“Meeting chefs and owners is always a highlight of our tours.”
Eat, walk, repeat: Join a Real Richmond Food Tour! Our plate is full of all that Richmond has to offer. 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. In between we’ll take it to the streets with 1.5 miles of leisurely walking that shows you the inside scoop on what’s going on in Richmond today, seasoned with River City’s lively history and impressive architecture. Get your feet ready to eat!
Our Saturday and occasional Friday food tours through architecturally and historically interesting Richmond neighborhoods let guests see the behind-the-scenes scene in several Richmond restaurants and sample delicious creations at each of the several stops. We also offer themed tours, as in our one Sunday a month Lincoln Legs tour, that follows in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln and Daniel Day-Lewis and includes brunch at Arcadia. Other tours available.
Neighborhood tours include:
- Both Sides of Broad: The Art & Soul of Richmond
- Carytown/Museum District: Butchers, Bakers & Beyone
- Church Hill: From Spies to Pies
- Shockoe Bottom/Church Hill: Shock & Awe
- Shockoe Slip: Capital of Cuisine
- The View from Bellevue
- U R Here: Eating on the Avenues–our shortest walking route–perfect for summer!
- VCU: Alternative Eats
Most of our walking tour routes cover 1.5 miles of ground, and we do walk rain or shine, so please wear comfortable walking shoes. Gift certificates are available. For tickets and more info go to BrownPaperTickets.com or our website.
“One of the best tours in Richmond”
I have been on three of the Real Richmond Food Tours. They are an excellent blend of good food and history. How can you go wrong!! Susan, our guide, was both interesting and informative. It is the best way to see some of the most unique areas of Richmond. The tours made me so proud of my city. It is a great way to spend an afternoon.