Need a change of scenery but still want to stay socially distant? Here’s a fun idea for an outing ~ combine your takeout orders with a drive by some of our city’s amazing murals.
We’ve set up our list by neighborhood, with suggestions of where to grab a bite to eat, some sweet treats or pick up your family meal to go. Spread the love on social media by tagging the artist and where you are eating.
Optimist Hall is offering curbside service. Check their site for current restaurants offering carryout; pick up lunch from Felix’s Empanadas or a coffee from Undercurrent Coffee for your photo op with Baby Yoda or the XO Mural.
The drive through beer tent is set up at NoDa Brewing. If you want to make this trip more than a beer run, head to N Davidson Street and pick up dinner from Haberdish. Fried Chicken, biscuits and bacon jam and actually anything that is available on their to go menu.
Not that we need an excuse to get take out from Cabo Fish Taco, but it does happen to be right down the street from this cool robot mural on Wooden Robot’s NoDa location. The Chamber by Wooden Robot is also open for beer to-go; bonus!
One of Charlotte’s newest murals, Liquid Gold is absolutely a sign of the times. Stop by on your way to Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe’s NoDa location for a salted caramel brownie to- go.
Camp North End
Camp North End has murals at every turn, it’s another Charlotte spot that lets you park and wander at your own pace. Plan ahead for this trip and book reservations at Lean and Louise, owned by James Beard-nominated Chef Greg Collier and business partner/wife Subrina Collier.
Walk South on Tryon Street and you will find Angeline’s on the ground floor of The Kimpton open for take out or for something more casual, The Famous Toastery is a few more steps south and also open for take out.
More of these messages please. Artist Kent Youngstrom is spreading love on the outside walls of Project 658, a non-profit that provides services for at-risk families in Charlotte. We suggest you order dinner from Portofino’s Eastway location, just about a block away.
One stop for a sweet treat and a sweet pic with an extra dose of inspiration. A few of our favorites from Two Scoops Creamery, toasted coconut and chocolate krazy kake. Oh and just get two scoops please, don’t make it awkward.
The Gold District
One block south of the Magnolia Emporium Gold District mural sits Seoul Food Meat Company. If you like your neighbors, give them a heads up you are ordering from Seoul Food and bring back extra.
We miss LUUUKE and we miss all sports. Grab an order of wings to go from Tavern on the Tracks and pretend you are tailgating before a Panthers game.
Flower Child on Camden Road has two sweet photo ops for the family; Peace Sign and The Good of the Hive. Order a $40 Family Pack with choice of protein, large chopped vegetable salad and 2 large sides.
One of the newest murals to add to South End’s growing collection, The Gingko from artist Nick Napoletano can be found on the new CAVA location in Atherton Mills. CAVA now has family meals on their takeout menu, customize a meal with salad, protein and dessert for $45, feeds 4 to 6.
The donut mural is just behind the Design Center in South End on Hawkins Street. This is a great time for dinner from Hawker’s and dessert from Jeni’s Ice Cream. While you are at the Design Center grab some shots at Evelyn Henson’s colorful Confetti Stripes and Confetti Hearts walls.
Take a trip to Lower South End and check out The Binocular Wall located across the street from Brewers at 4001 Yancey. Brewers at 4001 Yancey rolled out a new Chef Drew menu featuring family style southern style meals with chopped bbq, squash casserole and banana pudding. Chef Alyssa’s family table meals to go are always a solid choice, they are located just next door.