Good health makes everything better. With the rush of back-to-school behind us want to focus on healthy living in Charlottesville for a bit. Mixed in with our retail shops, we have a nice collection of shops to help with a healthy lifestyle. Core nutrition, restricted diets, and physical flexibility can all be nurtured here at Stonefield. Most of our restaurants offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, low-fat, low-sodium options.
Some that come to mind immediately are Burtons with their gluten-free menu. They can substitute just about anything for anything; Noodles & Company offers an amazingly delicious zucchini pasta instead of the usual wheat. Even you’re not trying to avoid gluten, you might enjoy this creative way to get more veggies in your diet. On the indulgent side, Duck Donuts makes vegan donuts, shakes and coffees.
Of course, an active lifestyle is a big part of a healthy lifestyle. Lululemon Athletica offers clothes and apparel that fit and look great, and The Elements Yoga has a beautiful studio to keep your body tuned and toned. The Sneaker Thrift has a great assortment of sport and athletic footwear. Whimsies has active wear for kids – both shoes and clothing – so the whole family can be active.
THE HEALTHY PANTRY
And when you’re not out enjoying fresh air at our outdoor mall and dining, you can stock your pantry. Trader Joe’s brings us organic, vegetarian, vegan and other items to help tune in match your diet with what your body needs most. Costco needs no introduction, but as one of the best warehouse stores in town, you can be sure that they have all kinds of healthy and fresh foods. Expect organic, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
We’re excited to welcome some freshness to our family. We have Organic Krush, who says “We sautéed, we juiced, we smoothied, we baked, we sourced, we created a breadth of recipes that were delectable and… organic.”
Torchy’s Tacos… First of all, who doesn’t like tacos? Secondly, they went through the trouble of creating a full gluten-free menu, as well as a comprehensive list of common food allergens across their entire menu. They’re just as serious about helping you make healthy choices as they are about making great tacos (and “Not a Taco”).
We all know fresh food is the best food. Look no further than Akira Ramen & Sushi. They’ll be serving up Asian fusion, and we know it’s going to be fantastic!
If you’re looking for a level of activity with professional guidance, [solidcore] is coming soon to help give us a full-body workout with slow, controlled movements, an encouraging coach, and a community of people looking to make the strongest version of themselves. If you’re looking for a level of activity with professional guidance, this might just be your favorite place to work out.
In upcoming events for healthy lifestyle… we’re excited to host Micah Spry of local workout fame. Micah will be offering fitness classes on the lawn at Stonefield. Sign up for our newsletter and watch our Instagram for more information!