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Arts District Food Tour in Richmond

Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
14
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 9896P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting at 6 different restaurants and bakeries
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Gratuities at restaurants
  • Thursday night version only
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide (optional)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Wong Gonzalez, 412 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA Please contact us at (804) 213-2330 or hello@discoverrichmondtours.com immediately after booking for the meeting location for your specific tour date. If you wait until tour day, we may not be able to answer the phone if we're out leading tours!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you are Vegetarian or have Dietary restrictions. Please contact supplier prior to tour date.
  • A small amount of walking is involved, but Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Actual restaurants, cafes, and shops may vary, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting at 6 different restaurants and bakeries
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Gratuities at restaurants
  • Thursday night version only
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for guide (optional)
Departure details
  • Wong Gonzalez, 412 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA Please contact us at (804) 213-2330 or hello@discoverrichmondtours.com immediately after booking for the meeting location for your specific tour date. If you wait until tour day, we may not be able to answer the phone if we're out leading tours!
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you are Vegetarian or have Dietary restrictions. Please contact supplier prior to tour date.
  • A small amount of walking is involved, but Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Actual restaurants, cafes, and shops may vary, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wong Gonzalez
    412 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
    Please contact us at (804) 213-2330 or hello@discoverrichmondtours.com immediately after booking for the meeting location for your specific tour date. If you wait until tour day, we may not be able to answer the phone if we're out leading tours!
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    Jackson Ward
    Stop: 3 hours
    Our guide will meet you at the designated meeting point and lead the way through this historic neighborhood. You'll stop into several great restaurants and cafes, enjoying one of the best items on the menu at each!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kimmy B
1 contribution
Friends
Our Tour Guide Erin was knowledgeable, fun and she did a phenomenal job keeping all of our attention at each stop and along the way. The food locations were diverse and provided a yummy selection of savory & sweet. I’ve lived in Va many years & had never visited most of our stops. Looking forward to trying another!
Written June 27, 2022
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Glad to hear a local discovered so many new things, Kimmy! Thanks for joining our Arts District Food Tour! - Brian, Discover Richmond Tours
Written June 27, 2022
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traveling woman
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I was really happy with this tour. We have lived near Richmond for 14 years and I had never been to any of these restaurants and might not even have gone in to them if I wasn't on this tour. It was really hard to pick out my favorite. I liked each one of them "the Best".
I was given the tour as a Christmas gift from my daughter. It was really special because we really don't want any more "stuff" to dust or take care of, besides,we travel "a Lot". and it was great finding really good food in my own back yard. In the future, I want to do this with friends and I plan to go to different parts of the City. Good Luck in the future.
Written January 26, 2020
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We love when locals discover something new on our tours! I know we'll see you again soon! - Brian
Written January 26, 2020
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Reggie C
Hampton, VA1 contribution
Couples
This was an excellent tour. I've lived in the 757 area for a long time but never made the time to visit Richmond. A food tour was at the top my list of things to do. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour around the different districts. When we return to Richmond, we definitely know which restaurants to come back for! Rachel was an excellent guide, very kind and knowledgeable. She made this a food, historical & art tour, rolled into one. My only gripe, is the a couple of the restaurants were packed, so we had to enjoy our food outside. But we'll be booking another tour for our next visit as well!
Written April 21, 2022
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You definitely have to make time for Richmond when you live so close! And you're right about the busy restaurants, but when given the choice between experiencing Mama J's outside or not at all, well for me, it's no contest - we're having those catfish nuggets! Thanks for joining our Arts District Food Tour! - Brian, Discover Richmond Tours
Written April 22, 2022
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Jordyn B
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
This tour was amazing! I booked it for a birthday with 2 friends and we ended up being the only people on the tour that day (an August Friday before college went back to session). Our tour guide, Rachel, was so nice and fun, we had just got to Richmond that morning and she was able to give us great advice on where to go out, sites to see, the can't miss locations, etc.. We went to 6 restaurants and were able to talk to the proprietors about the history of the venues/neighborhood and sample many different types of food. We ate and drank our way around the Arts District for 3 hours and loved it so much that we went back to one of the restaurants (Wong Gonzalez) for dinner that night and were able to use our complementary coupon :) I would highly recommend this tour and make sure you get Rachel!
Written August 12, 2019
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J., I'm glad you enjoyed a rare tiny group! And I'm even more glad to hear you've already revisited one of the places we introduced you to! - Brian
Written August 12, 2019
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TJ C
2 contributions
Couples
I was in town for the weekend with my boyfriend and there was only one slot left for the food tour. I emailed Brian, he responded quickly, and opened an extra slot so that my boyfriend and I could a tour together.

I toured with Rachel who was an excellent guide- very knowledgeable, personable, and engaging!

The food at each stop was delicious and the restaurant staff was delightful (notably at Greenleaf, Stoplight, and Lift.) Meat LOVER here, but the standout dish was the veggie sandwich at Lift. My boyfriend and I are still talking about them! If they're not serving them during your tour then I'd definitely suggest ordering one (on your way in)!

