Our Thriving Food Community of The Blue Ridge

Locally Sourced Food – Top Chefs – Great Restaurants – Local Farms

The Blue Ridge, historically known for its caverns, mountains, wildlife, and recreation is now being recognized for additional things: a premier place for budding restaurants and craft breweries! As the area continues to cultivate top chefs from all over, we invite you to check out just what you’ve been missing. From traditional Southern Comfort food to Asian, French, German, and Italian cuisine, there is nothing our chefs can’t cook. Come in, give a request, and prepare to be amazed by flavor.

Chef Steve Ferrell speaking at the Bavarian Inn

Top Chefs

One thing is certain when you dine with the Blue Ridge Community, you are in good hands. Our restaurants and resorts’ top chefs are committed to using locally sourced food to provide the best and healthiest food for you. Read their interviews and follow their personal paths in the cuisine world. You can visit their restaurant and ask to meet them. Here in the Blue Ridge, our doors are always open to great conversation about food.

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Best Restaurants in the Blue Ridge

Experience what you’ve been missing; find that bold flavor that your taste buds have been craving! The Blue Ridge Community offers the ultimate assortment of unique restaurants just waiting to be dined in. Don’t be surprised to meet the owner and the chef behind the amazing food. It is our Blue Ridge lifestyle that is the envy of the big cities.

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Sunrise over the mountains at Burner's Beef in Luray, VA

Local Farms

From protein to produce, our local farms are passionate about their product. Not all of our farms are open to the public but their products can be found in our restaurants as well as farmer markets and community stores and our food suppliers. Attend a Root to Table event and experience a conversation between our top chefs and local farms from how to cook the product to how to kick it up a notch. Learn about what is in your backyard. Start your healthy lifestyle today centered around locally sourced food.

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Weekend Getaways

We want to welcome you with open arms to the Blue Ridge by offering you the best lodging destinations from our award winning partners. Stay at scenic Bed & Breakfasts, Awarad-Winning Resorts, or local luxerious Hotels all who support locally sourced food.

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Farmers Markets around the Blue Ridge

We’re bringing the farm to you! Find your closest farmers market central to your location in northern Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and get the fresh produce your pots and pans have been begging you for. A healthy plate equals a happy heart.

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