The Richmond Region is pretty great if you're a foodie. You probably already know about the Roosevelt, Lemaire, Southbound, Peter Chang China Cafe, Sub Rosa Bakery, Heritage, Comfort, Rappahannock...the list could go on and on and on. What you may not know, though, is that the Richmond Region has a few hidden gems that pop up here and there. Here are the top 4 hidden gems to eat like a local in the Richmond Region:
What: Pizza made in a bakery's oven When: Sundays Where: Church Hill
Pizza 2000 is a pizza pop up that happens on Sundays in Church Hill. Ben Burakoff and his staff takeover the wood fired ovens at Sub Rosa Bakery and sell slices and pies to long lines until they sell out. The best way to find out if there's going to be a Pizza 2000 while you're town is to follow them on Facebook and hope that they post upcoming dates while you're in the region.
What: Fancy hot dogs When: Saturdays 12-1 p.m. Where: Church Hill (Dutch & Co.'s back door)
The most recent Back Door Dogs at Dutch & Co. featured this menu for six bucks: Andouille Dog
w/ Dates, Smoked Tomato Sauce & Crispy Shallots Side of a Stroopwafel. If you need more motivation than that, we can't help you. Follow Dutch & Co. on Facebook for Back Door Dog updates.
What: Homemade Sourdough Donuts When: Mondays till 4:30 p.m. & Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Westbury Pharmacy (Mondays) & South of the James Farmers Market (Saturdays)
The South of the James Farmer's Market is worth a trip for any visitor for the local food, the music and all the cute dogs (seriously, there are tons of cute dogs at this farmer's market). Mrs. Yoder's amazing sourdough donuts are just icing on the cake, or the donut in this case. If you're in town during the week, you can pick some up at the Wesbury Pharmacy on Mondays. Follow them on Facebook for updates and additional events.
What: Ramen When: Mon - Thurs, 5-11 p.m.; Sat 5 p.m. - midnight Where: 900 West Franklin St.
Richmond's favorite pop up Ramen shop (probably locals' favorite pop up of any kind ever) has a brick and mortar now so visitors can go whenever they want. Right now they're only open for dinner, but lunch hours are coming soon. Don't miss this ramen!