10 locally-owned grocery stores and markets in Richmond, VA

Grab everything from fresh produce to an early holiday gift at one of the River City’s locally-owned shops.

Ellwood Thompson's Market in the background, a drink with its name in the foreground

Ellwood Thompson’s can be found near the Publix at the entrance of Carytown.

Photo by @ellwoodsrva

It’s always the season for shopping, especially when you’re looking for fresh produce, specialty cuisine + local products.

We’ve collected 10 locally-owned stores and markets where you can support Richmond makers, bakers + artisans.

Ellwood Thompson’s, 4 N. Thompson St.
This neighborhood market has served the community since 1989. Find organic produce, health supplements, desserts + grab a takeaway lunch from their salad bar or the new kid in the marketBilly Pasta.

The Mantu Market, 7510 W. Broad St.
The market is the West End extension of Ellwood neighbor + Afghan restaurant, The Mantu. Grab Middle Eastern classics, spices, to-go meals + freshly made baked goods.

Stella’s Grocery, multiple locations
Born from the Greek restaurant of the same name on Lafayette Street, all six locations feature made-to-order sandwiches, adult beverages, gifts + several Richmond-based treats such as Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches and Absurd Snacks.

The Market at 25th, 1330 N. 25th St.
This spot offers online and delivery options for fruits, veggies, brand name products + sales for those using EBT/SNAP cards.

Libbie Market, 400 Libbie Ave.
Formerly Joe’s Market, this shop offers a full grocery experience, as well as a large collection of beer + wine.

Strawberry Street Market, 415 N. Strawberry St.
Stop by the fresh deli section, grab a coffee, or even stock up on household items and school supplies at this Fan favorite.

Yellow Umbrella Provisions, 5607 Patterson Ave.
This market just past Willow Lawn focuses on fresh seafood, deli meats + special-ordered produce, wine, and baked goods.

Here’s a few more reader recommendations to add to your shopping list:

Good Foods Grocery, 3062 Stony Point Pkwy

Stop in to grab fresh produce, some household essentials, then a bagel from Einstein Bros next door.

Little House Green Grocery, 1227 Bellevue Ave.

Local foodstuffs, a deli + a specialty selection of wine, beer and gifts greet you at this neighborhood market.

Union Market, 2306 Jefferson Ave.

This restaurant also functions as a market, with takeaway sandwiches, cheeses + meats. Save the date, as the Union Market Block Party is coming Sat., Oct. 22.

Got more groceries? Send us a message + we’ll add to these local locations dedicated to feeding Richmonders.