Popeye Went From Rescue Dog To Restaurant Aficionado!

The rescue dog turned food connoisseur doesn’t discriminate against meals.

By Justyne Yuen-Lee


Credit: Instagram / @popeyethefoodie

“Where’s my food? You brought me outside and there’s nothing delicious or beautiful in front of me!” Popeye has spent most of his life at restaurants, so naturally, he’s come to expect food whenever he’s brought to a table.

If you’re a foodie, Los Angeles is the city to visit. It’s as if all the (food) artists and chefs got together and thought, “Let’s all travel to L.A. and create trendy foods that are delicious and Instagram-able.” Dogs are also super popular on Instagram! Who wouldn’t want to see an adorable pup eating the delicious treats of L.A.? Well, that’s exactly what you get from @popeyethefoodie’s Instagram account.

Popeye’s life wasn’t always as lavish, though. Ivy Diep, Popeye’s mom, found him as a stray. She said in an interview, “He was such a mess – super skinny, heavily matted, dirty.” Since she couldn’t find anyone to take him, she decided to keep Popeye, despite having a busy house already.


Credit: Instagram / @popeyethefoodie

Adding bacon to any breakfast item makes it 20x better. We think the restaurant could have been a bit more generous with Popeye’s bacon portion, but we’re very impressed with the buttery waffle. We want brunch! We want brunch!


Credit: Instagram / @popeyethefoodie

Diep found that Popeye was calm and restrained around food. Unlike most dogs, he wouldn’t jump at the sight of it, making him the perfect pet to bring on foodie adventures!


Credit: Instagram / @popeyethefoodie

Even when Ivy and her husband are out of town, they take photos like this! That way, Popeye can still be included in their food-oriented adventures. He’s definitely there in spirit. Mmm … donuts.

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