foodies with the opening of many new restaurants, bars, and gastropubs.
In the last few years, the San Antonio food scene has received some recognition and awards. It was named one of the “10 Best Food Cities in America” by Livability in 2017. There are also many nominees and winners among San Antonios’s chefs and restaurants, including Chef Steve McHugh of Cured, nominated for the “Best Chef: Southwest” in 2019 and Chef Jeff Balfour of Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery, nominated for the “Best Chef: Southwest” in 2016 by James Beard.
San Antonio also has a thriving food truck scene, which was listed in Food & Wine magazine as one of the “10 Best Food Truck Cities in America.”
The Best San Antonio Food Bloggers (and Influencers)
There are many great San Antonio food bloggers who can provide valuable insight into the city’s culinary scene. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, consulting these top local food bloggers will give you plenty of ideas on where and what to eat.
1. S.A. Foodie
This popular San Antonio food account has 319,000 followers on Instagram and 430,000 followers on Tiktok. Amanda Spencer, a proud San Antonian, started her food blogging journey in 2015. On her blog and social media accounts find beautiful, mouthwatering photos and videos that gain the eyes and appetites of many in San Antonio. Read more about her eats and travels here.
2. David Elder
A TV host and executive producer, David Elder of @eldereats on Instagram with 92,000 followers, is one of the more popular San Antonio food bloggers covering Texas food, fun, and eats. When you check out his Instagram account, you can miss the 10-pound cinnamon roll!
3. San Antonio Stephanie
With 14,000 followers on Instagram and 6,000 on TikTok, Stephanie is known as the gal in San Antonio/Marble Falls sharing happy stuff, fun, and realness. Her social media accounts cover the food scene in San Antonio including food events, restaurant reviews, and grand openings. Did you know Voodoo Donut now has a shop in San Antonio? I do now, thanks to Stephanie’s Instagram post.
4. San Antonio Current
For San Antonio’s source for local events, news, dining, arts & culture since 1986 check out San Antonio Current with 175,000 followers on Instagram and a large, food and drink section on the website. The site and social media accounts focus on the city’s food culture, including reviews of local restaurants and coverage of food-related events.
5. SA Flavor
The SA Flavor blog covers San Antonio restaurants, food and culture — from the Southside, Downtown, Pearl, Midtown, Northside and more! If you love Whatburger, you’ll find lot of articles about this popular Texas restaurant on their blog.
6. SA Love List
Gabby’s of San Antonio Love List, includes a blog that covers information about local food and restaurants as well as food shopping tips to make the dishes at home.
7. SA Food Bites
Alex Trevino from SA Food Bites is a self-proclaimed professional eater and former chef that loves life and wine. His pages offer a place where food-minded people can converse, share and experience food on another level – with passion. Start on his Instagram page to find fun pictures of food, drinks, and even his cute dog, Rosco.
8. Alamo Foodie
Here’s another of the popular Instagram San Antonio food bloggers. Alamo Foodie, a thirsty food lover, has 38,000 followers. She loves to share “authentic” SA dishes.
9. SA Foodies
Not to be confused with S.A. Foodie, SA Foodies has a good Instagram following of 14,000 and shares San Antonio’s best places to eat. This food account has been around since 2015 and has food pics from restaurants around the city.
10. Female Foodie
Brooke Eliason, a San Antonio food blogger, started Female Foodie in 2010. The site has hundreds of restaurant guides and copycat-style recipes from favorite restaurants. Start at the San Antonio section of her website to get local food-related news and reviews.
11. Twenty Something SA
The San Antonio blog and brand, Twenty Something SA is dedicated to supporting local businesses in San Antonio, Texas. There’s a large food category on the site that includes restaurant openings, news and recipes, with an emphasis on sober and vegetarian options.
12. S.A. Vortooth
Not your average food, this food and drink photographer features, burgers, pizza, tacos, and bourbon from around the city of San Antonio.
13. My SA
For San Antonio’s source for breaking news, culture y más, head to My SA. There’s a large food section on their website that covers shops to grab cold press juice in San Antonio to Whataburger’s new Chili Cheese Burger.
14. JC Food Mart
JC Food Mart is a San Antonio-based grocery store, and they have a food blog on their site. The store sells WIC-authorized foods and helps take the confusion out of your shopping experience. The JC Food Mart blog contains information Texas WIC benefits and increases, recipes, classes, and more.
15. San Antonio Munchies
Alex, the San Antonio food blogger behind the San Antonio Munchies social media accounts, shares a lot of carb-filled comfort foods such as mac and cheese and burgers. He’s got 47,000 followers on Instagram and loves to run giveaways.
16. San Antonio Magazine
San Antonio Magazine looks at the city as an intersection of old and new, celebrating the culture and heritage as well as the community’s movement toward the future. On the magazine’s website, find coverage of local restaurants and cafes, foods to try, chef interviews, and more.
17. San Antonio Food Shed
This San Antonio food blogger includes information about baking, cooking tips, catering, restaurants, recipes, news, and more. Start on the Food Shed homepage and see the endless possibilities of food-related tips, tricks, and information in San Antonio.
18. Food Policy SA
This San Antonio food blog, features hot topics, policies, success stories, challenges, events, various perspectives and other happenings regarding the FPCSA and the budding local food system in San Antonio. See the latest posts here.
Rachel K. Belkin, M.Ed is an Austin, Texas writer, creator, educator, speaker, and entrepreneur. She enjoys travel and spent time studying abroad in both Spain and Costa Rica. She contributes to her websites rachelkbelkin.com and probetheglobe.com, HuffPost, AP, NewsBreak, Matador Network, Hometalk, and more. She has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, CBS Austin, and other news and media outlets.