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The 6 Best Lunch Spots In Charlotte

Updated: October 14, 2021

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Charlotte! We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Charlotte’s best lunches. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

Find the perfect restaurant

Pizzeria Omaggio

Pizza, $$, Downtown CharlottePizza, $$Charlotte, Downtown Charlotte
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2019

    50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020

    Charlotte Magazine, 2019

Capishe Real Italian Kitchen

Italian, $$, DilworthItalian, $$Charlotte, Dilworth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

    The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2019

Ilios Crafted Greek

Mediterranean, WilmoreMediterraneanCharlotte, Wilmore
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Plant Joy

LockwoodCharlotte, Lockwood
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Sun's Kitchen

Food Delivery Service, Wesley HeightsFood Delivery ServiceCharlotte, Wesley Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Roy's Kitchen & Patio

Caribbean, North CharlotteCaribbeanCharlotte, North Charlotte
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5351 restaurants, and 142 lists and articles from top sources like Axios Charlotte and Charlotte Magazine. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Axios Charlotte - The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now and Charlotte Magazine - 50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Cilantro Chile Cooler with banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • The perfect match for your banh mi

    When having banh mi, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.

  • Go for Muscat de Alexandria with banh mi

    For an elevated experience, pair your banh mi with Muscat de Alexandria. This combination works particularly well because this white wine cuts through the fattiness of the meat.


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  • A delicious pairing

    Do you know how The Arnold Palmer Cocktail is made? Well it’s made by mixing some lemonade into tea and people usually drink it while eating Southern barbecue.

  • The history of caesar salad

    Where does caesar salad come from? Mexico and the creator was Caesar Cardini.

Parking tips

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