Do you have plans for the summer that keep you close to home but wish you were visiting an exotic locale? You’re in luck because we have some ideas of how you can experience other cultures without ever leaving the city limits, supporting local businesses at the same time.
Taste of Charlotte
Sample cuisine from all over the world right in your backyard at the 11th Annual Taste of Charlotte June 10-12 featuring food from Woodlands Indian Cuisine, Carribean Hut, Chen’s Bistro and Amelie’s French Bakery, plus many more.
Meals on Wheels
Each Thursday from 5-9 p.m., Charlotte food trucks congregate in the parking lot across from the 7th Street Station for the Chow Down Food Truck Rally offering everything from fried deviled eggs, banh mi and coconut cupcakes.
Another great way to support your community while shopping for ingredients with which to make your own international dish is to stock up on fresh fruits, veggies amid other homegrown fare at a farmer’s market.
Beat the summer heat with a cool and delicious dessert at a locally owned frozen yogurt shop, Tasty Yo , in the heart of NoDa. It’s located next to the Crepe Cellar which features sweet and savory French crepes.
Need more ideas for how to spend your summer vacation? Charlotte Magazine honors the 98 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day with 98 things to do and see.