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

  • Check out all the artisan food shops in the area, such as The Candy Store, Homestead Creamery, chocolatepaper, and Barrel Chest Wine & Bar. These spots also offer great ideas for gifts to take home.

  • Learn about the history, culture and food of Downtown Roanoke by signing up to take part in a Roanoke Food Tour. To quench your thirst, you can also participate in a Roanoke Craft Beer Tour or Blue Ridge Wine Tour.

  • Take an afternoon drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Chateau Morrisette, a breathtaking, award-winning winery.

  • Watch the sunset at the Roanoke Star & Overlook, located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Mill Mountain.

  • Make the short drive down the mountain to The River & Rail - an amazing restaurant that features the creations of Chef Aaron Deal, who's been featured on Food Network, Southern Living, and many other publications.

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

Day Two

Cheesy Western at Texas Tavern in Virginia's Blue Ridge

Day Three

Roanoke Valley Spotlight