Looking to incorporate some NC jam, smoked fish, pasta and more into your menu? Consider these small shops in Raleigh.
If there’s anything we’ve learned this past year, it’s that there’s much good to be found close to home. In crafting your mother’s day brunches, dinner party charcuterie boards, or even just trying a new recipe, here are a few places in the Raleigh area where you can find beloved, North Carolina-made products.
Alimentari at Left Bank
Head to this counter at Transfer Co. Food Hall for Italian-style meats sourced from North Carolina cattle and pig farms. Grab a batch of their house-made pasta while you’re there.
500 East Davie Street | alimentariatleftbank.com
NOFO @ The Pig
Fill your pantry with things like pasta sauce from Raleigh restaurant Gravy, NOFO’s in-house coffee blends, nut butters and spreads from Durham’s Big Spoon Roasters, and a host of other Carolina-made jams and snacks.
2014 Fairview Road | nofo.com
Tucked under the Boylan Bridge, this shop sells Mama’s Salsa made in Wendell (which often sells out!), locally roasted coffee beans, Michael’s English Muffins (made in Raleigh), and more.
301-2 Kinsey Street | rebusworks.us/market
State Farmers Market
Find items like honey, pickled vegetables, jams, and more in the open-air pavilion of the Farmers Market and in the Market Shoppes. Keep an eye out for Mae Farm, an award-winning small farm that sells specialty cheeses from Chapel Hill Creamery and Goat Lady Dairy, plus their own Canadian bacon and sausage.
1201 Agriculture Street | ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh
Weaver Street Market
Carrboro-based Weaver Street Market, now with a location in downtown Raleigh, focuses on natural foods from small farms and food purveyors, many of which are based in North Carolina. Their house-made hummus is a perfect pairing with crackers from the Accidental Baker out of Hillsborough. Also grab a jar of Chapel Hill-made Cottage Lane Kitchen relishes and hot sauce to elevate meats and dressings.
404 West Hargett Street | weaverstreetmarket.coop/location/raleigh
With Raleigh and Durham locations, this niche wine shop also sells artisan products to fill a great charcuterie tray, like meats from Firsthand Foods, plus treats like Escazu and Videri chocolate bars.
211 East Franklin Street | wineauthorities.com