Crafting Your Experience

CharlotteLifestyle
Paisleigh Kelley

Hidden Gems in Charlotte

Discover the Queen City's best-kept secrets by veering off the beaten path and into the charming neighborhoods in and around downtown. We highlight eateries, cafes, shops, and experiences that locals love but tourists rarely see. Cover Image: Signpost in Charlotte https://www.flickr.com/photos/lawley/59402926/

  • 1.

    Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

    Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

    One-of-a-kind finds including vintage clothing, records, household goods, furniture, and more.

  • 2.

    Amelie's French Bakery & Cafe

    Amelie's French Bakery & Cafe

    A scrumptious​ selection of fresh French pastries, sandwiches, coffee, and more at this NODA cafe

  • 3.

    Undercurrent Coffee

    Undercurrent Coffee

    Ethically sourced ingredients and meticulous attention to detail make​ for top-notch selections.

  • 4.

    Moxie Mercantile

    Moxie Mercantile

    Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind trinket or grab a gift for a friend at this eclectic mercantile.

  • 5.

    Wing Haven

    Wing Haven

    A secluded sanctuary for bird and nature lovers.

  • 6.

    Fran's Filling Station

    Fran's Filling Station

    Casual farm-to-table Southern comfort food

  • 7.

    The Dumpling Lady

    The Dumpling Lady

    Authentic Szechuan street food perfect for a quick bite.

  • 8.

    Levine Museum of the New South

    Levine Museum of the New South

    Exhibits focus on Charlotte and the greater Southeast in the Post-Civil War Era.

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