All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Bean Vegan Cuisine

Map3001 E. Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Food


It can be a little tricky to get to, but if you’re looking for a solid lineup of vegan dishes, Bean is the best new option. From the restaurant’s take on fried pickles (served with vegan ranch dressing) and veggie burgers (don’t miss the jalapeño cheddar burger, topped with vegan cheddar and fried jalapeño chips), to home cooking standards like “meatloaf” and mashed potatoes, there’s plenty to like here—and you can order full sizes of the house-made vegan desserts.


Best New Restaurant For The Veggie Lover

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2013
Pick: Editor's Pick
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