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Arts District Food Tour in Richmond provided by Discover Richmond Food Tours

Arts District Food Tour in Richmond

Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
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Find additional information and a lower price at Discover Richmond Tours Ready to discover downtown Richmond? Richmond’s revitalized Arts District, will capture your imagination with a mix of historically-significant architecture, under-the-radar restaurants, and inspiring art galleries. Joining Discover Richmond Tours means exploring the neighborhood as an insider. You will sample delicious food and snacks from several amazing spots, meet chefs and business owners to discover their passion for their craft, and hear the stories that make this one of Richmond’s most defining neighborhoods. But most of all, we’ll make sure you have fun doing it. Highlights include: - Visit up to 6 establishments to taste one of their best dishes – more than enough food for a meal! - Learn about Jackson Ward’s unique architecture, about the story behind Grace St., and about the weather indicator that once marked Richmond’s highest point - Meet the chef’s and owners behind downtown’s food scene
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Meet and greet a knowledgeable local foodie/guide on West Broad Street in Richmond. Then proceed through the city’s revitalized Arts District, featuring some of the best galleries, restaurants, and businesses Richmond has to offer. This region features the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, the Broad Street Commercial Historic District and the Grace Street Commercial Historic District. Sample delicious food and snacks from several different restaurants, cafes, and shops, from authentic southern cuisine, Mediterranean fare, and unique ice creams. Meet chefs and business owners, and discover their passion for their craft. From your guide, hear the stories that make about one of Richmond’s most defining neighborhoods. For a little something extra, opt for the Thursday evening tour and indulge in alcohol pairings at select stops.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Meet and greet a knowledgeable local foodie/guide on West Broad Street in Richmond. Then proceed through the city’s revitalized Arts District, featuring some of the best galleries, restaurants, and businesses Richmond has to offer. This region features the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, the Broad Street Commercial Historic District and the Grace Street Commercial Historic District. Sample delicious food and snacks from several different restaurants, cafes, and shops, from authentic southern cuisine, Mediterranean fare, and unique ice creams. Meet chefs and business owners, and discover their passion for their craft. From your guide, hear the stories that make about one of Richmond’s most defining neighborhoods. For a little something extra, opt for the Thursday evening tour and indulge in alcohol pairings at select stops.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9896P4
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting at 6 different restaurants and bakeries
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Gratuities at restaurants
  • Thursday night version only
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide (optional)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Wong Gonzalez, 412 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA Please contact us at (804) 213-2330 or hello@discoverrichmondtours.com immediately after booking for the meeting location for your specific tour date. If you wait until tour day, we may not be able to answer the phone if we're out leading tours!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you are Vegetarian or have Dietary restrictions. Please contact supplier prior to tour date.
  • A small amount of walking is involved, but Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Actual restaurants, cafes, and shops may vary, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting at 6 different restaurants and bakeries
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Gratuities at restaurants
  • Thursday night version only
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide (optional)
Departure details
  • Wong Gonzalez, 412 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA Please contact us at (804) 213-2330 or hello@discoverrichmondtours.com immediately after booking for the meeting location for your specific tour date. If you wait until tour day, we may not be able to answer the phone if we're out leading tours!
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you are Vegetarian or have Dietary restrictions. Please contact supplier prior to tour date.
  • A small amount of walking is involved, but Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Actual restaurants, cafes, and shops may vary, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wong Gonzalez
    412 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
    Please contact us at (804) 213-2330 or hello@discoverrichmondtours.com immediately after booking for the meeting location for your specific tour date. If you wait until tour day, we may not be able to answer the phone if we're out leading tours!
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    Jackson Ward
    Stop: 3 hours
    Our guide will meet you at the designated meeting point and lead the way through this historic neighborhood. You'll stop into several great restaurants and cafes, enjoying one of the best items on the menu at each!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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traveling woman
1 contribution
New surprises for locals
Jan. 2020
I was really happy with this tour. We have lived near Richmond for 14 years and I had never been to any of these restaurants and might not even have gone in to them if I wasn't on this tour. It was really hard to pick out my favorite. I liked each one of them "the Best".
