A Taste of Abingdon


Celebrate the tastes of Appalachia with this foodie tour of Abingdon, VA.
Abingdon was awarded the Best Small Town Food Scene in the country for four years in a row (USA Today 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022). It's not hard to understand why. The town is home to over 30 independently owned restaurants, a surprisingly high number, considering Abingdon’s total population is just north of 8,000 people. In fact, that means Abingdon has more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, New York, or New Orleans!

Take an Abingdon Virginia farm to table tour and experience the tastes of Appalachia.


Arrive in Abingdon and check in to one of our group-friendly hotels.

Head to the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace for a a delicious catered meal. While you eat, enjoy watching local old-time musicians in an informal jam session hosted by The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. Allow time to tour the marketplace for locally made arts and crafts and visit the interactive music displays.


In the morning, visit Whites Mill. Tour this working water-powered mill for a glimpse of the past, then drop by the Mercantile to pick up a bag of stone-ground cornmeal or grits, as well as crafts from local artisans, and essential southern treats like a cold root beer and a Moonpie.

Schedule a tasting at the Abingdon Olive Oil Company and have fun tasting dozens of different flavor combinations of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 

For lunch, Hen House Farm to Table, located in the Abingdon Commons, supports local farmers while serving up mouthwatering meals. Then let your your group browse our unique shops and markets in downtown Abingdon. 

Dinner at Summers Roof and Cellar is a must. Abingdon's only rooftop bar, this unique restaurant features the fare of Nic Jones, voted Best Chef, Napa Valley 2021, who brings his love for locally sourced and globally inspired cuisine to Abingdon. 


Saturday morning, have breakfast and browse the wares at the Abingdon Farmers Market. The year-round market located at 100 Remsburg Drive, has served as a place for farmers, artisans and food producers to sell their wares directly to the community since 2007. 

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