Overall, it was a great experience and I can't wait to check out the Carytown tour next time I'm in town!
Written December 10, 2018
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So glad to hear how much you enjoyed everything, and I agree - those panini at Lift are amazing! See you next time! - Brian
Written December 10, 2018
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facedoc
Richmond, VA128 contributions
I took one of the original Carytown tours a couple of years ago when they first started and was a bit disappointed at the sample selection and lack of discussion. This new tour was quite the opposite and was terrific! Every one of the stops was great and most of the proprietors gave a short talk. The samples were large and delicious (I’m talking to you Mama J’s, Lift Cafe, Pops market, Stoplight gelato). We even had a billiards demo along with our French Dip at Greenleafs. Our guide Rachel was great too. Overall one of the better food tours we have taken around the country.
Written December 16, 2017
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R., a lot can change in 2+ years! I'm glad you gave us another chance, and it sounds like we nailed it this time! -Brian
Written December 21, 2017
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Richard S
Philadelphia4 contributions
Couples
My wife and I had a great time. Great variety of restaurants and the food was very good. We are planning on doing the food tour in other parts of Richmond as well as Petersburg.
Written November 9, 2019
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R., we've got several tours for you to try, I'm excited to see which one you pick next! - Brian
Written November 9, 2019
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Bedtrav
Burgess, VA37 contributions
Couples
For 3 hours we had a marvelous time tasting great food samples ( all together a meal spread out over 3 hours) while learning about the history of the fabulous Arts District of Richmond. Rachel, our tour guide, was very helpful, informative and very patient with all of our questions. I would definitely recommend this tour and would go again. If you do go on a weekend please know that on street parking is free weekends only!
Written June 30, 2019
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C., I'm so glad you enjoyed everything so much! And believe me - our guides (including me) love answering questions, so I'm sure you were one of Rachel's favorites! See you again soon I hope! - Brian
Written July 1, 2019
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Cheryl P
Lorton, Virginia, United States45 contributions
Friends
I have visited friends home in Richmond many times but this was first time actually getting to experience local restaurants.

This walking tour is a really great way to spend a summer day. It is the perfect mix of food choices and local history. Mama J’s is true to their reputation with great food but in fairness all the eateries were great.

You will not regret it.
Written May 26, 2019
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C., welcome back! I'm glad you finally got a chance to see all the changes your hometown has undergone, and to finally try Mama J's - you can't really visit Richmond without doing so! - Brian
Written May 28, 2019
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Diana81184
Richmond, VA12 contributions
Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed our Arts District food tour on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Our guide, Rachel, was lots of fun and very charismatic, and the restaurant samplings were diverse and yummy. We loved ordering fun drinks along the way and chatting with others on the tour. A great activity with out of town guests!
Written May 26, 2019
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Thanks for bringing your guests, D.! I'm really happy we got to show them some of our favorites around Richmond, and I hope we'll get to see the next set of visitors, too! - Brian
Written May 28, 2019
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Great hike, very imformative
We've lived in the Richmond area for over 30 years and didn't realize just how extensive and wonderful the James Ri
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Great hiking tour!
Great experience with Benedict as our tour guide. Good walk with our dog, and he had tons to share about the area,
Mark S
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Great Tour/Great Food/Great Way to Spend a Friday Afternoon!
Just a great tour! I'm a local--spouse out of town and a long week of work--so decided to do something different o
Laura S
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Self guided Church Hill scavenger hunt and tour
Self guided tour and scavenger hunt of Church Hill was great! Highly recommend! And a great area to grab a meal b
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10/10 Tour
This was my first food tour and definitely won’t be my last! By the end of the tour I was absolutely stuffed with d
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Great walking food tour
Really enjoyed the walking tour of Church Hill. Food at each of our stops was delicious and generous. Everyone wa
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Personable and welcoming food tour!
Come hungry! The quantities were ample! Erin and Brian were wonderful guides but felt more like hosts! They obvious
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Carytown food tour
Such a great way to explore some of Richmond! We learned interesting things about the Carytown neighborhood and som
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Highly Recommend!
Highly recommend! From organizing the tour with Brian to the day of, everything was as smooth as it could be ~ had
M8157NXmelissas
M8157NXmelissas
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Loved it!!
The tour was wonderful! Lots of great good. Many hidden gems around Church Hill. Our guide Kelsy was delightful!
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Nice service little quantity
Lindsey was a great guide! She is very knowledgeable. The restaurants were nice however it would have been nice i
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Delicious Food Tour in Church Hill
We toured with Kelsey and she was amazing! Very friendly and informative. Every stop had delicious food or drink. M
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Richmond
Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I’m pregnant so a couple of things had to be modified for me. I
alexandriabeth
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Stuffed and happy!
Wow what a great tour! Brian was an excellent guide navigating us through the great foodie spots in Churchill! My h
roethetoe
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Great experience!
Kelsey was an amazing tour guide. We learned so much about the Church Hill location and enjoyed such deliciousness
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