Across Virginia, you’ll find inspired culinary delights featuring Virginia’s heirloom grains and vegetables, heritage meats, savory cheeses and of course, our signature Virginia oysters. Virginia chefs continue to innovate by marrying Virginia flavor with international flare, from a Pakistani-Appalachian fusion food truck to a Vietnamese restaurant named America’s Best Beer Bar. Virginia chefs have also made their mark on the national stage, as James Beard-nominated restaurants and bakeries can be found from coast to cliff. From award-winning fine dining to down-home Southern cooking at family-run restaurants, there’s something for every type of foodie.
Virginia food also pairs perfectly with our craft beverages, so take your pick from our 200+ breweries and cideries, 300+ wineries and more than 40 distilleries and elevate your dining experience to the next level.
When it comes to food and drink in Virginia, there’s a lot to LOVE. We invite you to explore the epicurean adventure that awaits!
The food served across the state by acclaimed chefs in charming local eateries is rooted in more than just good taste; it provides a story of the land you’re standing on.
Virginia offers culinary delights for every palate – from vine-ripened produce picked fresh from the rich fields of the Shenandoah Valley to the sustainably farmed Chesapeake Bay oysters. So dig in to the incredible flavors that Virginia has to offer and experience our world-class food scene.
Just like our food, Virginia-crafted beverages have a deep history dating back to our country’s first settlers. Our wine, brews, ciders, and spirits are more than 400 years in the making.
Taste internationally-acclaimed vintages with backdrops ranging from rural mountain estates to the coastal plains of the Eastern Shore. Experience our many craft beer towns that come alive with live music and local food trucks. Sip seasonal ciders and crafted cocktails at our local orchards and distilleries all across the state. So raise a glass and toast to Virginia, home of some very fine drinks!
Food is meant to be shared with the ones you love, from family meals made from scratch during the holidays to luxury dinners at the finest Virginia restaurants. In addition to extraordinary selections of things to eat and drink, the Commonwealth has a wealth of foodie events, tours, and festivals that make for unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Add an extra helping of LOVE to your plate this fall with an authentic Virginia food experience.
There’s so much more flavor to discover in Virginia.