Whether you are a Charlotte native or just a passer through, there is one thing we can all agree on: Charlotte has a serious food scene. From vegan food trucks to Korean barbeque, the Queen City truly has something for every palette AND every Camden Community. Read on to discover a few local favorites all nearby our Camden communities that you’ll want to visit again and again!
Dilworth – Kid Cashew
Located on East Boulevard, only a short walk from beautiful Camden Dilworth, Kid Cashew is a local fan favorite – and for good reason! From juicy lamb burgers to fall off the bone rotisserie chicken, Kid Cashew is kicking things up a notch with their delicious Mediterranean offerings. While you can’t go wrong ordering off their menu, you would be remiss to overlook their mac-and-cheese. This ooey-gooey macaroni is finished in the oven with a generous helping of butter and cheese, creating the perfect cheesy crust. Kid Cashew even offers a lunch special on weekdays from 11 am-3 pm that lets you pick two items from a special menu for only $10.95, making it one of the best lunch deals in the city!
Uptown - Fahrenheit
Located on the 21st floor of a condo building in Uptown Charlotte, Fahrenheit is serving up regional favorites that head chef, Rocco Whalen, adds his unique flair to. Fahrenheit is the perfect brunch spot, especially for out-of-towners, as it offers unobstructed views of the Charlotte skyline from their outdoor terrace. Their menu changes seasonally, but if you are lucky enough to stumble across them on the menu, their churro waffles are out of this world. This dish is the perfect hybrid between fluffy waffles and the famous Mexican pastry. These waffles are so sugary and delicious, you won’t even need syrup! Fahrenheit is only a 5-minute drive from Camden Cotton Mills, which has some pretty impressive views of its own.
Photo courtesy of Camden Cotton Mills overlooking Uptown Charlotte
South End - O-ku
Sushi lovers, rejoice! O-ku is serving up some of the freshest sushi in North Carolina. Their yellowtail carpaccio is a culinary experience for the senses. With the perfect balance of spicy, salty, and umami, these thin slices of yellowtail will literally melt in your mouth. Not a fan of raw fish? They also have other menu items like chicken teriyaki and blue crab fried rice that will be sure to please. Located in lively Atherton Mills shopping center, it is just a quick walk - or an even quicker scooter ride - from Camden Southline!
Photo courtesy of Ben Lei via Unsplash
NoDa - The Goodyear House
The Goodyear House describes themselves as “elevated comfort food” and their menu is just that. Everything from the shareable entrees to unique libations is thoughtful and handcrafted. Need help narrowing down what to order? Try their “goopy” burger with a bag of shaken fries. You can choose from seasonings like togarashi, garlic-herb-parm, or sea salt and malt vinegar to customize your fries. Future residents of Camden NoDa will relish the fact that this Charlotte staple is right down the street from them. Check out Camden NoDa here, opening in October 2022!
Photo courtesy of Camden