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Unique Eats to Explore In and Around Cabarrus County

Jul 22, 2016 04:53PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

2 Gals Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Yelp.

You love food. Finding a great new spot with tasty appetizers is something you look forward to. However, it's not always so easy to travel to find the next great eatery. Luckily, there are so many local places in and around Cabarrus County that you can try, and your refined foodie palate is sure to approve. 

E-Noodles Asian Bistro Sushi & Martini Bar


360 Exchange St NW #110
Concord, NC 28027

"Fresh. Casual. Perfect." E-Noodles is a hybrid restaurant, mixing influences from across Asia to bring you delicious wholesome food. They strive to make their customers feel like family.

Stop by today to try their Dynamite Sushi Rolls, or their delicious Vietnamese Beef Rice Noodle Bowl. 

To learn more about their menu, you can visit their 
website or their Facebook page

Gianni's Trattoria

(704) 788-0595

16 Union Street South
Concord, NC 28025

Nestled in historic downtown Concord, North Carolina, Gianni's Trattoria was opened on the 4th of November 2008 by Proprietor Gianni and Executive Chef Heather Stadler.  It is their uncompromising vision to share the best of Italian palate with their neighbors, through a simple marriage using both local and imported ingredients all delivered with the hospitality of home. 

Visit Gianni's and be sure to try their classic chicken entree, Orecchiette di Gran Rustica, and don't miss out on their hand-tossed pizzas in their Pizza Loft

For more information about Gianni's and their menu, visit their website

Restaurant 46

(704) 250-4646

101 West Avenue
Kannapolis, NC 28081

Forty Six is the first of many restaurants to open at the North Carolina Research Campus. The unique name comes from the number of chromosomes in the human genome. Adorning the restaurant walls are scientific themed art coupled with numerous quotations from pioneers of science. The overall theme of Forty Six gets to the heart of why David H. Murdock decided to open a restaurant that would serve healthful food. Forty Six and its culinary team envisioned a start of a "culture of healthy food" not only for the employees of the NCRC, but for the people of Kannapolis and the surrounding areas.

Some of their tasty -- and healthy! -- dishes include their tasty Shrimp Ceviche  and their Chicken Caesar Pesto Wrap.

Learn more about Forty Six by visiting their website or their Facebook page

The Smoke Pit Restaurant

(704) 795-7573

796 Concord Parkway
Concord, NC 28027

In less than a year, the Smoke Pit has been named the best restaurant in Cabarrus County, with a customer base that exploded from a simple 30 people a day to 700 people a day since it opened its doors in December of 2014. Sourced from the butcher shop next door, prime cuts are smoked and served with essential southern sides like deviled egg potato salad. They are the number one restaurant on Yelp for Concord and have been named numerous times among the top things to do in the area. 

Classic dishes to consider include Hickory Smoked Jumbo Chicken Wings and the Pulled Pork Sandwich

To learn more, visit their website or their Facebook page

Murphy’s Kitchen & Tap


445 W Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Murphy’s Kitchen & Tap is a Pub and Restaurant celebrating the stories and success of Irish Immigrants in America, including their significant contributions to the history of our country. Located at 445 West Trade St, their setting is similar to that of a late 1800’s Manhattan “gunshot bar”.

Their menu features Irish influenced comfort food, 19th century craft cocktails, local craft beers, wines by the glass and bottle, along with traditional Irish and American favorites. Some notable plates to try is the Lamb Burger and the classic, Fish & Chips

Visit their website to learn more. 

2 Gals Kitchen

(704) 782-4257

80 Union St S
Concord, NC 28025

Belinda and Mary are the very happy owners of 2 Gals Kitchen. They  moved here from the west coast with the dream of having a gourmet sandwich shop where people could experience beautiful food, comfortable atmosphere and fun people. 2 Gals started out as a catering company and just recently jumped at the chance to start a small cafe. Belinda was trained as a chef in Carmel, California at a French cafe. Mary was trained by Belinda and also has a background in hospitality management as well as food service. They shared a dream of moving to Concord, NC to start 2 Gals and have seen that dream fulfilled.

Be sure to plan for it, they are only open for lunch, 11am-3pm, except for Fridays and Saturdays, where they open for dinner 6-9pm. 

For more information about 2 Gals, visit their 

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