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Take an international food tour around the Triangle

Experience the world through the international cuisine of local restaurants and food vendors.

Escargots, cocktails, and oysters on a marble table.

Try this: Escargots from Coquette.

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The Triangle is the perfect place to experience the world through international cuisine no airplane required. We’ve compiled a list of local restaurants and food vendors representing 10 global regions so you can try your first Nepalese dish or pick up ingredients for that Ethiopian recipe you’ve been planning.

South and Central America and Caribbean

El Mandado Supermarket | 2950 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh | Mexican, Central American, South American, Caribbean, and African market
Caribbean Cafe | 2645 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh | Caribbean cafe
Guasaca | Six Triangle locations | South American grill
Centro Mexican Restaurant | 106 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh | Mexican restaurant
Golden Krust | 4412 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh | Caribbean restaurant
Makus Empanadas | 411 W. Morgan St., Raleigh and 1125 W. NC 54 #304, Durham | Argentinian empanadas
Zambrero | 3109 Shannon Rd., Durham | Mexican-inspired cafe
Blue Corn Cafe | 716 9th St., Durham | Latin American cafe


Polonez Polish-European Market | 5440 Atlantic Springs Rd., Raleigh | Polish and European market
Capri Flavors | 867 Bass Pro Ln., Cary | Italian market
Mariakakis Food and Wine | 1322 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill | European and Mediterranean market

The outside of Hibernian Pub with vines growing up the side of the building.

Try the shepherd’s pie at Hibernian Pub.

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British Isles

Hibernian Irish Pub | 311 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh and 8021 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh | Irish pub
The London Bridge Pub | 110 E. Hargett St., Raleigh | English pub
Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub | 427 W. Main St., Durham | Irish pub

Western Europe

Coquette | 4351 The Circle At North Hills St., Raleigh | French bistro
Annelore’s German Bakery | 1249 Farmers Market Dr., Raleigh | German bakery
La Farm Bakery | Multiple Triangle locations | French bakery
Rue Cler | 401 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham | Parisian
Vin Rouge | 2010 Hillsborough Rd., Durham | French bistro
Guglhupf | 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham and 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill | German bakery

Southern Europe

Picolla Italia | 423 Woodburn Rd., Raleigh | Italian restaurant
Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar | 309 N. Dawson St., Raleigh | Italian restaurant
Barcelona Wine Bar | 430 W. Martin St., Raleigh | Mediterranean, Spanish, and South American-inspired tapas
Mateo Bar de Tapas | 109 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham | Spanish tapas

East Central Europe

J. Betski’s | 1916 Bernard St., Raleigh | Casual East and Central European fare
Baltic Bites | Food truck finder | America’s first Lithuanian food truck

Flaky baklava on a plate.

Stop in to Neomonde for flaky baklava.

Mediterranean and Turkey

Neomonde | Multiple Triangle locations | Mediterranean restaurant
Taverna Agora | 326 Hillsborough St., Raleigh | Mediterranean rooftop bar and restaurant
Jasmin & Olivz | Seven Triangle locations | Mediterranean fast-casual, healthy restaurant
Taza Grill | 6325 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh | Mediterranean restaurant
Bosphorus | 329-A N. Harrison Ave., Cary | Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant


Carolina International Mart | 3540 Maitland Dr., Raleigh | African and Caribbean market
Agori International African Market | 4701 Atlantic Ave. Ste. 111, Raleigh | African grocery store
Nafkot Ethiopian Restaurant | 2109 Avent Ferry Rd. Ste. 146, Raleigh | Ethiopian restaurant
Zweli’s | 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Ste. 26, Durham | Zimbabwe eats
Awazé Ethiopian Cuisine | 904 NE Maynard Rd., Cary | Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant
Nora’s African Groceries | 4837 NC 55 Hwy., Durham | African grocery store

Middle East

Golden Hex | 1246 NW Maynard Rd., Cary | European and Mediterranean grocery and deli
Jerusalem Bakery & Grocery | 2233-105 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh | Mediterranean grocery
Sitti | 137 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh | Lebanese restaurant
Sassool | 9650 Strickland Rd., Raleigh and 1347 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary | Mediterranean cafe
Al Baraka Market | 3815 Hillsborough St., Raleigh | Mediterranean market and grill

Sushi on a black board.

City Market Sushi specializes in creative sushi rolls.

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Cheeni Indian Food Emporium | 1141 Falls River Ave, Raleigh | Indian restaurant and emporium
Dharani Express | 3281 Avent Ferry Rd. Ste. 117, Raleigh | Indian restaurant
Grand Asia Market | 1253 Buck Jones Rd., Raleigh | Asian grocery store
Around the World Market | 6715 Hillsborough St., Raleigh and 1708 E. NC Highway 54, Durham | British, African, Thai, and more grocery store
Ajisai | 427 Woodburn Rd., Raleigh | Japanese fusion restaurant
Mofu Shoppe | 321 S. Blount St., Raleigh | Asian fusion tapas
City Market Sushi | 315 Blake St., Raleigh | Japanese restaurant
Anise Pho | 222 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | Vietnamese restaurant
Waraji | 5910-147 Duraleigh Rd., Raleigh | Japanese restaurant
Lemongrass Thai Restaurant | 8320 Litchford Rd., Raleigh | Thai restaurant
Ajisai | 427 Woodburn Rd., Raleigh | Japanese fusion restaurant
Hmart | 1961 High House Rd., Cary | Asian supermarket
Himalayan Nepali Cuisine | 746-A East Chatham St., Cary | Himalayan restaurant
Himalayan Grill Restaurant and Bar | 1207 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary | Nepalese grill and bar
NaanStop | 2812 Erwin Rd. Ste. 103, Durham | Indian restaurant
Viceroy | 335 W. Main St., Durham | Indian fusion restaurant
Juju | 737 9th St. Ste. 210, Durham | Asian tapas restaurant

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