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6 Foodie Favorites to Try in Charlotte

Your stomach can't wait.

For anyone visiting a city for the first time knows, it’s a struggle to find somewhere to eat. You may not be sure of where is worth the time, money, or appetite. You can try googling restaurants in the area but wouldn't you rather take advice from a local? You are in luck because I have made a list of the best places to eat in the Queen City. If you plan to visit Charlotte, NC in the future make sure to write down these 6 foodie favorites! 

Vapiano

For an out of the box dining experience, check out Vapiano in uptown. This modern Italian restaurant has different stations to choose from including, pasta, pizza, and salad. Watch your spaghetti be prepared right in front of you by one of their talented chefs. When you arrive, you are given a unique scanner card to select your dish and pay when you are finished. This innovative spot will leave you with a full tummy and maybe even leftovers to take home.

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Evoke

For a classy steakhouse experience, look no further than Evoke located in Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel. At lunch try the homemade pasta dish, chestnut garganelli or something more hearty like the pork tenderloin for dinner. Evoke’s menu is very diverse serving fish, angus beef, sandwiches, and salads. You can't go wrong with tasty steak in the Carolinas!

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Dandelion Market

This is a Dublin-inspired quaint and unique spot that is perfect for a tasty meal. This Irish eatery is all about food, friends, and family. You will fall in love with their down to earth decor and convenient uptown location. Their distinct menu features, sandwiches, soups, salads, and flatbreads. The basil parmesan chicken sandwich, the Mediterranean salad, and the black bean sliders are just a few of the delicious options to choose from. The Dandelion Market should not be passed up while in Charlotte.

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Upstream

This is an award-winning seafood and Asian-inspired restaurant you won’t be able to get enough of. This Charlotte based spot is the perfect place for fish and chopstick lovers. Try some of the freshly prepared sushi rolls, bento boxes or any of the sandwiches, soups, and salads. For a fulfilling dining experience like no other, check out Upstream.

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The King's Kitchen

For a low price, you can fill your stomach and someone else’s at the King’s Kitchen. This delicious non-profit restaurant offers affordable meals that help give back to the people of Charlotte. Every plate is loaded with local Carolina farm ingredients for an unforgettable experience. From the sourdough panini to the grilled salmon everyone can find something tasty here. Help out someone in need for a great price at King's Kitchen in Charlotte.

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Rhino Market & Deli

A unique deli with a market right inside. Rhino has made its mark on the Queen City by providing delectable deli meals and fresh market items side by side. If you want to have a beer or bottle of wine with your sandwich, go right ahead. Check out the local items in the market to get your grocery shopping done while you pick up lunch. Grab and go with freshly prepared cheeses, chocolates, ice cream, and even Kombucha. You can't go wrong with any of the salads, soups, or sandwiches either. I recommend the spinach bacon salad, chicken salad sandwich, and the English muffin sandwich.

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These are just a few of the delectible restaurants located in the Charlotte area. But if none of these fit your fancy don't fret, everyone can find something they like in this city! From uptown to south end you and your stomach are sure to have a great time in Charlotte. So go ahead and pick up your fork and knife for a culinary journey while you are in the CLT! 

Bon voyage,

Queen Wanderlustđź‘‘

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