Food Trucks on Tryon Between Trade and 5th + Trade and 4th

Enjoy a highly curated selection of some of Charlotte's best food trucks. These fan favorites and new flavors will delight diners, who can enjoy their meals in community eating spaces where they can meet new friends.

Cooking Class

Enjoy cooking demonstrations every week at 7thSPM that cover a wide range of interests: how to use seasonal ingredients, basic culinary skills and international cuisine. The intimate kitchen setting at a chef's table with seating for 8-12 people allows participants to watch the menu being prepared and ask questions of the chef who is creating that evening's special dinner.

Piedmont Culinary Guild "Math Behind a Menu" Dinner

Join us for the "Math Behind a Menu" dinner hosted by Piedmont Culinary Guild and Charlotte SHOUT! on Monday, May 6th.

The dinner will pair 6 main street chefs with 6 chef instructors to create a delicious, locally- and sustainably-sourced, 6-course meal. Each course will be paired with a locally-produced beverage. Throughout the dinner, guests will learn about sourcing with integrity and the importance of sourcing locally. The participating chefs will also discuss the costs of this sourcing methodology, from plant (or pasture) to plate.

Participating chefs: 

Local beverage vendors:
  • Free Range Brewing
  • Dover Vineyards
  • Old North Shrub
  • Lenny Boy
  • TOPO Distillery
  • Muddy River
What is Piedmont Culinary Guild?
Piedmont Culinary Guild is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that connects the food chain in the Piedmont region of North and South Carolina. PCG was founded on the principle idea that sharing resources, promoting educational opportunities, and bridging the gap between farmers, chefs, restaurants, and consumers can help develop and secure the local food system. PCG promotes sustainability, quality ingredients, relationships, and community through its professional guild membership, in addition to the Tastemakers membership that is open to the public. For more information on how to get involved and learn about your food system, visit

Southern Breakfast Cooking Experience

Learn how to make the classic southern breakfast with Chef Greg of The Uptown Yolk! He will be guiding through the process of making his delicious grits and how to make biscuits and gravy! The intimate kitchen setting, with seating for 8-12 people, allows participants to watch the menu being prepared, ask questions, and take part in the action! Your ticket includes dinner; one drink ticket redeemable for wine, beer or coffee; recipes; and a 7th Street Public Market apron to take home

Wine Tasting + Live Music

Test your wine palate! Enjoy 5 different wines from the Assorted Table Wine Shop and light appetizers provided by Church Street Realty and Orrman's Cheese Shop or Pure Pizza.

24-Person Wine Tasting + Cheese Pairing

Taste a variety of cheeses and wines, guided by Josh of the Assorted Table and Rachel from Orrman's Cheese. Click here to register.

Distillery Tasting

Not Just Coffee Cupping

Cuppings are free and open to the public. All levels of experience are welcome!

Coffee cupping is a practice in which coffee professionals taste coffees side by side and evaluate them based on categories like fragrance, aroma, flavor, mouthfeel and acidity.

Cupping can be used at any level of the seed-to-cup process; at origin on coffee farms to determine quality, at roasters to determine purchasing decisions or at coffee shops by baristas to evaluate ideal brew methods. In this way, people throughout the coffee industry can compare coffees in the exact same way.

Olive Oil Sampling

Zia Pia is a boutique importer specializing in fine, authentic regional Italian foods. Come and sample a variety of delicious aged olive oils from Italy.

Distillery Pairings

We are showing love to our local distilleries during this amazing pairing event! Find 6 local distilleries partnered with 6 businesses throughout the Market. Sample one of their unique liquors and get a complimentary appetizer, dessert, or drink. Enjoy live music and great food!

STOKE Wine Dinner

Come join us at Stoke Charlotte in partnership with Charlotte SHOUT as we celebrate Charlotte's 250th anniversary with great food and wine. Gather round our table for a multi-course meal crafted from meticulously sourced seasonal ingredients from Carolina farms and local partners paired with the perfect wines to complement each dish.

Mother's Day Sip and Shop

Mother's Day Sip & Shop features live music and 8 local small businesses with the perfect gift for your mother! The first 100 guests 21 and over will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Double Tap Takeover Hosted by Tank's Tap featuring Olde Hickory Brewery and HI-Wire Brewing. Crowned Sparrow Co. will be building custom 6 pack beer crates, must preregister through Crowned Sparrow Co. website or Facebook page.

FEAST- Soul of the South Uptown Tour

Sample and sip your way through Uptown Charlotte's best representations of the region and explore the influence of Southern heritage on Charlotte's cuisine, inspired by family recipes, fresh local produce, and modern twists on traditional fare. Savor local craft beers and enjoy wine pairings and blind tastings between strolls along city streets to see examples of Charlotte's past peeking through its modern façade. This food tour includes:

  • Specialties from six locally owned restaurants and other culinary establishments featuring local farms and artisans
  • Tastings of local craft beer and wine pairings
  • Enlightening blind tasting experience
  • Opportunities to interact with the key players at each restaurant and hear their stories about their businesses, personal journeys, and specialties
  • Introduction to Charlotte's history and landmarks, with a private tour of a 19th century Queen Anne home

Soul Food Sessions Dinner

Don't miss the ultimate culinary experience with James Beard Nominee Chef Greg Collier and the Soul Food Sessions team! Sweet potato-themed dinner Featuring Soul Food Sessions "Founding Five" & Guest Chefs Anika Rucker of Farenheit, Darryl Cooper of The Cooking Coop, Marlene Barber, Treasure Williams, Maria Elena Lundy

Mixologists Justin Hazelton & Jaquan Bowser

Champagne Reception w/ passed hors d'oeuvres from 6:30-7pm

Dinner at 7 pm

6 courses w/ 3 cocktail pairings

FEAST- Chef Driven Dining in Uptown Tour

Uptown Charlotte has a new rank of talented chefs and culinary artisans gaining national exposure. They have represented Charlotte around the region and across the country with participation in acclaimed Food + Wine festivals and James Beard Foundation events.

Experience first-hand how these chefs use masterful techniques and a bounty of high-quality ingredients provided by local farmers and international culinary artisans to create the flavors which define Charlotte's culinary culture. Explore the city's burgeoning craft beer industry, learn about wine and food pairing, and discover craft mixology with cocktails that mix new and traditional flavors. This food tour includes:

  • Chef's choice food items at five upscale Charlotte restaurants*
  • Tastings of local beer, wine pairing, and craft cocktail samples
  • Cooking demonstrations with chefs
  • Opportunities to interact with the key players at each restaurant and hear their stories about their businesses, personal journeys, and specialties
  • Introduction to Charlotte landmarks and their history
  • Chartered transportation for a portion of the tour
  • Uptown parking validation

*Note: Due to the chef-driven theme of this tour and the seasonal nature of ingredients, all food and beverage offerings are determined exclusively by each culinary team and are subject to change. As a result, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions (with the exception of non-drinkers) on this tour.