5 Hidden Gems in Charlottesville


1. Sweethaus


843 West Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Sweethaus is a mom ‘n’ pop cupcake and candy shop that opened in September 2011 on historic West Main Street, located just between the Downtown Mall and UVA. All of their cupcakes and frostings are small-batch, homemade treats and they come in 2 sizes – mini and regular.

2. Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie

Dr Ho's

4916 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA 22920
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Dr. Ho’s takes great pride in handcrafting everything that goes into your food. Their homemade dough is hand tossed and topped with the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms.

3. The Gym


1739 Allied Lane, Suite B, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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The Gym is passionate about helping you look, feel and perform your best. They are confident they can do that, whether you are 8 to 80+, male or female, an athlete or a novice exerciser.

4. Ike’s Underground Vintage Clothing & Strange Cargo

Ike's Underground

414 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Ike’s Underground has cool vintage stuff and retro treasures from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. You’ll find vintage clothing, both fashionable and funky, from designer elegant to hippy boho and much more.

5. Afghan Grand Market

Grand Market

323 W Main St Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Featuring a host of fresh and frozen meats and spices of all varieties, the real hidden treasure of the Afghan Grand Market is its sandwich and kebob offerings, which are tucked away in the back of the grocery.

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