Small Businesses to Shop & Support

Small Businesses to Shop & Support Right Now | Local Charlotte Small Businesses | Louella ReeseNow more than ever is the time to shop and support small businesses! Whether you purchase an item, service, gift card, or take-out. These small businesses truly appreciate every little amount you spend with them. You are helping to keep their business and dream alive! 

This post is to used a resource with local small business, restaurants, and online boutiques. If you have a small business you would like to be added to this post, please let me know! 

CLT Small Businesses 

Sweet Spot Studio CLT
You can order kits to bake & decorate some adorable cookies. They’re available for pick-up or delivery – there is a delivery schedule on their site that shares what area of Charlotte they deliver to each day. We had some delivered the week before Easter and had the absolute best time baking and decorating them. I found the decorating portion to be very therapeutic and distracting. My ego was also boosted a bit as I did not expect them to turn out even half as cute as they did – due to my lack of skills – so that was a pleasant surprise haha. 

Girl Tribe 
Obsessed with this support small biz cropped tee and I definitely need this support your local girl tribe crewneck sweatshirt in my life. I mean, don’t we all? They also have some really cute accessories and gifts: floral chambray face mask, mother bracelet that’d be perfect for a Mother’s Day gift, cheeky candle, and lots more.  

The Little Red Shop
I recently introduced this shop on my Instagram stories – it is owned by one of my dear friends. She has impeccable style and is constantly inspiring me to step out of my style comfort zone. I recently ordered these jean joggers and this ultimate t-shirt dress. Also absolutely loving these adorable shorts, this comfy dress, and this too cool jumper.

Defined Designs Pillow Shop
This shop is run by one of my girl friends and we own several of your pillow covers. Four in our guest room (two in this ivory) and another on a side chair. They are amazing quality and absolutely beautiful! She has also been making face masks for COVID-19.

Hi cutest little pink dress you ever did see, the prettiest blue and white midi dress, the perfect tee for all your tiger king fans, sweetest LWD (madly in love with this),  and feminine midi. Lots of great accessories and shoes too!

Pink Hanger Charlotte
How cute is this crop top? Could wear with just about everything this summer. Everyone needs a good simple straw hat like this one for the warmer months. Especially as we’re spending more time outdoors. As well as a great pair of sunnies

Online Small Businesses 

A couple of my favorite + follower favorite online boutiques, artists, and more. 

My Kind of Lovely 
Another boutique owned by girl friend’s of mine – located in TN. They have to many cute arrivals – including this stay home sweatshirt I am pretty sure we all need. Also this y’all sweatshirt couldn’t be cuter for all the southern gals!

Green Barn Studio 
We have this print in our home as part of a gallery wall. It is absolutely beautiful! 

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Lush Boutique
Currently offering free shipping and 20% off entire first purchase. 

Made by Kippen
Free shipping on orders over $75. I have a few of her pieces in my office – concrete tray, dough bowl candle, and  geo small vase/planter.

PaddyWax Candle Bar
One of my favorites! The Candle Bar offers up a good time with candle making classes – with those currently on hold you can hold your own at home with their candle making kits. Would make a great gift for Mother’s Day! They also have a couple of gift boxes available for the mamas in our lives. Or to treat yourself!

Back of the Moon 
Shop the Belle 
Lily Maes 
Mulberry & King
II Brunettes 

CLT Local Restaurants 

The list of Charlotte restaurants that are currently open for take-out, pick-up, and or delivery is endless. So unfortunately I cannot include all of them but am rather highlighting a couple of our favorites and those highly recommended by friends + followers. If you have additional restaurants you want to be included please send me a DM on Instagram with their handle and website plus details on their open hours. I am happy to add them! 

Offering 20% off all curbside carryout. Open Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Bossy Beluah’s 
Available for take out. Open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Brakeman’s Coffee
Open daily 8:30-12:30 for front door pickup – check Facebook for updates. 

Craft Growler Shop
Offering take-out and curbside pickup for both food and growlers. Open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. every day. 

