I recently had the opportunity to eat at a fabulous new restaurant in South End. Real Food Charlotte opened its doors a couple of months ago and is looking forward to a great future in Charlotte. This groovy eatery serves vegan food with a good majority of it raw. This was especially enticing to me since it is reminds me of a few of my old stomping grounds out west. Now, I am not a vegetarian but I absolutely enjoy this type of food. Raw food is great for the digestive system and you also get every bit of the nutrients. When you cook veggies you can lose a lot of the great vitamins and more in the process. So those of you who may be skeptical have to go and give it a shot. The food is fresh, healthy and flavorful. You will feel great about what you have eaten and how you feel when you leave.
The owners and staff are super nice and helpful in ordering. There is a quaint seating area inside and they have outdoor seating as well- BONUS! Now on to the food. You can view a portion of the menu online and they also have daily specials. I will give you some examples of what we had for lunch. The veggie stromboli….mmmmm….that rocked. The salad that came with it was fab, as well as the tabouli with fresh avocado. I must be getting you interested here………. Well, this is just a start. You will also find yummy soups, teas, juices and smoothies that are super good for you. Organic and local foods are used whenever possible. Oh, and do not forget to try the baked goods before you leave. The date bar was unbelievable. If you wind up there, for breakfast you will stumble upon homemade granola. You immerse yourself in this environment and you want to eat well. You find yourself nourishing your body and soul eating this way.
The meals are extremely affordable and the potions are perfect. It will run you $5 or $6 for a meal and like I said it usually includes a killer salad. Definitely a unique experience you don’t want to miss and is absolutely a breath of fresh air – as stated on their website. Go check it out Smarties!
Hours are Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 3:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Closed on Sundays. Located at 2102 South Blvd.