While food presentation, or ‘plating’ has long been an important aspect to dining across many cultures, the dawn of the Instagram era has seemingly taken it to another level.
These days, dining out can feel like a trip to a tourist landmark. Dishes are carefully documented and curated for the visual satisfaction of virtual diners on social media. However, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of food is not just the domain of chefs in fancy restaurants.
Sometimes the humble green-grocer on the corner will take great pride in his produce, and carefully arrange his fruit and veg in a pleasing manner for his customers. Maybe you accidentally made a pancake that arranged itself into a triumph of geometry, or more often than not, Mother Nature was just awesome and produced the sexiest damn onion you have ever seen.
We here at A&D have compiled a list of the most gorgeous grub we could find, whether it’s satisfyingly symmetrical or just plain tasty-looking! Scroll down below to check it out!
01. This beautifully colored-coded bookshelf that you just wanna get your hands on.
02. And this perfectly packed bookcase.
03. These well-pruned trees.
04. Admit it, this is your happy place.
05. This too.
06. And especially this.
I would like to meet the maniac who organized this container of sprinkles and shake their hand.
07. GAH JUST LOOK AT THESE COLORED PENCILS.
08. Who organizes beach rocks? One of us, probably.
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09. Does this penny fitting perfectly into this hole bring you joy? Probs.
10. Just look at these fucking paintbrushes all nicely arranged.
11. And this sickeningly well-organized bar.
12. You totally want to do this to your phone now, too, don’t you?
13. Oh cool, this protractor was basically made for this coaster.
14. No extra space! NO EXTRA SPACE! PERFECT FIT.
15. Hells yes, these boxes were basically made for this truck.
16. These delicious and DEEPLY ORDERLY Tater Tots probably taste better than other foods.
But will someone please pick up the stray ones, please?
17. This perfectly arranged grilled cheese assortment is how all foods should be served.
18. Cocoa Puffs are OK. This bowl of Cocoa Puffs is better.
19. Food cubes? Food cubes!
20. Cold cuts just taste better when they’re neatly organized.
21. You wouldn’t even dare throw this fucking snowball.
22. Someone did some good stacking.
23. Also good stacking.
This is kind of insanity, tho.
24. Look at the pleasant balance of these objects.
I know, i know, it’s probably pushing it a little bit for you, isn’t it?
25. Hold up. This’ll get you back on track.
This is monster-level.
26. But what about your cats? YOUR CATS. Keep them neat.
A place for everything and every tabby.
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