I love a long, leisurely lunch and any time I have a holiday break or time away from work, I schedule a lunch with my girlfriends so we can be Ladies Who Lunch. And, that was the inspiration for this post! Here are some of the best places for lunch in Raleigh NC, especially if you aspire to be a lady who lunches like I do.
Top 5 Best Places for Lunch in Raleigh NC
Capital Club 16 is one of my favorite spots in downtown Raleigh for lunch. It’s a locally sourced traditional American fare with European influences in an Art Deco landmark right on Martin St. in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Order the roasted Carolina tomato soup with a half five-cheese grilled cheese sammie on a cold day or the tarragon chicken salad sandwich with the German potato salad.
Image via Coquette Instagram
Located in North Hills, Coquette is such a gorgeous gem with a delicious lunch menu. I cannot recommend the warm brie biscuits enough for a starter. The seafood crepe is delicious and a must-order! I do enjoy a Cassis and Soda here as well!
I absolutely adore Heirloom as a great breakfast spot or a coffee shop to get some work done. But don’t sleep on it as a bright spot for lunch as well! Order the Taiwanese fried chicken sando with the crispy fingerlings. They have a great selection of coffee and teas plus wine and beer as well! It’s located in the Warehouse District in Raleigh and has sidewalk seating plus a beautiful indoor area as well.
Side Street Restaurant is one of my absolute favorite hidden gems in Raleigh. It’s located in Historic Oakwood and has a delightful old-fashioned feel. They serve up delicious soups, sandwiches, and sweet treats. Order the Dr. Barb’s Suggestion with a side of soup. And whatever you do, order dessert!
Image via Tazza Kitchen NC Instagram
There are two locations for Tazza Kitchen in the Triangle, one in Stone Creek Village in Cary and one in Village District in Raleigh. Both have great patio seating plus traditional indoor seating. Order their smoked pimiento cheese to start and then get the Baja bowl. I like mine with chicken, but the shrimp is a great option, too!
What about you? Where are your favorite places for lunch in your local town? Let me know in a comment below!