Eat, walk, repeat: a Real Richmond Food Tour.

“Dig in to the authentic and quirky, the culinary and cultural while Real Richmond leads you on a two and a half hour tour, stopping into several local eateries to sample something special and hear from the owners and chefs.”

This past weekend I was given the opportunity to learn a bit about my own city (who knew?!) through what else — food, wine, and more food 🙂

Thanks Megan!

U R Here: Eating & Antiquing 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.

An invite to enjoy an afternoon full of tasty food, great wine and a meet n’ great with the chefs/owners of some of Richmond’s most delicious restaurants & specialty shops?


Here’s a recap with just a few notes, hope you enjoy as much as I did 🙂

Cafe Caturra. Neighborhood cafe and wine bar.

Breads and spreads.  Hummus & pimento cheese.

Caprese crostini. Sweet roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, balsamic drizzle.

J. Emerson Fine Wines & Cheeses.

Where I fell in love with a most delicious (& wallet friendly) prosecco (brut)!

How have I never been to this wine shop before? Loved it.

Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe.

Honey cake with honey buttercream and honey drizzle on top.


Best cupcake in Richmond in my opinion – hands down.

You know how you normally kinda scoot the cake portion aside and devour the icing…? (or is that just me?)

Icing and cake perfection here friends. No scooting necessary haha 😛

Palani Drive.

Which you can see a past trip to here. This spot is an ol’ stand by for a healthy delicious meal for me.

Gearharts Fine Chocolates. Named to Chocolatier Magazine’s “Top 20 Artisan Chocolatiers”

The Maya – rich, bittersweet chocolate ganache flavored with cinnamon, Ancho chili and orange, dusted with cocoa.

Yea. Chili PLUS chocolate. I think we all know how I feel about THAT. 😀

Full yet? 

Good. Hope not.

The Continental. Westhampton. Serving American fare re-imagined.

Housemade nachos. house fried corn chips, black beans, pepper jack & chedd topped with pico de gallo & shredded lettuce | housemade beef brisket. 

The Blue Goat. Featuring euro comfort food, sourced locally, in a nose to tail concept.

View of Chef Kevin LaCivita from the chef’s table — where a window view into the kitchen comes with your very own private seating.

Ashley Farms duck rillettes topped with caramelized strawberries and rhubarb.

Followed by a behind the scenes tour of the kitchen!  

Found ya…

Even though they make their own Greek yogurt here, it looks like Chobani might be these chefs’ quick snack favorite 😉  Win!

Thoughts:  I enjoyed this food tour so so much! Can you believe that I didn’t even know that some of these shops existed? Along with some of these restaurants being on my to-try list, I was more than excited to get insider info as well as sample their tasty food. I’d highly recommend checking out one of these tours as a fellow RVA resident or even if you’re just passing through! There’s so much to discover in our cute lil’ foodie-obsessed city, I just can’t seem to get enough 🙂

Real Richmond Food Tours –> upcoming tours.

Just in case you’re interested 😉