Where to Eat

🦄Staff Picks🦕
a selection of staff favorites

April's Picks
April is a self-described go-anywhere/eat-anything person, complicated somewhat by the fact that she is allergic to both wheat and dairy. 😂 Consequently, she knows the ins & outs of dining out with a food allergy!

116 S Addison St
Light fare & coffee
🌞Outdoor seating available

306 N 29th St
classic Ethiopian fare, vegan & gf options
🌞Outdoor seating available

2901 W Cary St
Vietnamese with vegan options. $$
🌞Outdoor seating available

217 W Clay St
Yes, that GWAR! 😂 Vegan hangover food

325 N 2nd St
Korean street eats

901 W Marshall St
Bar classics & punk shows
🌞Outdoor seating available

403 Strawberry St
Ice cream w/vegan options

Andy's Picks
Andy loves creative food that tells a unique story without being pretentious and the thrill of discovering the cuisines of other cultures.

2923 West Cary St
Slices and whole pies

1831 West Cary Street
Great for breakfast/lunch. Be sure to get something sweet to-go! 
(only open 9-4 on Sat/Sun)

5820 Patterson Ave, Suite 103
Modern Mexican
🌞Outdoor seating available

1823 W Main St
Wraps, bowls, noodles with seasonal freshness and sustainability in mind.
🌞Outdoor seating available

3201 W Moore St
Texas craft BBQ
🌞Outdoor seating available

10 S Thompson St
Upscale Afghan comfort food. $$
🌞Outdoor seating available

Modern alpine-inspired dishes by a Top Chef competitor. Great cocktails! $$
(reservations highly recommended)
🌞Outdoor seating available

3120 W Cary St
French brasserie (reservations highly recommended) $$
🌞Limited outdoor seating available

23 W Marshall St
New American with Latino influences. Great cocktails! $$-$$$
(reservations a must/not good for large groups).

Lily's Picks
Lily enjoys seeking out interesting twists on classic foods & techniques combined with excellent atmosphere.

1805 E Grace St
Curated drinks for the discerning coffee drinker
🌞Outdoor seating available

2505 East Broad St, #100
Amazing savory and sweet pie slices served to-go from a walk-up window.
open Thursday - Sunday only & they close at 6pm, so don't dilly dally

801 N 23rd St
Seasonal German-inspired plates. Brunch also. Great cocktails & mocktails. $$
Reservations recommended 
🌞Outdoor seating available

3120 East Marshall St
Award-winning inventive seafood dishes. $$ - $$$
Reservations  recommended
🌞Outdoor seating available

111 E Grace St
Modern Jewish Delicatessen
RVA's go-to spot for Sunday brunch, so expect to wait awhile for a table.

Ryan's Picks
Ryan loves a good sturdy snack, and doesn't put on any airs & graces. Lily already stole Proper Pie out from under him, but here are some other places he enjoys.😂

401 Strawberry St 
Italian deli w/super thin crispy pizza, subs and more. 
Take-out only, but Scuffletown Park is across the street (accessed from the alley)

620 N. 25th St.
Wood-fired oven bakery with rustically splendid pastries, both sweet & savory
🌞Limited outdoor seating.

1618 W Main Street
RVA's OG small-batch roastery. This is more of a store than a coffee shop, but they do have a small coffee bar for to-go drinks. Buy some beans to take home with you!
🌞Limited outdoor seating.

Pho Thien Phat
6403 Rigsby Rd
No frills but quite good Pho. 
Can be crowded at peak times but pretty good for groups since you pay individually at the counter. 

🥤Convenience is King🍔
What's near our venues

Near the main Fri/Sat venue
A selection of places less than a 10 minute drive from Lewis Ginter Rec Center

4015 MacArthur Ave
Neighborhood coffee shop with bagels, sandwiches & salads. 
Vegan options available.
🌞Limited outdoor seating

4017 MacArthur Ave
Sit-down restaurant with vegan & allergy-friendly options
Dinner only

4023 MacArthur Ave
Family-friendly farm-to-table American cafe
weekdays only

4030 MacArthur Blvd
No-frills dive diner with breakfast, burgers, and sandwiches
🌞Outdoor seating available

15 East Brookland Park Blvd
Coffee shop and BBQ joint with bagels & sandwiches. Taco night on Fridays.
🌞Outdoor seating available

114 West Brookland Park Blvd
Fresh raw food juices & smoothies. Soups & some light fare also
Closed on Sundays
🌞Limited outdoor seating available

120 West Brookland Park Blvd
Small batch homemade icecream.
Vegan options available
💗Staff Pick

Late-night eats near the late night venue
Ok, these are not going to change your life, but they are OPEN LATE. 😂

3100 N Arthur Ashe Blvd
gas station with full menu of late night craving-type eats
this location is reasonably on the way from the main venue to the late night
open 24 hours

4802 W Broad St
the best of the late night fast food joints IMHO, two words: milk shakes
open until 4am
drive through/walk-up window only
**can be super busy on Saturdays so keep driving if the line is to the street**

7035 W Broad St
gas station chain with full menu of pizza, wraps, fries and such
open 24 hours

Taco Bell
5811 W Broad St
I'd like my crunchwrap with hot sauce & a side of regret
drive-through open until 2am

It's close to the late night venue but don't be fooled! Only go here if you want to miss the whole dance waiting for your food. You have been warned!😂