Faculty Favorites


Affordable/Quick Restaurants

Food and Drink

Favorite Shopping Experience/Saturday Morning Activity: City Market. Also, the Wednesday farmer's market at Meade Park during the summer months.

Sheet Cakes and Conventional Bakery: Chandler's Bakery or Albemarle Baking Company.

Specialty Bakery: Duck Donuts at Stonefield and MarieBette Café & Bakery.

Beer Spot: Beer Run. Favorite local breweries include Starr Hill and Blue Mountain.

Upscale Restaurant/Bar: Alley Light

Burgers: Citizen Burger Bar on the Downtown Mall.

Large Salads: Roots Natural Kitchen.

Breakfast: Blue Moon Diner.

Coffee: Shenandoah Joe. Many also like the Mudhouse.

Place to Buy Cheese: Feast.

Dessert: MarieBette Café & Bakery.

Diner: Tip Top.

Fried Chicken: Wayside Deli, a Charlottesville tradition for over half a century.

Vegetarian: Vu Noodles.

Health Food: Integral Yoga Natural Foods.

Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt: Chaps and Moo Thru.

Stationery: Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Meat Market: JM Stock Provisions.

Take Out Pizza: Mona Lisa Pasta.

Pizza: Blue Mountain BreweryCrozet Pizza, Lampo and Christian's.

Soups and Sandwiches: Revolutionary SoupBodo's and Bellair Market.

Wine Shop: Wine Warehouse and Market Street Wine.



Local Radio Station: WNRN (91.9) and WCNR (106.1 "The Corner").

Small Venue to Hear Music: The Southern.

Local Theater: Live Arts.

Local Shakespeare: American Shakespeare Center.

Place to Watch Sports Other than a Wing Joint: Boylan Heights.

Dog Park: Chris Greene Lake (dogs can swim there) (U.S. 29).

Swimming Holes/Lakes: Mint Springs Park (Crozet), Chris Greene Lake.

Places to Run Outside of Town: Ridge Road, Keene (can get maps at Ragged Mountain).

Road Race: Charlottesville 10 Miler.

People-Watching and Shopping: The Downtown Mall.

Family Activities:

Fun Activities: James River Runners (tubing, canoes and more), Rivanna River Co.Charlottesville Track Club.