1. Ellwood Thompson’s
Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market has been a Richmond staple since 1989. They offer a variety of organic and natural products, most of which are sourced within 100 miles of the store. Ellwood Thompson’s is also known for its made-to-order green juices, organic salad bar, and hot bar.
2. Little House Green Grocery
Little House Green Grocery has been serving Northside residents since 2012. The grocery is committed to working directly with farmers and producers to provide customers with the freshest local ingredients. Little House is also a great place for beer and wine.
3. Harvest Grocery + Supply
Harvest is a neighborhood market in the Fan that focuses on providing local produce and specialty groceries from “around here” and “around the world.” Beer, wine, and even gelato tastings are popular at Harvest.
4. Union Market
Union Market is a neighborhood grocery and eatery in Union Hill. Half of the market is a sit-down eatery and bar. Union Market also has a back patio, which is a great place to enjoy a sandwich and a draft beer and listen to live music.
5. Libbie Market
Libbie Market is a gourmet market in the near west end. The market has an extensive selection of wines and craft beers, as well as chef-prepared meals ready to go. Libbie Market also boasts a wide variety of flowers, produce, and baked goods.
6. Yellow Umbrella Provisions
Yellow Umbrella is one of the best options in RVA for sustainably harvested seafood. They also carry seasonal produce, meat, hand cut cheese, artisanal bread, and homemade prepared foods.
7. Franklin Street Market
Shockhoe Bottom’s Franklin Street Market is a one-stop shop for specialty groceries, beer, and lunch and dinner items like pizza and Korean BBQ. Stop by on Wednesdays for half-price growler fills.
8. Uptown Market & Deli
Uptown Market & Deli in the Fan offers bagels and coffee in the mornings and delicious deli sandwiches all day long and into the late hours of the night (3 a.m. on Thursday-Saturday). Uptown is also a good spot for wine and beer.
9. Stella’s Grocery
If you’ve ever eaten at Stella’s (if you haven’t, it should be at the top of your list), then you should be excited about Stella’s Grocery. The newly-opened grocery is located in the near west end, across the street from the beloved restaurant. Stella’s Grocery serves to-go entrees and salads from Stella’s, as well as housemade bread and sandwiches. The grocery also has an impressive coffee bar.
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