A Surprise Visit to Great Harvest Charlottesville!

Hello from the road, courtesy of my phone’s mobile hotspot internet! Guess where Matt and I just stopped for lunch, completely spur of the moment?


Great Harvest Charlottesville, owned by my friend Kath and her husband Matt!


Yay! When Matt and I put our friend’s lake house address into the GPS this morning, we discovered that the drive there from D.C. took us directly through Charlottesville — at lunch time! Clearly it was fate :) Matt and I both LOVE Charlottesville and I’ve been wanting to visit Kath and her Matt’s store ever since they opened in June.


I quickly took to Twitter to tell Kath that she would be having a couple special surprise visitors around lunch time today. Luckily she was able to race down to the store to meet us :) Next time we’ll give you more notice, Kath, I promise!


I loved their store — I’m so proud of them for opening this place from scratch! Quite an accomplishment and it really looks awesome. So welcoming and cute!



Kath, Matt, and I had fun chatting over lunch, and I also got to chat with fellow blogger Allie, who has been working at Great Harvest this summer!


So how was the food? Delicious, of course! I love Great Harvest’s bread and Kath and her husband Matt have created some amazing sandwich offerings, too.




Matt and I shared two sandwiches — the curried tuna salad and the tofu pesto, both on a really good nutty whole grain bread called Dakota bread.

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SO good! Especially the curried tuna — I need to figure out how to make that at home!

What a fun sporadic lunch rendezvous :) Great seeing you, Kath, Matt, and Allie!

We’re back on the road now — lake house or bust! Have a wonderful afternoon, friends!


  1. 1

    Yum! Fun! Jealous!

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    Wheee!! Great capture of the experience :)

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    Aww I stopped there on my way down south a few weeks ago! I had a cinnamon chip scuffin for Breakfast! So good :) And the place is so so cute!

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    Lucky! Wish I lived closer! :)

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    What a fun stop! That curry tuna does sound delicious…. :)

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    You and Kath are such fast bloggers! I loved seeing both of these updates pop up in my reader :) Safe travels!!

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    How fun :D

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    Oooh, that store looks terrific. I love impromptu meetings.

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    Yum! That curried tuna looks so good! :)

  10. 10

    What a fun stop!!

    And those sandwiches look fabulous! I’ve been craving a good sandwich and the curry tuna sandwich sounds so perfect! :D

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    What a fun meetup!! I love spontaneous meetups like that!

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    Wow! Those sandwiches look fabulous! Yum! :)

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    I am soo jealous that you got to go to Kath’s GH. I have been dying to go eat some of the goodies she blogs about!

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    You are everywhere recently! Jealous of your whirlwind vacations/trips AND that you got som Great Harvest. I’ve still yet to go to one :(

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    i love impromptu visits with friends! (and the thought of dakota bread has always made me jealous. no GHs around here.) have a blast at the lake house, it sounds great.

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    cute top! where from?

    I’ll be heading to D.C. this weekend and haven’t been since I was little. I will have to do a search for your D.C. posts for recommendations! lol

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    Neat; nothing like a spontaneous visit to friends who are welcoming!

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    Looks like a great lunch :)

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    gah, SO FUN :)
    Kath’s photos of the bread (and now yours) has really given me bread cravings recently!

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    How fun! Those sandwiches do look amazing.

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    Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites says:

    I love to see blogger meet ups like this! I bet you were super excited to see Kath and Matt’s bakery. If I were driving through Charlottesville that would be first on my radar as well!

    That curried tuna salad looks like it was the bomb. If you make it at home you’ll have to let us know how you concocted it!

    BTW I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and this is my first time commenting so HI! :)

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    I wish there was a Great Harvest in Tampa, specifically in the empty retail space below my condo!

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    Sounds soo great! amazing pics YUM

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    SO exciting! I can’t wait to make a trip there myself!

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    so many wonderful bloggers at once! (:

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    GH Dakota bread is so freaking delicious! And you and Kath are adorable together.

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    That curried tuna looks delish! Please share the recipe when you come up with it. LOL


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