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Mar 6, 2007 08:47 AM

Cheap Eats in Raleigh ?

We are a group of vet med students going to be in Raleigh for a symposium over St. Pat's weekend. We love food, but are extraordinarily poor. So, we are looking for good cheap food -- all types, all cuisines, all meals

Thanks for your help!

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  1. There were lots of good inexpensive-food recs in this thread:

    1. Are you staying near the Vet School? If so, a lot of the places on that thread are near by.

      For instance, Neomonde is within a mile of the Vet School. It's on Beryl Road, which runs parallel to Hillsborough Street just between the Vet School and Meredith College (and it's on the Meredith end of it - just through the traffic light, over the railroad tracks, and to the left). Wonderful felafel and mediterranean/lebanese-style salads, as well as hot foods. A plate of four different ones is about 7 bucks. Or a felafel and two sides with a baklava (or other pastry) for about the same.

      1. Also, further down Hillsborough, toward the main NCSU campus, there's Snoopy's for hot dogs at the corner of Hillsborough and Gorman. Directly across from Meredith College is a group of shops that has a Ben and Jerry's and Quiznos (not that I'm advocating them!), but next to the Ben and Jerry's is Royal Coffee, a nice little coffee shop. They have free wireless internet, live acoustic music Saturday nights, games to play and magazines to read. Just a nice place to chill out. And they have pretty good coffee, too! It's all locally roasted. They also have breakfast pastries and sandwiches for lunch.

        I definitely second the Neomonde rec!! I work about a half mile from there, and stop in for lunch at least once every two weeks. Their mjaddrah is amazing, and try as I might, I have not been able to replicate it at home!

        1. Oh, yeah! If you head down Hillsborough the opposite direction, toward Cary instead of toward Raleigh from the vet school is some of the best Indian restaurants in the area. Once you cross I-40, the street name changes to Chatham, and you'll find these in or near Chatham Square on East Chatham: Suchi has an okay buffet, but if you order off the menu it's much, much better. And you'll be able to watch the Indian version of MTV if you're there at the right time! Udupi is amazing. Search this board for the name, and you'll see all the favorable opinions. I haven't tried Cool Breeze, Biryani House or King Kabob (closer to Raleigh than all the others), but they're all roughly in the same area.

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          1. re: OrganicGal

            You must try Cool Breeze for authentic Indian street foods. If you are a veg I'd skip the other two.

            1. re: bbqme

              I went to Cool Breeze once. Didn't recognise anything on the menu, so I went for the combo platter. It was amazing. On a Saturday afternoon - for cheap. If I recall correctly, he brought all the various stuff out in two stages. Some of it I definitely liked more than other items. But it was so good.....

          2. Im not sure if there is a Cook-Out there or not, but pretty cheap and they have great hush-puppies and milk shakes!

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            1. re: susanarizona

              Who needs Cook-Out when you have Char-Grill!