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.)

Valley kids support Valley kids — at least here we do, and we always will. These Instagram accounts are run by San Fernando Valley residents and range from small businesses to non-profits to fashion. 

Read on to see which of these accounts you can check off your list and which you need to add ASAP. Also, this is (obviously) not a complete list. If we missed your favorite page, let us know: We’ll add it!


1. Valley Community Fridges

The Valley community fridge purchases and provides food, water, and clothing to unhoused folks in the Valley.

2. The Valley of Change

The Valley of Change organizers have been protesting police brutality, noon-8 p.m., on the corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Ventura Boulevard for almost 200 days straight.

3. Tía Chucha’s

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore is a Valley cultural hub in Sylmar “where art and minds meet for change.”

4. Pacoima Beautiful

Pacoima Beautiful is involved in local policymaking and supports local arts and culture to promote a healthy and sustainable San Fernando Valley. (You go, Pacoima Beautiful!)

5. Valley Gems

Created by Valley girl Diana Bonilla, Valley Gems is an Instagram account dedicated to “highlighting and celebrating the amazing beings and places of the San Fernando Valley.”

6. Valley Relics Museum

If you’re into Valley history, Valley Relics Museum is the account for you. They share the good stuff, like this photo below that’s from 1947 (!).

7. San Fernando Valley

If you’re looking for picturesque landscapes or photos of Valley landmarks, look no further than the San Fernando Valley Instagram account.

8. Somos Familia Valle

Somos Familia Valle, which shares its initials with the San Fernando Valley, is a community organization created and led by local, low-income, first-generation college students who are LGBTQ+ people of color and immigrants.

9. Valley Views SFV

Valley Views SFV is a radio show on 101.5FM that shares the stories of brilliant people from the San Fernando Valley every Sunday at 10 a.m.

10. My Valley Pass

My Valley Pass serves as an “online visitors’ guide dedicated to highlighting all of the arts, entertainment, and music exclusively in the San Fernando Valley.”

11. Meet the 818

Meet the 818 is “a local’s guide to the San Fernando Valley” run by Valley resident Danrochelle D. Yumul.

12. 818 With Love

818 With Love provides essential items, such as clothing, food, and drinks, to unhoused neighbors in the 818.

Fashion and apparel

13. By Narges

By Narges is a fashion blog and Instagram account by ever-so-stylish Valley girl Narges Motamedi.


Founded by Valley girl Alisa Damaso, VLY GRL is a brand that smashes stereotypes about Valley girls through apparel and poetry.

15. Viva La Bonita

A lifestyle and apparel brand founded by San Fernando Valley native Rachel Gomez, Viva La Bonita is “inspired by the spirit of the Mujeres who are fearless.”

16. Simple Threads

Three months ago, go-getter April Diaz decided to share her impeccable style via her very own Valley Village boutique.

Photographers and videographers

17. 818 Insider

Started by Valley kid and realtor Nestor Aguilar, The 818 Insider showcases the ‘hood through dope photos and amazing video content of different Valley landmarks.

18. Victor Greenwood

Photographer, activist, and Valley kid Victor Greenwood is also the creator of Sincerely Vic POV, where you can see different areas of the Valley as well as shots from the current protests and general happenings in the LA area.

19. Valley Haunts

Valley Haunts highlights architecture and oddities in the San Fernando Valley.


20. Guayaba Kitchen

Guayaba Kitchen makes plant-based food available to people in the Valley.

21. San Fernando Valley Eats

According to their Instagram bio, San Fernando Valley Eats is the “number one source for food and drinks in the San Fernando Valley.”

22. Suz the Foodie

This is one of our favorite accounts. Suz the Foodie always brings the fire when it comes to food and drink recommendations in the Valley.

Plants and candles

23. Valley Girl Apothecary

Michelle Alvarado is the boss at Valley Girl Apothecary, where she makes and sells candles, but also posts dope spots around the Valley.

24. Valley Girl Gardens

You guessed it: Valley Girl Gardens is your go-to for all things plants in the Valley. You can also get apparel, sage, crystals, and other goodies from Valley Girl Gardens.

25. Siren Coast Candles

Valley girls and close friends Jessica Fuentes and Samantha Koneck handcraft gorgeous soy candles in recycled glass.

Did we miss your favorite Valley-based page? Let us know in the comments, or send us an email, or DM us on Instagram.