When traveling to eat, you can, and should, visit the classics. Some cities, like Paris, or New York, or New Orleans, have rightfully established themselves as culinary giants, and you visit those places knowing you’re in for a tasty experience. Sometimes, though, the discovery of a new food destination is even more exhilarating—the joy of finding new favorite foods, the excitement of exploring new haunts, and the feeling that you are a kind of culinary Magellan charting a course through heretofore unexplored realms of deliciousness. This is roughly how we felt the first time we visited Richmond, Virginia.
A food destination on the rise, Richmond blew us away with its fantastic array of culinary offerings. From a bakery that rivals any in Paris to a bunch of quality breweries and cideries, and a craft cocktail scene unlike any other to restaurants taking Southern cuisine to the next level, Richmond made us feel right at home.
So forget the questionable history, throw out any memories of what Richmond used to be, and come visit this youthful, vibrant city brimming with friendly people, out-of-this-world beverages, and first class food. To get started exploring what Richmond has to offer, check out the links below to find our reviews of our favorite Richmond restaurants.