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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 shake things up by trying out some new restaurants that are set to open in Charlotte over the course of the year? Here are 9 new restaurants coming soon to 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 exactly why we’re so excited for Bagel Boys to make its debut in the Charlotte region. So that 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 has been serving the North Carolina region for 20 years. Its newest location in Charlotte is coming soon, continuing to deliver only 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.

3. Yunta

Charlotte natives will be happy to know that Yunta — one of Charlotte’s newest restaurants in the south end — has already opened its doors. 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 have heard of Weathered Souls Brewing Company before. What started out as a Texas-based brewery is now expanding to the Charlotte region. But it’s not just great beers that owner Marcus Baskerville is looking to provide. He recently established the Harriet Baskerville Incubation Program which will give local brewers of color the opportunity to spend a few weeks learning about his brewhouse operations at this newest location.

6. The Salted Melon Market & Eatery

If you consider yourself the more health-conscious type, The Salted Melon Market & Eatery may just become your new go-to spot. Once complete, this market will be 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 will be available so you can take full advantage of the seasons.

7. B.A.D

B.A.D. stands for beyond amazing doughnuts and we have to agree that the name makes us want to try this shop’s tasty treats even more. Summer 2022 is when B.A.D. is set to open, featuring a variety of doughnuts, fritters and classic cinnamon rolls. It sounds like the perfect place to satisfy our sweet tooth.

8. Summerbird

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.

9. Biblio

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.

While you eagerly await the opening of the 9 restaurants we just listed, book reservations at these 4 celebrity-owned culinary destinations spread across the Carolinas or explore some of the region’s most-favorited barbecue spots.


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).


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