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Grab a Bite To Eat At One of These 87 Black-Owned Restaurants or Food Trucks in Charlotte

Updated: Jan 24

Ecletic Eats Food Truck - "Making people happy one bite at a time."

Want to go on a city wide foodie scavenger hunt that ends in lots and lots and lots of delicious, high quality, seasoned food? Then you gotta visit these Black-owned restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, eateries, bars, wine bars, and food trucks in Charlotte...and soon! From local mom-and-pop restaurants and bakeries to award-winning chefs, these businesses invite locals and travelers to experience cuisine unlike anywhere else in the country.

Let them know you found them on Melanin Enterprise - Home of the "All Black Everything" City Guide!

Do you have a favorite that's not listed yet? Let us know and we'll update our list!

The information in this article is as current as of this blog date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting.






Breakfast & Brunch


Candy Shop


Coffee/Tea Shop

Food Truck

Hookah Lounge

Ice Cream Shop

Sandwich/Deli Shop


Smoothie & Juice Bar

Social Lounge

Soul Food

Sports Bar & Grill

Tapas Bar & Restaurant


Wine Bar & Tasting Rooms

Hey! Are you new to Charlotte or looking to meet new people? I've been here a little over a year and trust me, I know how hard it is to get out and meet new people in a completely new city. We all know the importance of food in our culture. It is the staple of the black family that can bring us together! Whether it's Sunday dinner, a cookout, or family reunion, you don't have to do too much convincing if the event involves good food! Well, when you attend a Melanin Enterprise Signature event, you will always feel like family when you're there. We have created welcoming, fun, lively, and friendly events and at the heart of them are...you guessed it, FOOD!

I'm PERSONALLY inviting you, yea YOU, to our next event! We host Sip -N- Play aka The GREATEST #BlackProfessional game night on earth, Open Mic, Speed Networking, and Happy Hour events monthly at Black-owned businesses around the city. The goals of our events are simple: Support Black-owned businesses, build strong community alliances, and welcome newcomers to the city! Sooooo, I'll see you soon!

Find all of these businesses plus over 450 more in Charlotte. Download Melanin Enterprise, the Black Professional Social Network on Google Play and the Apple Store. Here’s a quick link to download the app: http://onelink.to/ess52w

We can't wait to see you at our next Sip -N- Play, #blackprofessionals trivia game night!

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