Beloved RVA food truck Goatacado to open on Main Street

Goatocado is set to open its permanent location at 1823 W. Main St. in The Fan

Goatocado is set to open its permanent location at 1823 W. Main St. in The Fan

RICHMOND, Va. — Five years after rolling into the local food scene with a food truck, Goatacado is setting up permanent residence in The Fan.

The venture, known for its quinoa bowls, is putting the finishing touches on new digs at 1823 W. Main St. and is targeting an early October opening, said co-founder Ian Newell.

Newell said the move into The Fan has been about a year in the making. Work to the site is being completed by Newell and chef Nick Kroko.

Much of the 1,500-square-foot interior is dedicated to the kitchen – a point of reference to Newell’s mission to make Goatocado’s first brick-and-mortar location an educational experience for its patrons.

“The kitchen is going to be the focal point,” Newell said. “I want people to see and learn about where and how their food is prepared, and that starts with where their food is prepared.”

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Goatocado co-founder Jarrett Evans, left, and co-owner Chris Gayler. (Michael Thompson)

Goatocado co-founder Jarrett Evans, left, and co-owner Chris Gayler. (Michael Thompson)