1. Wayside Chicken
For over 40 years, Wayside Takeout & Catering, featuring Ole Virginia Fried Chicken, has been a favorite eatery in Charlottesville, serving up, “some of the best fried chicken in the south”.
Listed in Southern Living’s “Best of the South”, they cater to visitors in the area, businesses and the University of Virginia with the same fast & friendly service as their regular loyal local customers.
2. Revolutionary Soup
Revolutionary Soup is a locally owned, independent restaurant. Their two locations are open Mon–Thu 9am-8pm and ’til 9pm on Friday and Saturday and provide Charlottesville with the highest quality, freshly prepared soups, sandwiches, salads and wraps.
Fresh, local ingredients from organic, eco-friendly and sustainably maintained farms are the first step in this process. Unique, creative recipes based on classical preparations are the next step. Add to this equation quick, friendly service in a casual atmosphere, and you have Revolutionary Soup!
3. Sticks Kebob Shop
Yummy kebobs, salads, and sandwiches from Sticks are the food lover’s answer to lunch & dinner on the go. Their delicious, Mediterranean-inspired meals satisfy your hunger without expanding your waistline or emptying your wallet.
4. Bodo’s Bagels
A rite of passage and a long-standing Charlottesville tradition, Bodo’s Bagels is built on hard work and amazing food at affordable prices. Three great locations around town makes this an easy choice wherever you are in CVille.
5. Just Curry
Serving Indo-Caribbean curry on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall, Just Curry is a great place for dine-in if you want to sit down and take a load off, or carry-out if you’ve got places to be.
6. The Market at Bellair
Top quality ingredients and a great selection of unique sandwiches make Bellair Market the perfect stop for your next on-the-go lunch. Just head down Ivy, fill up your tank and order a delicious, affordable meal.
7. Marco & Luca Dumpling Store
A Charlottesville tradition with fast, friendly service and special sauce! The perfect spot for a quick snack, Marco & Luca’s is the place to go on the Downtown Mall. $3 for their signature dumplings is hard to beat anywhere in town.
8. Everyday Cafe
240 Rolkin Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911 | 1800 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902 | 2404 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903 | 1159 Millmont St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Serving just about everything and anything you could want for lunch, the Everyday Cafes are wonderful for your all-around pitstop. From crabcake sandwiches and fries to wraps and coffee, the Everyday Cafe has it all.
9. Raising Cane’s
Founded in 1996 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Raising Cane’s focuses on only one thing – chicken fingers – they are able to do it better than anyone else. It’s what they call ONE LOVE.
A neighborhood favorite and a destination for sight-seers, the Feast! café showcases the delicious local, regional and international foods that they sell in their store. Inspired daily specials, healthful salads and soups round out their menu of famous sandwiches.
11. BreadWorks Bakery & Deli
Founded in 1994, BreadWorks provides baked goods and delicatessen items and also serves as an employment program for people with disabilities. A wide assortment of cakes, pies, danish, muffins, scones and cookies is available. Most of the products at BreadWorks are baked from scratch using the best ingredients available and no conditioners or preservatives.
12. Durty Nelly’s Pub
Located near UVa, Durty Nelly’s is where you go for affordable deli subs and tasty platters.
13. Cafe Cubano
Cafe Cubano is a daily destination for loyal fans of finely drawn shots or brewed coffee, hearty breakfast offerings, sophisticated panini sandwiches, salads and Cuban specials.
14. Ace Biscuit & Barbecue
Whether you’re looking for some great barbecue or a delicious charcuterie platter, head to Ace on Henry and fill up on amazing food.
15. Fox’s Cafe
Fox’s is a great place all around. Friendly service, affordable prices, wonderful, old-fashioned atmosphere and delicious food!
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