Fig (http://www.figuva.com): Located at 1331 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA—right on the Corner. During recruitment weekend for my grad school program, the current grad students took the interviewees out to dinner and selected Fig for my group. I was a bit nervous at first because when I did a quick google search for “Fig Charlottesville gluten free” nothing popped up….so naturally, I called the restaurant. Let me tell you, Fig staff is the epitome of southern hospitality. They were incredibly friendly and eager to tell me all about their gluten free options. Yes, so many. In fact, there was a huge selection and variety of gluten free. I ordered the zucchini linguine which was so flavorful and filling. The portion sizes were huge and the prices ranged from 12-15 dollars for dinner! How awesome is that?!?
Of course, being the chocoholic I am, I really was hoping for something for dessert. Low and behold…they offer a gluten free cake make with almond flour. Boy, was it perfection! It was large and filling. I ate all of mine and then suffered from an unhappy stomach from all of the food—my bad!
The service was fantastic and super helpful. Kudos to the staff for being so knowledgable about gluten free and having so many options for us! The décor was beautiful—restaurant has a New Orleans theme! Menu was diverse. I highly highly highly recommend. This is one of my top 3 gluten free restaurants in Charlottesville. Check it out if you are in town!!