Next time you come to town, plan to eat at a new restaurant where almost every ingredient comes from Virginia. Sprout is committed to helping its guests eat local and supporting small businesses.
The owners buy directly from farmers, growers, tofu makers and other food artisans, and make them into continental breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. As a result, the menu changes daily (for updates, check out Sprout’s Facebook page).
For lunch, envision dishes like pulled pork sandwiches; a hoppin’ john dragon bowl with beans, rice, seasonal veggies and spicy sauce; a gingered tempeh noodle bowl with veggies and a faux pho carrot-ginger broth; and free-range beef sliders.
For dinner, think local meat and cheese plates; gnocci with wild mushrooms and crispy sage in a brown-butter sauce; fish tacos with herbed chimichurri, root vegetable slaw and paprika tzatziki; and peppered beef stroganoff with wild mushrooms and egg noodles.
There’s also a selection of local wines and beers, along with a fun cocktail list featuring selections like the Soda Jerk: vanilla vodka mixed with Reed’s Ginger Beer and cherries soaked in Bacardi 151.
The best part about visiting this restaurant is the market packed with locally made items in the front of the establishment. You’ll find Richmond-made ceramics, jewelry, some fresh produce, and more.