Your Guide to The Market at 7th Street
Charlotte’s original food hall is bustling with brand new vendors alongside anchor stores.
by Rosa Sprinkle Aug 01, 2023
Established in 2011, The Market at 7th Street paved the way for later mixed food and retail venues such as Optimist Hall and Camp North End. The Market is a non-profit whose purpose is to provide equal opportunity and an inclusive space to emerging restaurateurs and artisans, so there are always new flavors to experience and unique products to find when visiting. Recurring events such as Music Monday, Tuesday Night Wine Flight, Tango Thursday and yoga sessions are held at The Market. Be sure to check the events calendar often for times and entry fees.
Visiting The Market is easy, with the Seventh Street Light Rail Station right outside its doors and a parking garage directly above. Parking is validated for the first 90 minutes. After browsing the shops and grabbing a bite to eat, have a picnic at nearby First Ward Park, let the kids check out ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center or see a show at nearby Belk Theater. Being located right in Uptown makes The Market a perfect meeting spot for residents and out of town guests alike.
Assorted Table Wine & Shop
For over ten years, Assorted Table Wine & Shop has been pleasing the palates of visitors to The Market. The Shop prides itself on its selections from all over the world of wine, sake, beer, bitters, mixers, collectibles, art and more. Customer service is valued above all else as Assorted Table’s knowledgeable staff seeks to find each customer’s perfect sip.
CLT Find owners Toni South and Christy Pope have curated products from over 90 Charlotte-area artisans and vendors in order to create the perfect Uptown destination retail shop at The Market at 7th Street. For customers looking for high-quality locally made goods, CLT Find carries an assortment of unique souvenirs and gifts, jewelry, children’s items, accessories and beauty and wellness products.
Gino D's Pizza
Geno D’s is a family owned and operated restaurant venture serving up their version of a New York style dough they call “Jersey Shore” pizza. Using quality ingredients and family recipes, Geno D’s offers fast, fresh pizzas with lots of flavor on a thin, crispy-chewy crust.
Hip Hop Smoothies
Since 2018, Hip Hop Smoothies has been using real fruit and an assortment of milks, sweeteners and powders to blend up fresh fruit smoothies in a variety of flavors. Visitors to The Market can choose flavors from the smoothie list such as The Blueprint, a mix of banana, blackberries, nonfat yogurt, fresh orange juice, ginger powder and honey; the filling Nuttin But Love, with its blend of almond milk, banana, cacao powder, peanut butter, a dash of salt and honey; or the energizing Get Low, with its addition of tropical Red Bull and strawberries, mango and pineapple.
It's Poppin! Gourmet Kettle Korn
Located just inside the Seventh Street entrance to The Market, It’s Poppin! serves up over 60 gourmet flavors of kettle corn, from Cookies and Cream to Hot Wings to their signature Fried Chicken flavor. Samples of the daily flavors are available, along with fruit waters made using fresh local fruit and sweetened to each customer’s desired level with raw sugar.
Jimmy Pearls is an eatery whose Southern fare menu is inspired by the African American culinary history, family traditions and Virginia coastal and piedmont roots of its chef/owners Oscar Johnson and Daryl Cooper. Fish sandwiches, shrimp plates, crab cakes and corn fritters pack this menu that has something to offer grown-ups and kids alike.
Mad Dash chef/owner Corey Jones has come a long way to bring his delicious food to The Market. This Johnson & Wales alum was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, but his fried chicken sandwich just might beat all the Southern favorites as best in the region. Using fresh local ingredients and products, Mad Dash serves up loads of flavor in all its sandwiches, tacos, loaded fries and house-made chips.
Mano Bella Artisan Foods
Mano Bella means “beautiful hand” in Italian and is a fitting name for this artisan food shop where the belief is that Italian food is two things: hand-crafted and local. Owners Raffaele and Madison Patrizi bring years of kitchen experience, knowledge of Italian cuisine and love of family traditions to their scratch-made pastas, sauces and salads.
Momo Station is a family-owned Asian fusion eatery blending flavors from the Himalayan foothills of Bhutan, India and Nepal to create the fillings and sauces of the tasty dumplings that are the star of the menu. Rice bowls, noodles, Asian tacos and kathi rolls incorporate marinated chicken and stir-fried veggies with Momo Station’s unique blend of spices to round out the daily offerings.
Not Just Coffee
Not Just Coffee partners with local Homeland Creamery and sister company Night Swim Coffee to offer a selection of coffee beverages crafted as lattes, pour over, cold brew and espresso. Each brew is made with precision and care.
Orrman's Cheese Shop
Founder Rachel Klebaur and husband/chef Jose Espinosa established Orrman’s as a full-service cheese shop based on their values of care, attention, obsession, service and quality. Dine-in meals are available at The Market, along with pairing classes, private tastings, cut-to-order cheeses and gift boxes to go. Orrman’s supplies restaurants, breweries and wine shops all over Charlotte with locally and regionally sourced cheese and specialty products.
Sweet Crunch Waffles
Sweet Crunch serves up the liege-style waffles that originate from Brussels, Belgium. Using a risen dough mixed with pearl sugar that caramelizes as it cooks, the waffles can be eaten on their own, or stuffed and topped with a variety of sweet and savory additions such as chocolate, cinnamon, fresh berries, Nutella, cheese or bacon.