List of Charlotte Black-owned restaurants for take-out and delivery

Good eats in times of social distancing.
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Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered the state’s restaurants and bars to discontinue dine-in services to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It followed previous executive orders meant to limit gatherings that crowded people within six feet of each other.

No doubt that restriction will be a hard hit to businesses, particularly small businesses — and even more, Black businesses.

“This is added economic stress for businesses that were already on a path that was fragile,” said Cathay Dawkins, founder of Black Business Owners of Charlotte. “It’s vital that the community understands what we’re facing and that we put as many resources as we can into Black businesses. We’re concerned that even more doors may close.”

Restaurants and bars can continue take-out and delivery services, so we’ve compiled a list of Black-owned businesses providing those options during the coronavirus outbreak. While third-party apps like Postmates and DoorDash offer convenience, consider placing your order directly with the restaurants so they can get the full value of your order. 

Additionally, many locations are distributing meals to students during Charlotte-Mecklenburg school closures. We’ve listed those, too.

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We’ll keep adding to the list, so check back for updates. 

Want to add your business? Email editor@qcitymetro.com with “restaurants” in the subject line.

Read updated story: Charlotte Black-owned eateries to visit during NC’s phased reopening (published 6/2/20)


Carryout/delivery

1501 South Mint
1501 S. Mint St., 980-237-7809

The restaurant is giving away free meals six days a week, to anyone in need. One meal per person while supplies last. Donations are welcomed.

Deals also include 20% off to-go orders and 15% off grab-and-go items. Customers can get a free $10 gift card with the purchase of $25 or more.

Anntony’s Caribbean Cafe
6434-F W. Sugar Creek Rd., 704-598-6863

Call ahead to order or use the following food-delivery apps: Uber Eats, DoorDash, ezCater and Postmates.

BW Sweets Bakery
3126-E Milton Rd., 704-464-0767

Got a craving for something sweet? Grab a dessert or fresh bread by calling ahead for pickup or get delivery through Grubhub, Uber Eats and Postmates. If you order through the online store, save 10% by using promo code “Stuckathome” at checkout.

Cuzzo’s Cuisine
3418 Tuckaseegee Rd., 980-298-6811

Order online using DoorDash, Postmates and Menufy food-delivery apps.

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It’s Poppin! Gourmet Kettle Korn
224 E. 7th St. (inside 7th Street Public Market)

Follow them on Instagram for weekly curbside hours. Get free delivery on any order for $40 or more. Visit itspoppinkettlekorn.com to place your order. At checkout, choose store pickup and enter your address in the comments section.

Koffee Kup – New Edition
430 Old Little Rock Rd.

This breakfast and brunch spot is taking carryout orders Teuesday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

La’Wan’s
7520 S Tryon St., 704-665-7225

Call ahead for take-out or order online through DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats.

Leah & Louise
301 Camp Rd. (Camp North End), 980-309-0690

Although their grand opening was postponed, guests can select from a variety of options on the menu for curbside pickup and purchase online gift cards. Deliveries available through Uber Eats.

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Leah & Louise restaurant owners Chef Greg and Subrina Collier.

Londa’s Place
3635 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., 980-299-6461

Customers are encouraged to call ahead for carryout orders. Owner Yolanda Crowder says they’re working to start delivery services. Delivery options currently available on third-party apps DoorDash and Grubhub.

LuLu’s Maryland-style Chicken and Seafood
2400 Tuckaseegee Rd., 980-498-0838

Guests are encouraged to call ahead for curbside orders.

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Maryland-style crab cake platter from LuLu’s Maryland Style Chicken & Seafood. Photo: QCity Metro

Mama Gee’s
509 Beatties Ford Rd., 704-817-8732

Daily hours of operation will be shared via Instagram. Call ahead to place your order.

Mr. 3’s Crab Pot
401 Bradford Dr., 980-237-1626

Each of the restaurant’s three locations — Charlotte, Gastonia and Rock Hill — are open for take-out and delivery.

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Ultimate Crab Pan at Mr. 3’s Crab Pot. Photo: DailySpecialCLT

Mr. Charles Chicken & Fish
3100 Statesville Rd., 704-333-0455
8006 Cambridge Commons Dr., 704-595-7410

Order online using DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates and ezCater food-delivery apps.

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Michael Rhynes, manager at Mr. Charles Chicken & Fish on Statesville Avenue.

The Nappy Chef
5933 Albemarle Rd., 980-219-7478

Customers can call ahead for take-out or order online through DoorDash and Grubhub.

