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Scratch-Made Breakfast & Lunch at Sunflour Baking Company in Charlotte, NC

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Are you looking for a great place for breakfast or lunch in Cabarrus County? If you’ve never visited Sunflour Baking Company you are missing out. The flakiest most delicious breakfast pastries, sandwiches, cookies, and cupcakes are waiting for you at one of Sunflour’s five locations near Charlotte, NC and we think you’ll want to pop in and enjoy their delicious offerings. We spent a weekend in Cabarrus County and we so enjoyed our breakfast that we stopped in for lunch the next day.

Counter at Sunflour Baking Company

Our breakfast was courtesy of Explore Cabarrus County, our lunch was not. Thank you to Explore Cabarrus County for introducing us to what might be our new family-favorite restaurant!

Amazing coffee, a variety of indoor and outdoor seating, with scratch-made baked goods using local ingredients makes Sunflour Baking Company the perfect place for a relaxing family breakfast, lunch, brunch, or even just a snack.

Food from Sunflour Baking Company

Breakfast at Sunflour

Sunflour has hands down the most delicious pastries we’ve ever had. And, that’s really saying something because I have a sweet tooth that’s probably a little too big. My vanilla sweet roll was somehow light and flaky and soft at the same time with just the right amount of sweetness. Even my husband who isn’t big into sweets raved about the cinnamon rolls and the kids loved their selections, too. We also enjoyed breakfast sandwiches on homemade bread that was so good we knew had to head back to this place to try their lunch options. Which, we did.

Pastries at Sunflour Baking Company

Lunch

I didn’t get any photos of lunch. I’m sorry but I was too excited to bite into that bread again. We enjoyed BLTs and turkey avocado sandwiches for lunch. But you’ll also find a variety of paninis and other sandwiches on the menu, plus soups.

Sunflour Pastry Counter

Pastries and More at Sunflour

You’ll find kid favorites like cream-filled sprinkled cookies and cupcakes, as well as all sorts of muffins, rolls, and sweet and savory pastries at Sunflour. Everything is fresh and made from scratch. We really had trouble picking just one item and opted to split a few things to try a variety. It was a good way to go and highly recommended.

Sunflour Baking Company: Review

Since our initial visit to Sunflour Baking Company, we’ve returned whenever we’re in the area. We love the pastries and sandwiches and the friendly atmosphere.

My husband loves to get his breakfast sandwiches on Sunflour’s delicious cheddar biscuit. I love the Vanilla sugar roll- so light and flaky. The kids really enjoy the cinnamon rolls. Sunflour is a place where we’ve found great food and a good cup of coffee again and again.

Sunflour Baking Company exterior

Visit Sunflour Baking Company

Sunflour Baking Company locations:

Harrisburg Sunflour Baking location: 5040 NC-49, Harrisburg, NC
Dilworth Sunflour Baking location: 220 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth Sunflour Baking location: 2001 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
Ballantyne Sunflour Baking location: 14021 Conlan Circle, #B-9, Charlotte, NC
Noda Sunflour Baking location: 515 Jordan Place, Charlotte, NC

Things to Do in Charlotte, NC

Looking for more delicious options in Charlotte, NC? Check out our list of places to eat out on our Things to Do in Charlotte list.

25+ Farms Offer Sweet Strawberry Picking: Charlotte, NC (2024)

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Are you looking for farms where you can go strawberry picking? Charlotte, NC is full of local you-pick strawberry farms and there are even more just a short drive away. Our list includes farms large and small, and some even offer playgrounds and opportunities to interact with animals, enjoy an ice cream cone, or get a delicious lunch! Finishing off this piece you’ll find our tried and true parent tips for strawberry picking with kids. So make your plans to enjoy strawberry season!

Strawberry Picking: Charlotte, NC

Strawberry Farms Near Charlotte, NC

Kicking off this list: the closest strawberry picking to Charlotte, NC. The 14 farms below are 1 hour away or less from Charlotte.

The second half of this list has farms near Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC and Western North Carolina, jut a couple of hours away. Don’t skip those because they make the strawberry season last even longer. Columbia usually has strawberries earlier than we do, and the farms in Western North Carolina often have strawberries after our farms have finished their seasons.

