Eat & Drink

Healthy Charlotte: Keeping Things Fast-Casual

Charlotte offers a variety of healthy, and delicious, grab-and-go casual food.

Healthy eats in Charlotte - Photo by Kyo H Nam

Your inner “feed me” bell rings at the same time you notice you’ve got 30 minutes until your next meeting… 15 minutes away from you. You’ve committed to eating healthier but you’re also committed to keeping your job. What do you do?

Luckily, your busy schedule doesn’t have to derail your healthy lifestyle. Charlotte offers a variety of healthy, and delicious, grab-and-go casual food.

B. Good

With locations in Uptown and Ballantyne, B. Good, offers a variety of natural, clean, and locally-sourced food. From kale and grain bowls, to seasonal salads and burgers, you’ll be able to easily stick to your healthy-eating goals here. If you’re in a rush, order online so you can grab it and go.



A crowd-favorite, Chopt offers every kind of salad and sandwich you can dream. Created fresh and in front of you, Chopt employees creates masterpieces of veggies, fruits, and meats that will cause your mouth to water. You can find Chopt in Park Road Shopping Center, the Arboretum, and Blakeney Shopping Center. Pro tip: Use the Chopt app to place your order to skip the line.

Energy Café

You can patron two Energy Café locations in Uptown Charlotte and both provide a little bit of everything for your healthy lifestyle. You’ll find fuel bars with flavors like blueberry almond and peanut butter chocolate chip made daily on the menu. Enjoy these alone or add them to a build-your-own salad or power side like a fruit cup to get you through your work day.


Yafo Kitchen

Yafo Kitchen in SouthPark offers a menu full of flavor-rich, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. It pairs the simplicity of Mediterranean fare with bold Middle-Eastern flavors. You can choose from Laffah Wraps of Falafel, Lamb, or Chicken or Hummus and salad bowls created to your liking. Yafo’s Mezze, or Small Plate options like beets with goat cheese and pistachios or Brussel sprouts with dates are perfect for a quick meal too.

Living Kitchen

Located in South End and SouthPark, Living Kitchen boasts an entire menu full of dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. For early morning meetings, enjoy coconut milk lattes and plant-based smoothies. At lunch, select from lush salads full of greens and nuts to sandwiches with gluten-free wraps and bread. Living Kitchen also pre-makes juices and snacks for those who cannot sit down for a meal.