The 10 Best Markets in North Carolina!

Next time you need to run out for groceries, opt to buy locally. The community markets of North Carolina offer a great way to support your neighbor, find farm-fresh goods, and other items you just won’t see anywhere else. Here are the 10 best in the state! 

1. King’s Red and White, Durham, NC

High-quality food with a great price tag to match? Look no further than King’s! There is a large variety of fresh produce, canned goods, meats in the butcher shop, products local to North Carolina and a huge selection of beers and wines to unwind after your day and shopping trip. This friendly market has high-quality meat, and many deals that cannot be beaten! 

2. Standard Foods, Raleigh, NC

Have you ever gotten to the grocery store to stock up, and then realized how hungry you were? And in turn, bought many snacks you didn’t necessarily need? Dine in the restaurant before hitting the aisles to fill yourself up before beginning to fill the cart up. Open for dinner and brunch, eat off the changing menu for delicious options. The meat selection at the butcher is plentiful, and the knowledge behind the counter is a great help! Shop among the produce, local products, and homemade items.

3. Company Shops Market, Burlington, NC

Company Shops Market in Burlington sells shoppers produce, grocery items, deli and bakery options, dairy, beer and wine and health to name a few. For the highest quality from the store, many of the products are local – over 40 local suppliers currently. Stop in the café and deli for a delicious bite to eat before or after shopping. Are you more of a morning shopper? Visit the bakery for freshly made muffins, rolls, croissants, danishes, and scones. And don’t forget your cup of joe with your breakfast before you shop around the store! 

4. Foothills Grocery & Deli, Thurmond, NC

What is the south without a stop that covers several of your needs at once? Whether you are in search of groceries, gas, or a warm meal, Foothills has it for you! Chips and snack items, jelly, jam and honey, a sweet cake or pie, your hands will be full of delicious options. Or maybe something for the outdoors such as bait, fishing supplies, lawn and gardening products, there is a bit of everything you are looking for.

5. Lanier’s Supermarket, Denton, NC

At the same location for 77 years, this spot is widely known for the sweet, Southern hospitality, great prices, and fresh goods, making it well worth a stop. The meats themselves are a crowd-favorite with their incredible freshness and the top-notch taste. Also look at the bread products, snacks, breakfast items, and groceries to stock the cabinets and fridge at home while you are in the market.

6. Weaver Street Market, Multiple locations

Far from the normal grocery store experience, these local goods and top-notch selections will leave your cart full and the fridge at home full of wholesome options. The home of natural foods, Weaver Street Market is great for grabbing groceries or to grab a bite to eat or drink to sip on at the food bar. With the three locations in the state—Carrboro, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill, you will never shop the same after stopping in here!

7. Town Market, Pine Level, NC

Providing delicious product and meats to the area since 2002, Town Market is the best place by-far for both. The service is friendly and spectacular, the store is clean and organized and carries a large variety of groceries. Feel right at home at the Town Market and don’t forget to take a look at the weekly specials when you are in! 

8. Deep Roots, Greensboro, NC

Shop in a relaxed, friendly market of Downtown Greensboro at Deep Roots. Shop refrigerated and frozen goods, produce, bulk foods, wellness, grocery, beer, and wine. The meat department is one of the bests with locally sourced, fresh meat such as beef, bison, lamb, goat, pork, poultry, and seafood. On-the-go food does not have to make you feel bad! Check out the deli for premade soups, salads, sandwiches, and sweet treats. 

9. Food-A-Rama, Manteo, NC

Fresh, flavorful foods don’t have to be out of reach. Food-A-Rama is an excellent market in Manteo for all your delicious food needs. Fresh produce, meats, and fresh bakery items are all available. The deli offers shoppers lunches included but not limited to prepared meats, mac and cheese, and a selection of veggies.

10. Polonez Polish Market, Raleigh, NC

For a taste of Poland in Raleigh, check out the Polonez Polish Market, the hidden gem well worth discovering. The friendly staff members are ready to help, and the store carries a large variety of products. Shop the kielbasa, pierogi, dairy, and fish before heading over and checking out the canned items and condiments.

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