9 "Lunch" restaurants in North Carolina.
When you want a quick, simple burger, there’s nowhere better than Al’s - there are a few locations all within 10 minutes of the UNC campus.
Why go to a busy deli counter near a college? Because no matter who you ask, Med Deli is an absolute Chapel Hill essential for lunch.
When you want to eat a great sandwich on a picnic table on an outdoor patio that’s open year round, head to Eastcut in Durham.
Parker and Otis is in a kitschy gift shop in Durham so after spending $20 on candy and things you don’t need, get some of our favorite sandwiches.
You know you’re getting chicken and waffles at Dame’s in Durham and you know you’re going to need a nap after.
Monuts is one of the best and most popular breakfast and lunch spots and a trip to Durham isn’t complete without heading here.
It might be a bit of a drive from Raleigh, but it’s worth finding an excuse to go to La Farm Bakery in Cary for the French pastries and sandwiches.
Clyde Cooper’s Barbecue is the best place for Carolina-style, vinegar-based pork barbecue - it’s a Raleigh must-visit.