Springs Farm, SC

Fort Mill, SC
This farm in For Mill offers both you-pick and pre-pick strawberries. You’ll want to watch their social media for updates on availability and hours they will be open for you-pick. In addition to strawberries, this farm offers a CSA program and a market that carries produce, jarred items, fresh-made ice cream, slushies, glass bottled soda and more.

1010 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill, SC
Springs Farm Website
Springs Farm Instagram
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 25 minutes

Wise Acres Organic

Indian Trail, NC: 4701 Hartis Road
If you’re looking to pick your own organic strawberries, Wise Acres in Indian Trail, NC is the place to visit. They are a certified organic farm with u-pick strawberries in the spring by reservation only. That means you do have to plan ahead to visit this farm. However, if you just want to pick up some pre-picked berries you can do that without a reservation at The Green House store beside the farm. They also carry ice cream, snacks, local items, Wise Acres flowers, and sometimes even a food truck. You really could spend a whole afternoon at this farm!

U-pick strawberry reservations will open up very early April as plants get closer to producing berries, the farm typically opens for picking in mid-April.

4701 Hartis Road, Indian Trail, NC
Wise Acres Website
Wise Acres Instagram
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 30 minutes

Lineberger’s Farm

Dallas, NC
Lineberger’s Farm in Dallas, NC is gearing up for strawberries. They’ll be offering strawberries April through June. Similar to other farms you’ll want to follow social media for picking availability. In addition to picking they also have a playground and chicken coop on site for kids to enjoy. There’s also a farm store where you can buy pre-picked produce, jams, jellies, and snacks.

906 Dallas Stanley Highway, Dallas, NC
Linberger’s Website
Linberger’s Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 30 minutes

Hunter Farm

Weddington, NC
The Hunter Farm is a family-run farm in Weddington, North Carolina. In the spring they offer strawberry picking and fun wagon rides to their animal barn. You’ll want to stay tuned to their Facebook page for official opening information, but currently, they are targeting mid-April 2024 to open for the spring season! They will open reservation slots for picking, and sometimes they have professional photo sessions, food trucks, and more.

13624 Providence Road, Weddington, NC
Hunter Farm Website
Hunter Farm Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 30 minutes

Deer Run Farm of Midland

Midland, NC
Deer Run Farm plans to open for u-pick strawberries in the second week of April in 2024. One of the totally awesome things about this farm is that have 4 rows of strawberries that are wheelchair accessible! Check their Facebook page in April for more information on picking.

 4664 Hwy 24 27 E Midland, NC (new location for picking in 2024!!)
Deer Run Farm Website
Deer Run Farm
Distance from Charlotte, NC: about 35 minutes

Carrigan Farms

Mooresville, NC
Strawberry picking is available at Carrigan Farms towards the end of April. In addition to strawberries, Carrigan Farms offers swimming in their quarry beginning in May. If you want to know about swimming there, check out our review of The Quarry at Carrigan Farms.

1261 Oakridge Farm Highway, Mooresville, NC
Strawberries at Carrigan Farms Website
Carrigan Farms Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 40 minutes

The Ivy Place

Lancaster, SC
The Ivy Place offers both you-pick and pre-picked strawberries. They are open for the 2024 season! They also offer blackberries and blueberries later in the season, plus tomatoes, zucchini, and other produce in the summer.

8603 Van Wyck Road, Lancaster, SC
The Ivy Place Website
The Ivey Place Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 40 minutes

Hall Family Farm

Lancaster, SC
The Hall Family Farm offers u-pick strawberries- no reservation required and no admission fee. Follow their social media page for availability, but they are open for the 2024 season! Don’t miss visiting with the pigs, goats, and chickens, and pick up something yummy to eat at the bakery. Kids can play at a variety of play areas including two ropes courses! Pay per activity.

