Fern is one of few authentically vegan restaurants in Charlotte. While I haven’t yet been in for lunch or dinner, I have done their brunch and enjoyed their vegan rendition of Chicken ‘N Waffles with chicken fried tofu and sweet potato spelt waffles. If you’ve never eaten vegan food with meat substitutes, I wouldn’t recommend this being your first time because it is hard to compare it to the real thing. The waffles were pretty tasty, I loved the sweet potato flavor addition. The “chicken” was just ok; I would have liked it to be a little crunchier.
The atmosphere is great and they have a super cute patio to dine on and enjoy Charlotte’s eclectic Central neighborhood.