FRESH pasta in Raleigh area
Was shocked today looking for fresh pasta to find that Trader Joe's, Fresh Market & Whole Foods had such a small selection of fresh pasta (NOT stuffed raviolis). Will I fare any better at Southern Seasons or Waver's Market? I don't really want to go that fr for something like this. Also, I eill try Antonio's Market in Lafayette Villsge but I'm not holding out too much hope. Can anyone throw me a liifeline or must I wait til my visit to Phila. in August?
I can't vouch for the quality, but you might want to give Melina's a try:
Also, here is an older thread that may be of help:
Finally, here is an article from The Independent Weekly about Melina's and 2 other producers:
There is also a fresh pasta purveyor in Durham called Extrusions. I know Weaver St. Market in Carrboro carries their products but don't know if or who carries their pasta in Raleigh. You can give them a call and ask.
Extrusions: A Fresh Pasta Shoppe
W Nc-54, Durham, NC, 27713
I get Melinas pasta every week or two at Saturday morning farmer's market behind Southern Season. I think her black pepper pasta is a little more interesting than the plain. She made a black pepper linguine that was wonderful but last week, she said she has stopped making it and is making angel hair instead. She is a work in progress. You can see locations where she sells at her website, http://www.melinaskitchen.com/
Weaver Street carries fresh pasta (not ravioli) from Pasta and Provisions in Charlotte. It's not a very large selection, but I've always been impressed with P&P products. Now, if only Weaver St. would start carrying their delicious ravioli!