Shhh! I Know A Great Place for Lunch

Renee’s Gourmet to Go
15 S. 3rd St.
Warrenton, VA 20186

American | $


One of Warrenton’s best kept secrets is Renee’s Gourmet to Go on 3rd St. a block off of Main. Open Monday through Friday 11-3pm they serve great sandwiches and exceptional soups.


Owner Renee Yount, a Canadian transplant, has been serving up homemade ambrosial soups for 10 years. She offers 2 soups a day and reserves Friday’s for her wonderful She-crab Soup.

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On my last visit I enjoyed this wonderful Chicken, Tequila & Lime soup.  It had chowder like consistency with an ever so slight lime taste.

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My wife had the Tomato Florentine and loved it.


On a previous visit I tried the hearty Red Pepper and Gouda Soup. It was so good I bought some to go for dinner that evening.


My wife had this delicious Tuna, Havarti & Tomato sandwich and I had a Cubano expertly prepared by her talented staff.


So often I encounter a place that offers a great meal with a ho-hum dessert or vice-versa. I was ecstatic to see Renee maintained the same devotion to dessert as her soups and sandwiches. This carrot cake was off the charts scrumptious. The frosting melted in your mouth and didn’t leave that sugar rush taste. The cake had a perfect moist soft dense texture and carrot flavor.

I consider Renee’s one of my better finds. In this fast paced fast food world we live in quality homemade food can be scarce. If you’re within 20 miles of Warrenton, VA during lunch time make a beeline for Renee’s Gourmet to Go and don’t miss a chance to eat well.