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Richmond's impressive cuisine scene has been the subject of international attention - Saveur magazine recently named Richmond "The Next Great American Food City" and recently, Richmond's vibrant food scene has been lauded by Esquire, Food & Wine, and The New York Times. Real Richmond Food Tours shows why.
Each tour takes guests on a two-and-a-half-hour walk through one of Richmond's colorful neighborhoods, stopping at several local eateries. Tours meet chefs or owners and get insider information about the restaurant scene, while the guides share their knowledge about Richmond's impressive architecture, history and current events.
Tours explore foodie neighborhoods such as Shockoe Bottom, Church Hill, Carytown, Jackson Ward, the Fan, Manchester, Scott's Addition or Libbie/Grove. After a food tour, guests will leave with an appreciation of what the neighborhood has to offer, how local food and wine purveyors contribute to its vibrancy and what the culinary community brings to the table.
Real Richmond Food Tours' founders Maureen Egan and Susan Winiecki have been leading tours for residents, businesses and visitors to Richmond since 2010. Winiecki is the Associate Publisher of Richmond Magazine (not affiliated with Real Richmond Food Tours) and Egan is the author of Insider's Guide to Richmond, VA. The four-day culinary event they produce, Fire, Flour & Fork, was one of Richmond.com's, "Top Events of 2014." With this much insider knowledge and experience, a tour with Real Richmond is sure to unearth hidden gems and fascinating history.
NEIGHBORHOOD TOURS: Groups can reserve multiple tickets on a public group tour that leaves most Saturdays year-round from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with occasional Friday tours. Public tours are limited to 14 people and the itineraries are set by Real Richmond in advance. Private tours can be booked for up to 16 people on any day of the week and groups on private tours can pick any of Richmond's neighborhood to explore.
THEMED TOURS: Real Richmond provides themed tours for groups the include eight to 40 people. Customized theme tours provide lunch, dinner or a series of snacks along with in-depth stories and insider information. Themed culinary tours include Capital of the Confectionery, Lincoln Legs, RVA Ink, RVA Makers and Off the Eatin' Path: Richmond's Riverfront.
For public tours, use the code "PARTYRVA" at the time of booking online to receive $5 off the ticket price!
For private tours, mention PartyRVA at the time of booking to receive one person free with a minimum of eight paid guests.
Tickets start at $58 per person; prices include all food.
"Stuck in a rut with your date and want to try out exciting new restaurants, but not sure where to start? Real Richmond Food Tours guides you through a wonderful array of top Richmond restaurants with a bit of history, culture, and trivia thrown in." - Mona Jain, dating consultant, River City Romance
"This was a great Saturday well spent!!! This tour included 5 stops... And they all were great!! If you want to try something new I definitely recommend it. It's definitely ideal to not eat before the tour because after the 3rd stop I was full...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the portions are hearty, not finger foods on this tour. I can't wait to go back and try another area in Richmond." - Maria C., Yelp
"The food was all delicious and filling, the scenery was beautiful, and I learned a lot about the historic people, places, and culture of Richmond. I will be taking one of the other tours within the next month or two - bravo! It was awesome to feel like I was vacationing in my own city! Now I can't wait to try out a full meal at one of these awesome restaurants that I would have never even heard of without having attended the tour." - Kim R., TripAdvisor.com