Food Fanatics Kitchen, Roanoke

When we are traveling, we have no choice but to eat out and so often we come across some really fun and interesting restaurants and ideas. I try my best NOT to go to chains when traveling, because I love experiencing all the different foods and flavors from abroad. Our first night in Virginia we dined in Roanoke at a place called Food Fanatics Kitchen. Yet again, it was another tasty decision and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

This particular Food Fanatics Kitchen is a Roanoke Neighborhood Restaurant serving rustic Italian Cuisine with a twist offers a daily changing menu or grilled meats and fish, wood-oven pizzas and house-made pasta. But the concept of Food Fanatics goes way beyond just this one location. It is a movement of food people and culinary experts who share their love of food to inspire business success across the country. Places like this are popping up all over. Currently, there are 54 Food Fanatic Chefs working their culinary magic around the United States, and the numbers are quickly growing too. It all begins with the culinary leadership of our chefs. Every day, their passion for innovation shines through as they develop new recipes and applications, infusing the latest trends into their creations to provide you with the recipes for success. “Try these food recipes and menu ideas sourced from our culinary teams, Scoop and Food Fanatics Magazines to refresh or put a new twist on your own offerings. Our chefs’ ever-evolving, always on-trend ideas can help breathe new life into your menu.” Interestingly enough, many moons ago, this is how I started out too, long before it became an ever-growing trend in the restaurant and culinary industry. Who knew I was a trend setter way back then? I still love to cook this way today too. In fact, it is actually my favorite way to cook. 🙂

There were inside and outside dining options.

We love dining al fresco, and it was such a beautiful evening, that of course we chose to dine outside.

Because we like to try so many different foods, we often share meals or get an appetizer and a meal to share between us. We started with curried scallops and paired it with the chicken tikka pizza. Great combination! I love all three – pizza, Indian foods and curry, but I had never thought of combining pizza and Indian food together before. We LOVED it!!!!! I will have to make some chicken tikka pizza here at home home of these days.

The pizza was cooked in the wood fired oven.

All the food was fantastic. We loved every bite of it. Thank you for introducing us to these fabulous combinations. 🙂 What an absolute treat.

As I said, this is one of many such restaurants. This particular location was in Roanoke, Virginia, located at 551 Marshall Avenue, SW. You can call them to see what’s cooking at (540) 204-4767 or visit the Food Fanatics website for more ideas and locations at


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

14 thoughts on “Food Fanatics Kitchen, Roanoke”

  1. Wow! Sounds delicious. I’m sitting here feeling jealous of you guys, but we’re going to a friend’s (who is an amazing cook) for a barbecue with a bunch of interesting people so I don’t really have a need to be jealous ha ha! Pretty silly.

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