A few weeks ago, I went down to Charlotte to visit my sister and her temporary roommate, former ATOB intern/my brother. On Saturday we went down to Clemson to watch a football game, so we had to make Sunday count in the brunch realm. We picked out a sweet spot, which ended up being closed. Just like Richmond, though, Charlotte has seemingly countless options. My sister told us about an indoor market with a variety of food options, which we knew we could all agree on.
We headed over to the train tracks to enjoy a meal at 7th Street Public Market, which I didn't realize I have been to until we got in there. While I had never eaten there, I definitely wasted some time wandering around when I was trying to kill time once while my sister worked. Against my better judgement, I hardly wandered when we got in there. Louanne had sold me on the market for the crepes, and by golly, did I really want crepes.
Hazlenuts Creperie had no line, which caused me slight anxiety since I didn't quite know what I wanted. I really wanted a sweet crepe, but I thought it would be more creative if I got a savory crepe as they were more unique. After a lot of deliberation, I went with the Undo Your Thai, which featured chicken, cheese, mushrooms, nuts and peanut vinaigrette.
Once I ordered, I wandered over to the coffee station, where everyone was. The line was enormous. While I needed coffee/any beverage, I couldn't be bothered to wait in that line. My brother and I met back up and loitered until we were able to grab a table. Shortly, his burrito arrived, which he got from a different station.
I told him to start eating without me, and soon my beeper went off for me to go get my crepe. It looks so savory and so delicious I couldn't wait to try it. The crepe was delicate and light, and the fillings were a good medley of flavor. I wish I lived closer because I have a long list of crepes I'd like to try. They have a goat cheese and berry one that sounds awesome, a buffalo chicken one (duh, I want that), and an egg breakfast one that sounded awesome.
My sister, who is greatly restricted on food choices since she is gluten-free, went with a fancy fruit and granola bar. It was absolutely GORGEOUS and fresh. Louanne said it tasted delicious, but a few hours later she was hungry again.
After we ate, we went for a stroll around the market, which was quaint. I tasted a bit of olive oil and gawked at some other food stalls and digested my food.
I'm sure this isn't news for people in Charlotte, but 7th Street Public Market is a great place to head for Sunday brunch or just to wander around the market.