Charlotte is not lacking for food halls these days. One of the most recent entries is a bit different from most. Rather than a refurbished textile mill or other industrial building, Monarch Market is located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte at One Independence Center, on the corner of Trade and Tryon. Described by its developer, Crescent Communities, as "a culinary collective offering a diversity of food and culture to visitors, workers, and residents of Uptown Charlotte," Monarch Market features a dozen food vendors, including a number of Asian and Asian-inspired offerings.
“Monarch Market encapsulates the energy and vibrancy of Uptown while also pushing the envelope for food and beverage in our city,” said Sagar Rathie, Managing Director at Crescent Communities, upon the market's opening in November 2023.
Boasting a unique online ordering technology, Monarch Market allows guests to order from multiple food stalls on one tab, for both pick-up and delivery. To-go orders are picked up from dedicated hot and cold food storage lockers near the entrance.
“Monarch Market is an experience unlike any other in Charlotte, and really any we’ve seen in the U.S." says Akhtar Nawab, co-founder of Hospitality HQ. “We are extremely proud of the mix of local and national chefs and culinary brands we’ve brought together under one roof to create a first of its kind culinary destination in one of the fastest growing cities in the country,”
Asian food vendors include:
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is a New York-based franchise that offers traditional Chinese-style dumplings, as well as dumpling varieties that incorporate classic diner staples and sandwiches, such as Philly Cheesesteak and Chicken Parmesan.
Popular local Indian and Nepalese restuarant, Curry Gate just opened a new location at Monarch Market. It features traditional curry dishes, tandoori-style cooking, and fresh naan.
Chef Rocky Jokbengboon, who also operates the ramen restaurant Sosu on Central Ave. pays homage to his Lao heritage with Pha Khao, which features a variety of authentic Lao dishes.
Rooted in both Korean culture and Latta Arcade's Fujiyama’s origins, Seoul Good offers a variety of Korean-style street food, from “Kup-bap” (Korean rice dish) to “K-Dogs” (Korean corn dogs).
Sushi Art offers vibrant and exquisite flavors that celebrate the essence of Japanese culture through food. A diverse menu boasts made-to-order rolls and customizable poke bowls.
601 S Tryon St,
Charlotte, NC 28202
Check individual restaurant web sites.