Hillsborough Street Restaurant Recommendations Courtesy of The Herald Staff


The Royale and the businesses that accompany it
Photo by Elisabeth Sinicrope

The area surrounding Meredith College is filled with a wide variety of food. The number of options may be overwhelming to some, so The Herald staff decided to compile a list of go-to orders at each restaurant within one mile of Meredith.


Al Baraka Market and Grill (0.3 mi)

Elinor Shelp-Peck, Co-Editor in Chief: The falafel sandwich

Beansprout Chinese (0.4 mi)

Elinor Shelp-Peck: The General Tso’s chicken dinner with egg fried rice

Ally Cefalu, A&E Editor: Chicken chow mein and an egg roll

Olivia Slack, Co-Editor in Chief: Sesame chicken with egg roll and fried rice


Brickhouse Sports Bar & Grill (0.3 mi)

Elinor Shelp-Peck: The CAT wrap with sweet potato fries and the wing dip or sausage dip as an appetizer

Ally Cefalu: Fried pickles


Bruegger’s Bagels (0.5 mi)

Elinor Shelp-Peck: A better bacon cheddar on an asiago parmesan bagel

Ally Cefalu: The Herby Turkey sandwich on an everything bagel

Freya Dahlgren, Opinion Editor: Western on an everything bagel

Aminah Jenkins, Associate Editor: Sriracha Honey Sunrise on an everything bagel and a twice-baked hash brown


Crafty Crab (0.6 mi)

Unfortunately, The Herald staff has not been to this restaurant. However, Yelp reveals that there are mixed reviews about the food, atmosphere and wait time.


Gym Tacos (0.6 mi)

Gym Tacos started as two food trucks, now they have two brick and mortar locations in Raleigh. None of The Herald’s staff has been to Gym Tacos yet, but the restaurant has 4.5 stars on Yelp and carries a great reputation.

Jasmin & Olivz Mediterranean (0.3 mi)

Elinor Shelp-Peck: The pesto chicken panini with a side of hummus and pita or fries and jasmin sauce.

Ally Cefalu: Chicken and chickpea rice bowl with olives, tabouleh and tzatziki sauce

Freya Dahlgren: The Chicken Zaki with a side of fries and Jasmin sauce or hummus and pita

Cady Stanley, Copy Editor: Chicken pita pocket with pesto, mozzarella cheese, and tomato


Lucky Tree (0.4 mi)

Elinor Shelp-Peck: Hot honey latte with cayenne pepper and oat milk

Freya Dahlgren: Vanilla maple iced latte

Cady Stanley: Hot lavender latte


Neomonde (0.6 miles)

Elinor Shelp-Peck: Spicy hummus with pita

Ashley Hogan, Herald advisor: Shawarma with baklava for dessert. Plenty of vegan/vegetarian options.

Ally Cefalu: Pick 3 plate with grape leaves, tabouleh, and baba ghanouj, always get pita and labneh as well!

Olivia Slack: Beef and lamb shawarma pita pocket plate with couscous and mjadarah on the side and walnut baklava for dessert.


Raleigh Brewing Company (RBC) (0.5 mi)

RBC regularly has food trucks on-site, but not a consistent food selection. Patrons must be 21 and over.

Elinor Shelp-Peck: Hell Yes Ma’am ale

Ally Cefalu: Sunswept lemon saison, it’s a bonus if the Drunken Noodle food truck is there


Shahrazad Hookah Lounge & Coffee (0.3 mi)

Elinor Shelp-Peck: Pistachio baklava


Snoopy’s (0.6 mi)

Elinor Shelp-Peck: Snoopy’s famous hot dog

Emma Johnson, Contributing Writer: 2 hotdogs with fries and a medium drink special


Waffle House (0.4 mi)

Elinor Shelp-Peck: A chocolate chip waffle with a side of hash browns and black coffee.

Ally Cefalu: Two waffles, one plain, one chocolate chip

Freya Dahlgren: Pecan waffle with scrambled eggs and coffee

Cady Stanley: All-Star Breakfast with chocolate chip waffles, cinnamon-raisin toast and apple butter, bacon, eggs over-easy and hash browns scattered smothered and covered


By Elinor Shelp-Peck, Co-Editor in Chief

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