By Kaitlin Roberts

You don’t have to cook a single veggie to support local farms around Lake Norman. Check out these farm-to-table dining options when you’re looking for your next bite.

 

La Campania Café & Trattoria 

La Campania features authentic Italian cuisine. Its meat and veal is from Mills Family Farms in Mooresville. La Campania also sources local foods and produce whenever possible.

416 S. Main St.

Davidson, NC 28036

704-987-5111

www.campaniacafe.com

 

Restaurant X

A casual bistro with menu items ranging from Asian-inspired dishes to classic shrimp and grits. Restaurant X features sausage from Grateful Growers Farm in some of their dishes. 

408 S Main St

Davidson, NC 28036

704-892-9369

www.restaurantx-davidson.com

 

Root Down

Going to Root Down can be a bit of a chase – they’re on wheels! This food truck features “a spin on comfort food.” With everything from mac and cheese to creole courtbouillion, there’s plenty of opportunity to try out a new creation or stick with an old favorite.

You can contact Root Down to track down the truck or schedule a private event.

704-881-3819

www.rootdownfoodcart.com

 

The Bradford Store

A visit to The Bradford Store is like going back in time. Porch swing, homemade soaps, antique furniture and plenty of sustainable food from off the Bradford Farm and other farms in the area. Pick up some groceries or grab a snack; you won’t be disappointed. 

15915 Davidson-Concord Road

Huntersville, NC 28078

704-439-4303

www.thebradfordstore.com   

 

Choplin’s Restaurant

With southern soul food in a upscale atmosphere, Choplin’s sources seafood from Charleston and partners with local farms and businesses when possible. Choplin’s uses fair trade coffee and profits from coffee sales go to support the families of the growers.

19700 One Norman Blvd. Suite C

Cornelius, NC 28031

704-892-4800

https://sites.google.com/site/choplinsrestaurant/

 

King of Pops

And when you’re ready for dessert, try King of Pops. Using fruit from local farms, King of Pops sells refreshing popsicles off the cart. Check out the King of Pops Facebook page or charlotte.kingofpops.net for cart locations. King of Pops is also a new vendor at the Davidson Farmers Market this spring.