The Downtown Mall Food Tour

Experience Charlottesville's dynamic food scene on the Downtown Mall

In the epicenter of Charlottesville's foodie scene, we'll introduce you to 5 of our top restaurants!


Charlottesville's Downtown Mall


What’s Included:

  • Tastings at 5 premier restaurants on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall*
  • 3-hr. Walking Tour with local Food Tour Guide
  • Fun stories about the history of downtown Charlottesville and it's food scene

On this 3-hour walking food tour, you’ll visit some of the most famous restaurants and taste some of the best dishes on The Downtown Mall while also learning about the history of this magnetic district.

You’ll meet your Guide at the West End of the Mall. Over the next 3 hours you’ll visit 5 classic Downtown Mall restaurants and taste delicious dishes!

You’ll taste a variety of "southern fusion" dishes made with an emphasis on local ingredients mixed with "Charlottesville style."

In between stops, you’ll learn about the history and evolution of what we consider to be the cultural epicenter of Charlottesville.

 *Tastings are subject to change. We cannot accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan diets on this tour.


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Kilwins Chocolate on the Downtown Mall Food Tour
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Fresh chocolate brittle from Kilwins Charlottesville


  • 1 Cocktail Pairing $12.00
  • 2 Cocktail Pairings $24.00
  • 3 Cocktail Pairings $36.00

About The Downtown Mall

Originally Three Notch'd Road, the main drag through town, The Downtown Mall has become the cultural epicenter of one of America's top college towns and the home base of our dynamic foodie scene.

Default Cancellation Policy

We offer full refunds and exchanges up to 48 hours before a scheduled tour begins. Refunds and exchanges are not available after 48 hours.

WithinCancellation Fee
3 Days5.0%
2 Days100.0%