I go to UGA for undergrad, and your review is pretty accurate. Yes, the mall does suck, but the Mall of Georgia (which is gigantic) is about 40 minutes away, and Atlanta's just a little over an hour. There's also a decent outlet mall in Commerce, about 25 minutes in the opposite direction from Atlanta.As far as grocery stores go, there is a big Kroger, with a very decent selection of organic/vegetarian/health foods on the West side of town. It's on the corner of Baxter and Alps, kind of across from Border's and not far from the undergrad dorms.There's also a very nice organic grocery store called EarthFare in the Five Points neighborhood (corner of Milledge and Lumpkin). It's a little expensive, but that's to be expected of organic food.There are also quite a few restaurants that cater to vegetarians, if that's your thing.I'm a vegetarian/health nut and have never run out of options as far as food and grocery stores in my four years here. In fact, I'd say that that's one of Athens strong points.And Ingles?? Haha, I've been in Athens for 4 years, and I NEVER knew there was an Ingles here!