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“Delicious sandwiches and welcoming staff.”
Review of Salt Artisan Market - CLOSED

Salt Artisan Market
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Salt, located on Thomas Jefferson Parkway between Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland, is a market focused on locally-sourced products with emphasis on artisan cheeses, meats, charcuterie, sandwiches, and specialty prepared foods.
Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is "the find" we love when we are traveling. I found Salt on Trip Advisor and we planned our drive to be there at lunchtime. It fits so well into the countryside where it is located. It is in a hundred year old former gas station and general store that served the rural area. It is not so rural now, but retains its charm in large part to the welcoming staff and wonderful food. The menu is simple: sandwiches and salads created daily from local farms products, and some freshly baked pastries. The menu varies from day to day. I had an excellent petite sandwich of apple, cheddar, country bacon, tomato and the perfect "mayo" on crusty bread. My husband had the Croute Monsieur which he enjoyed. It was a gorgeous spring day so we ate at one of the outdoor tables. T I did confirm with the staff that there is no restroom and the historic building had never had one so is not required to have one now. This is typical of Virginia ordinances that respect local history, battlefields, historic buildings and landmarks. After lingering over our delicious lunch and the lovely surroundings, we drove to Ash Lawn-Highland, President James Monroe's home just down the road.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We got to Salt a little late in the day after a tour of Monticello. While they had run out of two of their daily specials, they were quick (and apologetic) to go off menu and recommend substitutions that were amazing. Flavor profiles were spot on, quality was top notch, and the woman behind the counter was incredibly helpful and genuinely interested in each person as they came in. If you are in the area for Monticello and planning to go the wineries, this is the perfect place to stop. I recommend you pick up a sandwich and take it with you to one of the wineries where you can pick up a bottle of yoru favorite wine and have the perfect picnic.

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stopped in on our last day in Charlottesville to find a super pleasant and accommodating staff, making SALT one of our favorite places to eat during our visit. Fabulous grilled cheese and bacon sandwich for one of us and the best cinnamon roll with yummy pecans on the bottom for the other, really hit the spot. You'll want to hit this spot on your travels to or from Monticello! Great little spot! Eco-friendly too!

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

My boyfriend and I came here twice and had the grilled cheese (best I've ever had) and the two "le petit" sandwiches, which were just a revelation -- with an exquisite combination of flavors. We also tried the chocolate cupcake, which was sinfully rich and delicious and the doughnut, which was just the right amount of sweet. Even the tea was great. It's a charming, but very small, shop, with no toilets and just three indoor tables, so it's basically grab-and-go... but DON'T miss out. If you are *anywhere* in the area, this is the place to go for lunch. Also, the shop's owner is a cool cat, which is always a nice bonus.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you are on your way to or from Monticello, Ash Lawn or one of the vineyards, be sure to save room for a sandwich here. It's a tiny spot with only two tables, but it's great food and worth the stop. Ask for the sandwich of the day if you - I once had a winter BLT with kale that was outstanding. The hot cider (when in season) also should not be missed. They also have a few pastries and snacks, should you want something on the lighter side. Plus, they have a great line of local products.

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Thank YvonneJC
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