A Scoop Girl’s Guide to Camp North End

Looking for a day with friends spent supporting local AND getting those steps in, too? Let’s go, girls. Grab your gals and masks and head to Camp North End for a ladies’ day of fun.

(Note: Hours of operation vary by tenant. For up-to-date information, click here.)

Eat & Drink

chicken skins
Photo by Allie Papajohn

Share small plates at Leah & Louise. The Memphis-inspired juke joint is home to Chef Greg Collier and Subrina Collier of Uptown Yolk (and previously The Yolk Cafe in Rock Hill.) Don’t even think about skipping the River Chips (chicken skins with “granch”) or Going Back to Cauli (smoked cauliflower, pom molasses, smoked pecan butter.) Each dish is perfect for sharing (but we definitely suggest selecting a cocktail all for yourself.)

bleu barn bistro
Photo by Allie Papajohn

Take your pick at the Keswick Food Stalls. Can’t all agree on one place for lunch? No worries. Camp North End currently features four outdoor food stalls: Bleu Barn North End (burgers, sandwiches and salads made with local, seasonal ingredients), Plant Joy (locally-sourced vegan dishes), Saru by Bow Ramen (noodles and Japanese snacks), and La Caseta (Latin street food from the owners of Sabor Latin Street Grill.) After your crew orders, meet up at a table and enjoy lunch together.

creme pie from wentworth and fenn
Photo by Allie Papajohn

Treat yourselves to a pick-me-up. Your caffeine-obsessed friends will be pleased to find a Hex Coffee shop on-site. Or, if you need something sweet, pop on over to Popbar for frozen gelato or sorbet on a stick. If you’re feeling too full to enjoy a pastry or two, be sure to swing by Wentworth & Fenn on your way for some sweet treats to-go.

Shop

grow plant shop
Photo credit: @grow.clt on Instagram

Spruce up your home. Did half of your group start collecting plants during quarantine? Hey, we get it. Grow offers all the in-home greenery you need plus planters and other accessories. Or, if your best pal has been searching for the perfect piece to hang in the living room, stop by Windy O’Connor Art and Home. Browse through originals and prints plus pillows, wallpaper and fabric.

good postage
Photo credit: Good Postage Facebook

Pick up a keepsake to remember the day. There’s no better way to celebrate girl power than by stopping at Feminist Goods Co. From t-shirts and hats to pins and keychains, each piece reminds us why women are so wonderful. Good Postage is also not to be missed for beautiful greeting cards, stickers and other paper goods. If you’re hanging out on a Saturday, be sure to swing by That’s Novel Books to find your next great read.

Wander

Get your steps in while exploring local art. No surface is safe at Camp North End. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find another exquisite, unique mural by a talented artist. For a fun group activity, refer to this page and see how many pieces you can spot during your time on campus. You wouldn’t want to miss those perfect Instagrammable backdrops, would you? (Don’t forget to tag the artists when you post!)

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Allie
Allie Papajohn is the creator and face-behind-the-food on EatDrinkCLT’s Instagram and blog. She is constantly thinking about her next delicious meal and enjoys spreading the word about Charlotte’s culinary scene.

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