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Arts District Food Tour in Richmond

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    What to Expect
    Meet and greet a knowledgeable local foodie/guide on West Broad Street in Richmond. Then proceed through the city’s revitalized Arts District, featuring some of the best galleries, restaurants, and businesses Richmond has to offer. This region features the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, the Broad Street Commercial Historic District and the Grace Street Commercial Historic District.

    Sample delicious food and snacks from several different restaurants, cafes, and shops, from authentic southern cuisine, Mediterranean fare, and unique ice creams. Meet chefs and business owners, and discover their passion for their craft. From your guide, hear the stories that make about one of Richmond’s most defining neighborhoods.

    For a little something extra, opt for the Thursday evening tour and indulge in alcohol pairings at select stops.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wong Gonzalez, 412 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Food tasting at 6 different restaurants and bakeries
    • Professional Local Guide
    • Gratuities at restaurants
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Thursday night version only
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities for guide (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • 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.
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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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
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    Response from Brian B, Owner at Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
    Responded 2 days ago
    We love when locals discover something new on our tours! I know we'll see you again soon! - Brian
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    Rachel was a great guide!! Enjoyed talking to chef’s and owners of some fun restaurants you might not try!! Greenleaf’s Pool Room was a great surprise with the best grilled cheese and deviled eggs and Charm School Social Club’s salted caramel ice cream was a great way to end the
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    Response from Brian B, Owner at Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
    Responded 2 days ago
    M., getting to visit some restaurants you might not otherwise try is exactly what we're all about! Glad you had such a great time! - Brian
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    Rachel gave us a wonderful food tour of the Arts District where we ate at 6 different restaurants. Crab tacos at Wong Gonzalez, deviled egg and half bbq sandwich at Greenleaf Pool Hall, pimento cheese Mac n cheese, brisket and cornbread at Fatty Smoke’s, catfish, collard greens
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    Response from Brian B, Owner at Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Awesome B.! Rachel told me that the group was greeted by Mama J herself - how cool! - Brian
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    Traveled around the art district sampling amazing restaurants with my 5 best friends and some wonderful couples we met on the tour. Food was amazing and the tour guide and restaurant owners were fabulous! I can’t wait to do the next one!
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    Response from Brian B, Owner at Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    H., what a fun group activity! Rachel told me about the exciting tour she had on Saturday - and you might not know this, but I had a meeting that afternoon at Charm School the same time the tour was there, and it sure looked like everyone was having a great time! - Brian
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    We had a group of 5 that went out to celebrate my birthday; none of us had done a local food tour before. Had a blast trying new foods and learning about the are we live in. Rachel and Elise were very nice and knew a lot about the area. Going back soon for another tour!
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    Response from Brian B, Owner at Arts District Food Tour in Richmond
    Responded 22 Dec 2019
    Happy birthday! We design our food tours for locals, so I hope you'll come back for another - maybe next year?! - Brian
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    By: River City Food Tours
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    okmj
    10
    New surprises for locals
    I was really happy with this tour. We have lived near Richmond for 14 years and I had never been to any of these
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    mpdh_3
    Barboursville, Virginia
    5116
    Fun way to eat in Richmond
    Rachel was a great guide!! Enjoyed talking to chef’s and owners of some fun restaurants you might not try!!
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    DebbieRVA
    Richmond, Virginia
    20
    Amazing food and fun tour!
    We've been on quite a few food tours in other cities, including Paris, and I have to say that this is one of the
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    jonescnm
    10
    Great walk and food in Church Hill
    We really enjoyed the different neighborhoods within Church Hill, the different varieties of food, fellow food
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    702garrettm
    10
    Super Fun AND Filling!
    Elise, our tour guide was awesome! The food was great and the experience was really fun. Lots of food so come
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    435paulan
    20
    Great Mother Daughter Experience
    My daughter and I enjoyed tasting our way around Church Hill, adding a bright note to the last weekend of
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    Rvaborn
    10
    December 23rd tour
    Thank you for providing my co-workers with such a great time. Food was awesome and Lindsey has received high
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    A7458YDjm
    32
    Excellent Church Hill Food Tour
    My wife and I really enjoyed the Church Hill food tour. It was a great way to see this part of RVA and get
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    BarbaraATL
    10
    Great Christmas gift!
    Rachel gave us a wonderful food tour of the Arts District where we ate at 6 different restaurants. Crab tacos at
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    349heatherb
    Midlothian, United States
    31
    Art District Food Tour
    Traveled around the art district sampling amazing restaurants with my 5 best friends and some wonderful couples we
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    Getaway520670
    10
    Arts District tour was great!
    We had a group of 5 that went out to celebrate my birthday; none of us had done a local food tour before. Had a
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    melaniesL7778VZ
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    42
    Great Introduction to Richmond
    We're here in Richmond looking at neighborhoods for an upcoming move. We decided to take the Arts District food
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    kellywZ5863FA
    10
    Fun night out!
    Really enjoyed the event. Lindsey was a great tour guide. We went to 4 places and I hadn't been to any of them
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    P9030UGjasonc
    10
    Food Tour of Church Hill
    My fiancee and I had a good time on the food tour. We had some delicious pizza, pastries, pie, chili and cupcakes.
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    mbbrault
    Richmond, Virginia
    219
    4th Year in a Row booking this FUN tour
    Our company sponsors a team-building activity every year, and we have chosen River City Food Tours for the last 4
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