Dilworth Tasting Room
Full food and wine menus are available for curbside pickup from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.

Offering curbside pickup. They’ve got a limited menu available. Updated daily on social media. Open for pick up at 11:00 a.m.

El Valle 
Open daily for takeout. 

Green Juice Brothers Co.
Offering curbside and pickup. Open 9:00am-6:00pm daily. 

Golden Cow Creamery 
Open for take-out service Sunday-Thursday 1:00-9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 1:00-10:00pm. 

Open 12:00pm – 7:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday for pickup or delivery. 

Indaco Charlotte
Offering 10% off all to-go orders Monday-Thursday, from 4:00 to 8:00p.m. A modified menu is available. 

Legion Brewing
Available for pickup. Check site for days/times for each location. 

Lenny Boy Brewing Co.
Offering curbside pickup – growler, cases, kombucha and more. Open 12:00pm – 6:00pm. Monday through Sunday.

Midwood Smokehouse 
Offering curbside pickup. 

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen
Open for delivery and curbside pickup from Monday – Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-8:30pm.

Noble Smoke
Open for pickup. 

Phil’s Deli
Open daily from 7:00am-3:00pm. Call to place order for pickup: (704) 366-8811

Sunflour Baking Company
Open daily from 7:00 am-4:00 pm. Offering pickup and delivery. 

The String Bean Market
Limited menu available. Closed Sunday and Monday. 

Suárez Bakery
Open Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm.  

Open Monday – Thursday from 5:00-8:00pm, Friday – Saturday from 5:00-9:00pm. Available for pickup/takeout. 

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  1. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    YES YES YES! Such an important post! Thank you girl!

    Lisa |

    Posted 4.24.20 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    When I get the itch to shop this is going to be my go-to list!

    the HER chronicles []

    Posted 4.24.20 Reply
  3. Rach wrote:

    Wow this is an incredible list! Small businesses right now really need our help! I’ll have to check this list out!

    Posted 4.27.20 Reply
  4. This is such an awesome post, Laura! So important to support small businesses during this time. Definitely need to check out some of these online businesses!

    Posted 4.27.20 Reply
  5. Lee wrote:

    This is such a great resource for anyone in your area! I need to look into something similar for Vancouver!!!

    Posted 4.27.20 Reply
  6. Kileen wrote:

    I love shopping at and supporting small businesses. I also love Girl Tribe tees as well!


    Posted 4.28.20 Reply
  7. Such an important post during this time. Great list, thanks for sharing! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 4.28.20 Reply
  8. That’s a great resource .While I am not shopping much lately but I am supporting small local restaurants and food outlets as much as possible.

    Posted 4.28.20 Reply
  9. Lizzie wrote:

    Love this post so much! I’ve been doing a lot of shopping with local and small businesses. It’s so nice to see everyone supporting one another!


    Posted 4.28.20 Reply
    • Thank yo Lizzie 🙂 I love hearing that! Agreed – so nice to see people supporting one another during this time!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.28.20 Reply
  10. Stephanie wrote:

    This is my kinda post! I’ve been doing my best to support small businesses of all kinds (always, but especially during the pandemic). It’s been fun to discover new products and such that I never knew about before! Thanks for sharing this!

    Posted 4.28.20 Reply
    • Aw happy to hear that! Definitely agree with you on that. And of course, thank you for reading!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.5.20 Reply
  11. No doubt this is useful to Charlotte locals! I’ve been wanting to make a similar list for Dallas. I’m definitely trying to keep my favorite restaraunts afloat!

    Posted 4.28.20 Reply
    • You absolutely should!! Very helpful and a great resource for people to refer to – especially since so many are online and you can order from anywhere. Boutiques/stores not restaurants ha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.5.20 Reply
  12. Ophelia wrote:

    Love this post! So many amazing small business that I’m dying to check out now!

    Posted 4.30.20 Reply
  13. Anna English wrote:

    I started using Equilibria right before this all started and it’s been such a HUGE relief for my stress and anxiety!

    Posted 5.4.20 Reply