Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Trendy Eats At the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, Charlottesville is a hot bed for gourmet food on-the-go. Food trucks are a staple of the city’s foodie culture, offering a variety of treats to tempt any taste bud. You can even occasionally find “food truck battles”—a fun way to sample the offerings of many different mobile kitchens.
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From Southern-inspired cuisine, to sweet and sugary dessert-centric trucks, or even locally sourced booze-infused food, Charlottesville’s food trucks offer convenient and epicurean delight for the most discerning of palates! These trucks can be found throughout the city, from festivals and concerts to winery and brewery events and more. If you are strolling the UVA grounds during term time, you are sure to run into students in line for some of their favorite lunchtime dishes beside the University’s historic McIntire Amphitheatre. The university currently partners with The Pie Guy, Got Dumplings, Yum Yum Xpress and BBQ U. During UVA terms, you will likely find these food trucks Monday-Friday during lunchtime. Fall is a great time to grab lunch from one of these vendors and enjoy it on the seats of the amphitheatre or take your lunch to the Lawn for a picnic. Head to a vineyard or brewery a variety of week nights and any Friday or Saturday night, and you are also likely to spot any one of Charlottesville’s delicious mobile kitchens, serving up dinner and delicious bites to enjoy with a local craft beverage. The Downtown Mall is another hub of trendy eateries that features an exciting array of both traditional and contemporary restaurants. Foodies are sure to love both the global cuisine and regional foods they can find on the mall. With everything from sushi, Mexican food and sandwich shops to drafthouses, Indian restaraunts and ice cream parlours, there is a plethora of unique and innovative restaurants to be found tucked beside the local boutiques, art galleries and concert venues that line the Downtown Mall.
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