Mellow Mushroom Carytown, Richmond, Virginia

by Sherry Riter in Travel,Virginia

Located in Carytown on Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia between Sweet Frog on the right and…

cary street sweet frog on the right

Carytown Cupcakes on the left…

cary street carytown cupcakes on the left

is a wonderful restaurant called the Mellow Mushroom.

Mellow Mushroom Carytown menu

According to their website, the Mellow Mushroom has a bit of history.

“Mellow is a state of mind, a culture, a way of being. Our mission is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative environment. We are the originators of Classic Southern Pizza, and our unique and flavorful crust is a true original.

We began from humble roots, born out of the free-wheelin’ hippy culture of the 1970’s.

The idea back then was the same as it is now, to make the most delicious, craveable slice of pizza on the planet.

Keeping it mellow since 1974.”

Mellow Mushroom Carytown

The interior decorations are “different” and fun especially for the younger crowd.

Mellow Mushroom Carytown ceiling

Mellow Mushroom Carytown wall decoration 1

Mellow Mushroom Carytown wall decoration

Mellow Mushroom Carytown hanging wood decorations

Mellow Mushroom Carytown music wall decoration

How about the menu?

They offer:

“Mellow Mushroom and craft beer go together like barley and hops – they’re a natural pair! At Mellow Mushroom, we’re committed to providing the best craft beers available to enjoy along with our craft pizzas. One delicious, original product deserves another, especially when it’s pizza and beer, quite possibly the greatest duo that ever existed (except maybe Sherlock and Watson). Each Mellow carries a unique collection of craft, local, regional and international beers, curated to fit the local beer culture. We encourage and support partnerships with local breweries because if we can provide a uniquely delicious beer to go with your Mellow pie, then we’ve done our job.”

Well, there are all kinds of yummy food choices such as:

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
Portobello mushroom cap stuffed with artichoke hearts, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and mozzarella. baked and drizzled with a balsamic glaze. served on a bed of spring mix tossed with an herb

Jerk Chicken Hoagie
Jerk chicken, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and pineapple all grilled together. topped with pesto mayo, roma tomatoes, spinach and feta

Righteous Portobello Reuben Hoagie
Grilled portobello mushrooms, swiss, bavarian style sauerkraut with thousand island dressing on a crunchy rye hoagie roll

Shrimp Hoag’ Boy Hoagie
All natural grilled jerk shrimp, grilled mushrooms, caramelized onions, pesto mayo, lettuce & roma tomatoes

Greek Salad
Romaine and iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, red cabbage, onions, cucumbers, green peppers, mushrooms, feta cheese, kalamata olives, roma tomatoes, pepperoncini and banana peppers

Enlightened Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach topped with dried cherries, apples, homemade candied pecans and feta cheese

Chicken or Steak and Cheese Calzone
Choose all natural grilled chicken or steak with onions, mushrooms, green peppers & mozzarella cheese

Gourmet White Pizza
Olive oil & garlic base with sun-dried tomatoes, provolone, feta and mozzarella cheeses, roma tomatoes & onions

Kosmic Karma Pizza
Red sauce base with feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and roma tomatoes with a pesto swirl

Red Skin Potato Pie
Olive oil & garlic base with sliced roasted red potatoes, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. garnished with chives then drizzled with sour cream & spicy ranch dressing

Mighty Meaty Pizza
Red sauce base with mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham & applewood smoked bacon

Mellow Mushroom Carytown gluten free meat pizza

They also offer a gluten free alternative for some of the pizzas.

Mellow Mushroom Carytown gluten free pizza slice

Looks delicious doesn’t it?

It’s a great place for a delicious meal and wonderful service. So if you’re in town, take a stroll in Carytown and stop by the Mellow Mushroom. I think you’ll love it!

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1 Young Werther September 19, 2013 at 11:44 pm


So, if its the beer people go for, why are you drinking iced water? Can we please have a photo of your Harley? 🙂

PS Tats too, can’t ride a Harley without tats!


2 Sherry Riter September 20, 2013 at 12:39 am

Ha! Ha! Ha!

First of all, I don’t drink alcohol.
Next, I’m allergic to grain, so even if I wanted to drink alcohol, I can’t! 😛

Also, I have no tats nor do I ride a Harley! (rolling my eyes) 😉


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