25 New Restaurants in Charlotte: 2022

25 New Restaurants in Charlotte
25 New Restaurants in Charlotte

What’s new for food and drink in Charlotte for 2022

Now open:
Sweet Crunch Waffles – The Market at 7th St
Liege waffles for breakfast, lunch, or a late night snack. Toppings range from fresh fruit to sweets or savory bacon.

Bottiwalla – Optimist Hall
An Indian street food concept from James Beard-nominated chef Meherwan Irani of Asheville’s Chai Pani.

HopFly – South End
HopFly Brewing Co. offers great beers in their large, open space brewery with large patio space.

Ever Andalo – NoDa
An upscale Italian concept in the spot that used to house Crepe Cellar – and from the same owners, too.

YUNTA – South End
YUNTA offers diners Nikkei cuisine with a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese ingredients.

Benny Ferrovia’s – South End
A quick service pizzeria serving 28” whole pies and 14” slices.


Babe Cave – Enderly Park
A new gathering spot for women, with Instagram-ready photo backdrops, small plates and brunch at Good Life at Enderly Park.


La Capital MX – South End
Tacos, enchiladas, and seafood plates in a family-friendly setting.

Halal Street Food – MoRA Point
Dine in or takeout establishment serving authentic and delicious Halal dishes.

Coming soon:
The Abyss – Camp North End
A modern speakeasy from Bayhaven Restaurant Group.

The Penguin – Dilworth
Entrepreneur Martin Sprock is bringing back the beloved Penguin Drive-In brand — just in a new home.

Bagel Boys – Waverly Place
A variety of gluten free bagels, sweet and savory spreads, sandwiches and baked goods.

Chez Marie – SouthPark
French pastries, desserts, and an espresso bar.


Early Girl Eatery – South End
Known for its breakfast dishes, gluten free and vegan options.


Weathered Soul Brewing Co. – South End
A Texas-based concept that started ‘Black is Beautiful beer.’


VANA – Cornelius
VANA LKN will be located on Main Street in Cornelius, in the former Lean Music space at Heritage Plaza. It will have an outdoor bar and patio.


Salted Melon Market & Eatery – South End
A health-focused market with fast-casual dining.

Stay tuned for more additions to the new restaurants in Charlotte list!