7th Street Public Market
224 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC
Category: Kids & Family
Award: Best Place to Let Your Kid Wander and Sample Food in 2015, Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests in 2017
Year Won: 2015, 2017,
Pick: Editor's Pick
The fresh-from-the-orchard apples are in baskets on the floor. The cookies and cupcakes and cake pops and bon-bons (and cronuts, if you’re into that sort of thing) are in glass cases sometimes dotted with tiny handprints. Cheese? Cheddar, manchego, local goat’s milk, and 57 more are all displayed at the perfect height for a curious six-year-old to inspect. Samples abound. A train—a train, people!—runs right outside the giant windows. The children’s theater and library are in shouting distance. First and Fourth Ward families know the allure of 7th Street Public Market. Now you do, too.