The Corner Food Tour
5 Experiences, 3 Hours, Only $75
When: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 2 - 5pm
Pretend you're in college again and experience dining on The Corner as UVA students do!
Flavor, variety, bustle, and personality are all hallmarks of the food scene here, and we'll introduce you to 6 of the best!
5 tastings at some of The Corner’s most famous restaurants
3-hr. Walking Tour with Local Food Tour Guide
Fun stories about the history of The Corner
Neighborhoods You’ll Visit: The UVA Corner
Tour Type: Walking Food Tour
Meeting Point: Corner Bodos Bagels: 1609 University Ave
End Point: Thyme & Co: 104 14th St NW suite #2
About The Corner
As old as The University of Virginia itself, founded in 1819, The UVA Corner is renowned as the place where a college got its essentials – from books to clothing, from food to lodging. Over the years The Corner has come to reflect the essence of UVA. Just off “Grounds,” over two dozen restaurants feed a hungry University and set the table of daily life here.
What to Expect
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 UVA Corner while also learning about the history of this magnetic district.
You’ll meet your Guide at Asados Wing & Taco Company, 1327 West Main, a locally-owned Tex-Mex restaurant popular with students. Over the next 3 hours you’ll visit 6 classic Corner “haunts” to taste delicious dishes* with the option to add alcoholic drink pairings.**
You’ll taste delicious wings with handmade sauces, traditional Lebanese flatbread, made-from-scratch bagels, proprietary pizza, the legendary Gus Burger, and the sweetness of the cookie that helps students study late into the night.
In between stops, you’ll learn about the history and evolution of an historic district as old as The University itself.
*Tastings are subject to change. We cannot accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan diets on this tour.