Carytown/Museum District:Butchers, Bakers, & Beyond
Join us along one of Richmond’s most eclectic thoroughfares. Visit intimate bistros, bustling lunch spots with Southern favorites, and specialty food retailers featured in national magazines while passing through quirky Carytown and exploring the charming Museum District. Depending on the day, we visit spots such as Amour Wine Bistro, Coriander, Curry Craft, Belmont Butchery, 10 Italian Cafe, Don’t Look Back, Ellwood Thompson and more.
Both Sides of Broad
This tour combines the best of both sides of Broad Street in the heart of Monroe and Jackson wards, with several stops at some of First Fridays’ favorite spots, including on occasion, Rappahannock, recently named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants, Pasture, Saison, Mama J’s, Perly’s, Nettie’s Naturally, Comfort, J Kogi, Greenleaf’s Pool Room and more.
Church Hill: From Spies to Pies
Church Hill has a storied past and its future looks brighter than ever with a revitalized culinary scene that includes national press favorites The Roosevelt, Stroops, The Dog & Pig Show, Dutch & Company, Sub Rosa Bakery, Proper Pie and so many worthy spots.
Scott’s Addition: Makers’ Mark
Our newest route showcases this gritty city neighborhood that is exploding with the energy of makers of all sorts including brewers, coffee roasters, restaurateurs, food manufacturers, farmers market vendors and artisans alike.
Shockoe Bottom/Church Hill:
Shock & Awe
Come along on this 1.5 mile walking tour of Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods as we sample specialties at several distinctive, local eateries and get a taste of the architectural and historical richness of Richmond.
UR Here: Eating on the Avenues
Join us along Libbie and Grove avenues in the city’s West End near the University of Richmond for a leisurely afternoon of sauntering, sampling, and shopping in an area chock-ful of food and wine worth savoring. Less than 1 mile of walking on this route.
VCU: Alternative Eats
More fun than college, this tour walks through VCU’s vibrant and Victorian (and victorious!!!) Monroe Park Campus with a pop over across Broad into Carver on occasion.
Shockoe Slip: Capital of Cuisine
This area was once an international trading post and we’ll sample plenty of international flair along our 1.4 mile route. Richmond has played a central role in American history and has the history, architecture and natural features to prove it.
Fan of the Food: Eateries & Art
This tour is a feast for the eyes and palate as we take in the artistry of chefs and artists along Main and Cary streets in the Fan.