If you’re curious about the food trends shaping Charlotte this year, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top palette whetting culinary picks for the coming year.

  1. Southern comfort food with a modern twist.
    Southern comfort food has always been a staple in Charlotte, but chefs are putting their own spin on classic dishes like fried chicken, mac and cheese, and collard greens. They are using high-quality ingredients, modern cooking techniques, and creative flavor combinations to elevate traditional Southern dishes.
  2. Craft cocktails and local beer.
    The craft cocktail and local beer scene is booming in Charlotte, with many bars and restaurants offering unique and innovative drinks made with locally sourced ingredients. Many restaurants and breweries are showcasing their mixology and brewing skills.
  3. Health-conscious and sustainable dining.
    Health-conscious and sustainable dining is becoming increasingly popular in Charlotte. Restaurants are offering more plant-based and gluten-free options, using locally sourced and organic ingredients, and minimizing food waste. This trend is expected to continue in 2023, with more people prioritizing their health and the environment.
  4. Asian fusion cuisine.
    Asian fusion cuisine combines the flavors and cooking techniques of different Asian cultures, creating new and exciting dishes. Charlotte has a diverse population, and this is reflected in its food scene. Many restaurants are already offering Asian fusion dishes, and this trend is expected to grow in 2023.
  5. Food trucks and pop-ups.
    Food trucks and pop-ups have become a popular way for chefs and entrepreneurs to showcase their culinary skills without the overhead costs of a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Charlotte has a thriving food truck scene, and more pop-up bars and events are appearing around the Queen City as a way to provide unique and flavorful dining experiences.

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F&B Social Club is a group of culinary enthusiasts who come together to create meaningful connections. F&B Social Club currently operates in Charlotte, NC and introduces members to opportunities to experience food, drinks, and the bonds that those create in a variety of new and exciting ways.

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