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Itinerary
Your tour guide will meet you at the tour departure location, and lead you through the neighborhood of Carytown. Otherwise known as The Mile of Style, Carytown is an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and professional services. You will be popping in and out of various restaurants, cafes, and shops where you will sample each food purveyor's best dish. Depending on the availability of the restaurants, you will visit several of: 10 Italian Cafe, Can Can, Home Sweet Home, Xtra's Cafe, The Tottering Teacup, The Pit & The Peel, Jean Jacques, The Broken Tulip, and Carytown Cupcakes (subject to change without notice). The exact walking route may vary, but you might find yourself sampling classic French fare, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, hand-crafted cupcakes, and more. Treat yourself to a delicious surprise!

The tour ends about a half mile from the original departure point and your guide will provide you with easy to follow instructions back.
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Carytown
Don't Look Back
River City Food Tours
Overview
Discover Carytown’s food, history and culture on this 2.5-hour walking tour near Richmond, Virginia. Try food tastings from six local restaurants, cafes and shops. Visit East Coast Provisions, Xtra's Cafe, Don't Look Back, Virginia Diner Shoppe and Carytown Cupcakes. Along the way, sample local seafood, world-famous tacos, popular Virginia peanuts and learn about the Mile of Style’s colorful history.
Highlights
  • Take a walking food tour of Carytown
  • Visit six local eateries
  • Stop at some of the city’s iconic locations
  • Learn about the history of the Mile of Style and Richmond
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Delicious Food with a Great Guide!

I highly recommend this tour. Brian was a wonderful guide, and he added a lot of historical depth to the places we saw and food we ate. The food itself was also delicious and unique! The key benefits of the tour for me were learning...More

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Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

P., it was really fun to talk about entrepreneurship with you and your colleagues! I'll be sure to check out that podcast recommendation! - Brian

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun food tour

We had a great time on the Carytown Food Tour. Kathryn was a great guide, filling us in on several fun facts about Carytown. The restaurants we visited were amazing. Each restaurant was excited that we were there and provided us with excellent samples of...More

Thank Steven M
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

S., what a great day it sounds like! Kathryn said you all were a chatty group, which is amazing since so many of you were strangers when the day started! - Brian

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour!

We arranged for a private tour on a Thursday for a group of six friends. Brian was wonderful to work with in setting it up, and Lindsey was a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Some of us had done food tours in other cities and...More

Thank Kak48
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

K., I'm glad to hear you all may have found some new regular restaurants to visit! And I can't wait to see you all again in September in Church Hill! - Brian

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour with really good food.

Very reasonable priced tour and a great guide who was personable and knowledgeable. We went to five restaurants. Stop one was Italian with two dishes and espresso, stop two was French with fresh bread and seafood (we purchased some wine/beer to go with the meal...More

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Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

So thrilled to hear it, C.! I know there are only two days left in your trip, but I hope you'll get a chance to try out some more great Richmond restaurants! - Brian

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Delicious and fun food tour!

The Carytown food tour was delicious and informative! I went on a work outing, but I would also recommend it to families, friends, and visitors to Richmond. Brian, who helped me set up a private tour, was very helpful, responsive and flexible. One thing to...More

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Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

K., Jill told me all about how much the group loved Can Can! I'm glad everyone enjoyed everything, and I hope we'll see you again on your next team outing! - Brian

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