I was given the tour as a Christmas gift from my daughter. It was really special because we really don't want any more "stuff" to dust or take care of, besides,we travel "a Lot". and it was great finding really good food in my own back yard. In the future, I want to do this with friends and I plan to go to different parts of the City. Good Luck in the future.
Written 26 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We love when locals discover something new on our tours! I know we'll see you again soon! - Brian
Written 26 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mpdh_3
Barboursville, VA60 contributions
Fun way to eat in Richmond
Jan. 2020 • Friends
Rachel was a great guide!! Enjoyed talking to chef’s and owners of some fun restaurants you might not try!! Greenleaf’s Pool Room was a great surprise with the best grilled cheese and deviled eggs and Charm School Social Club’s salted caramel ice cream was a great way to end the tour!!
Written 25 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
M., getting to visit some restaurants you might not otherwise try is exactly what we're all about! Glad you had such a great time! - Brian
Written 26 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Barbara
1 contribution
Great Christmas gift!
Rachel gave us a wonderful food tour of the Arts District where we ate at 6 different restaurants. Crab tacos at Wong Gonzalez, deviled egg and half bbq sandwich at Greenleaf Pool Hall, pimento cheese Mac n cheese, brisket and cornbread at Fatty Smoke’s, catfish, collard greens and Mac n cheese at Mama J’s served by Mama J herself, baked feta and toast with pistachio ice cream at Salita’s. Learned a lot about the history of the area and about the restaurants themselves. Highly recommend.
Written 27 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Awesome B.! Rachel told me that the group was greeted by Mama J herself - how cool! - Brian
Written 27 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heather Q
Midlothian, United States14 contributions
Art District Food Tour
Dec. 2019 • Friends
Traveled around the art district sampling amazing restaurants with my 5 best friends and some wonderful couples we met on the tour. Food was amazing and the tour guide and restaurant owners were fabulous! I can’t wait to do the next one!
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
H., what a fun group activity! Rachel told me about the exciting tour she had on Saturday - and you might not know this, but I had a meeting that afternoon at Charm School the same time the tour was there, and it sure looked like everyone was having a great time! - Brian
Written 26 December 2019
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Getaway520670
1 contribution
Arts District tour was great!
Dec. 2019 • Friends
We had a group of 5 that went out to celebrate my birthday; none of us had done a local food tour before. Had a blast trying new foods and learning about the are we live in. Rachel and Elise were very nice and knew a lot about the area. Going back soon for another tour!
Written 23 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Happy birthday! We design our food tours for locals, so I hope you'll come back for another - maybe next year?! - Brian
Written 23 December 2019
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Melanie S
Charlotte, NC3 contributions
Great Introduction to Richmond
Dec. 2019 • Couples
We're here in Richmond looking at neighborhoods for an upcoming move. We decided to take the Arts District food tour as a way to get to know the city. What a great choice. We had fun, great food & drink, and learned about the city with Rachel. Highly recommended!
Written 22 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Awesome, and welcome to Richmond! You're going to love it here! - Brian
Written 22 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rosemary D
8 contributions
Fun and delicious!
Nov. 2019 • Friends
This was such a fun day! We visited six different restaurants, all exellent. They were right when they said we would not go home hungry. We can't wait to go back to their other tours.
River City Food Tours was amazing. They answered my emails immediately, made sure that each restaurant was aware of my dietary restrictions. They were awesome!
Erin made the tour so much fun! Her personality, knowledge, and love of their company, and of Richmond really made all the difference.
This tour is a must whether you are visiting or you live in the area. Bon Appetit!
Written 23 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
R., that's so great! Erin was raving all weekend about how amazing her small group was on Friday! See you again soon! - Brian
Written 24 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Donald S
Warren, TX19 contributions
Great Eats in the Arts District!