445 W Rebound Road, Lancaster, SC
Hall Family Farm Website
Hall Family Farm Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 40 minutes

Patterson Farm

Mount Ulla, NC
Patterson Farm is more than a strawberry-picking destination. They also offer a barn with animals and a playground area with admission, plus a farm store with pre-picked strawberries, kettle corn, and ice cream. There is no admission fee to access the store. You can access both the strawberry fields and the play area and barn with a single admission fee of $11 (paid online or $13 paid at the gate) per person. Tickets for only the strawberry field are just $1 when purchased in advance. Tickets for just the playspaces are also available. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance, as access to the strawberry fields at the gate depends on availability.

10390 Caldwell Road, Mt Ulla, NC
Patterson Farm Spring Strawberries Website
Patterson Farm Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 45 minutes

Beaver Farms

Statesville, NC
Pick strawberries at this mountain farm with no admission fee and no reservations required. They also have pre-picked berries for sale. They plan to open for 2024 strawberry picking at the end of April, 2024. Follow them on facebook for opening dates.

270 Beaver Farm Road, Statesville, NC
Beaver Farms Website
Beaver Farms Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 45 minutes

Bush-N-Vine

York, SC
A York, SC favorite, picking strawberries at Bush-N-Vine is a tradition for lots of Charlotte area families. They opened April 4th, 2024 for the strawberry picking season. No reservations are needed but you’ll want to follow their website and social media for field conditions and availability. In addition to strawberry picking, Bush-N-Vine has picnic areas and a Farm Cafe with ice cream, hot dogs, doughnuts, and lots more yummy options. They also offer additional fruits and vegetables for sale.

You can read more about our visit to Bush-N-Wine in our Guide to York County Things to Do.

1650 Filbert Highway, York, SC
Bush-N-Vine Website
Busn-N-Vine Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 50 minutes

Bush N Vine orchard in York, South Carolina

Black’s Peaches

York, SC
Strawberry picking starts mid-April at Black’s Peaches. You can expect it to run through mid-June and then peach picking starts! Black’s Peaches also offers a weekly produce basket, farm store, cafe, and bakery.

1800 Black Highway, York, SC
Black’s Peaches Website
Black’s Peaches Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 50 minutes

Cody Strawberry Farm

Ridgefield, NC
2024 Strawberries are ripening at Cody Strawberry Farm, they anticipate opening for u-pick strawberries as the weather warms and the fruit ripens. This family farms grows lots of different produce and typically offers u-pick strawberries in the spring.

44052 Pauls Crossing Road, Ridgefield, NC
Cody Strawberry Farm Website
Cody Strawberry Farm Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: 55 minutes

Cotton Hills Farm

Chester, SC
Cotton Hils Farm (The Market At Lowry’s) plans to open April 5th, 2024. U-pick is open as available throughout the season. In the summer you can also pick peaches at Cotton Hills. Their store has jar items and local produce, which you can also pick up at one of their two stand locations.

2575 Lowrys Highway, Lowrys, SC
Cotton Hills Farm Website
Cotton Hills Farm Facebook
Distance from Charlotte, NC: Just under 1 hour

Cottle Strawberry Farm

Looking for more places to pick strawberries? 20 More Farms

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Discover 20+ more places to pick strawberries within a couple of hours from Charlotte!

Make strawberry season even longer! The season starts a bit earlier in Columbia, then use the Greenville list to find Western North Carolina strawberry patches picking later in the season.

We love the wheelchair-accessible strawberry picking at Lush Acres Farm in Clinton, SC. It’s about 2 hours from Charlotte, but so worth it for this unique option. They also have animals to visit and kids’ activities like a jumping pillow! Check out our full Kidding Around Review of Lush Acres Farm from our recent visit.

Accessible strawberry picking at Lush Acres Farm in Clinton, SC

6 Parent Tips for Picking Your Own Strawberries

Bringing the kids strawberry picking? We’ve done that A LOT. Learn from our experience in strawberry fields and patches with these tips to help you have the most fun with your kiddos!

Strawberry Picking Tip #1: There is little shade in a strawberry patch. To avoid the heat, pick in the early morning or early evening if possible. Be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat and don’t forget water bottles!

Strawberry Picking Tip #2: Some farms do not have restrooms and others may have just a port-a-potty. Use the restroom before you leave the house, and if you’re driving a good distance to the farm, consider a stop at a restroom stop before you arrive.

