Cheap, Casual, Healthy Lunch Place in Chapel Hill?
- hiddenboston Jul 8, 2008 08:28 AM
We'll be in Chapel Hill for one night and will be looking for a place to go for lunch (we may be doing dinner in Raleigh, though that's not a certainty at this point). I'd prefer someplace that has healthy fare and is cheap and casual, though if there are any outstanding places that are a bit more expensive, that would be fine, too. Any cuisine is ok, though I'm leaning toward salads, sandwiches, soups, etc.
Another vote for Carrburritos here, mostly because I love their chorizo. Med Deli is another good option. Haven't been to Baba Gannoush, but have heard good things, plus you can stop by LocoPops for dessert... There is also a new burger place called Buns that is really good, local ingredients and fills the burger void on Franklin St.
Try Panzanella in Weaver Street Mall in Carrboro. Casual, nice, sit down restaurant where you won't feel rushed.
Spanky's on Franklin Street has antibiotic hormone-free beef and makes a decent burger, and is better as a lunch place than a dinner place.
Merlion in Southern Village off Hwy 15-501 South is decent asian bistro food.
Merritt's Store (also on South Columbia near the 54/15-501 interchange) is a great place for fabu internationally known BLTs, but they are a real old-fashioned country store-type place and only take cash and they have nowhere to sit.
I cannot recommend Med Deli, Jack Sprat, Fosters, Armadillo Grill or ACME. The other places listed herein are chow-worthy even if a couple of them aren't my personal favorites.
Since you are from Boston, none of this is likely to feel expensive to you. Alas we cannot match Toscaninni's ice cream here, nor Mary Chungs Small Eating Place.