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Charlotte StrEATs Festival 2023

April 15 @ 11:00 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm

Charlotte StrEATs Festival

April 15-16, 2023

Gateway Village
800 W. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Tickets: Saturday Tasting Tour ($85 plus) / Sunday (free with registration)

The second annual Charlotte StrEATs Festival celebrates the city’s culinary scene with a Tasting Tour on Saturday and free community event on Sunday at Gateway Village in uptown. The festival will feature an appearance from renown chef, cookbook author, and Food Network personality Alex Guarnashelli on Sunday with a special cooking demo. Guarnashelli will also be emceeing the “Neighborhood Cook-off,” which will pit local chefs in a head-to-head battle to win the title of StrEATs Neighborhood Champion.

Chef, cookbook author, and Food Network personality Alex Guarnashelli will conduct a special cooking demo and emcee the “Neighborhood Cook-off” on Sunday.

There are two types of tickets for Saturday’s StrEATs Tasting Tour:

The VIP Tasting Ticket (11 a.m – 3 p.m.) – $140: Includes early access to the StrEATs Tasting Tour, craft cocktails, a StrEATs recipe book, and a StrEATs canvas tote bag with goodies.

The General Admission Tasting Ticket (12 p.m. – 3 p.m.) – $85: Includes the StrEATs Tasting Tour with samples from over 20 restaurants and craft cocktails.

Charlotte StrEATs Festival 2022 at Gateway Village in uptown. Photo: Grant Baldwin

Restaurants participating in the StrEATs Tasting Tour on Saturday:

Uptown: Mariposa and Sea Level
South End: VANA and Chapter 6
West Charlotte: Biblio & Counter
East Charlotte: Letty’s on Shamrock / Manolo’s Bakery
SouthPark: Renaissance Pâtisserie / Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen
North Charlotte: Azucar Cuban Restaurant / Plant Joy
NoDa: Haberdish / The Artisan’s Palate
Dilworth: 300 East
Elizabeth: Customshop
Myers Park: The Jimmy
Plaza Midwood: Supperland / Cold Hearted Gelato
Belmont: Sweet Lew’s BBQ / Culture Shop

The free ticket to the Charlotte StrEATs Festival on Sunday gives you access to the artisan market, culinary vendors, cooking demonstrations, and food trucks.

Chef Bruce Moffett at Charlotte StrEATs Festival 2022 at Gateway Village. Photo: Grant Baldwin

Sunday Food Trucks:

Made From Scratch
Jon G’s Barbecue
Katsu Kart Sando Shop
Soul Gastrolounge Food Truck
Ve-Go Food Truck

Sunday Stage Schedule:

12:00 p.m. – Kristen Wile, Unpretentious Palate
12:05 p.m. – Chef Bruce Moffett
12:40 p.m. – StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off
1:40 p.m. – StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off
2:30 p.m. – Chef Alex Guarnaschelli
3:15 p.m. – StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off
4:10 p.m. – Chef Corey Jones
4:35 p.m. – Chef Chayil Johnson

Site map for Sunday’s Charlotte StrEATs Festival

Vendors: A Simple Squeeze, BizzyBee LLC, Cakeable Charlotte, Carolina Farm Trust, Chris Hood Art, Dulce Dreams Cafe, Ekologicall, Elaka Treats, Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Flows Grand, Honeybear Bake Shop, It’s Poppin! Gourmet Kettle Korn, Immigrant Culture, JF Chocolat, Juiiced Up Reesy, Luxe Pour Wine Essentials, Mano Bella Artisan Foods, Oh My Ganache, The Cheesecake Bar, Southern Spirits, Sun Raised Foods, Sweet Crunch Waffles, Tabañero, The Bulb Gallery, The Jugo Bar, The Patio Farmer, The Sweet Spoon Bakery, Thoughtful Baking Co, Title Belt Frozen Desserts, and Wutta Nut! Pecans

Sunday Cocktail Tasting Wristbands ($25): The wristband will allow you to taste craft cocktails created by top local mixologists. The ticket includes six tasting coins (each redeemable for one cocktail).


Southern Star: Stefan Huebner
Tito’s Handmade Vodka: Justin Hazelton
Knob Creek: Britt Clark
Conviction: Larry Suggs
Cathead Distillery: Winter Voss
Bear Fight: Azure Cassidy

Get tickets to Saturday’s Tasting Tour ($85 plus) and Sunday’s festival (free with registration) and check out the full schedule of events on Charlotte StrEATs official website.

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