Strawberry Picking Tip #3: Sandals are cute for photos, but they are not a good choice when picking strawberries. You may find mud, fire ant hills and other insects. Wear closed-toed shoes or even rain boots. You may even want to toss in a plastic bag for dirty shoes so you don’t get mud all over the car.

Strawberry Picking Tip #4: Talk to the kids before you arrive about farm rules such as not stepping on plants and only picking what you plan to keep.

Strawberry Picking Tip #5: Call ahead. Picking is VERY dependent on field conditions, weather, how many visitors the farm hosted the day before, etc. Calling ahead is the best way to ensure you will be able to pick when ou arrive. Also follow the farm’s social media pages for updates.

Strawberry Picking Tip #6: Save your gallon baskets year to year. Most patches ask that you only use approved gallon baskets or buckets. Some farms will provide them for free, others will ask you to purchase the baskets. Usually you can reuse baskets from year to year from local patches and save a few dollars. Plan on spending a little extra money on purchasing approved baskets if you don’t already own some.


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Cherub’s Cafe: A special cafe in Belmont, NC

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Have you visited Cherub’s Cafe in Belmont, NC? They offer a lot more than their large menu of delicious sandwiches and salads. Eating here and supporting this cafe is special because this cafe is a product of Holy Angels and their mission to provide meaningful employment to those with differing abilities. Read on to find out what that means and about their delicious menu offerings.

Cherub's Cafe in Belmont, NC

Cherub’s Cafe Menu

Do you have a favorite sandwich? You’ll probably find it on the menu at Cherub’s. They offer a large variety of sandwich favorites, plus wraps, salads, and even breakfast sandwiches.

We enjoyed the avocado BLT, a huge club sandwich, greek salad, and grilled cheese!

View the full Cherub’s Cafe menu.

What is Holy Angels?

Cherub’s Cafe is run by Holy Angels, who as a mission seek to provide opportunities for the differently abled. Holy Angels offers a residential program, medical services, therapy, treatment, recreational groups, and lots more including vocational opportunities. They also operate the cotton candy shop next door and Bliss Gallery which is a local art gallery.

The mission behind Cherub’s, and these other Belmont businesses is to provide meaningful employment opportunities for differently-abled people. When you purchase breakfast or lunch at Cherub’s you’re supporting these programs and mission!

Cherub's Cafe

Our Visit to Cherub’s Cafe

We visited Cherub’s Cafe for a late lunch after spending the morning at the National Whitewater Center in nearby Charlotte. It was the perfect relaxed spot to enjoy lunch as a family.

Not only was lunch tasty but the service was wonderful and the employees were all cheerful. There is just something contagious about happy people, you know? We left recharged with full stomachs and smiles on our faces.

Cherub’s Cafe
23 North Main Street
Belmont, NC

Outside of Cherub's Cafe

If you’re in the area, don’t miss Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park. It’s just a few minutes’ drive from Cherub’s Cafe and is a great place to bring the kids to run off some energy, enjoy the river, and a walk!

10 Best Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte, NC

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In need of one of The Queen City’s perfect date night restaurants? Charlotte, NC knows how to create ambiance and a romantic atmosphere for couples through exceptional dining experiences. These 10 romantic restaurants in Charlotte, NC are certain to make date night even more special. These restaurants are perfect for a night out, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion with your loved one. We have collected fine dining establishments in addition to some affordable options, so you can fit a date night into your budget!

Date night restaurants near Charlotte, North Carolina

Best Fine-Dining, Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte, NC

For any special occasion, finding the perfect restaurant that is luxurious and offers a unique experience is top of the list. These fine-dining date night restaurants in Charlotte, NC will make for the perfect night along with a wonderful memory.

The Fig Tree Restaurant

$$$
1601 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
Reservations

The Fig Tree is the epitome of fine dining and romance. With an expansive wine list and main course meals like Veal Osso Buco and Pekin Duck Breast over Creamy Pumpkin Polenta, you will be dazzled by the restaurant’s curated menu. The atmosphere is cozy and warm, a perfect setting for a romantic evening.

