Raleigh N.C. offers a few notable options for the vegetarian shopper. While you can get perfectly good vegetarian food from your local grocery store, especially with the newer additions of health food and vegetarian sections, there is a variety that can be found at the following locations that will keep you coming back.
Trader Joes is a medium sized grocery store that offers a variety you are not likely to see elsewhere. From chocolate almond milk to vegan cookies to an assortment of different colored tomatoes- you are sure to find what you are looking for, or what you didn’t know you were looking for! Trader Joes also has their food easily labeled as vegetarian, vegan, and gluton friendly, so you don’t have to go through each ingredient as you would normally have to elsewhere. And, if you are fortunate, you will arrive when they are cooking up some tasty free sample. Trader Joes is located on 3000 Wake Forest Road and is open from 8 am to 9 pm daily.
Whole Foods Market is will provide a satisfying grocery shopping experience for vegetarians as well. They even offer a deli with vegetarian and vegan options, so you can pick up some lunch while you are there! Whole Foods is located on 3540 Wade Ave and is open from 8 am to 9 pm daily as well.
Raleigh Farmers Market is the place to go if you are itching for some fresh, local, in season produce. Not sure what’s in season? Check out the availability chart. Raleigh Farmes Market is located on 1201 Agriculture St. and is open Monday thru Saturday 5:00am – 6:00pm and
Sundays 8:00am – 6:00pm