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9/7/21

Taste Test All of the New Restaurants Richmond Has to Offer

Looking for the best new restaurants in Richmond, VA? Explore downtown Richmond's new restaurants in our list of bakeries, creameries, vegetarian restaurants and more below.

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

1. Europa Crust

1321 1/2 E. Main Street, Suite 111

Europa Crust is a brand-new bakery offering an assortment of freshly made bread with a specialty in sourdough.

Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 8AM-5PM; Saturday, 8AM-12PM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

2. Leek & Thistle

2112 E. Main Street

Leek & Thistle is a new market in Shockoe Bottom offering fresh-made, frozen and grab & go meals making it a great choice if you’re looking for a delicious, ready-to-heat lunch or dinner.

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11AM-7PM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

3. Lillie Pearl

416 E. Grace Street

Lillie Pearl is becoming a fast favorite in RVA with its offerings of West African and Southern-inspired dishes like obe ata braised lamb shank, lobster and shrimp & grits, peach cobbler french toast and more.

Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday, 11AM-2:30PM and 4:30-10PM; Friday and Saturday, 11AM-2:30PM and 4:30-11PM; Sunday, 11AM-2:30PM and 4:30-9PM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

4. Ms. Bee's Juice Bar at The Valentine

1015 E. Clay Street

If you're looking for a healthy option, Ms. Bee's Juice Bar inside The Valentine is the place for you with their delicious and nutritious smoothies, salads, soups, fresh-pressed juices and more.

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8AM-4PM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

5. Native Plate

1203 E. Main Street

Native Plate is a colorful and cozy spot offering global street food with Asian and American influences using fresh ingredients in dishes like Duck Bao Buns, Sashimi, Bulgogi BBQ, Vietnamese Spring Rolls and more.

Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 11AM-10PM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

6. Philly Vegan

1126 Hull Street

Looking for more meatless options? Philly Vegan in Manchester gives you plant-based options with vegan fixings.

Hours: Wednesday thru Friday, 11:30AM-7PM; Saturday, 12-7PM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

7. Str8 Out of Philly

405 N. 1st Street

Str8 Out of Philly is serving up classic cheesesteaks and hoagies in Jackson Ward.

Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday, 11AM-10PM; Friday and Saturday, 11AM-3AM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

8. Sweet Spot Ice Cream Cafe

6 N. 18th Street

Sweet Spot Ice Cream Cafe gives you 40+ ice cream flavors to choose from, coffee and more sweet treats.

Hours: Sunday thru Thursday, 11AM-11PM; Friday and Saturday, 11AM-12AM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

9. The Dive

1800 E. Main Street

The Dive offers your favorite bar foods, nightlife and Sunday Brunch in Shockoe Bottom.

Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday, 5PM-12AM; Friday and Saturday, 5PM-12AM; Sunday, 3-7PM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

10. The Riviere

506 W. Broad Street

The Riviere is the Arts District's newest bar and restaurant offering happy hour specials, brunch and more.

Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 9AM-2PM and 4-10PM; Friday, 9AM-2PM and 4-11PM; Saturday, 11AM-4PM and 6-11PM; Sunday, 11AM-4PM and 6-10PM

11 New Restaurants to Try in Downtown Richmond

11. Wildcraft Focaccia Company

1303 Hull Street

Wildcraft Focaccia Company in Manchester RVA will warm your heart with their wide array of savory flatbreads, beautiful baking designs and more.

Hours: Thursday thru Sunday, 11AM-9PM

Find all of downtown's restaurants via our downtown map here!