Life’s busy moments often call for fitting in a quick, delicious meal for lunch – but that doesn’t have to mean it can’t be a local lunch. Whether you’re heading to a doctor’s appointment, catching a train, or dropping off at the airport, knowing the best local spots for lunch can make all the difference in turning a simple day into a memorable moment. We’re sharing some of Richmond’s finest locally-owned eateries conveniently located near essential stops throughout RVA to help you grab a delicious bite that’s both convenient and supports our vibrant local business community.

 

When you’re catching a train at Main Street Station…

grab lunch at Oak & Apple or a quick pastry at Whisk.

 

When you have an appointment at St. Mary’s Hospital…

enjoy a sit-down lunch at The Continental Westhampton, grab a sandwich from Cameo Cakery and Café, slice of pizza from Superstars, or a sweet treat from Pearl’s Bake Shoppe.

 

Pasta salad lunch to go in downtown richmond

Christopher’s Runaway Gourmay

 

When you have a meeting downtown…

grab lunch at Wishbone Food Shop (not an actual shop) or visit one of Christopher’s Runaway Gourmay’s many carts scattered throughout the city center.

 

When you have an appointment at MCV or a meeting at City Hall…

visit the Can Can Café in Library of Virginia, head over to Buttermilk and Honey, or stop by the Christopher’s Runaway Gourmay cart at MCV.

 

When you have a flight to catch at Richmond International Airport…

pick up a sandwich to go from Classics Sandwiches & Subs or stop by Ms. Girlee’s Kitchen on your way for Soul Food.

 

Sally Bell's kitchen boxed lunch in Richmond va

Sally Bell’s Kitchen

 

When you’re spending the day at the Children’s Museum of Richmond or the Science Museum of Virginia…

enjoy a classic Richmond boxed lunch at Sally Bell’s Kitchen or quick eats from Chicken Fiesta.

 

When you’re shopping in Short Pump…

enjoy Indian lunch from Anokha or tacos from Wong’s Tacos.

 

a patio and summer day in ashland va outside of richmond

Homemades by Suzanne

 

When you’re spending the day in Ashland…

stop by Homemades by Suzanne or Iron Horse Restaurant – both of which offer views of passing trains.

 

When you have a meeting in Scott’s Addition…

lunch and linger at Tazza Kitchen or lunch.supper!

 

When you’re visiting family in Bon Air…

gather the family around the table at Southbound or go for treats from Gelati Celesti.

Acacia midtown's patio

Acacia

When you’re running errands in mid-town…

enjoy an elevated lunch at Acacia or casual eats at Lulabelle’s Café or Sticks Kebob Shop.

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