May 4, 2023 - Food and Drink

5 Charlotte-area food and drink vendors to try at the Wells Fargo Championship

Manolo's gelato at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

One of the best parts of any golf tournament is the food.

State of play: The Wells Fargo Championship features a small business market this year with a few familiar faces from Charlotte’s food scene. All of the vendors are either from Charlotte, Matthews or Rock Hill.

Details: The small business market is open from 7am-6pm serving breakfast, lunch and drinks. You’ll find the market near the entrance next to the merchandise tent.

Here are the five Charlotte-area food and beverage vendors you can expect, and what to order at each: 

Drinks and cookies at The Vintage Goat

This petite beverage truck serves wine, beer, Arnold Palmer and Prosecco.

  • Prices range from $3.99 for a bottle of water to $11.99 for a margarita.
  • Cookies start at $5.50.
  • The Vintage Goat merch starts at $6.
The Vintage Goat at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Arnold Palmer ($5.99) and a sugar cookie ($5.50). Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Gelato and other sweet treats from Manolo’s Latin Bakery

This East Charlotte bakery is a Charlotte favorite.

  • Cake pops are $3 each.
  • Baked goods, like donuts, cronuts and churros are $4.
  • Desserts, like tiramisu, tres leches cakes and Chilean cake, are $7 each.
  • Gelato starts at $5 for a small cup. Cones start at $7 for one scoop.
Manolo's gelato in front of a Manolo's Latin Bakery sign at the Wells Fargo Championship.
The gelato is made with coconut milk. Pictured here is a scoop of cookie dough and a scoop of salted caramel ($9). Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
Manolo's donuts at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Tacos from El Toro Bruto

El Toro Bruto was a pop-up that was so popular it now has a permanent spot inside of Resident Culture South End.

  • Expect snacks, breakfast and lunch options ranging from $4.99 to $17.99.
El Toro Bruto's bistec taco at the Wells Fargo Championship.
We tried the bistec (steak) taco ($13.49). Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Gourmet nuts from Bear Food

Bear Food is based in Matthews.

  • Most of their nuts are $13.95, but pecans are $19.95 and their Bear mix, which is sweet and savory, is $17.95.
  • Bear Food donates a portion of proceeds from every sale to Rainbow Express Ministries, which supports young adults with disabilities.
Bear Food gourmet peanuts at the Wells Fargo Championship ($13.95). Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
Bear Food gourmet peanuts at the Wells Fargo Championship ($13.95). Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Coffee from Knowledge Perk

This South-Carolina based coffee company has locations in nearby McAdenville and across South Carolina.

  • A 12oz. cup of coffee costs $4.99 and $6.99 for a 16 oz. cold brew.
  • They’re also selling bags of coffee grounds for you to take home. A bag of the “Birdie Blend – Wells Fargo Championship Roast” costs $19.99.
  • If you need a little something extra in your coffee, they have an Irish coffee with Bushmills whiskey ($12.99) and a cold brew pink Russian with Tito’s.
Knowledge Perk coffee at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Zoom out: The small business market offers more than food and drinks. You can shop local apparel brands as well.

Go deeper: 6 Charlotte businesses heading to the Wells Fargo Championship

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