A Foodie’s Long Weekend Road Trip in West Virginia
If a colorful plate full of Almost Heaven flavor is on your list this season, get ready to hit the road for a foodie adventure. No trip is complete without a few delicious stops but this long-weekend drive was planned with one thing in mind: flavor.
Pack your appetite and get ready for a trip through dining paradise.
The Greenbrier Valley
Begin your long weekend road trip of delicious food in the charming town of Lewisburg. Lewisburg is a historic town with dozens of boutique shops, art galleries and restaurants lining its picturesque main street. In Lewisburg, there’s no shortage of unique restaurants including Hill and Holler a restaurant that uses fresh and simple ingredients for their pizzas. Some favorites include their spinach and ricotta, prosciutto and pesto and spinach and feta pizzas.
Another favorite is The French Goat, a casual French style bistro that makes delicious dishes such as seared pork belly, smoked salmon benedict, croque madame and more. They even have an incredible Sunday brunch menu.
An hour away from Lewisburg, you’ll find Daniel Vineyards a gorgeous family-owned estate winery nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Visit the winery, sip their reds, whites and dessert wines and maybe even stroll the gorgeous property.
The New River Gorge
From the vineyard, make the quick 30-minute drive to Fayetteville, a trendy town full of incredible restaurants. Stop by the Cathedral Cafe to grab a fresh bite to eat and maybe a sweet treat for good measure. A favorite sandwich is the Chipotle Philly, complete with portabello mushrooms and house-made Chipotle sauce. Or maybe you’re looking for somewhere to quench your thirst, and in that case, Bridge Brew Works is your place.
Bridge Brew Works features locally brewed, creatively crafted beers. Stop by their new tasting room for a flight of their beers or grab a pint of one of their classics. Try their Peregrine Porter, caramelized barley creates smooth hints of chocolate and coffee, with aromas of dark fruit.
The Canaan Valley
After your stay in Fayetteville, head up to the gorgeous mountain town of Davis about two hours and 50 minutes away. Town staples include Sirianni’s and Bright Morning Inn which are conveniently located right down the street from each other. Sirianni’s has been serving New York-style pizza since 1988, and Bright Morning Inn overs fresh bites as well as a place to rest your head.
Just down the street you’ll find Stumptown Ales, a brewery that pays homage to hops and brews with passion and precision and embraces the town’s history. Try their Six Legged Frog IPA, brewed with an abundant of galaxy hops from Australia for fruity hop flavors and little bitterness.
For a little pick-me-up, head just three miles away to the beautiful town of Thomas where you’ll find TipTop Coffee Bar. It’s a trendy coffee spot that makes top-notch coffee and pastries where you cant relax and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee.
The Eastern Panhandle
After your mountain town escape, it’s time to head to Shepherdstown, a gorgeous town with colonial ambiance and old-world elegance just a two hours and 25 minutes’ drive away. Once in Shepherdstown, check out the Green Pineapple where you can find authentic Korean fare to fill of your flavor-cravings. For dinner, visit The Press Room, an upscale restaurant serving American cuisine served with an Italian flair. On the menu find grilled seafood, meats, pasta, oysters and more. Wrap your road trip up with something sweet at Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery.
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This post was last updated on May 25, 2021