Eat & Drink

The 15 Best Burgers in Charlotte

Hamburger or cheeseburger? Plain or all the way? Classic or adventurous? Whatever kind of burger you have a hankering for, Charlotte’s got it.

posted by Ally McCain

Neighborhood Explorer: SouthPark

It’s hard to believe what is now a premier shopping destination in Charlotte was once expansive dairy farmland.

posted by Liz Logan

Your Guide to Optimist Hall

Headquartered in a former textile mill, this food hall blends the Queen City’s history with a vision for the future.

posted by Jessica Swannie

Where to Find Charlotte’s Best Barbecue

Barbecue is more than a noun — it’s a way of life. Whether you prefer whole hog or pork shoulder, burnt ends or brisket or maybe some smoked wings with a few racks of ribs in between, this comprehensive list of Charlotte-area barbecue joints is sure to fire up your craving for stellar local ‘cue.

posted by Charlie Leonard

Must-Try Vineyards Near Charlotte

You don’t have to catch a cross-country flight to Napa to enjoy a glass of good vino in the heart of a beautiful vineyard.

posted by Jamie Killian

10 Bodegas & Corner Markets in Charlotte

Grab and go or stay and play at any of these bodegas in the Queen City. From high-end charcuterie and wine to brews and kitschy finds, belly up to one of these markets on your next night out.

posted by Charlie Leonard

25+ Pizzas in Charlotte to Satisfy Every Craving

Not all pizza is created equal. Whether you’re a die-hard deep-dish fan or crave that crispy crust, the Queen City has plenty of pies to sink your teeth into.

posted by Amanda Lea

The Art & Soul of Southern Cuisine in Charlotte

Smoked or deep-fried meats, classic sides, and plenty of love in each bite you take: it’s all part of Southern food culture

posted by Charlie Leonard

Must-Try Thai Dishes in Charlotte

Thai food has become a popular cuisine in the Charlotte area, with establishments opening to serve customers the bold flavors of this Asian cuisine.

posted by Jamie Killian

Plant-Based Restaurants in Charlotte

Nothing’s worse than wanting to dine out and not being able to indulge in some of the best spots the city has to offer because of dietary restrictions. That’s where these spots come in.

posted by DeAnna Taylor

20 Must-Try Food Trucks in Charlotte

From cheese-forward dishes to authentic Thai and Mexican classics, Charlotte’s food trucks are serving up delicious, photo-worthy dishes on the go.

posted by Jessica Swannie

Top Sushi Restaurants in Charlotte

Good sushi can be hard to find no matter what city you’re in, but Charlotte has a wealth of options for you to get your fill. Here are a few of our favorites located around the Queen City, guaranteed to satisfy your sushi craving.

posted by Molly Ruggere