Sunday, March 10, 2019

Morgan Street Food Hall - Raleigh, NC

I have been to Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh more than a handful of times.

It has quickly become one of my favorite places to eat.

Whether you're in the mood for empanadas, tacos, pizza, hummus, salad or lobster (yes, you're reading this correctly, I did say lobster), the food hall has you covered!

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After attending a press event there and then going back repeatedly with my friend Kate of Life of a Ginger, she and I recently went back to the Food Hall to attended a hosted brunch event with our fellow Triangle bloggers and influencers.

But we were far from the star of the show at this event, y'all.

The vendors and businesses there were incredible. We had so many options to choose from, I likely won't get to spotlight them all, but I would love to introduce you to a few.

I'm going to work backwards, friends. Because honestly? Life is short and we really should eat dessert first! Now, on that particular day we didn't, but man, dessert at Morgan Street is worth several looks. A new favorite place to pick up something sweet is at Raleigh Rolls. If you've never tried rolled ice cream before, you're in for a real treat.

Their menu is amazing, AND they offer dairy-free ice cream options. After speaking with the owner we learned that Raleigh Rolls takes allergies seriously, and that their staff is required to ask a number of questions before serving you your non-dairy dessert. They even carry dairy-free add-ins to ensure you get the complete Raleigh Rolls experience.

Have a look at what their s'mores rolled ice cream looks like. They even TOAST the marshmallow!

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Now, you're probably thinking - but, brunch? At a food hall? Yes, friends, yes. Brunch. And we all know that for many, brunch isn't brunch without mimosas.

Be sure to stop by the food hall on a Saturday or Sunday and purchase a bucket of mimosas from the bar. Make your own mimosas with whatever you decide to eat for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Look how cute the bucket is ... all ready for you to prep your drinks to your preference. And I'm sure you could ask for an extra glass or two if you want to share.

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There is so much more to tell you about the offerings at Morgan Street Food Hall, but I would be writing forever, so I'm going to break it down into a series of posts for y'all.

That said, I'll leave you with a glimpse of some of the seafood options. Personally, I don't eat seafood, so I can't speak to the taste of these savory choices. However, I've heard extremely happy ravings about everything shown here - so you can decide for yourself.

In the collage you see below, starting from the upper left-hand corner and working clockwise, you'll find:

Lobster Bisque from Cousins Maine Lobster

Lobster Roll from Cousins Maine Lobster 

* I have it on good authority from some Maine natives that this alone is worth the trip. I also know for a fact that people follow their food truck EVERYWHERE to ensure that they catch up with them for the daily catch - so to speak. *

Fried Lobster Tail, French fries and Brown Sugar Hush Puppies (THESE I can speak for ... YUM!) from Oak City Fish and Chips

Shrimp and Grits from Iyla's Southern Kitchen

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Stay tuned for more details on the incredible vendors at Morgan Street Food Hall.

I look forward to introducing you to Makus Empanadas, Sassool, Curry in a Hurry, and Carroll's Kitchen, to name a few of my favorites.

Thanks again to Morgan Food Hall for being so welcoming. Being invited to numerous events there leaves us always coming back for more - in fact, since I started writing this post, I've been back again. Stay tuned!

* Although I have been to Morgan Street Food Hall for two events since it's opening, I have been back repeatedly on my own, because the food and variety are just that good. So, this event I'm referring to was hosted/partnered, but I sing the praises of the food because I am actually THAT big of a fan. *


  1. I love Morgan Street Food Hall but really I have not met a food hall I did not like. Finding a variety of foods all in one sppt appeals to me. Glad we have this here in Raleigh!

  2. I love this place and I can't wait to go back to taste everything.


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