Nov. 2019
Although advertised as 2.5 hours, I think we were enjoying ourselves for closer to three hours. Brian was an excellent guide. He's knowledgeable and funny, a great combo for that role. He not only introduced each eatery but also often arranged to have an employee of the establishment brief us on its history and food philosophy. There was not one weak link in the tour. All of the food items we sampled were no less than delicious, from crab tacos to barbequed ribs to gelato. In the case of the gelato, we were each allowed to choose the flavor we wanted. Between stops, Brian discussed buildings, architecture, and history along the route. This offering is a walking tour, but distances covered were reasonable for even the seniors among us. I highly recommend this tour. It's fun, and you'll come away full.
Written 17 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
D., thanks for bringing the visiting family to spend an afternoon with us! You all certainly made my job easy being such an easy-going crowd! - Brian
Written 18 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shannon H
London, UK5 contributions
Excellent tour
Nov. 2019
We had a wonderful time on the Arts District food tour. Brian was very knowledgeable about both the restaurants and area. The food was tasty and a pleasant variety of dishes were served.

My family will definitely try another tour with this company in the future.
Written 16 November 2019
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S., thanks for including a food tour when you planned your family's fun day out! We'll see you on your next visit to "our" Richmond! - Brian
Written 16 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

60893Carol
Richmond, VA2 contributions
Lots of fun
Nov. 2019
Enjoyed the entire afternoon. Good company, good food. It doesn't get any better than this. I will recommend to my friends and it makes a great birthday experience (which it was for me).
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
C., doesn't get any better?! So happy to hear that, and happy birthday to you! - Brian
Written 10 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Annie B
Annie B
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Delicious food and interesting history
This was a great food tour! We had very generous helpings of delicious food. We went to 8 1/2 (pizza), second bottl
Y7098VAtylerh
Y7098VAtylerh
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Great way explore RVA!
Great food and drinks! It was really interesting to learn more about Scott’s addition. Highly recommend
Chris072
Chris072
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Excellent Group Activity
As a Richmond resident, this was one of my favorite activities I’ve participated in. We did the Church Hill food to
Linda F
Linda F
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Come hungry, leave full!
Fantastic food tour in the Scotts addition neighborhood by Lindsey! My favorites were ZQ barbecue and the gelato f
Swansonthree
Swansonthree
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Fun way to get to know Richmond
We did the Church Hill food tour as a large group for a post wedding activity and Brian was willing to accommodate
Rick1968
Rick1968
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A Good Time
Great food and an interesting tour! I had no idea that Richmond began in Church Hill (or why it is named "Richmond
carlyf449
carlyf449
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Great way to experience Carytown
Our work team did this tour together, and it was so much fun. We did the small bites tour and left happily full.
amylianne85
amylianne85
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Ate good food, learned new things
Excellent tour! I loved taking the time to walk through my home neighborhood and learn about some history and archi
antiguasky
antiguasky
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Time Well Spent!
Our host Brian did a wonderful job with organizing and conducting the tour. We had the opportunity to meet severa
457Wine
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Learning about the history of the area and each of the restaurants we visited. Our guide, Dellwood, was very enthus
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Churchill Food Tour
We did a Churchill Food tour with Kelsy in late August. It was a great way to see the streets of the neighborhood a
Alison B
Alison B
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Great tour, great food, great people!
This tour was awesome! We went to 5 different places; the food (and drinks) were delicious, and I was stuffed at th
Jourden M
Jourden M
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Fun Food Tour
Our tour guide Kelsey was great and the food was amazing! We had an introverted group of nine total on our tour. Ke
76elainad
76elainad
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Great tour for locals and visitors
Great walking tour in Church Hill! We had 5 stops - 1 spot I had visited before, 1 spot I have been wanting to visi
422katic
422katic
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Such a great food tour!
Great food! Great Service! Great Experience all around! We highly recommend as this is a great way to explore Caryt
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