Do you often find yourself indecisive about what you’re craving? Then food halls might be your jam. From sushi burritos to rolled ice creams, these six locally driven halls — all located within an hour drive of the City of Oaks — are packed with good eats. Let’s dig in to find your next no-brainer meal.
- Morgan Street Food Hall, 411 W. Morgan St., Raleigh | 19 vendors | Once you’ve finished throwing at Epic Axe, reward yourself with a tasty meal or a sweet treat from spots like Raleigh Rolls and Big League Waffles & Scoops. Pro tip: Aunty Betty’s Gin and Absinthe Bar is a hidden craft cocktail gem.
- Transfer Co. Food Hall, 500 E. Davie St., Raleigh | Nine vendors | Home to Benchwarmers Bagels, featured on Bon Appétit’s list of The Very Best Bagels in the US, this hall houses a variety of talented vendors.
- Craften Neighborhood Food and Drink, 706 Money Ct., Knightdale | Six vendors | Similar to a traditional restaurant, this new food hall concept lets you order everything — from different vendors — on one check and the service comes straight to you. Bonus: Craften is opening a second location in Clayton.
- Durham Food Hall, 530 Foster St Suite 1, Durham | 10 vendors | This modern space is filled with chef-driven cuisines like Ex-Votos elevated chicken crunch wrap (City Editor Cat’s go-to). Pro tip: Park in the garage behind the hall and ask your bartender to validate the ticket.
- Old North State Food Hall, 67 Jr. Rd., Ste. 300, Selma | Nine vendors | Grab something greasy + good from The Hot Dog Bar or a Peruvian dish from Chios at the nation’s first roadside food hall. Bonus: Stop into the Longleaf Tavern for a craft cocktail.
- Burlington Food Hall, 268 E. Front St., Burlington | Five vendors | Not only does this historic downtown building serve delicious bites, but it doubles as a rentable commissary kitchen.