Who Is Behind @BiteOfMIA

One of Miami’s Yummiest Food Accounts @BiteOfMIA

If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend a bit too long drooling over Instagram’s must coveted food porn and @BiteOfMIA is to blame!

This yummy account is run by my friend and fellow foodie lover Sam Quintana here in Miami.

Sam is known as the person who gets to eat at the nicest restaurants, and in turn, she makes her friends jealous!

Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be a plus one at her next food photoshoot!

Sam has a serious gift!

Her photos are to-die-for…

She just knows how to get the right angle and makes everything she eats look like lust on a plate!

Her Instagram account @BiteOfMIA is growing very quickly and will be one of the must successful in Miami.

Sam Quintana @biteofmia

Who Is Sam Quintana from @BiteOfMIA?

Sam is a foodie, college student and friend who is chasing down her dream of being a lawyer and food influencer.     

“I’m currently a junior attending Florida International University (go Panthers!). My favorite class by far was Business Law mainly because the professor made the class really interesting and I plan on going to law school in the future.”

Sam really treats food blogging as the escape from her crazy schedule of work and studying. Trust me, she takes it all very seriously and puts her responsibilities first before anything else.

“I’m an old lady with an 8:00pm curfew”

Which, to be honest, makes her a great friend 🙂

Sam Quintana @biteofmia

What Is Sam’s Biggest Motivation For Running @BiteOfMIA?

“My biggest motivation for food blogging is remembering why I started it in the first place.

I was stuck in a rut when I first began.

I tried to have different hobbies to distract myself from the daily routine of “wake up, go to school, go home, start over.”

A lot of the hobbies I tried weren’t for me.

I always loved photography but there isn’t much to take photos of in Miami (or at least I couldn’t find anything).

I remember obsessing over certain food blogs every night because their pictures (and the food) looked so beautiful. I decided to take my love of food and photography and started food blogging.

The hobby stuck…

It’s hard to grow sometimes and there have been plenty of times where I’ve thought of deleting my account and forgetting it all, but then I remember I didn’t intentionally start my page for followers or for “clout.”

Yea it’s fun to see the following number go up and to see other people like what you’re posting, but I decided not to become too fixated on the number.

I started the page for myself.

It’s like a diary of my most memorable eats over the past couple of years. It’s the only hobby I’ve ever stuck to and I don’t intend on leaving.”  

Sam Quintana @biteofmia

What Is Sam’s Favorite Food?

Before I tell you about Sam’s favorite food, let me first say how much I hate this question!

How can anyone have a favorite food?!

There is just too much good stuff out there to eat. Limiting yourself to only one “favorite food” is crazy to me.

Regardless, here is Sam’s answer!

“Ramen. End of story.

I grew up with ramen so it has a huge nostalgic factor to me. Plus, there’s always different kinds to try.

I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of eating it.”

Like I already said, it’s so hard to just pick one food…

Sam also loves a good donut!

“They’d be my last meal. There is no time I’ve ever eaten a donut I don’t like.

There’s also never going to be a time where someone will say, “Let’s get donuts,” and I’ll say “Nah, I’m good.” The answer is always yes.”

Sam Quintana @biteofmia

Contact Sam Quintana - @BiteOfMIA

Instagram: @BiteOfMIA

Email: samquin124@gmail.com


David Fuertes - I'm a food, media and music lover who wants nothing more than to go on my next food adventure with amazing people. I like two things about The Plastic Spoon: 1. Trying new Miami Food. 2. Meeting amazing people along the way.