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Need Groceries? These Charlotte Businesses Have You Covered

While many Queen City businesses are relying on delivery or takeout orders to stay afloat during the pandemic, some are pivoting to grocery sales. Next time you’re in need of a roll of toilet paper or a bag of coffee, check out these Charlotte-area businesses that are now providing essential goods for and from the local economy.

Next time you need a few essentials or are craving some of your local favorites, consider checking out what your favorite bar or restaurant-turned-grocery-store has in stock. You could save yourself a trip to a bustling supermarket and support the small business economy in the process.

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The Common Market

Neighborhoods: Plaza Midwood, Oakwold, South End
Operating hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

In addition to their regular provisions, The Common Market is selling salads, Boar’s Head meats and cheeses by the pound, as well as chips, bags of coffee and even cigarettes to go. Pickup or call for delivery from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Neighborhood: Dilworth
Operating hours: 11 a.m.–12:30 a.m. daily

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille now offers a “groceries and janitorial menu,” including latex gloves, bleach, toilet paper, produce and more in addition to their regular fare. Now you can pick up your favorite meal and what you need to clean your bathroom at the same time. Order online for takeout or delivery.

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FERN, Flavors from the Garden

Neighborhood: Dilworth
Operating hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday Brunch: 12 p.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you’re starting to have pasta-fatigue like me, add a little color to your plate with some locally-grown veggies. Fern is now offering Farmer’s Baskets featuring farm-fresh produce from local farmers, house-made sundries from Fern’s kitchen and other items. Guests can order a full basket ($85), vegan basket ($70) or partial basket ($55). To order, visit their website or call 704.377.1825.

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The Hobbyist

Neighborhood: NoDa
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ensure your groceries are farm fresh with an order from The Hobbyist. They’re offering local bread, eggs, milk, cheese, cured meats and more. Order online or call 704.526.0073.

Lincoln's Haberdashery

Neighborhood: South End
Operating hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily

Tired of your home brewed cup of jo? Try something new to pep up your day like vegan chai or lavender sweet tea from Lincoln’s Haberdashery. Other items now available include toilet paper, a rotating soup of the week and more.

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Local Loaf

Neighborhood: NoDa
Operating hours: Wednesday–Saturday 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m.–8 p.m.

Skip the Wonder Bread and get your loaf local. Now you can add a wide variety of groceries to your fresh bread order. Items available change daily and include Atkinson’s Biscuit Mix, take & bake cookies, local NC honey from purveyors such as Cloister, pickled items and more.

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NoDa Company Store

Neighborhood: NoDa
Operating Hours:* Curbside: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; Delivery: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

Not only is NoDa Company Store selling fresh produce, local items, beer, wine and other goodies through their +GROCERY service, but you can also purchase a variety of handmade cloth masks. Place your order online for curbside pickup or delivery.

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Roots Café

Neighborhood: South End
Operating Hours:*Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday- Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Roots Café is now selling local produce, meat, tea, coffee and other pantry and fridge staples, as well as entrees from their usual menu, beer, wine and coffee beverages. Additionally, for as low as $6, customers can pick up pre-marinated meats for easy grilling such as Chimichurri Roja marinated chicken or Korean BBQ marinated pork. Place your order online for curbside pickup or delivery.

*NOTE: all operating hours listed are as of 4/28 and subject to change.