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Eating out can always be a challenge, whether it is figuring out what the menu should be, trying out new cuisines or even being unable to decide on one specific spot to eat within a group. So here is a guide to some fantastic places to try out to diversify cuisines. 

La Belle Helene (Uptown)

A classy breakfast stop to try can be La Belle Helene. Craving a brunch but still want to keep it classy and dress up with friends? It is perfect for a delicious French brunch. The menu is steeped in classic French culinary tradition with a local twist. 

Midnight Diner (Moorehead)

The Midnight Diner is a casual and fun spot to try for an excellent breakfast. The diner's retro interior is like going back to the 1970s. Menu items include classic scrambled eggs with a biscuit and bacon or a stack of the diner's best-selling waffles and pancakes with various toppings. They are also known for their milkshakes. 

RH Rooftop (SouthPark)

A classy lunch at RH Rooftop is a fantastic experience to try out. This rooftop restaurant has the perfect mix of classy but also feels fancy. The ambiance is stunning, with hanging chandeliers and plenty of greenery. Enjoy various items from the menu, like truffle fries, smoked salmon, Caesar salads or a sandwich. It is an excellent place for dressing up as well. 

Benny Pennello's (NODA)

A casual spot for lunch is Benny Panellos. The pizzas here are much bigger than the plate they come in. This pizza joint is laid back, with handmade art on the walls, kind workers being the register and indoor picnic tables to eat on. Choose from a variety of different toppings or just cheese and enjoy the giant pizzas.

The Gallery Restaurant (Ballantyne)

The Gallery Restaurant in Charlotte is great for a classy dinner with feel-good and healthy options. Inside the luxurious Ballantyne Hotel, it offers a dining experience with private rooms. This restaurant is vegan and seafood friendly and has an array of meat options. 

Bulgogi Box (Uptown)

The Korean restaurant Bulgogi Box is a semi-casual yet affordable dinner option. Its authentic menu has many different Korean items, including bim bim bowls, kimbap and kimchi fried rice. They even serve Korean-style corn dogs which have become popular on TikTok.

Crave Dessert Bar (Uptown)

A casual dessert spot can be Crave Dessert Bar, with various dessert items. The restaurant has a cozy ambiance and an array of different relaxing areas. The dessert options are tiramisu, crème brulée, churros and even pineapple mojitos. 

Boba Baba (Uptown)

Boba Baba is a casual bubble tea shop with a Hispanic twist. The tea is made in-house daily with flavors such as matcha, Thai, black and oolong available. Boba Baba also offers specialized drinks such as Horchata (matcha and Horchata mixed) and Black Sesame Latte, which set it apart from other spots. It is an excellent spot to get some work done or hang out with friends.