Basic Necessities

$$ • Specialty Food

2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford
(434) 361-1766


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Basic Necessities

The food here was made in small batches to order, and was perfectly done. We enjoyed Moroccan chicken meatballs and salmon, and a wonderful carrot cake for dessert. Since the menu changes, we hope to come back and try more dishes! There was no rush and it felt like we were eating in our family’s dining room.

Charming and delicious place to stop for lunch. Perfect, really. So good we went twice while in the area. Relaxed but friendly service, charming store with a nice selection of curated foodstuffs, and we loved the outdoor seating area. Quirky with gracious, thoughtful touches like cloth napkins and a water station. The dining room looked great, too.The online ordering system took a second to acclimate to (where you wait for a call from them to confirm), but it made getting full review
Easily accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Basic Necessities, a small café, tucked away in Nellysford, was perfect for tired hikers seeking a cozy lunch spot on a cold November day. Welcoming staff at every step. Everything was clearly homemade and tasty: excellent red pepper/Gouda soup, generous panini, delicious quiche. We did not have room for dessert, but we were able to linger in the sun-lit dining room. A real find, but call ahead. Not too crowded in mid-November, full review

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11AM - 6PM
Wednesday 11AM - 6PM
Thursday 11AM - 6PM
Friday 11AM - 8PM
Saturday 11AM - 8PM
Sunday 10AM - 2PM