6 Tasty RVA Lunch Ideas


1. Tarrant’s Cafe


1 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
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Tarrant’s Cafe is a popular old drugstore turned restaurant in the heart of downtown Richmond! Located on West Broad Street, Tarrant’s Cafe serves up a wide variety of brunch, lunch and dinner dishes, as well as catering.

2. Strawberry Street Cafe


421 Strawberry St, Richmond, VA 23220
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Strawberry Street Café has been providing great food and service in an inviting, casual atmosphere since 1976. Located in the Historic Fan District, they are only about a ten minute drive from the Landmark Theatre and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

What they are best known for is their famous salad bar, which is actually situated in an old-fashioned bathtub and filled with fresh vegetables, fruits, prepared salads and homemade soups. The menu includes such specialties as Maryland Crabcakes, Pasta Jambalaya, Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, and Spinach Lasagna.

Their reasonably priced wine list enables guests to complement their meal with a bottle of wine for the table or any wine by the glass. Choose from a selection of International and Craft bottled beers as well as several draft beers that change seasonally.

Intricate stained glass, rich woodwork, fresh flowers and candles make this a cozy and intimate gathering place. On each wall is chalk art created by artist members of the restaurant staff.

3. Kitchen 64


3336 N Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230
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A Bright & Casual atmosphere full of life and delicious food, brought to you by Katrina & Johnny Giavos.

Feast your eyes upon the Kitchen 64 menus with delight. The only way to describe Kitchen 64 is delicious, North Side Cuisine. Lunch. Dinner. Your travel-weary body will thank you endlessly for the tasty reprieve.

4. La Parisienne Bistro and Cafe

la parisienne

200 S 10th St, Richmond, VA 23219
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By day, La Parisienne is a quick-service French bistro and cafe designed to cater to the business population of Richmond’s financial district. They are open every weekday for breakfast and lunch.

Every evening Tuesday through Saturday, the bustling and energetic vibe of the restaurant transforms into a more formal dining atmosphere, complete with an extensive entree selection, served by the waitstaff on candle-lit tables. They offer an excellent selection of beers and French wines along with delicious small plates and appetizers.

5. 3rd Street Diner

3rd st

218 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

Whether you are there at night after an evening in Shockoe Bottom, meeting colleagues for a business lunch, or a weary traveler looking for the right cup of coffee, Third Street Diner always provides the warm atmosphere an delicious homemade food you seek. You keep going back because it is that part of America we all share. They are proud that their customers have helped them earn the title of “institution” in the heart of downtown.

A diner since 1926 when coffee cost a nickel and schoolboys wore knickers, this site once boasted one of the most successful Confederate hospitals in the South.

These days the hemlines of the waitresses are higher and the styles have changed, but the value and classic diner atmosphere perseveres 24 hours a day!

6. Chez Foushee


203 N Foushee St, Richmond, VA 23220
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Chez Foushee opened in the Fall of 1989 as a small deli and catering operation offering carry-out and boxed lunches. As business continued to flourish a number of renovations occurred and the entire building was purchased in the Fall of 1995.

Located in historic Monroe Ward, just blocks from the venerable Jefferson Hotel, they are situated close to downtown and the Broad Street arts district.

Chez Foushee offers lunch and carry-out weekdays, dinner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as Sunday brunch. Their menus change seasonally with an emphasis on fresh, local and sustainable ingredients.

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