SouthPark is home to dozens of lunch options, from fancy and fun to casual and quick. Enjoy a midday meal at these SouthPark eateries that will help you avoid the afternoon slump and leave you feeling satisfied well into the evening. Although there are plenty of great restaurants for then, too.
Want to stretch that lunch hour a little bit? Head to these tasty spots for a laid-back yet delicious restaurants where you can hang for a while. Enjoy a light lunch at French-inspired favorites like Renaissance Patisserie, Chez Marie, or Cafe Monte, finishing the meal with a pastry and latte. You’ll want plenty of time to relax and relish the culinary experience at Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark and Little Mama’s, both of which have stellar cheese offerings (the mozzarella bar at Little Mama’s is a must). Find Asian flavors at Moon Thai & Japanese and Yama Asian Fusion, or grab classic American fare in a laid back setting at neighborhood favorites Harper's or Duckworth's (be sure to try Duckworth's famous cheesesteak). Legion Brewing and The Suffolk Punch have options that will satisfy every palate, plus they serve some of the best local beer for those Friday afternoon meetings. The Suffolk Punch offers the best of both worlds, with an attached specialty coffee bar that will fuel you during after-lunch hours.
From casual cafes to quick counter service, these spots are sure to deliver a delicious meal even if you’re short on time. Arthur’s inside Belk at SouthPark Mall, Cafe at 6100, and Nick’s Cafe are some of SouthPark's hidden gems. Head to YAFO and Greco Fresh Grille for fast-casual Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors, or find authentic Latin American street food at Sabor. Original Pancake House and Snooze will satisfy you at any hour, with both spots serving up pancakes, omelets, sandwiches, and more. If you're looking for something lighter, you can build your own salad, bowl, avocado toast, or wrap at Just Salad.
If you're in the mood for Tex-Mex, Paco's Tacos has a helpful allergy guide to help you understand what foods are safe for your diet, and their vegetable fajitas and fiesta bowls are vegetarian friendly. You can also find Latin flavors at Mal Pan. Mal Pan is the only restaurant in Charlotte to make their tortillas the "old way," through a nixtamalization process using heirloom corn, so those with gluten-free diets can enjoy any of their tacos on a handmade corn tortilla. The spot also has lots of vegetarian options like the sweet potato taco and portobello quesadilla.
Greco Fresh Grille offers a variety of Mediterranean inspired salads that are packed with plant proteins, plus their falafel will keep you satisfied all day long. You can also find falafel and other plant-based offerings Mediterranean and Middle Eastern offerings at YAFO, and it's easy to navigate their menu with this allergy guide. If you'd rather cozy up with a bowl of ramen, be sure to check out JINYA's vegan ramen options.