The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge boasts a special kind of flavor and the culture of the region is reflected in the outstanding tastes of the cuisine. Visitors can enjoy fine dining in romantic atmospheres, southern hospitality in local landmarks, and every other type of food you can imagine.
With more restaurants per capita than any other destination in Virginia, the Roanoke Valley is a destination for foodies of all types. Plan out your own culinary adventure, or experience our unique tastes and culture with a Roanoke Food Tour.
At night, Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of life with various shows and bands performing in venues across the region. Come discover why Virginia's Blue Ridge is so appetizing.
The Capital of Cuisine in Virginia's Blue Ridge
Food is one of the most exciting aspects about a vacation destination. Visitors will remember an area because of a delicious meal at a romantic restaurant, a unique dish at a quirky hole in the wall or a special delight made by a local. Visitors can enjoy all of these things and more among a rich variety of eateries as robust as the region's wonderful flavors, making the Roanoke Valley the capital of cuisine in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
If you are seeking to sample some of the region's rich ingredients, a number of farm to table restaurants feature locally grown and raised products on their menus. Alexander's Restaurant in downtown Roanoke creates sophisticated, gourmet dishes with fresh ingredients from their 7Hills Farm, located in nearby Floyd County. In their cozy Grandin Village spot, Local Roots prepares unique and delectable delights, featuring many ingredients from their own city garden, as well as other local farms. In Salem, visitors can spread their culinary wings by enjoying local ingredients with a modern French twist at Blue Apron Restaurant & Red Rooster Bar. The gourmet restaurants in the Roanoke Valley make this an emerging destination for exceptional local cuisine.