Food Travel

Richmond, Virginia (And Falls Church) Trip Highlights – Aka Eating My Way Across the City

September 21, 2019

Hey loves!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I recently went on a trip to Richmond, Virginia. It was a fun, relaxing trip filled with good food, and quality time.💕

The Stay

I stayed at two different Airbnbs but this one was my favorite! The design was beautiful, and it felt like a home away from home.🏠

The decor was beautiful😍

The Yums

To give you a quick rundown, here are the restaurants I tried😋:

  • Hot Chick: A Fried Chicken Joint – basically just like their namesake
  • Lucy’s – a cute brunch spot
  • Gelati Celesti – a great ice cream spot
  • Mama J’s Kitchen – their fried catfish earned a thumbs up from M
  • Salt & Forge – hipster and kind of overpriced sandwiches
  • Tasty Crab – for the crab lovers
  • Tenka Ramen – not a place I would recommend ramen enthusiasts to be honest
  • Hai Duong – Delicious!

Richmond has a lovely food scene with a mix of everything. I came back full and happy.☺️

The Sights

It was mostly a staycation/eating sort of vacay for me, but I did manage to explore some parts of the city.

The Canal Walk 🌉

If you are looking for a river walk like San Antonio, TX you will be disappointed. The walk seemed to have a lot of construction going on, smelled pretty terrible, and looked a tad bleak. Not to mention the pathways don’t offer too much shade so the heat didn’t make the walk a fun experience either. The only spot that turned out interesting were the few murals we saw along the way.

one of my favorite murals

Maymont 🏞️

A gem! It’s huge and free of admission although they do encourage a donation to the park to support it. This is a lovely place to have a scenic walk. There are animals such as cows, horses, goats, etc. that may be outdoors (depending on the weather) and other exhibits throughout the area. I recommend going through the Japanese garden and visiting the mansion for their ground floor exhibit.

at the Japanese garden

Eden Center✨

If you like Vietnamese cuisine, then I recommend going to Eden Center in Falls Church, Virginia. This is a shopping plaza filled with supermarkets, restaurants, and bakeries. This isn’t somewhere to spend a whole day at, but it is a great spot to stop by if you get a chance.

Overall, this trip was a lovely trip that concluded summer for me. <3 Have you visited Richmond before? When’s the last time you travelled?

V <3

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