These 12 Charming General Stores In North Carolina Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

Who doesn’t love a weathered wood floor that creaks with history, shelves packed to the brim with eye-catching candies, and locally-grown, packaged foods that take us to a simpler time, reminiscent of a ‘Grocery’ we’d see in an old movie.

General stores embody the good ol’ days of shopping. No fluff or unnecessary fancy, just simple, antiquated shops that you’ll want to spend hours exploring. Luckily, North Carolina has some great ones to choose from, starting with these twelve.

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:

What is your favorite general store in North Carolina? Tell us in the comments!