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Arts District Food Tour in Richmond

From USD 65.00
  • Take a walking food tour in Richmond, Virginia
  • Travel through the city’s Arts District
  • Visit a variety of local eateries
Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
From USD 65.00
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Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
From USD 65.00
Discover Richmond’s food, history and culture on this guided, 2.5-hour walking tour through the city’s recently established Arts District. Try food tastings from a variety of local restaurants and cafes. Visit establishments such as Lift Coffee Shop and Cafe, Tarrant's Cafe, Lucca Enoteca, Mama J's, J KOGI, the Cultured Swine and Pop's Market on Grace. Along the way, sample coal-fired pizzas, Korean street eats, southern soul food and more.
What to Expect
Meet and greet a knowledgeable local foodie/guide at Lift Coffee Shop and Cafe on West Broad Street in Richmond. Then proceed through the city’s popular 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.
The focus for this tour will be on the restaurants and cafes, of course.
Some of the restaurants to visit could include the upscale pharmacy turned restaurant Tarrant's Cafe, offering a variety of delicious American meals; Lucca Enoteca pizzeria; the aforementioned Lift Coffee Shop and Café, a canopied cafe with sidewalk seats serving breakfast, sandwiches, salads and box lunches; Mama J's Kitchen, serving soul food and Southern fare; J KOGI, a Korean restaurant; the Cultured Swine, a food cart turned brick and mortar establishment and Pop's Market on Grace, a café, deli and bakery.
Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great food, great experience!

I was in town for the weekend with my boyfriend and there was only one slot left for the food tour. I emailed Brian, he responded quickly, and opened an extra slot so that my boyfriend and I could a tour together. I toured with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TjSC00
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear how much you enjoyed everything, and I agree - those panini at Lift are amazing! See you next time! - Brian

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Perfect outing for our group celebration.

Beautiful day for walking; great guide; good food w/excellent service. Well organized with a variety of food samples. Loved having some of the owners tell us about their establishments.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diane H
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

So many celebrations lately! Glad everything went so well! - Brian

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Fantastic day of food

Really enjoyed the Art district food tour. We visited 6 restaurants and had everything from Mex/Asian fusion to gelato. Our guide was very pleasant and getting to talk with some of the chefs owners was a great twist. Will tell all our friends that they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephan L
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

S., I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed everything, and I'm sure the brilliant weather didn't hurt at all! - Brian

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Fun Tour

We've lived here a long time. My mother in law bought me a tour as a gift. Very Glad she did. The walk was good, the food great and met some fine people, both local and out of towner's. I'd recommend this tour to locals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R L
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

R., glad to hear how well everything went this weekend! Hard to have a bad time when the weather is as good as it was! - Brian

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile
Day trip from Florida!

What a great tour! A group of us flew up from Miami for the day to do the tour and it was so worth it! The tour was well organized and even customized to accommodate our schedule! Richmond is definitely up and coming with so...More

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Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Wow, J. I'm still floored that the group came from Miami just to spend a few hours in Richmond and enjoy one of our food tours! I'm glad everyone enjoyed the day! - Brian

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