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Trail Bites: 5 places to Stop Along the Trail for Some Great Food

One great thing about the Virginia Capital Trail is that there are some awesome places to stop and get some really great food. Whether you’re biking, walking, or jogging there’s nothing better than stopping for some great food and friendly faces! Here are some of our favorites:

Whisk:  If you’re looking for something sweet, Whisk is a great place to go for a nice treat after your ride into Richmond. Located in the former Globehopper space on E. Main Street just up the hill from the Virginia Holocaust Museum, Whisk is a cute bakery with friendly staff.  Their bakery items are different, delicious and well worth the trip up the hill!

Address:  2100 East Main Street – Richmond, VA 23223

Momma Lonnie’s Country Stow:  A new convenience store located off of New Market road, a great place to take a break and grab some snacks. And they love trail users! Stop in for some delicious lemonade, and you’re likely to see another trailie taking a break.

Address: 5164 New Market Rd – Richmond, VA 23231

Upper Shirley Vineyards:  Located near mile marker 30, Upper Shirley has a restaurant as well as wine tastings, and it’s a relaxing place to go for a nice afternoon treat! With beautiful views and good wine, what more could you ask for?

Address:  600 Shirley Plantation Rd – Charles City, VA 23030

Ronnie’s BBQ:  Some great barbeque! A ride to Ronnie’s alone is a great trip in itself! Stop by for what’s considered some of the best BBQ in the area! We recommend the ribs!

Address:  2097 New Market Rd – Henrico, VA 23231

Cul’s Courthouse Grille:  Our favorite Charles City stop with great food and friendly staff! I recommend Sherri’s Chicken Club Sandwich, which happens to be named after one of our wonderful trail supporters, Sherri Bowman!

Address:  10801 Courthouse Rd – Charles City, VA 23030

Posted by: Casey Koko, VCTF Intern