Peppervine

$$$
4620 Piedmont Row Drive Suite 170B, Charlotte, NC 
Reservations

If you are looking for a restaurant with a wow factor, then Peppervine is the place. With locally sourced ingredients, craft cocktails, and a large selection of worldly wines, you are certain to impress your date. The restaurant is known for its small plates shares with items like Thai Pork Spare Ribs and Spanish Octopus, or you can indulge in a large plate option of items like Lamb Pappardelle. Just, save room for dessert!

Stagioni

$$$
715 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC
Reservations

There is nothing quite like Italian food, it originates from one of the most romantic countries in the world! Stagioni is highly recommended and with modern Italian options like Truffle Tagliatelle, Duck Confett Gnocchi, and Spicy Braised Lamb Cavatelli, it’s easy to see why. Plus, you can order to go if you want to bring the delicious menu back to the coziness of your own home. However, it’s hard to pass on the supreme romantic ambiance and vibes of dining at Stagioni.

McNinche House

$$$$
511 North Church Street, Charlotte, NC
Reservations

Wanting to go a little more luxury? Then McNinche House is the ultimate fine dining experience. With three, four, and five-course dining options, you will spend the evening feeling the sparks fly between you and your partner while enjoying some of the best food you’ll ever have. If you’re already going all out, we recommend the 5 Course Chef’s Tasting, because Chef knows best! The restaurant is inside a Victorian house in the Fourth Ward, so dining is set up in various rooms with variations in decor and ambiance, all of which are stunningly romantic.

More Affordable: Best Date Night Restaurants: Charlotte, North Carolina

Date night doesn’t always have to be some extravagant experience. Sometimes it’s more about quality time with someone you love. These restaurants are perfect for a laid-back, low-key date night with good food, great drinks, and lots of love!

Alexander Michaels

$$
401 West 9th Street, Charlotte, NC
No Reservations Accepted

In need of a date night restaurant that is a little more affordable, but also has pub vibes? Alexander Michaels is loved by Charlotte locals, and with a relaxed vibe and warm lighting, it would make a great low key first-date option.

Customshop

$$ – $$$
1601 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Reservations

With handcrafted cocktails, pasta dishes like Blue Crab Ravioli and Beef Tartare, and small plate options to share, Customshop is a wonderful option for a date night spot. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing high-quality local goods from farms and purveyors, giving a regional touch to the menu. Plus, it was voted one of Charlotte Magazine’s Top 50 restaurants.

Gibson Mill Market in Concord

$-$$
325 McGill Avenue NW, Concord, NC
No Reservations Required

Just a short drive north of Charlotte, you’ll find Gibson Mill Market. Date night here would be casual and fun! You can grab a brew from one of the 3 breweries, dine at one of many food hall-style restaurants inside the mill, and then head downstairs to play board games together at Luck Factory Games. There is also an escape room called The Valcarol Missions. Sounds like the perfect date night to me!

Gibson Mill and Market in Concord, North Carolina

The Market at Gibson Mill makes for the perfect laid-back date night!

Kindred

$$-$$$
131 North Main Street, Davidson, NC
Reservations

Looking for someplace fresh and farm-to-table? Kindred regularly changes its menu, so you can enjoy a date here with your significant other regularly and still have a new and unique dining experience. The restaurant is in the Davidson College area, with laid-back vibes to match.

Dilworth Tasting Room

$$
300 East Tremont Avenue, Charlotte, NC 
Southpark Location: 4905 Ashley Park Lane, Charlotte, NC

Date night wouldn’t be complete without some handcrafted cocktails! Dilworth Tasting Room takes crafting cocktails seriously, and you’ll find gorgeous drinks, delicious wine, and a complimentary menu that will elevate date night to spectacular. Plus, they have special nights you can enjoy throughout the week with wine flights, jazz music, and ½ off-wine deals. 

300 East

$$
300 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Reservations

Nothing says charming quite like a restaurant located inside a renovated house. 300 East has a quirky charm to it and serves sharable plates, salads and sandwiches, and entrees like Bronzed Sesame Salmon and Grilled Gorgonzola Cream Filet. They also have some tasty-looking cocktails too.


