Seafood. You either love it or hate it. Y’all can probably guess that we are firmly on the “loving it” side of the fence. Virginia is lucky to have good quality seafood available in most areas of the state, but unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that the Chesapeake Bay (aka the source of all the yummy seafood) is in trouble. The good news is you can use your foodie powers to help save it, by choosing to eat sustainably-sourced seafood. Want to learn more? Read on!
“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” should be the official mantra of summertime in Virginia. With the season of swelter officially in full swing, AC and jorts are a MUST. If the dog days of summer are getting you down, we have the perfect antidote: Summer cocktails! The Commonwealth is chock full of seasonal drinks that are sure to refresh and rejuvenate. You want in on this action? Read on for the ultimate list of summertime sips in VA:
Finding the perfect place for brunch on Sunday that pleases all your peoples is sometimes like pulling teeth. We know how it is and we, like the good friends we are, are here to help. From Boozy Brunch to Brunchin’ on a Dime, we got you. Keep scrolling to see who we think is worth the brunch buzz
It’s officially Farmers Market season, y’all! Going to your local farmers market is so much more than just getting groceries. Farmers Markets are a community experience that celebrates the bounty of the land we call home, and boy, does Virginia have some bounty! We’ve made a list of our favorite farmers markets in each region of the state. So, check out the list, find your region, and get to it, foodies!
Making the decision to be a GOOD farmer who is a responsible steward to the animals you raise is not necessarily the easiest choice, but it is the GOOD choice. Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we have some incredible farmers that are producing good food for a better foodie future.
Warm weather and dining al fresco are making their way back to the Commonwealth, so you know what that means… Road trip! Like any good foodie, we plan any and all trips around food: what we’re going to eat and where we’re going to eat it. So, with that in mind, we’ve compiled an ultimate rundown of all of our favorite Virginia restaurants. This list covers the whole state, so you can get your grub on in every corner of the Commonwealth. Happy travels!
Roses, diamonds and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate may be traditional fare for Valentine’s Day, but we foodies crave something bigger and better – like cupcakes. Check out the top cupcake spots in and around VA our Virginia Foodie readers suggested.
Here at Virginia Foodie, our approach to food is a very holistic one. Our mission is to celebrate our region and bring to you, dear readers and eaters, all the things that we love: Good Food, Good People, and Good Brands. Whether you call it local food, regional fare, or farm-to-table…it’s really a simple call to action–that we all should eat like we give a damn.
Locke Store is the kind of regional business we love to support here at VA Foodie and is your ideal one-stop holiday shopping destination. Find handmade baked goods, savory dishes, and local products to make any holiday season cheery and bright.
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Scrap the list of generic big-box items and use our Good Gift Guide to buy the special foodies in your life something local, unique, and most importantly - tasty.