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The 8 Best Spicy Foods in Charlotte

Published On 08/19/2015 Published On 08/19/2015
Cristina Wilson/Thrillist
Cristina Wilson/Thrillist
Cristina Wilson/Thrillist
Cristina Wilson/Thrillist
Cristina Wilson/Thrillist
Cristina Wilson/Thrillist
Cristina Wilson/Thrillist
Cristina Wilson/Thrillist
Courtesy of Grant Baldwin
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1. Deejai Thai 613 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207

This family-run restaurant serves Thai cuisine in a modern space with an outdoor patio. Come for sushi, hibachi or curry.

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2. Ben Thanh 4900 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

This local pho favorite serves up Vietnamese eats in an unfussy atmosphere. Stop in for the bun bo hue if you love a little spice.

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3. Kickstand Burgers -n- Bar 1101 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

This lively bicycle-themed haunt serves craft beer alongside a build-your-own-burger menu. Count on sports on the television and try to grab a seat on the patio.

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4. Las Lupitas 5210 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28213 (Noda)

This tiny little taqueria makes up for its complete lack of seating with some of the best Mexican food in the Charlotte area. This well-kept secret has homemade tortillas and meats by the pound, so you can customize your meal and still have plenty to take home for later. Make sure you bring cash to this hole-in-the-wall, and don't skip the selection of homemade sauces, either. They've got everything you need to assemble the tacos yourself, including cheeses, avocados, and pico de gallo ready to take away. And if you're feeling really adventurous, they also sell their raw meats (including pork belly and chorizo fresco) for you to cook yourself.

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5. New Zealand Cafe 1717 Sardis Rd N, Charlotte, NC 28270

This casual space serves cuisine from New Zealand, China & Japan. Count on a great selection of sushi and hibachi options.

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6. Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine 7128 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227

This unassuming spot situated in a strip mall is a great stop for vegetarian and vegan South Indian food. You won't miss the meat with all the flavor and spice in each dish. Wear your stretchy pants for their weekend buffet lunches.

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7. Ass Clown Brewing Company 10620 Bailey Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031

This brewery and bar hybrid has a constantly rotating selection of small batch beers and funky flavors, served up in a cool, fun atmosphere.

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