Richmond, Virginia, is a food lover's paradise when it comes to lunch options. With an abundance of eateries offering everything from mouthwatering tacos and piping hot pizza to delectable sandwiches, there's a perfect choice for every palate. Explore the city's vibrant food scene by visiting these 15 must-try lunch spots in Richmond, and you're sure to discover your next go-to meal. Whether you're craving classic comfort food or want to savor innovative culinary creations, Richmond has it all.
Modern, fast casual restaurant in Shockoe Slip, fusing Southern favorites and tacos to create unique, crave-able flavors. Get any three items for $12 Monday-Friday, 11AM-3PM.
This cozy sushi spot in Monroe Ward serves up delicious and fresh-tasting rolls. Catch them during lunch and get 2 rolls for $13.95 or 3 for $16.95!
This iconic Monroe Ward Jewish deli is a must-eat featuring lox and bagels, potato latkes and more. Grab a Chazerai hot dog for just $10 any day of the week!
You'll get the most bang for your buck at Miyabi Sushi in Shockoe Bottom where $10 can get you a two sushi roll lunch special or a bento box that includes rice, salad, soup, a sushi roll and a choice of entree.
Tucked away in Monroe Ward, The Patio Thai is known for classic dishes like pad thai, drunken noodles and fresh mango sticky rice. Try out a lunch noodle or curry for $11.98.
Even if you aren't vegan or vegetarian, there's something for everyone to enjoy at NuVegan in the Arts District from hot and cold sides to vegan chick'n drummies and fried filets.
If you're looking for an authentic atmosphere to go with your tacos, try Wong Gonzalez's chic space along Monroe Ward’s Grace Street for plenty of great vibes and Mexican-Asian fusion fare.
Dubbed ‘Best North Carolina BBQ South of the James,’ this Manchester barbeque joint offers much more than shredded pork! Check them out during lunch, and try out their Street Tacos ($4) or Chicken Thigh Club ($9)!
Remember the comfort of going to your mom’s or grandmother's house for Sunday brunch or dinner? While no one can ever quite cook like them, Tarrant’s has done their best to blow your mind with their large array of homestyle comfort foods that are packed with flavors that will take you back to your childhood. Whether you are looking for juicy fried green tomatoes or chicken piccata, Tarrant’s serves food that will feed your soul, right in the Arts District.
Richmond's only schnitzel bar, Cafe Rustika offers RVA a real German experience from atmosphere to food. Stop by and enjoy lunch in their cozy space in the Financial District, which features local art work year round.
You'll find specialty hot dogs like the Coney Island Dog and Santa Fe Dog with all kinds of fixings for under $5 at this Shockoe Slip spot.
Known for their gourmet burgers and boozy milkshakes, Station 2 in Shockoe Bottom is the place for an "all-American" meal. If you're on a budget, don't pass up their $5.50 griddle-pressed burgers!
A unique gastropub serving up the tastiest sandwiches, burgers, salads, and sides in the heart of downtown Richmond’s Monroe Ward neighborhood. Sandwiches run from $12 to $16.
Christopher's Runaway Gourmay food truck has been feeding the streets of Richmond from Main Street in Downtown’s Financial District since 1985, serving whole sums of food by the meal and pound. Lunchtime favorites include pastas for $6.50 and salads for $8.
Do you like grilled cheese? Of course you do, and so do we! Cheddar Jackson is a grilled cheese panini shop, in Historic Jackson Ward, with many vegetarian and vegan options. Drop by for soup and a sandwich at lunch, and see what they’re all about! Sandwiches range in price from $7-14.