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 is a soul-food seafood restaurant with huge portions, friendly service, and a broad menu that includes wildly creative cocktails.
Sally Bell's is a vintage bake shop in Richmond, Virginia, specializing in polite box lunch to go and extremely well-frosted cupcakes.
Hand-fashioned, creative versions of Southern classics and completely innovative biscuit variations make the Fancy Biscuit an eater's paradise in Richmond, VA
Righteous, virtuous, endlessly creative ice cream flavors combine with a retro-educational theme to make Charm School a one-of-a-kind Roadfood destination.
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 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 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's vast 3-meal-a-day menu features inventively crafted food (and drinks), smoked-on-premises BBQ, and herbs & veggies from the garden.
Buttermilk biscuits, plain or dolled up, are nowhere better than at Early Bird, which also offers artisan pastries that include aristocratic Pop-Tarts.