Home of the Monticello wine trail, Charlottesville, Virginia attracts thousands of food and wine lovers every year. To cater to tourists and gourmand locals, Charlottesville has a whole host of fantastic restaurants. From authentic Indian cuisine to Spanish tapas, southern fried chicken sandwiches and award-winning fine dining institutions, there’s something here to suit every taste. Here is our guide to the 10 best.
The go-to place for delicious Indian dishes in the city, Milan Indian Cuisine is a firm favourite among the locals. To sample an assortment of authentic flavours in one sitting, stop by to indulge in the spicy lunchtime buffet or order the set multi-course dinner for two in the evening. The lamb rogan josh, goat pasanda, garlic naan and chicken tikka massala are particularly popular.
Milan Indian Cuisine, 1817 Emmet Street N, Charlottesville, VA, USA, +1 434 984 2828
For a cheeky sugary treat, there’s nowhere better than Spudnut Shop. Using a long-standing recipe that can be traced back to an old German folk recipe that uses potato flour, the chefs here cook up the most fantastic tasting donuts imaginable. First-timers should sample the old-fashioned or the plain glaze but there are plenty of other flavours and toppings to choose from. The chocolate and blueberry varieties are both popular flavours among the shop’s most loyal customers who also often order the six doughnut variety pack.
Spudnut Shop, 309 Avon Street, Charlottesville, VA, USA, +1 434 296 0590