Newcomers to the Triangle Food Scene

We are incredibly lucky that the Triangle has an ever-growing food scene.  It can be difficult to keep up with all of the new, tasty spots popping up in the area, so we want to help.  Here are a few of the new restaurants that we are most excited to try.  Stay tuned to see what other exciting food is coming to the Triangle next!

Kader French Bakery

Kader French Bakery

Kader French Bakery

This newly opened bakery on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh offers traditional French baked goods for all to indulge in.  They offer a wide range of products, from intricate pastries, to traditional croissants, and everything in between.  While their products will certainly break your diet, they won’t break the bank!

City Market Sushi

Newly opened in City Market, this sushi restaurant offers a huge variety of different sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri.  Go during lunch and you can also get on of their perfectly paired Bento plates.  You can also try some of their appetizers, like tempura, gyoza, and crispy pork belly while you’re at it.

City Market Sushi - Photo Courtesy of City Market Sushi

City Market Sushi – Photo Courtesy of City Market Sushi

Pizza La Stella

Newly opened in the former Bolt location of Downtown Raleigh, Pizza La Stella specializes in Neapolitan style pizza.  All pizzas are cooked in their wood-fired oven to give you that traditional, Neapolitan taste.  In addition to pizza, Pizza La Stella also offers salads, wood-fired wings, calzones, and strombolis.

The Empanada Factory

Newly opened in Wake Forest, The Empanada Factory is brought to us by the same owners as Tropical Picken Chicken.  The Empanada Factory specializes in Latin Street Food, specifically empanadas.  They offer a huge variety of empanadas, from traditional, to speciality, to dessert.  Prices are very reasonable, so you can try as many empanadas as you want.

The Empanada Factory - Photo Courtesy of The Empanada Factory

The Empanada Factory – Photo Courtesy of The Empanada Factory

H Mart

From the outside, the newly opened H Mart in Cary looks like any other Asian market, but on the inside it’s so much more.  After you’ve done your grocery shopping, you can choose from six different traditional Asian cuisines, served in a food-court type area in the store.  Chose from Thai food, Korean food, baked goods, and much more.


Melissa Guido is currently a dietetic intern in the Triangle area.  She studied nutrition at NC State and Meredith College.  Her favorite part about nutrition is showing people that healthy food can be exciting and delicious.  Melissa loves traveling and learning about how food fits into different cultures.  In her free time she loves trying new restaurants, cooking, and obsessing over her dogs.  Follow her on Instagram @made2order and at www.madeorder.wordpress.com.

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