10 Best Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Virginia Beach, Virginia

farm to table restaurants in virginia beach
Ryan Joshua
Ryan Joshua 
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These days, people from all over the world have become more conscious about their health and lifestyle. Many go to gym, jog, and of course, eat healthier foods. Going organic is the trend nowadays. People now prefer eating food that hasn’t been exposed to fertilizers, chemicals, or not genetically modified. One of the best places to eat organic food is through farm-to-table restaurants where ingredients are sourced fresh and without any chemicals direct from the farm right to your table. If you are looking for the best farm-to-table restaurants in Virginia Beach, Virginia, then here are some of our picks.

1. Simple On Shore


Simple on Shore surely serves meals and dishes for all times–be it breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner! But they serve lunches best and are also known for their sandwiches. One of the must-tries include “The Schmidty” on French bread with a bag of chips and shake. Plus, you also get to enjoy friendly, timely, and attentive service, and a very appetizing atmosphere. They also have this rotating seasonal menu where they change their menu depending on the season as they are relying on the ingredients their local suppliers can provide.

Simple On Shore

Address: 3152 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia

Website: Simple On Shore

Opening hours: Sun - Tue: 8am - 3pm; Wed - Sat: 8am - 9pm

2. Commune Real Food

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Get to enjoy a very spacious and cozy ambiance as you dine at Commune Real Food. They serve great breakfast and lunch meals made from locally sourced seasonal and sustainable produce and their service is excellent, friendly, and cheerful as well. You must try Commune Real Food’s Biscuit Eggs Benedict, Two Sorghum Pancakes, and beverages like Haitian Coffee Latte and Cappuccino.

Commune Real Food

Address: 501 Virginia Beach Blvd, Ste B, Virginia Beach, VA

Website: Commune Real Food

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 3pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm

3. Terrapin


Terrapin offers a very homely and peaceful dining ambiance with their dim lighting and a kitchen that is visible from the dining area. Their servers are also exceptionally well-trained and will do everything to make you comfortable. All of the dishes in their menu are guaranteed to be free of artificial ingredients such as hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup and that they are made by just using the freshest and most organic ingredients. Must-try dishes include rockfish and forbidden rice, seafood pasta, cheese and charcuterie board, mussels, and duck breast.

Terrapin

Address: Pinewood Sq, 3102 Holly Rd, Ste 514, Virginia Beach, VA

Website: Terrapin

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 9pm; Fri & Sat 5pm - 10pm

4. Taste

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Taste has become the locals’ favorite sandwich spot for many years now. They have a very extensive menu and a variety of specialty foods. All of their ingredients come from family farms and small producers that share the same vision with them to serve quality food using traditional methods. Their outdoor setting also gives a laid-back feel to diners. You should really try their Northerner Sandwich, Hilltop Sandwich, and the Cobb Salad. You should also try creating your own sandwich here at Taste!

Taste

Address: 4097 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA

Website: Taste

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 8pm; Sun: 9am - 6pm

5. Crafthouse


Serving quality dishes made from sustainable, organic, and locally produced ingredients, it is best to eat at the 1608 Crafthouse any time of the day. But if you want to dine much cheaper, try to come during their happy hour. Their service is great, too, any time of the day. All-time favorites include pork rinds dipped in queso sauce, pork burger, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

1608 Crafthouse

Address: 1608 Pleasure House Rd, Ste 103, Virginia Beach, VA

Website: 1608 Crafthouse

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 10pm; Fri: 3pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm

6. Esoteric

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Owned by a couple with a passion to cook and serve dishes made from locally sourced and the most organic ingredients, Esoteric is also one of the locals’ most favorite restaurants in Virginia Beach. Its young, hipster, and farm-to-table vibe and knowledgeable and friendly staff indeed make a great combination. Some of their bestsellers include their bison tacos, squid ink gnocchi, duck, hot chicken and blood orange mousse cake.

Esoteric

Address: 501 Virginia Beach Blvd, Unit A, Virginia Beach, VA

Website: Esoteric

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat: 3pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 3pm

7. The Bee and the Biscuit

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


The Bee and the Biscuit is really a great farm-to-table restaurant and the long waiting time explains it. Just be a little bit patient and you will surely reap the fruits of your labor. Plus, they have great service and even free valet parking. You should definitely try their stuffed toast with cream cheese filling and the steak and eggs over roasted potatoes made from quality fresh produce grown by local farmers.

The Bee and the Biscuit

Address: 1785 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA

Website: The Bee and the Biscuit

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 7am - 2pm (closed on Mon)

8. Becca Restaurant & Garden


Located inside the cavalier restaurant in Virginia is Becca which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve dishes that also changes with the season and the availability of locally-grown produce and freshly-caught seafood. The al fresco dining and Instagrammable areas are truly a hit among millennials. You must definitely try their beef tenderloin with potato gratin, onion rings, olive oil caulilini and black garlic Bordelaise, and their lobster pot pie.

Becca Restaurant & Garden

Address: 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA

Website: Becca Restaurant & Garden

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 11am, 11:30 am - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 7am - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm

9. The Landing


Ever-crowded The Landing is surely a restaurant that you need to try. Their dishes are inspired by fresh, locally sourced products with much more emphasis on freshly caught seafood. They’re always crowded even they have a large seating area and a full bar with an open and airy set-up because they serve the best dishes. We recommend you to try their Pinot Grigio wine, prime rib, root veggies and beef fajitas.

The Landing

Address: 2484 N Landing Rd, Virginia Beach

Website: The Landing

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm (closed on Mon)

10. Leaping Lizard Cafe


You will surely leap like a lizard in happiness with their great menu and service. They take pride in using only the freshest ingredients and their dishes are done in a natural and traditional way. You should definitely try their Blackened Monkfish Mac and Cheese, NY strip, salmon cakes, cheese board, and tuna melt.

Leaping Lizard Cafe

Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA

Website: Leaping Lizard Cafe

Opening hours: Mon: 11am - 3pm; Tue - Fri: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm; Sat: 9am - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm; Sun: 9am - 3pm

Enjoy farm-to-table dishes in Virginia Beach now!

Go organic!
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As they say, “you are what you eat.” Start a healthier and organic diet by dining at the best farm-to-table restaurants in Virginia Beach, Virginia now. Bon appetit!

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Ryan is a Computer Engineer with a heart for traveling and writing. Born in Pasay City, Philippines, and raised in Melbourne, Australia, he is now based in the Philippines' City of Smiles, Bacolod...Read more

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