Best Of 2018

Readers' Picks: Food and Drink
Best of Charlotte 2018

Reader Pick

Artwork by Dana Vindigni-Guedes

Artwork by Dana Vindigni-Guedes

Best New Restaurant

The Stanley

Best Late-Night Eatery

Midnight Diner

Best Chef

Julia Simon, Nourish Charlotte

Best Farm-To-Table Restaurant


Best Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly Food

Nourish Charlotte

click to enlarge Julia Simon of Nourish Charlotte. (Photo by Ryan Pitkin)
  • Julia Simon of Nourish Charlotte. (Photo by Ryan Pitkin)

Best South End Restaurant


Best noDa Restaurant


Best West Charlotte/Steele Creek Restaurant

Pinky's Westside Grill

Best Plaza Midwood Restaurant


Best SouthPark Restaurant

The Cowfish

Best East Charlotte Restaurant

Lang Van Vietnamese

Best Uptown Restaurant

The Asbury

Best North Charlotte/University Restaurant

Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Best Wait Staff/Service

Lang Van Vietnamese

Best Patio

Whiskey Warehouse

Best Breakfast

Zada Jane's Corner Cafe

Best Lunch

Yafo Kitchen

Best Hangover-Friendly Eatery

The Diamond

click to enlarge Diamond Restaurant. (Photo by Courtney Mihocik)
  • Diamond Restaurant. (Photo by Courtney Mihocik)

Best Brunch


Best Doughnuts

Duck Donuts

Best Barbecue

Midwood Smokehouse

Best Soul Food

Nana's Soul Food Kitchen

Best Steakhouse

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Best Seafood


Best Tapas

Soul Gastrolounge

Best Ribs


Best Juice Bar

Clean Juice

Best Pizza

Pure Pizza

Best Sandwich

Banh Mi Brothers

Best Burger

Little Big Burger

Best Fries

Banh Mi Brothers

Best Taco


Best Hot Dog

JJ's Red Hots

Best Wings

Seoul Food Meat Co.

Best Chinese

Ma Ma Wok

Best Vietnamese

Lang Van Vietnamese Restaurant

Best Japanese


Best Thai

Thai Taste

Best Korean

(Tie) Seoul Food Meat Co., Let's Meat

Best Sushi

New Zealand Café

Best French

Cafe Monte

Best Italian


Best Middle Eastern

Jasmine Grill

Best Mexican

Three Amigo's Mexican Grill & Cantina

Best Indian


Best Caribbean

Island Thyme

Best Frozen Treat

King of Pops

Best Bakery

Amelie's French Bakery & Café

Best Bagels

Poppy's Bagels

click to enlarge An Amelie's employee dips an eclair. (Photo by Meredith Jones)
  • An Amelie's employee dips an eclair. (Photo by Meredith Jones)

Best Dessert

Amelie's French Bakery & Café

Best Gourmet/Special Food Store

Reid's Fine Foods

BeSt Health Food Store

Earth Fare

Best International Food Store

Super G Mart

Best Food Truck

Tin Kitchen

Best Farmers Market

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

Best Ice Cream

Two Scoops Creamery

Best Coffee Shop

Not Just Coffee

Best Wine Selection

Black Chicken Wine Cellar

Best New Brewery (Last Two Years)

Resident Culture Brewing

Best Brewery

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Best Bottle Shop

Salud Beer Shop

Best Bloody Mary

Moo & Brew

Best Martini

(Tie) Intermezzo, Sea Level, Soul Gastrolounge

Best Margarita

The Tipsy Burro Saloon and Cantina

Best Distillery

(Tie) The Broken Spoke, Doc Porter's Distillery

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