With fall weather comes fall veggies! The Brussels sprouts craze is back for this fall, and we’ve evaluated some of the best Brussels sprouts in Charlotte. If you enjoy these tasty little greens as much as we do, you’ll want to make sure these restaurants are on your list for dinner or date night.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Futo Buta
Futo Buta is an awesome little ramen place in South End that has been killing the food scene since it opened in 2015.
While most people come here for the Ramen Bowls, there is a Brussels sprouts appetizer on the menu that is so delicious you'll want to order it every time you visit.
Crispy and lightly fried, these Brussels sprouts are drizzled with a sweet soy and sesame sauce and topped with bonito flakes (a dry, flaky, mackerel like fish ) and sea salt.
Crisp , crunchy and flavorful, these Brussels sprouts will melt in your mouth and make the perfect lead up to your favorite Ramen Bowl.
Address: 222 E Bland St., Charlotte, NC 28203
2. The Cellar at Duckworth's
The Cellar at Duckworth's is a cozy little spot in Uptown Charlotte located underneath the Duckworth's restaurant on N. Tryon St.
Modeled to be a little like a speakeasy, Duckworth's has a dark, candlelit atmosphere and serves amazing specialty cocktails and small plates to share.
The Brussels sprouts here are so sweet and tangy your mouth will be watering between every bite.
Mixed with smoked pancetta and red onions, the sprouts are caramelized in a Balsamic reduction making them so flavorful and delicious - they are a great fall treat.
Pair the Brussels sprouts with Char-grilled Oysters or the Candied Jalapeno bacon from the sharing menu and we promise your night will be made! Address: 330 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202
3. Kid Cashew
Kid Cashew is an awesome little Mediterranean restaurant in Dilworth on East Blvd.
Combining traditional Mediterranean inspired dishes with great wines and an awesome sharing menu, this place has quickly become a popular selection for a night out in the QC.
Kid Cashew puts a Mediterranean spin on the traditional Brussels sprouts side dish.
Lightly caramelized and mixed with a lemon vinaigrette and toasted almonds, this side is light and fresh and the perfect compliment to any of the dinner entrees.
Try them with the All Natural Local Chicken or the Domestic Leg of Lamb and you'll have a wonderful meal you'll always remember.
4. The Workman's Friend
The Workman's Friend is a fun little gastropub in Plaza Midwood that specializes in traditional Irish food and craft Irish beers.
The Workman's Friend serves their Brussels sprouts with a crispy-skin Scottish salmon, a parsnip puree, basil oil, and a side of seasonal vegetables.
This entree is a favorite of locals and is a unique way to serve Brussels sprouts in a main dish.
The food and the atmosphere at The Workman's Friend is casual and friendly, making it the perfect place to stop in after work for dinner and a few drinks. Address: 1531 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
5. Yafo Kitchen
Yafo Kitchen is a casual dining Mediterranean restaurant in South Park where you can order fresh, fast dishes at the counter for lunch or dinner.
The Brussels sprouts are on the sides menu and are served with dates, which gives them a slight sweetness that customers love.
Yafo Kitchen's Brussels sprouts are the perfect addition to one of their delicious Build Your Own Salad Bowls or Signature Bowls and are a great way to get an extra serving of veggies with your Mediterranean meal.
Address: 720 Gov. Morrison St. #120, Charlotte, NC 28211
Vivace is a modern Italian restaurant located in the heart of Charlotte at the Metropolitan.
Vivace serves their famous Brussels sprouts a few different ways.
If you are ordering the Brussels sprouts off the dinner menu, they are in the appetizer section and come with shaved Granny Smith apples, smoked pancetta, apple infused butter and brown butter chili pecans.
If you happen to be enjoying brunch at Vivace, you'll enjoy the sprouts with crispy potatoes, bacon, Parmesan and, if you desire, even a poached egg on top. Either way, you'll love these dishes, so put Vivace on your list for Brussels sprouts you need to try. Address: 1100 Metropolitan Ave. #100, Charlotte, NC 28204
7. Good Food on Montford
Good Food on Montford is an amazing tapas restaurant on the popular Montford Rd.
Good Food on Montford has a rotating menu, but if you're lucky you will be in when they are featuring their famous Gnocchi pasta with Brussels sprouts and mushrooms.
Served in an amazing cream sauce with sauteed Brussels and mushrooms on top, this dish is one you don't want to miss - if you can get it!
Address: 1701 Montford Dr., Charlotte, NC 28209