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Arts District Food Tour in Richmond

From US$62.54
  • 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
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Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
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 (14)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Fabulous Team Activity!

If you are a foodie who likes to explore, River City Food Tours can’t be missed. Recently, my small work team did the Arts District tour for a fun event. I’m not exaggerating when I say everything we tried was absolutely delicious. At many of...More

Thank Katie A
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks again, K., we always try to do our best to accommodate our vegetarian friends! I look forward to the next team outing! - Brian

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Fun afternoon food experience

Great experience! Excellent, varied and fun food choices! Great tour through historic and beautiful areas of the city. Highly recommended.

Thank Audrey H
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

A., I'm so glad we ended up being able to tour on Friday after all! Thanks for bringing your out-of-town visitor to spend the afternoon with us! - Brian

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Would Do It Again!

I was visiting my sister in Richmond and our weekend revolved around food as we both love to eat! She set this tour up for us (after having been on the Church Hill tour recently) which was a perfect way for me to see a...More

Thank Maggie N
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Wow, M., so much to love about this! I love that your sister loved her first tour so much that she went back to some of those places AND decided to do another tour with us! I love that you got to meet a distant...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018
A Missed Opportunity

We have been on a couple of other food tours in different cities. On those tours we learned more about the city, its history, the building architecture, etc. I wish that had been the case on the Richmond tour. We think the guide missed many...More

1  Thank kathy074
Brian B, Owner at River City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

K., I'm so sorry to hear you didn't love Saturday's tour! We try to share lots of stories and history, though our promise to our guests it's a food tour first and a history tour second. On Saturday, we squeezed six stops into our tour...More

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