January 30th, 2019

New Year’s Diets and Cheat Days in Charlotte

The month of January brings resolutions, reflections, and hopes for the new year. An inevitable part of those new year’s resolutions is to eat better, work out more, and get in shape. With the ample amount of restaurants in Charlotte’s booming metropolitan, there are enough options to stick to that diet or to sneak a cheat day into the mix. So next time you are heading out to eat, check out these crowd favorites in the Charlotte area food scene.



Chopt Creative Salad Company is a Charlotte favorite with several locations around the Queen City. From the Arboretum to Park Road and in the Blakeney Shopping Center, you’ll find this chopped salad bar with plenty of options for even the pickiest salad lover. The restaurant has been featured on Charlotte Agenda’s best salads in Charlotte.


Viva Chicken

Viva Chicken is a Peruvian Rotisserie joint specializing in fresh chicken. The restaurant boasts a menu only offering the freshest ingredients and completely natural, hormone free chicken and has plenty of health-conscious menu options including their popular quinoa stuffed avocado, pollo a la brasa, and a list of salads. Viva Chicken is the perfect spot for a health-conscious new year.


Living Kitchen

Living Kitchen was created out of a goal to prepare and eat organic, plant-based foods that make you feel good. They offer menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner as well as juice and smoothie bar options.


Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

When you are craving a cheeseburger and fries, look no further than Charlotte’s Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. The restaurant opened on East Blvd. in Charlotte in 2007 and has now grown to 37 locations throughout five states. Their menu consists of creative burgers and sandwiches, yummy milkshakes, and fries served with their original Bad Daddy’s sauce.


Providence Road Sundries

A Myers Park staple since 1933, Providence Road Sundries has been a go-to bar and restaurant. Check them out on any game day for nachos, sliders, and a beer or after work for a grilled pimento cheese sandwich, cheeseburger, or hot dog. If you’re trying to stay away from unhealthy temptations, opt for one of their salads, like the kale and salmon. It’s hard to say no to the yummy treats at Providence Road Sundries.


Shake Shack

The national cheeseburger sensation, Shake Shack, opened its Park Road Shopping Center location last year and served 7,000 guests throughout the opening weekend. Shake Shack’s menu includes bacon cheese fries, burgers, and milkshakes and is the perfect opportunity to indulge.