Dilworth is my favorite neighborhood in Charlotte. It’s the perfect combination of quaint neighborhood and fun hangout with lots of cool restaurants and shops. When The People’s Market Dilworth opened up, it was the metaphorical icing on the cake.
Located on the corner next to the Starbucks and diagonal from Brixx Pizza on East Boulevard, you can’t help but notice the bright, airy space. It’s coffee shop meets grocery store meets corner café- literally something for everyone here. Yellow accents and art decorate the walls and you can get your Charlotte Coffee Co. brew of the day in a signature yellow mug. Plus, the roasts are all named after iconic Charlotte landmarks like Freedom Park or the 704 area code. So cool right?! The baristas are all super sweet and personable, I’ve had a lot of great conversations with them.
You’ll often find me set up and working on the counter overlooking the entire shop. It’s a great space to set up and get a lot of work done while listening to great music. Every time I’ve gone, the music has been fire. Also keep your eyes peeled for artwork and a mural by Mike Wirth, who is a talented local artist and Queens professor! There’s local beer, wine, and kombucha in the refrigerators, as well as Two Scoops ice cream and Move That Dough Baking Co. vegan donuts in the case. My go-to on the menu is the steak and egg sandwich with savory tomato jam on brioche with an Updog Kombucha. Good. Lawd.
I also love how People’s Market is always coming in clutch- open from 7am to 11pm. Pro tip: coffee happy hour is from 7am-9am every morning. $1 for local coffee? That’s dope.
So whether you want to chill with friends over a beermosa at their bar, or sit in a booth and study, or even grab some brewskis on the way home for work, The People’s Market Dilworth is the place to go.