Eats & Drinks: Vegetarian
Dining on the Downtown Mall
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Farmers' Markets
City Market: This is the main farmers' market, held each Saturday during the growing season.
Farmers in the Park: Charlottesville's only growers-only market.

Cafe 88
923 Preston Ave.

Known for having authentic Asian cuisine. Much of the menu is vegetarian.

Integral Yoga
923-H Preston Ave.

Natural foods, vitamins, etc. since 1975.

Juice Laundry
722 Preston Ave.

100 percent vegan/vegetarian juice/smoothie bar serving food items such as acai bowls, salads and raw food, some of which are gluten free.

Marco and Luca’s Noodle Shop Faculty Fave
112 W. Main St. (Downtown Mall) 295-3855
107 Elliewood Ave. (The Corner)
176 Zan Road (behind Chili's)

This restaurant only offers a few items, but it does those items well. The main attraction is the dumplings (not vegetarian), but there are also noodle dishes, hot buns, and soups. A student/townie favorite. Cash or check only.

Ming Dynasty
1417 Emmet St. (close to the law school)

Non-fat and vegetarian options. Chinese.

Rebecca's Natural Foods
1141 Emmet St. (Barracks Road Shopping Center)

Fresh, whole foods, vitamins, etc.

Roots Natural Kitchen
1329 W Main St. (Corner)

Affordable and healthy food. A portion of the proceeds go to the UVA Children's Hospital.

Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall (second floor)

Middle Eastern- and Asian-inspired all-vegetarian dishes (except for the tuna wrap). More than 80 exotic loose leaf teas. Bohemian atmosphere, live music some nights.

Whole Foods Market
1797 Hydraulic Road

Fresh, all-natural sandwiches. Vegan options. Soups, salads and prepared foods.

2214 Ivy Road (close to the Law School)

Large wraps, salads, chili (veggie and non), smoothies. Wraps include Mediterranean, fajita, curried chicken, and veggie. Menu changes seasonally. Look for "Zazus buck" coupons in C'ville Weekly and The Hook. Eat in or take out.


Restaurants come and go. For the latest on Charlottesville restaurants, see the list in the back of C-Ville Weekly, (Dining Website) or check out, which offers surveys and rankings of local restaurants. For true-blue foodies, the Hook's food blog, The Dish, offers breaking news on dining and food.

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