When it comes to freshest, most sublime coastal cuisine, the Boardwalk at Virginia Beach is hard to beat.

With its stunning location, this culinary hub has piles of flavourful local specialities to savour, from seafood fresh out of Chesapeake Bay to the most refreshing craft beers.

And now there is a fabulous Virginia Beach Boardwalk Food Tour available to help you dive into all the delicacies on offer. So grab your walking boots and take your appetite for an informative – and delicious – stroll along Virginia Beach’s beautiful boardwalk.

You will also learn about the history of the area from your entertaining guide, who will tell you about everything from the area’s architectural heritage, to what John Smith ate when he stopped by before heading to Jamestown. The knowledgeable guides know everything about the area and have received accolades by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post and Bon Appétit Magazine.


The tour samples the wares of long-standing Virginia Beach institutions alongside the creative newcomers who are taking the tastes of fresh seafood to new, more inventive heights. Tastings on the tour change with availability and season, but they usually include fresh baked breads, uber-fresh seafood, classic coastal dishes (including some unmissable award-winning Chesapeake Oyster stew), Asian-inspired tapas and some simply to-die-for handmade desserts. Don’t pass up the locally-brewed beers or the city’s own special cocktail either!

Although this is only a “tasting” tour, you will stop at three separate places for seafood specialties and be served a variety of small meals. Even visitors with dietary restrictions or food allergies can enjoy the tour. Most restrictions can be accommodated with enough notice.

The tours are small – they are limited to just 12 people – and can be booked as a private event. Your guide will take you on a three-and-a-half hour tour that involves plenty of walking, so be sure to pop on your comfortable shoes.