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“Inexpensive, delicious hot food and salad bar”
Review of Ellwood Thompson's

Ellwood Thompson's
Ranked #162 of 1,719 Restaurants in Richmond
Description: We're a small, locally owned and independently operated natural foods market located in our beloved city of Richmond, Virginia. We're a tight-knit community with a love for providing you with healthy and organic food. Our goods are brought to you by local farmers and producers who focus on natural means of growing and producing. Everyone we work with holds the Ellwood Thompson's mission close: To feed the heart and soul of our community through a strong commitment to local and organic foods. Our employees and partners are all dedicated to maintaining healthy lifestyles. Ones where sourcing local products, tending gardens, recycling, composting, volunteering, and staying environmentally friendly are all a part of everyday routines. We proudly live this life and invite you to come in and partake in the freshness and the fun! We have a commitment to our community - a commitment to you. Our aim is to bring you the very best that RVA has to offer.
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Description: We're a small, locally owned and independently operated natural foods market located in our beloved city of Richmond, Virginia. We're a tight-knit community with a love for providing you with healthy and organic food. Our goods are brought to you by local farmers and producers who focus on natural means of growing and producing. Everyone we work with holds the Ellwood Thompson's mission close: To feed the heart and soul of our community through a strong commitment to local and organic foods. Our employees and partners are all dedicated to maintaining healthy lifestyles. Ones where sourcing local products, tending gardens, recycling, composting, volunteering, and staying environmentally friendly are all a part of everyday routines. We proudly live this life and invite you to come in and partake in the freshness and the fun! We have a commitment to our community - a commitment to you. Our aim is to bring you the very best that RVA has to offer.
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Would you dare to get cod in cream-garlic sauce from a grocery store's hot bar? I did, and it was delicious. Ellwood Thompson's Cafe has a chef for its ready-made food, and it shows. I was too late for breakfast the next day, but loved the Indian-themed lunch. The hot bar has meat and vegetarian options. The bakery goods look mouth watering. Choose from a wide selection or beers and healthy bottled drinks. A coffee / smoothie station is overpriced, but my $4 cold American coffee was delicious. There's plenty of seating inside and a fair amount outside. And the patio is dog friendly, including water bowls. ET has a crunchy granola vibe and everything that goes with it, but is very clean. Best of all, there's ample parking in their parking lot, since ET is a grocery store.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I absolutely love going to ET's for lunch. They have a huge salad bar, and a GREAT separate hot bar just for vegan dishes. They also have plenty of meat in the main hot bar. But everything is clearly labeled veg, vegan, meat, GF, etc. The buffalo seitan is incredible. Also, ET's commitment to sustainability is completely worth the price tag.

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1  Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Ellwood Thompson's is a Richmond treasure, full of wonderful fresh things, locally purveyed. Go there for a wonderful breakfast (the biscuits), fresh veggies, and superb selection of Virginia-made goat cheeses.

Thank DIANA L
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Ellwood Thompson's local grocer is the best place to go to buy local produce, cheeses, wines, etc. etc. The store is a Richmond treasure.

1  Thank DIANA L
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

The quality of the food is consistently good. On this occasion, I had the cinnamon scone. It was outstanding. It's large enough to share but it was my dinner! Their coffee is better than some, but if like something more robust like Starbucks, you will be disappointed. The service is alway very good, very friendly.

Thank LaNelle T
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