Taste

Nowhere in the state exists an enclave of neighborhoods with more culinary diversity than East Charlotte. We are proud of our food on the Eastside; our locally owned restaurants are a critical part of our community's identity. In years past, our annual "Taste of the World" celebration allowed diners and their tastebuds to travel from West Africa to Southeast Asia in one night. While we hope to reboot the event in the near future, the index of restaurants below will help you plan your own culinary tour of East Charlotte. Feel free to ask us for our recommendations! Note - while we proudly claim Plaza Midwood as a jewel of the Eastside, the neighborhood has its own exhaustive list of restaurants which are featured here

African Cuisine

Queen Sheeba (Ethiopian/Eritrean) 
4808 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 566-6222

Abugida Ethiopian Cafe & Restaurant
3007 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC
(980) 237-2760

The Cooking Pot - African Kitchen (Nigerian)
5622 E Independence Blvd #129, Charlotte, NC 28212
(704) 566-6222

Jamile's Cuisine International (Somali)
4808 Central Ave. Ste G, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 531-1180

Nile Grocery & Cafe
3113 N Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 531-6221

Enat Ethiopian Restaurant

4450 The Plaza Ste D, Charlotte, NC 28215

(980) 237-0716

American Cuisine

Letty's on Shamrock (Southern)
2121 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 817-8702

The Nappy Chef (Burgers/Wings)
5933 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212
(980) 219-7478

Why Not Pizza
7008 E W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28215

(704) 536-0891

EastSide Local (Coffee/Vegan)
3102 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205

(980) 585-2957

Skrimp Shack (Seafood)
3718-A, Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

(980) 298-6418

BW Sweets (Dessert)
3718-A, Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

(980) 298-6418

South 21 Drive-In*

3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 377-4509

Jake's Good Eats*
12721 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227

(704) 545-4741

Lupie's Cafe (Chili/Sandwiches/Burgers)

2718 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 374-1232

Gus Sir Beef
4101 Monroe Rd Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 377-3210

Oakhurst Grill
4111 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 375-6683

Asian Cuisine

Arroy Thai

5301 E Independence Blvd, Ste F, Charlotte, NC 28212

(980) 819-5245

Lang Van (Vietnamese)

3019 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215

(704) 531-9525

Crispy Banh Mi (Vietnamese)
2934 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205

(980) 237-7704

Pho Huong Que (Vietnamese)

7211 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28227

(704) 536-0401

King of Spicy (Nepali/Indian)
8829 E W.T. Harris Blvd #107, Charlotte, NC 28227

(980) 237-7704

Panda's Den (Chinese)
5724 E W.T. Harris Blvd E, Charlotte, NC 28215

(704) 567-0088

Latin American Cuisine

Morazan Restaurant (Honudran/Salvadoran)
4918 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

(980) 298-6267

Carnitas Mexican Guanajuata
5534 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212

(704) 563-1651

El Pulgarcito de America
3600 N Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 563-6500

La Riviera Marisqueria (Mexican)
6023 Albermarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212
(704) 566-6101

Lempira (Honduran/Salvadoran)
4439 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 496-9000

Mi Tierra Restaurant (Colombian)
5793, 3209 Eastway Dr #7, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 503-9576

Mily and Lalo (Peruvian)
3210 N Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 449-2089

Sav/Way (Mexican Tortas)

4459 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 535-5006

Tacos El Nevado
4715 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 563-4667

Tacos El Regio

8829 E W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28227

(704) 222-9078

Three Amigos Mexican Grill and Cantina
2917 Central Ave A, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 536-1851

Global Cuisine

Ty's Wings and Tings (Caribbean)

5708 N Sharon Amity Rd Ste H, Charlotte, NC

(704) 900-5605

Al-Basha Mediterranean Grill

3145 N Sharon Amity Rd, Ste A, Charlotte, NC

(980) 207-4077

House of Pizza (Italian)

3640 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 568-9410

Juliana Pizza and Restaurant (Italian)

9858 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 847-7000

La Shish Kabob (Middle Eastern)

3117-A N Sharon Amity, Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 567-7900

Landmark Diner (Greek/Diner)*

4429 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 532-1153

Portofino's (Italian)

5126 Park Rd, Ste 1c, Charlotte, NC 28209

(704) 568-7933

Sunrise Restaurant (Greek/Diner)

8923 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227

(704) 535-1350

The Workman's Friend (Irish)

1531 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

(980) 224-8234

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