Convenience store dining in the Triangle
I'm looking for suggestions on the best convenience stores/gas stations in the Triangle that serve food. I know of several in Raleigh: Tookie's Grill in the Shell Station on Six Forks, the Jack Daniels Grocery and Deli on Jones Franklin Road, that store on Oberlin Road across from the YWCA.
But my knowlege is weaker on the western side of the Triangle. Any suggestions?
Still open? Cappy's on 55 and Sedgwick (?) in Morrisville in the Mobil station. Pretty decent sandwiches. They have hot food and some bakery items, too, but I haven't tried those. On a nice day I like to get a sandwich and chips (they have Zapps!!!) and take them over to the airport observation park. Nice way to spend a lunch break.
I think the Capi's on 55 has been sold. They have at least two other stores though.
In an Exxon station
10500 Chapel Hill Rd
Morrisville, NC 27560-8711
Phone: (919) 481-4828
Maybe an Exxon station also
Capi's Subs & Bakery
2700 Regency Pkwy
Cary, NC 27511
Contact Capi's Subs & Bakery
Phone: (919) 468-0084
I've eaten at the one in Cary within the last week and it was as good as the original one on 55.
I like the biscuits at Calvander Food Mart in Chapel Hill, at the intersection of 86 and Dairyland. I always get an egg & cheese biscuit -- they're greasy in a good way with the cheese folded into the egg so that the cheese melts nicely. The biscuits themselves aren' t the best, but they're tasty enough and buttery & flaky. A nice artery-clogging indulgence.
ok, well, i'm not sure if it qualifies as a convenience store, but its about 10 steps away from a gas station.
Missy's grill in Efland, literally right off the highway (40/85) , just a window and a couple of picnic tables. for 4 years now, i have loved stopping there for an egg sandwich in the morning. Why? Because they will actually do it on toast! MM...bacon egg and cheese sandwich on toast with a slice of tomato and hot sauce.
Stopped in at the Food Factory in Cary today for the first time. I've driven past it a hundred times and never really noticed it. Sandwich was pretty good and they were very busy. The owner stopped by and chatted for a few minutes--he's an ex NYC fireman and said he's just trying to serve up good firehouse food. Definitely will go back.
Tookies on Six Forks is an old standby--like the new one down at Seaboard too.
I had forgotten about Jack Daniels grocery. They used to make great, cheap sandwiches and there was always some kind of fresh dessert or snack to buy too. I need to drive back by there soon and check it out.