In a recent poll, our Instagram followers said we should compile another list of San Fernando Valley-based Instagram accounts to follow and we really hate to disappoint — so we won’t! These Instagram pages are run by Valley residents and range from community to photographers to food. 


1. Las Calles Del Valle

A local organization started by four friends, Las Calles del Valle aims to be a support system for local street vendors.

2. My Sherman Oaks

This page shares posts from small businesses in Sherman Oaks, from restaurants to plant shops to bakeries and more.

3. Grow Gather Give

Grow Gather Give is a local organization that picks “your fruit trees for food pantries” to help combat food insecurity in the San Fernando Valley.

4. My San Fernando Valley

The photos shared by My San Fernando Valley are always top-tier and highlight local photographers.

5. My Ventura Blvd

Have you ever thought of just how far Ventura Boulevard stretches? My Ventura Blvd shows you!


6. Blue Hour Valley

The name says it all: This page will provide you with beautiful blue photographs of the most iconic places in the San Fernando Valley.

7. The Valley Dude

The Valley Dude’s Instagram bio says that they’re “Riding 🚲, contemplating 🤔 & photographing 📸 the San Fernando Valley — the neglected part of Los Angeles.”

8. Glass Blocks Stan Account

This Instagram account is run by Sasha, an “urban planner who loves recently-considered-old buildings [in the] San Fernando Valley.” (Don’t ask about the handle — we don’t know either.)

9. YC Foto Story

Ari Renee Claire, a community photographer, runs YC Foto Story, where the content features popular sights around the Valley.

10. Jasson B

Jasson Bautista — yes, with two S’s — has “the eye.” He’s able to look past the mundane to capture nostalgia.

11. High Caliber Shots

A lot of High Caliber Shots’s photos are not in the Valley, but they’re all great shots of beautiful things from cars to graffiti to camaraderie — most importantly, they’re shot by a Valley native.

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12. Sabbie’s Bites

From her contagious positive energy to her impeccable taste in food, Sabrena No’mani is definitely someone you should be following.

13. Cafe Aficionado LA

In addition to having fantastic ube lattes and delicious breakfast burritos, Cafe Aficionado LA is a staple in the Valley’s small business community. They help local small businesses by offering their storefront as a popup space.

14. The Hood Foodie

Alexander Orozco is The Hood Foodie — he eats good and supports the community while doing it. Orozco is from the Valley and still resides here.

Fashion and apparel

15. LNS Designs

An LGBTQ+-owned shop founded by Les Salgado and Sara Dehaven, LNS Designs has ready-to-wear apparel and accepts custom orders.

16. Shop Chapilinda

Are we not supposed to have favorites? Because how could Shop Chapilinda not be that? I mean, look at these earrings and that journal!

17. Throwback Junction

If you’re into thrifting and on the hunt for curated name brands and vintage fashion, you’re in luck. Throwback Junction’s got your back.


18. The Tiny Diaries

Cindy Morales is a YouTuber based in the San Fernando Valley whose mantra is “Life is short and so am I.” (Honestly, same.)

19. The SFV Scoop

If you’re interested in all the local news, deals, and events happening in the San Fernando Valley, follow The SFV Scoop.

20. 818s and Heartbreak 

Dare we say that 818s and Heartbreak is the official podcast of the San Fernando Valley? … Yes! (Though I have a feeling you’ll be seeing more Valley-based podcasts in the next few months.)

As a writer and first-generation Mexican American born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, I'm passionate about celebrating the communities in the 818. That passion fueled the founding of Viva the Valley in November 2020 and it continues to fuel its upkeeping. Full time, I'm a writer and editor at California State University, Northridge. I also am a freelancer and work with editors at websites and magazines as well as small business owners who want to share more on their business blogs.

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