Roadfood’s Richmond Favorites


Aside from a couple of irresistible bakeries that make beautiful buttermilk biscuits – plain as well as dressed to a fare-thee-well – Richmond’s Roadfood treasures include stylish modern restaurants that reconfigure classics from Southern shrimp & grits to Jewish bagels & lox. Good eating around the capital city also includes superior hot dogs, artisan ice cream, and a vintage storefront where old-fashioned box lunch has been the draw for nearly 100 years.


Croaker’s Spot

Croaker's Spot is a soul-food seafood restaurant with huge portions, friendly service, and a broad menu that includes wildly creative cocktails.


Sally Bell’s

Sally Bell's is a vintage bake shop in Richmond, Virginia, specializing in polite box lunch to go and extremely well-frosted cupcakes.


Fancy Biscuit

Hand-fashioned, creative versions of Southern classics and completely innovative biscuit variations make the Fancy Biscuit an eater's paradise in Richmond, VA


Charm School

Righteous, virtuous, endlessly creative ice cream flavors combine with a retro-educational theme to make Charm School a one-of-a-kind Roadfood destination.


City Dogs

Superb versions of some of the nation's best hot dogs as well as original creations, fresh-cut fries, & real milk shakes make City Dogs a Richmond gem.


Biscuits & Waffles

Biscuits & Waffles is a bright, casual downtown Richmond breakfast cafe with a menu that is entirely gluten free, and in the case of biscuits, dairy-free, too.



Perly's is a reborn vintage deli that serves traditional Jewish fare with modern upgrades, clever twists, a spirit of fun, and dedication to high-quality ingredients.



Brunch is a happening spot in Richmond's Fan District serving 3 meals a day: a vast repertoire of New American cuisine accompanied by crazy, creative cocktails.


Joey’s Hot Dogs

Joey's snap wiener is the thing to eat: a taut, natural-casing frankfurter customarily dressed with mustard, chopped raw onions, and fine-grind, no-bean chili.


Lunch Supper

Lunch & Supper's vast 3-meal-a-day menu features inventively crafted food (and drinks), smoked-on-premises BBQ, and herbs & veggies from the garden.


Early Bird Biscuit

Buttermilk biscuits, plain or dolled up, are nowhere better than at Early Bird, which also offers artisan pastries that include aristocratic Pop-Tarts.