When you’re moving to a new home, one of the first things that you’ll probably think about is where to buy groceries; Williamsburg has a number of stores that can serve your needs, most of them part of regional or national chains. Of course, any opinions are mine, and not those of any part of William & Mary.
Trader Joe’s, located at 5224 Monticello Ave. Friendly staff and good prices on organic food, "natural food"-type items, and the usual staples – much of it private label. Good wine and non-major-US beer selection. The only major drawback is that they probably will not have everything you need – you’ll likely need to shop elsewhere for some items.