Get to Know Charlotte’s Original Food Hall, The Market at 7th Street

7th Street Public Market is Now
“The Market at 7th Street”

It may have a new name twist, a new website, some new tenants, and new branding, but its mission is still the same: To kickstart small businesses in Charlotte.

The Market at 7th Street will soon celebrate 10 years as a culinary and retail incubator in the heart of Uptown. Since opening in 2011 as North Carolina’s first food hall, the Market has incubated more than 35 small businesses, including some that have expanded to permanent locations in the city.

“Charlotte has always been a city of industry and ingenuity; the Market at 7th Street puts that ingenuity on display for all to share in,” says Chris Clouden, executive director of the Market. “Emerging chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, artisans and makers all have the chance to be a part of this tradition and start their dreams in a safe and supportive environment.”

The Market at 7th Street is home to a variety of food and retail concepts, some of which have been there for years and others which come and go as they test and evaluate the viability of their business as a permanent in-person location.

It’s one of the easiest ways to support local small businesses in town, all under one roof. Find The Market on Instagram here.

New to The Market, and Maybe New to You

Geno D’s Pizza

Family owned and operated business specializing in “Jersey Shore” style pizza with a New York style crust. Eat it there or order online with curbside pickup. MENU HERE, includes Gluten Free options and Keto version (toppings & salad).

Phone: 704-900-5202
Find them on Instagram here

Sweet Creations Cafe

Non-Profit Catering Company specializing in Southern Cuisine recently opened a cafe in The Market. Proceeds support My Sister’s House Transitional Living Program for single, homeless women.

Find them on Instagram here

MOMO Station

Family-owned food truck now open with a restaurant in The Market specializing in Mo:Mo (aka “Dumplings”) and a special hand-crafted sauce. Also offers lo-mein, loaded rice bowls feature marinated chicken and stir-fried veggies infused with pico de gallo plus quick bites like Fried Dumplings, Asian Tacos & Katti Rolls.

Phone: 704-266-0072
Website HERE and Instagram HERE

Good Earth Essentials

Founded to by two women, a zero waste company for your everyday beauty and lifestyle needs, committed to helping Charlotte go green. Shop here for the reusable products and options you need to live more sustainably, from refillable containers for your shampoo and soaps to bamboo toothbrushes, zero waste makeup, biodegradable floss, and much more.  DETAILED LIST HERE, but always updating 🙂

Find on Instagram Here

Longtime Favorites

Orrman’s Cheese Shop

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Woman Owned shop with specially trained cheesemongers who provide full-service cut-to-order cheese and specialty products. Offering dine in or take your cheese to go, along with catering, special cheese events (such as the UBER popular Raclette every Thursday) and wine and cheese classes.

Phone: 980-226-3025
Find on Instagram HERE

It’s Poppin! Gourmet Kettle Korn

Woman owned, It’s Poppin has over 60 different flavors of kettle corn ~ their signature flavor and most popular is Fried Chicken!! They’re located right at the front door of the market and will let you sample all the flavors of the day. It’s Poppin also serves Fresh Fruit Waters using fresh local fruit every day.

Phone: 412-519-0719
Find on Instagram Here.

CLT Find

Founded by two women (sense a pattern here?) CLT Find supports over 80 makers, artists & creatives in the region and offers the perfect souvenir, gift item, tasty treat, accessory, or anything in between. 

Find on Instagram Here

Rico’s Acai

Acai bowls with toppings. Yum. That is all.

Phone: 704-605-9960
Find on Instagram Here

Assorted Table Wine Shoppe

Wine store with bottles priced from $5 to over $1000. Additionally, they offer an overwhelming selection of vermouth, cocktail bitters, mixers, craft beer, sake, Hot Wheels, R2D2s, signed pop-art, and more. Open since 2012, so like 5 generations in incubator time.

Phone: 704-277-3234
Find on Instagram Here

Viva Raw

One of the QC’s original juiceries, cleanse providers, and raw food purveyors, Viva Raw products are made from the freshest fruits and vegetables available. Juice selections change with the seasons, because they source only the freshest ingredients from a network of local farmers.  Juices are cold-pressed, unpasteurized, and transported in a constantly chilled environment to make them as nutrient-dense as possible.

Phone: 980-275-3834
Find on Instagram here

Not Just Coffee

Opened by a local couple, Not Just Coffee, as the name implies, offers a full spectrum of brews – from pour overs to finely executed espresso beverages. 

Phone: 704-817-3868
Find on Instagram Here

The Market at 7th Street

Where to Find It, Where to Park

The Market is located the base of the 7th Street Station parking deck, between 6th and 7th streets and adjacent to the Lynx Blue Line’s 7th Street stop. Parking is validated for the first 90 minutes with a purchase from a Market business.

(704) 230-4346

224 E 7th St

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9 AM – 7:00 PM | Sunday 9 am – 5 pm (individual vendor hours may vary)

PLEASE NOTE: The Market is not open on Mondays and some businesses are not open on other weekdays. Please check the social. These are often micro-biz, being run by someone juggling many hats and duties.

Find The Market on Instagram here.


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