Virginia Beach Food Tour

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Location(s):

Virginia Beach, VA

Availability:

May - August:
Wednesdays & Fridays - 3:30 PM

Sample local specialty and signature dishes while you learn about the culture of the area on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Food Tour!

  • Knowledgeable tour providers have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today and Bon Appetit Magazine
  • Experience 3-4 tastings which may include local seafood specialties, award-winning dishes, the city's home-grown cocktail and hand-made desserts
  • Discover the history of this lively boardwalk on a 3-hour guided tour!


More detailed description >

Description:

Journey the famous stretch of coastal bliss that has attracted vacationers for decades on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Food Tour!

The walking tour will visit casual, long-standing Virginia Beach institutions and some of the area's finest dining establishments. Throughout the food tour you will enjoy local creations, indigenous dishes, fresh seafood and refreshing beverages alongside the serenity of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

On this tour, you will learn about the history and culture of the area, including what John Smith and his crew ate during their quick stop before heading to Jamestown.Tastings on this tour may include (and are subject to change):

  • Fresh caught seafood specialties from the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay
  • The city's homegrown cocktail
  • Fresh baked breads
  • Seasonal dishes and drinks from a market dedicated to serving only locally sourced items
  • Classic coastal dishes created with a modern twist
  • Innovative Asian and European inspired tapas
  • Hand-made desserts
  • Locally brewed beers
  • Award-winning Chesapeake Oyster stew

See how the diverse and lively waterfront accommodates both locals and visitors alike, serving up some of the finest dishes in the area on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Food Tour!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants can expect to be on their feet for approximately half of the 3-hour tour
  • All tasting are included in the price of this experience

Duration:
3 hours

Maximum Participants:
Up to 12 people per tour

Spectators:
This experience is only for those on the tour.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is not weather dependent and will run rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, you will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. Always contact the experience provider with questions regarding weather.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather. You will be standing or walking for approximately half of this tour; comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 21 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings for this experience are final.

Experience ID:
LIF-RIC-0006



View FAQ's >

  1. What types of foods are served on the tour?
    There are 3-4 stops on the tour which include local seafood specialties. Other stops include award-winning chef's signature dishes, the city's homegrown cocktail and hand made desserts.
  2. What if I have dietary restrictions?
    Most food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated on this tour. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking of any special needs or requests.
  3. Are children welcome on the tour?
    Children are welcome on the tour, however a majority of the tour is spent standing and walking. The tour is approximately 3 hours in length and is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
  4. If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?
    Children under the age of 7 that will not be participating in food tastings do not require a ticket. However, please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if you will be bringing an infant or young child along with you.
  5. Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
    This tour will cover some uneven terrain and may be difficult on a wheelchair. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if anyone if your party will need wheelchair access throughout the tour.
  6. Are restrooms available during the tour?
    Yes, restrooms are available during the tour at all restaurants. The tour will stop at each restaurant for 15-20 minutes, which includes time to use the restrooms.
  7. How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
    You will be on your feet for approximately half of the tour and will be able to sit at most restaurants for 15-20 minutes. Remember to wear comfortable shoes.
  8. Does the tour guide accept gratuity?
    Gratuity for your guide is not included, but is appreciated if you enjoy your experience.
  9. What happens if it rains or snows?
    This experience is not weather dependent and will run rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, you will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. Always contact the experience provider with questions regarding weather.
  10. Do we just walk around and sample food?
    Absolutely not! Aside from sampling delicious food, you will learn about the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The tour is fully narrated by your guide who will discuss the history, culture and architecture of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

Customer Reviews:

  • Virginia Beach Food Tour

  • September 19, 2013

  • 4-half

  • Richmond

"Wonderful guide. He made us into a cohesive group and had some great experiences and information to share. We would have liked more food. The delicacies prepared by the last two places were absolutely wonderful. The hush puppies were good too, but not on a par with the last two servings. Fran Florence"

  • Virginia Beach Food Tour

  • November 28, 2012

  • 5

  • Richmond

"I wanted a gift that was "different" for my husband. We had never been on a food tour before so I thought I'd give it a try. The process of using Cloud 9 Living online was easy and their responses were fast. It really was "no hassle". The day of our event was beautiful, as was the beach! We met with 2 other couples and our guide and we all got along so well. The food was amazing, specialties from several restaurants, and the afternoon was relaxing and fun. It was so great that we would go to each restaurant and didn't have to worry about anything but being served and totally savoring the tastes of the area. We enjoyed this so much that we plan to do it again! - Lori B."