A sign in the window advertising chocolate truffles lured me and a couple friends into the Belmont Food Shop on Belmont St. Â We spent the next 25 minutes or so listening to one of the owners talk about the food philosophy (there was a lot of philosophy) behind the restaurant. Â The shop aims to make food the way it would have been made a long time ago. Â There is, therefore, a local food focus. Â Everything (or almost everything?) is sourced from within a couple hours of Richmond. Â Even the flour for the bread comes from a local mill.
The shop makes everything in-house and takes pride in a deliberate, slow cooking process. They are more than willing to talk about it.
They only serve lunch-boxes here (what is it with Richmond and lunch-boxes?). It’s meant to be take-out only, but there is a small table inside.
I had a turkey sandwich lunch-box. It was very good. Unfortunately, making everything with local ingredients isn’t usually cheap. So a lunchbox (sandwich, side, truffle and drink) costs $12.
I gave my meal 500 out of 535 points. Worth trying if you can spend $12 on lunch today.
here’s the menu