Arguably the most important thing about moving to a new city is the food. If food is as big of a priority to you as it is to us, read on for five of the best restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Price’s Chicken Coop

Fried chicken, french fries, and ketchup on a rectangular wooden plate

Everybody loves a good piece of Price’s fried chicken. In fact, Price’s fried chicken has been described as the queen restaurant of The Queen City. They also serve fish and shrimp dishes. Every dish comes with a classic combination: fries, coleslaw, and a roll. If you’re in need of some comfort food, this is the best place to go.

Cowfish

We all have that one friend who hates sushi. If you don’t have that one friend, then you are that one friend. Surprisingly, Cowfish is a restaurant that serves both fried American-style foods and sushi, side by side. You can even get fusion of a burger and sushi! They serve a dish called the Deliverance Roll, made of pulled pork, onion and barbecue sauce. It comes wrapped in soy paper and potato strings, flashed fried, and topped with bacon coleslaw and chives.

Good Food on Montford

To get a good food picture for your next Insta post, Good Food on Montford is the place to go. The dishes are artsy, beautiful and delicious. The meat-stuffed steamed buns and the wild mushroom ravioli for vegetarians are our two favorite dishes! This restaurant’s menu features dishes from around the world. They serve everything from farmhouse food to Moroccan spiced sausage.

Quinoa stuffed avocado on white plateViva Chicken

Get a taste of Peru when you try any number of delicious chicken dishes at this restaurant. Do not let the name fool you, though. Viva Chicken has plenty of vegetarian options as well, including our favorite: quinoa stuffed avocados. Additionally, they have plenty of Peruvian beverages, smoothies and sweets.

Bang Bang BurgersWoman holding half-eaten hamburger

This is not your average burger joint. In fact, Bang Bang Burgers’ menu features a variety of unique takes on the traditional burger including the Gangnam Style Burger. This sandwich features Korean style pork belly, thinly sliced, with cilantro onion slaw, soy vinaigrette, and a special mayo.

By Martha Kendall Custard