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Add 5 restaurants to your Raleigh Onboarding Planner and try to hit them all in your first 90 days here (budget permitting). We’ll give you a few faves to get started: 1. The 25 Best Dishes from Raleigh Magazine which also includes a list of fast-casual favorites; 2. Icons and Institutions: The Oldest Restaurants in Raleigh and The 20 Best Brunch Spots from Visit Raleigh; and 3. Where to Eat the Best BBQ in Raleigh and Where to Eat the Best Bagels from This Is Raleigh. You could also join Offline to get hooked up with handpicked local experiences and restaurants, insider events and other surprises in Raleigh and/or Durham each month.
Try some of our Southern staples at least once: barbecue, biscuits, banana puddin’, Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n’ Biscuits, Brunswick stew, cast-iron skillet cornbread, corn puddin’, Cheerwine, chess pie, fried green tomatoes, fried okra, fried anything from the NC State Fair, grits, Krispy Kreme donuts, Sweet Tea…we could go on. Yes, if you “ain’t from ‘round here,” the things we love in Raleigh may have you shaking your head. But as you’d tell your kids – take one bite/sip, you might be surprised (in a good way).
Lawrence Barbecue at Boxyard RTP and Prime Barbecue in Knightdale were included on Southern Living’s list of “Best New Barbecue Joints in the South.”
The Fiction Kitchen was included in USA Today’s list of the 20 best vegan restaurants in the Southeast.