Italian food is well-loved by all, but who serves the best authentic Italian fare? Mama Ricotta's is one strong contender for this coveted honor. The Italian soul believes in hearty meals and lavish spreads of well seasoned and mouth-watering food. Mama Ricotta certainly seems to achieve that. This eatery is a quaint little place which serves up the most genuine of Italian food. The food is created out of made-from-scratch mozzarella cheese, fresh seasonal veggies and soft breads. Drinks, to go with the food are also stocked at the bar. Mama Ricotta's also hosts private events and caters for off site occasions.
A name to reckon with in the local dining scene, Paco's Taco & Tequila is known for its flair in preparing a delicious spread of Tex-Mex cuisine to diners. Sit back at one of the tables and savor the rich taste and medley of flavors that are a part of the tacos. The specialties include the Beef Brisket Taco and the unique Criminal Combo fajitas, suggested by the chef. Tequila serves as a befitting accompaniment adding to the liveliness of the menu. Try the huge variety of the drink (60 kinds to be precise) that is offered here. Dining outside in the patio gives you the opportunity to gaze at the local passers-by.
In the heart of the famous NoDa district, Brooks Sandwich House has been serving up delicious Burgers and Hot-dogs for over 40 years. A real Charlotte institution, the restaurant is popular with locals who come in for a hearty breakfast sandwich or a quick lunch. Famous for it's Chilli, drop by for a tasty American-style meal. If you're in the mood why not go all-out and order a Burger 'All the way' for a really indulgent experience. This no frills eatery won't leave you disappointed.
Known for their lip-smacking burgers, this wonderful BBQ restaurant serves a delicious and cheap fast food menu. While all their burgers, sandwiches and hot dogs are delectable, the Chopped Pork Buger steals the show. A simple preparation, this iconic burger is made by combining Chopped Pork with vinegar sauce and coleslaw, which is then put on to a regular bun. However, the more simple it is, the more delicious it tastes. The quality of meat, vegetables and breads used in all their products are of top-notch quality and flavor. Other crowd-pleasers include Ocean Perch Filet Plate, Chuck Wagon Steak and Country Ham Sandwich.
Being such a classically bohemian arts community, NoDa would not be NoDa without a laid-back neighborhood coffee shop. Smelly Cat is it. Cozy and warm, locals file in each day for nourishment. A wide array of coffees and teas are available, as are smoothies, ice cream drinks, pastries, and bagels. Some folks grab some goodies on the run; others pull up a chair and read, write, or chat for a bit.
JackBeagle is known for providing a comfortable space to settle in with a group of friends for a night food, drinks and fun. This spot is located in prime real estate in Charlotte's up-and-coming NoDa neighborhood and serves up a wide range of beer in addition to freshly prepped foods, such as signature burgers, hot dogs and a side of mac n cheese, for those who feel like eating like a kid again. JackBeagle is also a can't-miss destination for brunch.
Mama Gee's is a small takeout restaurant serving traditional African cuisines in the heart of Charlotte. If you are craving for a different kind of meal, different in taste and flavor, then visit Mama Gee's and soak up the original flavors and spices of African cuisines. Try their unique dishes like tomato stew, Omutuo (sticky rice balls), chicken drumsticks, joll of rice which is really delicious. This is an ideal takeout if you are on the go and enjoy your meal in the comfort of your home.
This is a popular hot-dog joint in the heart of city which every foodie would like to visit. Vic, the man behind the food stall dishes out delicious hot dogs ranging from traditional favorites, to vegan hot dogs, to gourmet selections like his Bahn You, Bahn Mi dog, PBBj dog and the Pho-Q Dog. Open between Tuesdays through Friday during lunch hours, customers from the corporate world to construction site workers, all line up for a bite of their favorite hot dog.
Located within the Asian Corner Mall, Le's specialize in Banh Mi sandwiches, a specialty of Vietnam. The sandwich consist of meat placed on Banh Mi bread and is topped with cilantro, pickled carrots, cucumber and daikon. They serve many variations, but the most popular being the 'Number Six' sandwich (grilled pork Banh Mi flavored with spice). In addition to sandwiches they all sell candies, including gingers, gooseberry preserves and licorice apricots, along with beef jerky and other assorted treats. Visitors can wash down their yummy sandwiches with soft drinks. The eatery only accepts cash.
Voted as Charlotte's Best Caterer and winner of multiple awards, TIN Kitchen is a moving kitchen of delectable food. If you want to take a break from dining out without compromising on the taste and quality, TIN Kitchen can be a great option. Adorably named as Ferdinand (The Bull), Wilbur (The Pig) and Bessie (The Cow), these three trucks serve amazing street food. You can try Tacos, Sliders and Quesadillas from their menu. You can hire them for any private event as well. Taste some great food on the streets of Charlotte and decide what award would your appetite like to give them.
At Las Lupitas, you can dig into made-to-order tortillas or buy meats and cheese at the counter. Not only are the meats juicy and delicious but they are also devoid of any traces of bone whilst the cheeses are quite flavorful. The Chorizo Fresco, Fajita Steak, Oaxaca Cheese and Queso Fresco are particularly delightful. They also have different salsa flavors that you can choose from apart from the classic Salsa Verde. Buy Mexican colas and cervezas to complement the scrumptious delicacies. Primarily a take away restaurant, there is no seating in this quaint place, however don’t let that deter you from trying out the delish meats and tortillas served here.