Gibson Mill in Concord, NC Has Delicious Dining & Unique Vintage Shopping All in One Place

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Have you experienced Gibson Mill? Concord, NC is no stranger to exciting shopping and dining, but Gibson Mill has all of that in one unique place, a refurbished textile mill! Learn about what dining options are available and more about the antique vendors, breweries, and entertainment you will encounter when visiting this wonderful gem in Concord, NC.

Gibson Mill and Market in Concord, North Carolina

We visited Gibson Mill to grab lunch at the market and were blown away by all of the vintage items at the antique depot and other things to do, including an escape room, breweries, and an ax-throwing venue.

Special thank you to Explore Cabbarus for recommending Gibson Mill as a dining option and putting together an excellent guide to the mill while we were visiting Concord, NC!

Breweries & Restaurants at The Market at Gibson Mill: Concord, NC

From pizza, burgers, and tacos to ice cream and even a board game cafe, Gibson Mill Market has a little bit of everything for diners looking for a meal. You can even grab a coffee and a beer here! Our family tried out Taco Street and loved their El Cabon and Calabonzitas tacos, which were fresh and had a delicious sauce to top it off. 

Plus, the food hall has both indoor and outdoor seating, so you can head outside on a nice day, or hang out inside when the weather isn’t so great. Indoor seating is cafeteria style, so your family can grab whatever you want from the vendor that looks the most appetizing, and meet up at a table in the center of the food hall. We’ve listed out each restaurant with a little about what they offer, so you can place your next visit with ease.

Dining Options

We tried out Taco Street when we visited Gibson Mill and were not disappointed. They have trompo tacos, Birria tacos, and a variety of other tacos to choose from. They also have specialty drinks that pair well with Latin-inspired foods!

Barco’s Sports and Seafood offers a relaxed vibe, snacks, steamers, salads, and boat rolls. A lot of their menu features seafood and they have a couple of kid-friendly options, including hand-breaded chicken tenders.

Craving a scoop or two of ice cream? Churn Buddies has several options that you can pick from their case of ice creams. They also have sundaes, yum!

Cara’s Cookie Co has a yummy selection of cookies, cookie push pops, and cookie cakes that look delectable. They take custom orders and also offer birthday party packages.

Need a pick-me-up? Defined Coffee has brewed coffee, craft lattes, espresso, seasonal drinks, and tea. They even have kid’s hot chocolate and kid’s steamers.

Johnny Roger’s has BBQ and burgers, so this would be an excellent option if you are looking for American cuisine.

Looking for a fresh, delicious slice of pizza? Livy’s Neapolitan Pizzeria has a lot of savory options, including Margherita, Siciliana, and several other specialty pizzas along with the traditional cheese pizza.

Drinks & Breweries at the Gibson Mill Market

Right as you walk into the Gibson Mill Market, you’ll find The Market Bar. They have a large selection of draft cocktails, hand-crafted cocktails, beer, and wine to choose from.

High Branch Brewery is located on the bottom level of the market. It is a family-owned brewery with drinks, food, and space for special events!

Cabarrus Brewing Co. is where to be when looking for a great time. They have lots of special events, and an expansive outdoor seating area perfect for warmer weather. They consider themselves a “brewpub” with lots of delicious food available as well. The pig fries are calling my name!

Though technically not a brewery, Luck Factory Games has a decent selection of craft draft beer and canned beer for sale, along with a light snacks menu. This place is excellent because you can grab a drink and play some board games for a few hours.


Antique Mall: The Depot at Gibson Mill in Concord, NC

My daughter and I were immediately blown away when we walked into the doors of the antique mall. And it’s easy to see why this antique mall is considered the largest in the Southeast.  There is cool stuff everywhere! The Depot is home to over 750 vendors that take over the 88,000-square-foot sales floor. 

Everything is organized, clean, and purposely placed so that you can walk down the long aisle and browse, yet captures the “more is more” vibe of maximalism design. We visited during the Christmas season, so there were tons of vintage decorations, ornaments, and classic toys that caught our eye. My daughter was particularly drawn to a set of midcentury green glass reflector ornaments that screamed retro. I couldn’t be more proud of her design choices! 

