Explore Richmond's impressive cuisine scene on a leisurely 1.5 mile (or thereabouts) walkabout. Hailed by the New York Times, Saveur, Esquire and others, Real Richmond leads you on a two-and-a-half-hour walking tour, stopping into several local eateries to sample specialties and hear from chefs and owners. And no tour around Richmond would be complete without a bit of architecture and history sprinkled in.

At this writing, some of the featured tours include
- Both Sides of Broad: The Art & Soul of Richmond
- Carytown/Museum District: Butchers, Bakers & Beyond
- Church Hill: From Spies to Pies
- Fan of the Food: Eateries & Art
- Manchester: Art & Craft
- Petersburg: Southern Exposure
- Scott’s Addition: Makers’ Mark
-Shockoe Bottom: Shock & Awe
-Shockoe Slip: Capital of Cuisine
-The View from Bellevue
-UR Here: Eating on the Avenues
- VCU: Alternative Eats

Private group tours are available for eight or more. In addition to the usual food tours, Real Richmond also offers Off the Eatin’ Path: Richmond’s Riverfront for groups as small as 8 and as large as 40, which include lunch or dinner at a Shockoe Slip spot.

Another option, RVA Ink: Imprint & Impact, is all about creativity and innovation and includes lunch or dinner.

All tours can be customized. Real Richmond Food Tours is a joint venture between Maureen Egan, writer and RHome columnist who wrote Insiders’ Guide to Richmond, VA and co-founded the popular Fire, Flour & Fork festival, along with her partner Susan Winiecki, associate publisher of Richmond Magazine.

Food Tours are typically around $55. See the website calendar for currently-scheduled tours. Gift certificates are available.


  • Groups Welcome (check website)
  • Appointment Only