Charlotte Restaurants

I will eventually place several neighborhood eateries throughout Charlotte in this directory. My goal is to make sure that no matter where you are in the city, you can find restaurants that serve healthier options. This is part of my Dishing Out, Dining In project. My wish is to help people understand better how to make choices, so they don’t undermine their fitness and wellness goals. Please feel free to meet me in person when I offer lecture demonstrations at the participating locations on this page.

Which restaurants will be featured?

I am going to focus on restaurants that aren’t billed as specialty health-conscious options, since there’s no point in my going to a vegan salad bar. Everything there is probably already a safe bet! I want to look at places where the choices are a bit less obvious. I am not guaranteeing that the options are perfect for any particular diet (e.g. Paleo, Atkins, Whole 30, etc.); however, I am promising to look closely at what the meals include. I will steer you toward the options that offer the best nutritional density when taken as a whole.

Oh, and one more point: All these restaurants are local. Visiting these businesses keeps your money here in our own neighborhoods. Many of them also use products from nearby farms. You can invest in your health, fitness, and community all at once!

Look for the Infinity stamp of approval

Integre8t Wellness is located in CharlotteHow will you know which options to choose? We’ve made it easy for you! The proprietors let me put my stamp of approval on them. There is a stylized infinity symbol in my logo, and I use it in my branding all over the place. That little mark will be on display next to the meals that I think benefit your progress the most, so that you can focus more time on enjoying your meal instead of selecting it!

In-Home Meal Preparation

Jack Kirven suggests Homemade Fresh as an alternative to restaurants in Charlotte, NCHomemade Fresh Chef Service helps busy individuals and families enjoy scratch-made, healthy, delicious meals even if they don’t have the time, energy or desire to plan and prepare meals. Chef Lisa Woodie provides personalized meal planning, preparation and packaging services, leaving clients with a variety of convenient, heat-and-eat meals. Chef Lisa also provides meal solutions to clients with dietary restrictions and specific healthy eating plans, which makes it easier to stick to your diet than when eating at restaurants.

Homemade Fresh prepares meals using “real” food as opposed to processed food—food that comes from nature, not science. Food is fuel for our bodies. The Homemade Fresh mission is to provide clients with good fuel that will help them feel more energetic and productive and ultimately, experience better overall health.

Homemade Fresh serves the greater Charlotte area. For more information, visit

Lisa Woodie

Homemade Fresh Chef Service


2015 Rising Star Award Winner

National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte

Plaza Midwood

The Peculiar Rabbit


Integre8t Wellness has selected healthier options for The Peculiar Rabbit restaurant menuThe Peculiar Rabbit, The Rabbit Hole, and Jackalope Jacks Sports Bar are Charlotte’s #1 destination for all things entertainment! Live music, dancing, and comedy at the Rabbit Hole, fine dining and private event catering from the Peculiar Rabbit, or football, soccer, karaoke, and trivia nights at Jackalope Jacks — all located in the vibrant Plaza Midwood area.

Experience cocktails or an amazing weekend brunch with the best rooftop view in town at the Peculiar Rabbit, grab a pitcher and catch the big game at Jackalope Jacks Sports Bar & Restaurant, and dance to the hottest music and light shows at the Rabbit Hole. We have something for absolutely everyone! We offer so much more than typical restaurants!


South Charlotte

Homemade Fresh Chef Service (coming soon)


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  • 5 star review  Jack cares about nutrition, fitness, and overall YOU! He cares about his clients, and makes individualized programs to lead you to your best. Highly recommended.

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  • 5 star review  Jack knows more about nutrition, fitness, and total wellness than anyone I've ever met. His coaching doesn't just change your health - it changes your life. If you're looking for a wellness coach, look no further. His services are hands down worth every penny.

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  • 5 star review  Jack's wholistic approach towards life's journey of body, mind, spirit in nutrition and proper movement and training is incomparable to others in the industry.

    thumb Ron Lancaster
  • 5 star review  Jack is very knowledgeable and inspiring. He helps set clear and attainable goals. If you want to learn how to develop great nutrition habits and a great exercise regimen then he is the guy to go to. You will see amazing results.

    thumb Allen Davis
  • 5 star review  Jack's dedication to his own development is inspirational. What surprised me was how that enthusiasm caught on with me too!

    thumb Adam Hempling-Lunter
  • 5 star review  I call Jack the Alton Brown of health. Like the famed chef, Jack not only instructs you on proper form and nutrition, but WHY you should do so. Jack equipped me with the tools to make lasting life changes. Work with Jack, you'll be delighted you did! 😉

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  • 4 star review  It's a struggle to lose weight. Integre8t Wellness is a complete program. It's more than just counting calories it's a lifestyle. Jack kept me honest, especially when I wanted to give up and/or cheat. I recommend him to all my friends.

    thumb Sanna Kirven Cowie
  • 5 star review  This is just such a wise, kind, helpful, smart, and very very sexy young man who knows his business and makes no judgements. A really good guy!

    thumb Brian Friend Kmak
  • 5 star review  Very well adept to his workout routines. Excellent physical condition and quite handsome

    thumb David Slaven
  • 5 star review  I'm not one to promote/endorse anything, but I have to shout out to my personal trainer Jack. He is amazing. I never thought that I could manage working full-time, grad school, adulting, and finding time to exercise, but I have and it's thanks to him. I am the LAZIEST human on the planet, but he keeps me motivated during my workouts, and I actually want to do better each day. Thanks sir, for getting me off the couch and in the gym.

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