You will find furniture, home goods, unique decor, art, and homemade goods, so you can easily spend hours here enjoying looking at all the neat stuff and finding pieces to curate every room in your home with your unique style. Another great furniture of the way the depot is set up is that it easily accommodates strollers, so you can lug along your toddler without having to worry about wandering hands. 

The Depot is open from Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm.


Entertainment and Things to Do at Gibson Mill

Though the food hall or the antique mall may be what draws you into Gibson Mill, they also have some other resident businesses that are fantastic! So, grab a bite to eat then head out to enjoy one of these resident entertainment venues.

If you have never tried ax throwing, you’re in for a thrill. Iron Ax Society at Gibson Mill has ax throwing starting at $26 per person per hour. One great thing is that when you play longer, you pay less. They offer group pricing if you want to take a group of 7 or more.

Looking for a mystery to solve or a way to show off to your boss? Then The Valcarol Missions Escape Room is where you should go for your next date night, family night, or team-building event. They have three escape room missions to choose from, along with a game show-style time travel mission that looks awesome! We recommend booking online so you don’t show up and have to wait.

Luck Factory Games is more than just a place to kick back, relax, and enjoy some friendly competition with your friends while you demolish them at your favorite board game. They also have snacks and beer to purchase, so you can enjoy game night with your friends. They do require reservations Tuesday through Sunday for larger groups planning to play (please reserve five days before!).

What’s your favorite thing to do at Gibson Mill: Concord, NC?

Gibson Mill
325 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC 28027
704.787.9351

Grab A Sweet Treat From OMG Donuts in Concord, NC

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If you haven’t visited OMG Donuts in Concord, NC, then what are you waiting for? We visited for breakfast and knew we were in the right place when we saw how happy customers were going in and leaving the bakery. Find out why we highly recommend OMG Donuts & Bakery the next time you want a sweet dessert or breakfast treat.

OMG Donuts & Bakery in Concord, North Carolina

Special thanks to Explore Cabarrus for their excellent recommendation to visit OMG Donuts & Bakery during our visit to Concord, North Carolina!

Only the Best at OMG Donuts: Concord NC

When you walk into OMG, you are instantly drawn to the glass display cases of donuts, pastries, and fritters. And it smells divine! My kids literally ran to the case to look inside and were giddy with excitement trying to figure out what they wanted.

We were quickly helped by staff, who were super friendly and answered all our questions before we decided to settle on a variety pack of donuts. This way, we could all try a little of each other’s donuts. The donuts themselves are pretty large, bigger than the donuts you would get from Krispy Kreme, which is always a plus. You can choose to get a few to share with your friends or family or enjoy them yourself (we aren’t judging).

Case of donuts and pastries at OMG Donuts & Bakery in Concord, North Carolina

The shop prides itself on offering handcrafted and yeast-raised donuts. This makes the dough soft and easy to pull apart, not gummy like some chain donut establishments. They top each one with special toppings, including strawberry sprinkles and strawberry cheesecake, both of which were my favorite.

They have other toppings like chocolate Oreo, chocolate M&M’s, and the traditional glazed along with a lot of other flavors to choose from. I spotted a maple bacon one that I will give a try another time. We didn’t get to try the apple fritters, but from the reviews I have read, they would be worth a try! Keep an eye out for their seasonal flavors each season, because their menu is always adding new things.

Are you ready for a delicious treat from OMG Donuts & Bakery?

OMG Donuts & Bakery
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 6:30 am – 4:30 pm
10005 Weddington Road Ext, Concord, NC
980.819.5804



15+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap): Charlotte, NC

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Are you looking for Kids Eat Free deals in Charlotte? We have got you covered! This list of Charlotte-area restaurants offers free or discounted kid’s meal deals on various days of the week, so you won’t have to cook dinner! 

Kids Eat Free Charlotte, NC

Note: Restaurants frequently alter their promotions and many of these restaurants have multiple locations. We encourage you to check with the location you are visiting beforehand to confirm that the promotional deal is still active.

Quick Links for Charlotte, NC Kids Eat Free deals on the specific day you are looking for!

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