Richmond is a very tasty city. We found a number of restaurants serving delicious food and we ended up ordering beef brisket anywhere it was on the menu. Yum!
Coffee + Sweets
The Lab by Alchemy Coffee: Hello first decent coffee in the US! My espresso wasn't bitter and J's cappuccino wasn't heated and foamed to oblivion. Get your coffee at 814 W Broad St, RVA.
Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee: On our day to drive around RVA, we decided to take a little detour to Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee, which we had read about online the previous night. The line was looonnnggg, but not as long as I bet it can be at busier times. The selection of doughnuts at Sugar Shack was shockingly large, and they all looked delicious. J ended up going with the butterfingers doughnut, and I selected the chocolate coconut doughnut. I can easily see why Sugar Shack is rated one of the top doughnut shops in the US. Carefully select a donut from the many on offer at 1001 N Lombardy St; website.
City Dogs: I've put City Dogs first on this list for a reason; it is cool, delicious, and the staff are awesome. City Dogs is a little, hole in the wall hot dog and cheese steak restaurant in the Shockoe Slip neighborhood of RVA. The dogs and fries we ate were delicious and the staff were very kind to Baby ISO. Stuff your face with delicious hot dogs at 1316 E Cary Street.
Deep Run Roadhouse: A beef brisket sandwich is all you need. Don't by shy about ordering off the children's menu as the portions are pretty large. Especially so you can order a side of corn bread with honey butter, which was awesome. Order off the children's menu at VCU/Laurel Street (near the corner of W Broad and Laurel).
The Savory Grain: A really delicious, healthy restaurant in a kind of strange location near the Richmond Children's Museum. I ordered the strawberry, fig, and grain salad, which was surprisingly filling -- good thing Baby ISO eats a lot! J's meal was also delicious, and much less healthy, and I remember the fries being particularly flavorful. Order something healthy at 2043 W Main.
Asado: You had me at beef brisket taco. A reasonably cheap restaurant with an extensive and creative taco menu. Get the beef brisket at 727 W Broad St.
Foo Dog: On our 6 mile walk one day, we wandered past Foo Dog and immediately said that I'd like to come back for dinner. I ordered very delicious coconut broth-based ramen and J ordered pad thai. Both were flavorful and had the "yum" seal of approval from Baby ISO. Wash it down with an imported beer at 1537 W Main.
I feel like Richmond is a city where you could eat out several times per week, yet never run out of a delicious restaurant to try. Where would you recommend?
Looking for more about RVA? You can find some other posts here and here.