I’ve only lived in Richmond for a few years, but I’ve had so much fun trying out some amazing restaurants!
I thought it might be fun to keep track of where I’ve been and what I’ve tried. So here are some (very informal) restaurant reviews. I’ll let you know when new ones are added! Most of my posts aren’t all about the restaurants, but they have a little more info on what I ordered.
2113– A great place to grab a cocktail, and a large patio which is great for warmer weather! Not a lot of vegetarian options, but definitely a classy place for a drink.
Bakers Crust– This place is sort of like a fancier Panera Bread. Lots of soups and sandwiches, with meals around $10. The “chips” are delicious!
Boka Truck- A classic staple at the Food Truck Court. This place serves up “asian fusion” style tacos for a reasonable price.
Cous Cous – A Mediterranean place on VCU’s campus that makes delicious and reasonably prices wraps and sandwiches.
Don’t Look Back– A little taco place, started by Nate (of Nate’s Taco Truck) which serves delicious tacos until 2am!
Ginger Thai– Of all the Thai places I’ve tried in Richmond (including Tara Thai, Elephant Thai, Mom Siam, and Ginger Thai) this one is my favorite! They have a small patio, too, which is great when the weather is warm!
Ipanema Cafe– This vegetarian restaurant also boasts tons of vegan options. Their menu is ever-changing, based on local ingredients. Definitely one of my favorite places to grab dinner.
Kitchen 64– This place has the feeling of a diner, but cleaner and with better food. The prices are great, and they have a decent amount of vegetarian options. Their brunch is great, and they have both breakfast and lunch options!
Kuba Kuba– Not a lot of vegan options, but plenty of vegetarian choices! They have an awesome brunch, and great dinner options as well.
Lamplighter– This might be my favorite place in Richmond to grab a cup of coffee. Don’t let the hipster-ness intimidate you. The people are super friendly, the coffee is delicious, and they have awesome almond milk lattes. They also have great vegetarian food options!
New York Deli– One of my favorite places for lunch, dinner, or just a drink. The prices are reasonable (~$10) and they have some good happy hour specials, and lots of drink options.
Rooster Cart– Formerly Cafe Gutenberg, this food truck cart has tons of vegetarian and vegan options. I love the soy chorizo sandwich!
Rowland FIne Dining– I tried this one out for restaurant week and the service was as great as the food! It’s pricy though, so I recommend trying it out during restaurant week!
Secco Wine Bar– While they don’t have a lot of vegetarian food options, it’s a great atmosphere for a glass of wine, and you can’t beat $10 flight night!
Stella’s– I’ve only been here for brunch, but it was amazing! They have a great selection of Greek food, with vegetarian options, and they even whipped up some special vegan options for our blogger brunch!
Stuzzi– Brick oven fired pizza, homemade mozzarella, and a great wine selection!
The Cellar Door– They have everything from BBQ to Tofu, and their Texas Beach soup is packed with quinoa and veggies, and is absolutely delicious! (They have great vegan options!) Currently closed.
The Empress -Not only did they have an extensive amount of vegetarian options, the owner is gluten-free, so they have plenty of GF options as well. Currently closed.
Kabab Grille– A local pakistani restaurant, which has tons of vegetarian (and vegan, and meat) options! They have a large lunch buffet as well as plenty of entrees to choose from! Currently closed
Olio– Great deli style sandwiches, with tons of delicious side dishes. I highly recommend the kale salad!
More to come!