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.
A local organization started by four friends, Las Calles del Valle aims to be a support system for local street vendors.
This page shares posts from small businesses in Sherman Oaks, from restaurants to plant shops to bakeries and more.
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.
The photos shared by My San Fernando Valley are always top-tier and highlight local photographers.
Have you ever thought of just how far Ventura Boulevard stretches? My Ventura Blvd shows you!
The name says it all: This page will provide you with beautiful blue photographs of the most iconic places in the San Fernando Valley.
The Valley Dude’s Instagram bio says that they’re “Riding 🚲, contemplating 🤔 & photographing 📸 the San Fernando Valley — the neglected part of Los Angeles.”
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.)
Ari Renee Claire, a community photographer, runs YC Foto Story, where the content features popular sights around the Valley.
Jasson Bautista — yes, with two S’s — has “the eye.” He’s able to look past the mundane to capture nostalgia.
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.
From her contagious positive energy to her impeccable taste in food, Sabrena No’mani is definitely someone you should be following.
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.
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
An LGBTQ+-owned shop founded by Les Salgado and Sara Dehaven, LNS Designs has ready-to-wear apparel and accepts custom orders.
Are we not supposed to have favorites? Because how could Shop Chapilinda not be that? I mean, look at these earrings and that journal!
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.
Cindy Morales is a YouTuber based in the San Fernando Valley whose mantra is “Life is short and so am I.” (Honestly, same.)
If you’re interested in all the local news, deals, and events happening in the San Fernando Valley, follow The SFV Scoop.
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.)