By: Samantha Kingsmore
The Best Deviled Eggs in Charlotte
I’m obsessed with eggs. Cooked in any way. Topped on any food. Accompanying any type of meal. I don’t eat red meat, but I can guarantee you a fried egg over a burger will make it a million times more delicious.
In my opinion, the BEST kind of egg is a deviled egg. Once I even had a beautiful, professionally photographed, plate of deviled eggs as the wallpaper on my computer. I mean, how can you not love them?! The recipe possibilities are ENDLESS: make them traditional, spicy, filled with guacamole, topped with a shrimp, a pickle, or bacon. Even the kind of mayonnaise and mustard you use can throw your taste buds for a loop.
If I see deviled eggs on a restaurant menu, I know that restaurant knows what’s up. I thought I was the only person who put so much thought into the make-up of a deviled egg…until I started wandering around Charlotte. I did my own little deviled egg tour around the Queen City, showcasing all their greatness. Get eggcited!
Disclaimer: For the sake of the article, I tried every deviled egg, AS IS. I ate meat to ensure proper sampling protocol was followed.
Here are my Top 3 Charlotte Deviled Eggs
THREE: Cowbell Burger and Whiskey Bar
201 N. Tryon St. Suite 1010
Price: $7 for 6
Topped with crispy Prosciutto with house garlic pickles on the side. The filling is creamy, smooth and delicious. My guess is it was filled with Dukes mayo (hello southern staple). And they’re selling themselves short on the pickles. They’re an amazing addition. So fresh- and closer to cucumber family.
TWO: City Smoke
100 N. Tryon St.
$4 for 4
“Not your mamas deviled eggs” - Roasted tomatoes. Jalapenos. Bacon. Pickled mustard seeds. OH. MY. GOD. They’re the right amount of spicy mixed with the right amount of sweet. And that smoky bacon topper- it’ll turn a vegetarian into a carnivore.
It was the biggest flavor eggs-plosion ever. I felt like the spice literally kicked me in the throat when I wasn’t looking, and I loved it. Rumor has it (according to manager, Daniel) only two people in the world are allowed to make these eggs. I tried to get details on this little piece of heaven, but I was told it’s a “closely guarded secret.” I’ll be back.
ONE: Kings Kitchen
129 W. Trade St.
$4 for 4
The exact menu description is a mystery, as one does not exist. But how I feel about this egg is not a mystery at all. I’ve never tasted a better deviled egg in my life. I could seriously eat one every single day and never grow tired of it. I can’t even tell you what’s in it. I couldn’t place my finger on any of the flavors. They’re just simply eggsquisute. They didn’t try to over do it and fancy it up with toppings. It was traditional…a twist. A mysterious twist.
*bonus points for being vegetarian
*I also had to get them to-go so I’m sure they’re plated much prettier than my picture shows
The Honorable Mentions:
Now don’t think any less about any of the eggs not in my top three- it was definitely one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made. And these are in NO specific order.
235 N. Tryon St.
$5 for 5
Mustard. Garlic. Fried cornichon. (Can we get a thumbs up for the most local? Local eggs. Local Lust Monk mustard. It really does make all the difference in the freshness of the actual egg itself).
Queen City Q
225 E. Sixth St.
$4 for 4/$8 for 8/$12 for 12
Topped with bacon and green onions. (They’ve got a little kick, so something else is in there)!
The Summit Room
1531 East Blvd.
$8 for 4
Pimento cheese deviled eggs. Pickled okra. Bacon jam. Chili oil. (They’re far from traditional, but everything you’d want being in the South).
Macs Speed Shop
2511 South Blvd.
$5 for 4
“Old school, just like the family picnic.” (If you like horseradish, you’ll love these. They have a very powerful Dijon mustard taste).
1220 Thomas Ave.
$1.79 for 3/$3.49 for 6
The best bang for your buck and THEY COME WITH EVERYTHING. Every plate comes with a deviled egg, and when all dishes come with a deviled egg, you know you’ve got a winner. They’re made fresh every morning.
Block and Grinder
2935 Providence Rd.
$5 for 5
Goat cheese. Prosciutto. (Can I get an Amen for the goat cheese?? That tart creaminess is key).
Nan and Byons
1714 South Blvd.
$5.25 for 5
Applewood smoked bacon. White truffle oil. (Single handedly the best appetizer on the list… but I may or may not have a biased opinion).
That’s all yolks! LOL the egg puns crack me up. LOL again. Anyways. Get out there and order some deviled eggs!