Food Popularity vs Availability: Instagram vs Yelp

A comparison of the Top 15 Most Hashtagged Food on Instagram versus its availability on restaurants in New York based on its Yelp search results. Interesting findings: (1). People like sharing sweet snacks (cake & ice cream) more than an actual meal. (2). Although pizza is the most popular food with almost 16 million hashtags, salad wins in terms of availability — meaning that you can find salad almost ANYWHERE in New York City.

Same data, represented differently.

Donut charts! Who doesn't love donuts. You can hover each donut chunks to see details. Both Instagram and Yelp data are fetched on Sunday, September 27th, 2015. Contact umi@newschool.edu if you have questions. All icons below are credited to their own respective authors at thenounproject.com.