Three restaurants you can’t miss during a visit to Virginia Beach
If you are looking for a respite from the heat this summer, The Green Cat is the closest to the ocean on my list. Located two blocks inland, this juice bar and market is just what the doctor ordered to go with your Vitamin Sea.
Pineapples, pops of green, and a henna-like pattern on the walls caught my eye while I waited to try their soup of the day (12oz; $5.99) and The Green Cat smoothie (a blend of pineapple, mango, spinach, spirulina , coconut oil, and coconut water; $10.95). Be still my heart. Words don’t do the deliciousness justice. I felt healthier with each spoonful and sip.
Their menu includes many plant based, raw, organic, and gluten free food options, juices, and smoothies.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5:00 pm
Address: 3801 Pacific Ave. Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
I walked about ten minutes from my hotel on Atlantic Avenue to this coffee shop. The outside was a charming brick façade. I could tell it was a winner just moments after arriving because the line was out the door around 10 am.
The interior has exposed wooden beams on the ceiling, greenery, and antique nautical art on the walls. I was puzzled by the absence of a menu on the wall though. Ask for a recommendation or check out one of the small menus on clipboards on the counter by the register.
This coffee shop roasts their own coffee, so I ordered a cup of black coffee and added my own cream and sugar ($3.00). When I am back in the future, I will try one of their biscuits or hand pies that they advertise on their storefront windows. On the weekend that I went, there was also a flea market and farmers market right outside that seemed to be a regular occurrence. I sipped my coffee while I browsed the local goods.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Address: 607 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Furthest on my list, but worth the distance, The Bee and the Biscuit is about a 20 minute drive from the boardwalk. It is located in the Pungo neighborhood of Virginia Beach, surrounded by more farmland than sand. As a result, their menu options are made with local produce and fresh ingredients. I ordered the Dirty Hippie Breakfast Burrito ($10.50) and Salted Caramel Latte ($5.00). You definitely get your money’s worth. The latte was UUUGEE.
Hours: Closed Mondays
Tuesday-Sunday 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Address: 1785 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Have you ever been to one of the restaurants on my list? What was your favorite menu item? Do you have a favorite Virginia Beach restaurant that I missed? I’d love to hear from you!