Opening of Brazilian Eats & Treats Bakery in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Brazilian Eats & Treats will open this summer in Ballantyne.

If you’re looking to experience traditional Brazilian treats made from scratch, the new Charlotte’s Brazilian dishes and sweets may be the place for you. The bakery opens this summer in Ballantyne.

Owner and native of Brazil, Marcia Sanabria – who started baking and baking Brazilian dishes with her mother at age 9 – is thrilled to bring savory and sweet family recipes to Hunters Crossing.

“We’re excited to introduce other people to our cooking and do what we love to do because I love it,” Sanabria told CharlotteFive. “So, I said, I’m going to take it to the next level.”

WHAT TO EXPECT: The warm environment will transport you to South America. You can expect to hear Brazilian music playing throughout the bakery, and there will be over 30 places for guests to experience Brazilian culture in Charlotte as they sample various handmade treats.

MENU: The menu will consist of authentic savory and sweet dishes popular in Brazil. There will be items such as pastries, mousses, cakes and more. You can expect to find various items that incorporate passion fruit, which is used in many of Sanabria’s creations.

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Among the offers:

  • Passion fruit mousse, white chocolate passion fruit and passion fruit truffles.

  • Brigadeiro, which is a Brazilian chocolate truffle. (It’s also in the company logo.)

  • Coxinha, a drumstick-shaped fried dough filled with shredded or minced chicken.

  • Pastels, a fried pastry filled with savory and sweet ingredients.

“It’s my dream,” Sanabria said. “I want to cook for others, and that’s the best way. I want people to come and feel welcome.

Pro Tip: Follow the Brazilian dishes and treats on instagram for grand opening updates.

Brazilian dishes and sweets

Location: 16049 Johnston K Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

Neighbourhood: Ballantyne West

Type of cuisine: Brazilian

Instagram: @brazilian_eatstreats

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Ebony Morman is a freelance writer. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, reading, writing and developing Charlotte’s youth through her non-profit association. Follow her on Instagram @chitoclt.

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