Native Highlight: @letsgababoutfood
We had an amazing interview with an individual that's full of personality! Gabrielle "Gab" Aaron is the owner of the amazing Instagram account, Let's Gab About Food (@letsgababoutfood). After hearing her answers to our questions, it completely made sense why she's a legend in the NYC food and drink community. She has an amazing sense of humor, loves making fun of herself, and has an unbelievable gift for discovering the best food in NYC.
Check out the behind the scenes of an Instagram food blogger and find out Gab's favorite spots for the new year!
The Inspiration Behind The Account
Let's Gab About Food started how a lot of brilliant ideas started: being bored in class, looking for anything to do other than learn about what the professor's teaching. Gab went to school in St. Louis before moving out to NYC. During class, she decided to create a website called LetsGabAboutIt and the rest is history.
We found it hilarious that a driving factor in the creation of @letsgababoutfood was her own mom wanted to see more pictures of her daughter instead of all the food pictures she posted (Thanks Mom!). Luckily for us, that inspired Gabrielle to create an account specifically for the awesome food she was eating.
Why the NYC food scene?
This was a very interesting point she made about social media giving new restaurants a fighting chance. These Instagram food accounts and blogs can show amazing mom and pop shops to thousands, even millions, of people. Whcih is great, since most don't have the resources to do on their own. Accounts like Let's Gab About Food help you experience a city on a deeper level, the exact mission we have at NativX!
Allergic To What?!
A hardcore foodie that's allergic to garlic? That has to be some sort of an oxymoron... But that garlic allergy doesn't stop her from finding some of the best dessert places or "garlic-free" dishes - which judging by how frequently she posts, there are a lot of them!
Caught in the act
iPhones are tricky sometimes. One minute you're sneakily trying to snap a pic of someone else's meal. The next minute, the flash goes off, they look at you like you're some crazy person, and you have to try to explain yourself outta a bind.
The occasional embarrassment is the sacrifice you have to make if you want to run an NYC Foodstagram Empire like Gab's. We admire the commitment to getting those mouthwatering food pics we love.
Why you need to follow @letsgababoutfood
Reason #1 to follow her: She wants to make it a collaboration. Her goal is to involve you in her Hit List (see the list below), diets, posts, and overall journey. You're getting an experience by following along - as opposed to just the #foodporn. She also let us know that she'd rather eat two desserts than a main course any day, so for those that have a sweet tooth, @letsgababoutfood is a must follow.
Letsgababoutfood's Top Spots
You must get the shrimp scampi! And try a cocktail they’re all really great!
Weren't satisfied with only 6 Spots?
Here's Gab's Hit List of restaurants she's heading to:
Be sure to follow @letsgababoutfood on Instagram and download NativX to get more awesome tips from Natives!
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