Where to eat during Richmond Black Restaurant Experience

The local event returns March 10-17 with dozens of Black-owned restaurants and food trucks participating


Pig and Brew is one of the 35+ participating restaurants.

Photo via Pig and Brew

Richmond Black Restaurant Experience returns March 10-17. It’ll be the eighth edition of the week-long event celebrating the varied and growing Black culinary scene in the River City.

With 35+ participating restaurants, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The lineup includes local institutions like Mama J’s and Big Herm’s Kitchen as well as newer spots like The Hive Bar & Grill and Red Hibachi & Beer.


Swing by Ms. Bee’s for a refreshing juice or smoothie.

Photo by RICtoday

Whether you’re in the mood for a vegan cheesesteak (Philly Vegan), a pimento cheese chicken sandwich (Buttermilk and Honey), or grilled pork chops with gravy (Southern Kitchen) you’ll be able to find it at a local restaurant. Drinks and desserts are included as well with participating places including Penny’s Wine Shop and Ruby Scoops.

We recommend keeping the checklist handy to find your next meal. If you want some location-based guidance, we made an interactive map of all the spots.

RBRE kicks off with Mobile Soul Sunday, a family-friendly food truck celebration. Head to Monroe Park on Sunday, March 10 from 12 to 5 p.m. to sample the offerings of 20+ local trucks. There will also be an art walk, a marketplace, line dancing, and a DJ.

Pro tip: Bring a chair or blanket to get comfortable in the park. The event is free to attend.

There’s also a ticketed event set for Friday, March 15. Studio Two Three will host Art for the Soul, a night of interactive art, hand-crafted food, music, and karaoke. Tickets are $15.

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