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Roanoke Food & Drink Itinerary

Food & Drink Itinerary for Virginia's Blue Ridge

Our food itinerary for the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge offers the opportunity to sample the amazing cuisine and drink of the region.

As Virginia continues to emerge as a food destination, the chefs, brewers, and winemakers of the region are playing their role in helping establish the state as a popular spot for foodies.

This three-day guide features many of the restaurants, wineries and breweries that have received national recognition and awards for their products, while also highlighting the special local flavors of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

We also boast a great selection of hotels with on-site restaurants, meaning a fantastic meal is never far away.

The following are some ideas of how to spend a food-focused vacation in the Roanoke Valley.

Day One

Homestead Creamery - Virginia's Blue Ridge

Banana Pudding - The River & Rail in Virginia's Blue Ridge

Day Two

Cheesy Western at Texas Tavern in Virginia's Blue Ridge

Day Three

  • Sleep in and recover from the night before with a late-morning brunch. Popular options include Bread Craft, Billy's, and The Regency Room.

  • Burn some calories by taking a few hours to hike McAfee Knob, one of the most photographed spots on the Appalachian Trail.

  • After the hike, make the short drive down Catawba Mountain to The Homeplace for a southern, family-style feast in a country farmhouse setting.


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