Negril Social Restaurant and Lounge
3428 N. Tryon St., 980-224-9649

Call ahead or order online through Gubhub, DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats. Deliveries are free if you’re within 10 miles.

Original Chicken & Ribs
1100 Beatties Ford Rd., 704-332-2902

Curbside service is available. Call ahead or go inside to place an order, and food will be brought to your car.

Popbar
3123 N. Davidson St. #102b, 980-237-9750

Popbar is offering curbside service. Call the shop to place your order or text your order to 980-240-0613. Delivery is also available through DoorDash and Postmates.

Seafood Connection
630 University Center Blvd., 980-859-1194

Place your online order for their popular fried or steamed menu items, and check out their daily specials.

STATS Restaurant & Bar
3425 David Cox Rd., 980-474-1325

Place your to-go order by calling the restaurant or get your meal delivered through Postmates.

Get one free kids meal on Thursdays with purchase of an adult entree of equal or greater value.

The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary
2326 Arty Ave., 704-999-2537

Swing by for herbal teas (brewed and loose leaf). Call ahead and receive a payment link to securely complete your order online, and staff will bring your items to your car.

Uptown Yolk
224 E. 7th St. (inside 7th Street Public Market)

Curbside ordering is available through the ChowNow app. Place your order online and list the make/model/color of your car in the comments. Pull up in front of 7th Street Public Market and staff will bring your order to you.

What The Fries
See schedule for food truck locations

Chef Jamie Barnes, who co-owns What The Fries food truck with chef Greg Williams, says they’re taking steps to reduce contact and long wait times in close proximity to others.

What the Fries is offering a Grab-&-Go meal for $11 that includes a turkey sandwich or turkey and pimento cheese sandwich, house-made mustard green slaw, house-made chips, and a drink.

Wrap ‘N’ Roll
Follow on Instagram for food truck location and hours.

It’s recommended that customers order online. You can select a time to pick up your order or have it delivered.

Veltree
7945 N. Tryon St. #110, 980-355-0075

Order online using DoorDash and Postmates food-delivery apps.

Customers can place their orders inside but will have to wait outside of the restaurant while food is prepared.

Tree Kelty-Jacobs (left) and Velvet “Chef Vel” Jacobs (right), owners of Veltree, a vegan soul food cafe in north Charlotte.

Providing food/resources during school closures

Cuzzo’s Cuisine
3418 Tuckaseegee Rd., 980-298-6811

Will provide free food for kids ages 12 and under, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sage Restaurant and Lounge
505 E. 6th St., 980-226-5222

Each Wednesday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, staff sponsors lunch for youth, the elderly and those experiencing homelessness.

LuLu’s Maryland-style Chicken and Seafood
2400 Tuckaseegee Rd., 980-498-0838

LuLu’s will open an hour early to serve free lunches to students, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. via curbside service. The lunches will include sandwiches and potato chips among other items.

“Our goal is to not only provide Charlotteans with quality meals in a safe environment, but to also give back to the community that has given so much to us,” says co-owner Miketa Proctor.

Mr. Charles Chicken & Fish
3100 Statesville Rd., 704-333-0455
8006 Cambridge Commons Dr., 704-595-7410

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At lunchtime on Tuesday, March 17, the area in front of the take-out counter was packed, and a line stretched out the door and down the side of the building.

Both locations are giving away free two-piece snacks for K-12 students in the National School Lunch Program, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students must be present to receive the lunch. The service will continue until school reopens or until a government feeding program is put in place.

“We just wanted to help out the community, be a good cause and help our families and children,” says manager Michael Rhynes, who estimates they have served more than 100 children over last two days.

Grocery stores

Several grocery stores are shrinking hours in response to COVID-19.

Harris Teeter
March 17-18, stores will close at 9 p.m. Effective March 19, stores will operate 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice. People can also order groceries online through its ExpressLane service.

  • Senior shopping hours: Mondays and Thursdays, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.; ExpressLane pick-up times are designated for seniors every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($4.95 service fee will be waived and includes a $5 discount)

Publix
Stores will close at 8 p.m. until further notice. Customers can take advantage of delivery or curbside grocery pickup. Visit publix.com for details.

  • Senior shopping hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s stores will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

  • Senior shopping hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Walmart
Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice. Home delivery and store pickup options are available by visiting walmart.com.

  • Senior shopping hours: Tuesdays during first hour of business through April 28

Other local senior shopping hours:

  • Dollar General: Daily from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Fresh Market: Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Target: Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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