15 Types Of Food In Chapel Hill

Dated: 10/18/2017

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One of the great draws of Chapel Hill is that you can find a restaurant to suit almost anyone’s tastes. In fact, there’s such a huge variety that choosing a place to eat – or to take to guests – may be a daunting feat. To get an idea of just how many different types of food you can find in Chapel Hill, here’s a list of 15 area restaurants with different cuisines:


In the movies, what’s the first thing people do when they move to a new house? They haven’t unpacked the boxes they just brought in, but they’re hungry, so they order tons of take-out Chinese. There are a ton of restaurants to choose from, but if you have to choose just one, check out Jade Palace.


While people may joke about eating snails, there are plenty of other things to like about French cuisine. The good news, whether you go for the snails or not, is that you can find a French restaurant in Chapel Hill. Take a trip to Kitchen if that’s what tickles your fancy.


If you crave Mediterranean flair and you want tzatziki sauce on everything, then you have to find a good Greek place. Olives and peppers and pitas – you just have to have them. It’s good for you that Chapel Hill has Kipos Greek Taverna, then.


You thought you’d never find a poke restaurant in Chapel Hill, right? Well you were wrong. While North Carolina may not be an island, you can certainly bring the island food. If you’re looking for a tropical escape in an edible form, head on over to One Fish Two Fish.


There are a handful of Indian restaurants to choose from in Chapel Hill, but you should check out Vimala’s Curryblossom Café, especially if you’re socially conscious. Their food is locally sourced, and you can read more about their “everybody eats” policy on their website.


Italian is one of those cuisines people always name when they’re listing off food. It’s usually not difficult to find a number of local places to have your favorite pasta, and Chapel Hill is no exception. To help you narrow down the many options available to you, I’ll leave the link to Tarantini.


If you’re a sushi lover then you need to find a good sushi place. Bonus points if you find a place with other Japanese food for your sushi-phobic friends – you know, the ones who still don’t believe you when you say it’s not all raw fish. Take a trip to OiShii and let those other guys have their hibachi while you get the whole sushi boat.


Kimchi is another one of those controversial foods – you either like it or you’re repulsed by it. Still, if you need to get your fix of Korean food (with or without the Kimchi), swing by Min Ga. Grab a hot pot and chow down.


Malaysian cuisine isn’t one you typically hear about, so it’s definitely worth adding to the list. If you want laksa or satay in Chapel Hill, Rasa Malaysia is where you want to go. Take your favorite vegetarian for one of their tofu dishes (even if your favorite vegetarian is you)!


Don’t worry, my recommendation for Mexican food isn’t going to be some burrito chain. Cerritos Cantina’s tagline is authentic Mexican cuisine. No made-up deep-fried cheese-and-chicken nonsense here. You can’t order an octopus ceviche from those other guys.


China’s a big country, and sometimes we forget that there are different types of cuisine in different regions, just like in our huge United States. Shanghai Dumplings specializes in that specific regional cuisine. If you’re the kind of person who wants all of the dim sum, well, you’ll be in good company.


Sometimes there’s nothing better than some good old fashioned southern comfort food. If you’re looking for all the fried things you can eat or just some good old chicken and waffles, go to Mama Dip’s. Your mouth won’t regret it (even if your waistline does.)


Are you just looking for some good pad thai? Can’t find a place to order your tom yum? Well, you curry fiend, you won’t find a shortage of Thai restaurants in Chapel Hill. Still, we’ll send you in the direction of Sawasdee.


Turkey has a rich history, culture, and cuisine, combining its own unique flavors with Mediterranean influences from Europe as well as those of its Middle Eastern neighbors. You can find a piece of that right here in Chapel Hill. If you want to have your baklava and eat it, too, head over to Tallula’s.


However you pronounce it (even if you’re wrong), you can’t help but crave a good bowl of pho. That’s when you go to Queen of Pho. They also serve banh mi, bubble tea, and other Vietnamese cuisine if that’s more your style.

Whether you’re looking for spicy or mild, European or Asian, noodles or sandwiches, there’s something for everyone to try in Chapel Hill. It’s part of what makes this city a great place to live. Where will you be eating tonight?

Seth Gold

Seth Gold brings his life-long passion for real estate and extensive marketing experience to Domicile Realty. As he works with his clients, he is very aware that they are making one of the biggest and....

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