If you had a meal and didn’t Instagram it, did you even eat at all? This is the question that keeps me up at night. Brunch culture is upon us and with it come the foodstagrammers. There are cafes that specialise in food that’s more eye-candy than mouth watering (although it all tastes great man I love brunch) and it’s all there to be shared shared shared.

Have you ever wondered though, what the most popular foods to gram are? Of course you haven’t, until I tell you that those crazy Frankenstein milkshakes with whole waffles in them don’t even make the list. Is your interest piqued now? Absolutely. Read on to find out the top 5 most Instagrammed nibbles in the culinary world.

5. Pasta – 7.1 mil+ tags

As someone who is passionate about a steady intake of carbs at all times, this one is near and dear to my heart. Give me some mac and cheese and I am a very happy lady. What makes it so instagrammable? The silky sauces, the stretchy cheese… oh man. I’m only on the first food and I’m starting to salivate.

Oh yes honey come to momma

4. Salad – 9.8 mil+ tags

Oh wait, so now I have to be healthy? Come on now. Seriously though, nothing hits the spot and makes you feel like a paragon of health and integrity than a salad. My body is a temple, only baby spinach shall enter here. It’s enough to make you want to be healthy forever… until you get to number 1 on this list.

Pomegranate goes so well with the Valencia filter

3. Chicken – 11.9 mil+ tags

From humble supermarket BBQ chook to Christmas chicken feast, it’s a staple that can feature in any meal of the day (even dessert if you’re brave enough.) Fried, poached, baked, stir-fried: it is versatile, it is delicious, it is what I would like in my belly now please thank you goodbye.

But I don’t want to be a pie… I don’t like gravy!

2. Sushi – 13.4 mil+ tags

Confession time: I am guilty of contributing to this hashtag. There’s something about the colours of fresh sashimi and how delicate it looks on the plate that makes my shutter finger shiver in anticipation of the perfect snap. I recently went to Japan and spent just as long taking photos of my sushi than I did eating it; I’m not proud but it is what it is.

1. Pizza – 19.7 mil+ tags

Honestly, who could’ve doubted that these golden discs of tomato sauce and pure happiness would clock in at number one. Whether it’s 3 in the morning and Dominoes is the only joint open or you’ve somehow found yourself strolling the canals of Venice with a hankering for some traditional fare, pizza always hits the spot. ALWAYS. I dare you to think of an occasion where pizza wouldn’t hit the spot, or hit the jackpot for those Instagram likes. I mean, look at the cheeeeeeese. I want to wear it as a facemask, skincare be damned.