I’m a Fort Myers based foodie that has a 9 to 5 job with a propensity for finding local gems and tasty food around Southwest Florida. When I’m not working I can be found taking pictures of my friends food before they can take the first bite to share on Instagram.
The SWFL Food Junkie started as an experiment to learn about the world of Instagram influencers profiles. The profile quickly took a life of its own and I found myself being invited to local events and restaurant openings. I’ve always enjoyed the food so it was a perfect match, and from there the rest is history. We’re always looking for great spots around SWFL, helping to promote local restaurants and the community around them.
By day I work in marketing when I’m not working I enjoy traveling and spending time trying a new restaurant. Born overseas, into a family of cooks and bakers I grew up being the taste tester for just about everything. That’s where the passion for food started since then I have thrown myself at trying new types of foods and trying to learn about the history of food and culture. Taking pictures along the way to share my experiences with everyone because what’s better than sharing food?
Trying a new restaurant or food is exciting, and you can have a great experience or a not pleasant one. Food reviews can be highly subjective, which is why we don’t grade a restaurant on a scale. The simple answer is if we didn’t enjoy the experience we don’t post about it, and if we enjoyed it then we post about it. How we pick what restaurants to try next are driven by recommendations and honestly just driving around and town, so if you have a suggestion please let us know, and we’ll add it to the list!