If you’re as much of a foodie as we are, you’re practically guaranteed to appreciate this blog. We don’t know about you, but when we find a restaurant with a mouth-watering menu and foods that we enjoy, we end up frequenting the same spot. But why not try something new in Charlotte? Here are 8 new restaurants you’ve got to try in the Queen City.
1. Bagel Boys
Bagels are one of our favorite breakfast foods because they’re so versatile. You can add whatever toppings you want to them — tomatoes, eggs, sausage, bacon, lettuce, onions — or condiments including cream cheese, peanut butter or jam. That’s why we’re so excited Bagel Boys is in the Charlotte region — so everyone can enjoy authentic New York bagels with a southern twist.
2. Early Girl Eatery
Early Girl Eatery is a true farm-to-table restaurant that’s been serving the North Carolina region for 20 years. Its coveted location in Charlotte delivers the best local ingredients to its patrons. Whether you’re visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there’s plenty of options suited to each time of the day on their menu. And if you’re looking to try something new, their specials change every two weeks too.
Charlotte natives will be happy to know that Yunta — one of Charlotte’s newest restaurants in the south end — is open for business. With a menu that consists of Nikkei foods, Yunta fuses Peruvian ingredients and Japanese cuisine to create a culinary destination that’s totally unique. If not for their specialty dishes, take a visit to check out the restaurant’s atmosphere and Instagrammable flower wall.
4. Bar a Vins
Who says you can’t drink wine and be frugal too? Bar a Vins is NoDa’s first ‘approachable’ wine bar, with wines that don’t come with a hefty price tag. Stop by for a tasty snack to pair with your beverage of choice. They offer everything from charcuterie boards with cheeses, to caviar, saltines and potato chips.
5. Weathered Souls Brewing Co.
If you’ve ever visited Texas, specifically San Antonio, you might’ve heard of Weathered Souls Brewing Company before. What started out as a Texas-based brewery, now has a presence in the Charlotte region. But it’s not just great beers that owner Marcus Baskerville provides. He recently established the Harriet Baskerville Incubation Program that gives local brewers of color the opportunity to spend a few weeks learning about his brewhouse operations at this new location.
6. The Salted Melon Market & Eatery
If you consider yourself the more health-conscious type, The Salted Melon Market & Eatery might become your new go-to spot. This market is home to a bone-broth bar, a bakery and espresso bar, and a quick-service restaurant that offers all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Indoor and outdoor seating is also available so you can take full advantage of the seasons.
Summerbird was created to bring a balance of southern comfort foods and healthy alternatives to the Charlotte area. But that’s not the only thing that makes this restaurant so special — the atmosphere is designed to make you feel at home, as if you’re enjoying a homemade meal in your backyard on a hot summer day.
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and been recommended a glass of wine that pairs well with your meal? At Biblio, the approach is a bit different. Instead of basing your wine off your meal, they jot down your bottle of choice from their extensive wine list and create a one-of-a-kind dish that complements what you’re drinking. It’s the first wine bar we’ve heard of that does this.
Images courtesy of: The Business Journals (Early Girl Eatery); Secret Charlotte (Yunta); The Real Review (Bar a Vins); Texas Monthly (Weathered Souls Brewing Co.); Axios Charlotte (Summerbird).