Take Away the Guesswork: Raleigh’s Morgan Street Food Hall Vendors

My mouth is watering with the memory of my first bite of Morgan Street Food Hall dishes in Raleigh. Chef Greg of Iyla’s Kitchen offered me a taste of their Black Eyed Pea Hummus, made from scratch. It was incredible. Now there was a Sassool close to home downtown, not just in the suburbs. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Morgan Street Food Hall restaurants and the stories of the people behind the bites.

They have half the continents covered and the cuisine hits as close to home as good ‘ole southern meals and as far reaching as Japanese food. Whether you’re in the mood for curry, a poke bowl, empanadas or ice cream there is truly something for everyone at the 20,000 square foot home to one of Raleigh’s hottest culinary teams.

This post was specifically written to take away the guesswork you may have for visiting Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. I extensively describe the space, including location, parking, backstory and what to expect, in this sister post. Here, we deep dive into the vendors that are cooking up the latest and greatest in Raleigh’s downtown Warehouse District neighborhood.

About Morgan Street Food Hall Restaurants Represented

There isn’t much overlap between cuisine amongst the vendors. This was purposeful so there’d be a little of everything represented. The Morgan Street Food Hall owner, Niall Hanley of Hibernian Hospitality Group, was sure to vet applications. Everything from business plans to attire was considered. And, more importantly, taste. (They have an application process you can kickstart on their website if you’re interested in applying to Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh.)

I’ve incorporated a little bit about the vendor if I know any backstory. In some cases the owners were venturing into the food industry on their own for the first time. In other cases, the space is a “satellite” stall of a bigger restaurant, located elsewhere in the area.

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(Photo above: Iyla’s Southern Kitchen Black Eyed Pea Hummus)

Map of Morgan Street Food Hall Vendors

The Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh has over twenty food vendors. They are listed numerically in the text beneath the map I’ve rendered. The numbers correspond to the stalls for ease of location. Beneath that is an alphabetical listing, extensive description of each vendor’s offerings.

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1. Iyla’s Southern Kitchen

2. Bad Cat Coffee, Crepes and Bagels

3. Sassool

4. YoHo Hibachi and Sushi Burrito

5. Primal Cuts

6. Vacant

7. Cousins Maine Lobster

8. Oak City Fish & Chips

9. Makus Empanadas

10. The Bowls

11. Katsu

12. Curry in a Hurry

13. Bella’s Wood Fired Pizza

14. MKG Kitchen

15. Open

16. Boba Brew

17. Mama Bird’s Cookies + Cream

18. Raleigh Rolls

19. Cow Bar

20. Wicked Taco

21. Fleurs de Moufette (closing as of July 2019)

22. Arbor

23. Open

24. Open

25. Auntie Betty’s Gin and Absinthe Bar

Cuisine, Morgan Street Food Hall Menu Items and Backstory (listed alphabetically)

Auntie Betty’s Gin and Absinthe Bar

If you need something to “take the edge off” after a long week they have just the cocktail for you! They’re purposely a bit hidden, like a speakeasy, near Iyla’s Southern Kitchen. But after finding the door (which isn’t difficult) grab a seat at the bar and order a craft cocktail. Their menu focus is of course on gin and absinthe but they have other spirits as well, including North Carolina locally made Cathead Vodka from Greensboro.

Menu items to look for: “Death in the Afternoon,” a mixture of absinthe and cava, or a martini named, “The Julia” with gin and vermouth 

Bad Cat Coffee, Crepes and Bagels

One of my first trips to Europe included a stop in Paris. Ever since I continue a quest to find the best crepes wherever I go. If you want crepes or a carb (I LOVE a good bagel!) stop here and be sure to get your brew on with a coffee to quench your thirst! This is an especially wonderful restaurant vendor option at Morgan Street Food Hall for breakfast!

Menu items to look for: sweet crepe and a hot shot of espresso on the side

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Bella’s Wood Fire Pizza and Tapas, Italian

Any pizza connoisseur knows the best way to cook a pie is in a wood fired oven. The pièce de résistance here is their beautiful, red tiled over visible to all passersby. They offer small tapas plates inspired by Italian cuisine as well, like wood-fired bruschetta and a petite baked brie.

Menu items to look for: classic Margherita pizza made with the highest quality, San Marzano tomatoes and Casino Clam pizza featuring roasted garlic and clam meat.

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Boba Brew, Bubble Tea and Smoothies

Sometime in my late teens I grew to be a huge fan of bubble tea. Tapioca balls (the “boba”) coat the bottom of a refreshing drink and you become strangely addicted to them after you get used to the texture. I’m SO excited Boba Brew exists. It’s a much needed addition to the Raleigh food scene. I love that they have loyalty cards – I will surely be putting that to good use!

Menu items to look for: Taro tea with customizable boba toppings and Strawberry Classic smoothie

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Cocoa Forte, Chocolate Treats (now a kiosk at Morgan Street Food Hall)

Excuse my language, but holy crap, y’all. Freddie and Nicole, the husband and wife team behind Cocoa Forte, has brought cheesecake to a new level. Their passion for dipping desserts in chocolate quickly progressed from their kitchen and a 10×10′ tent, to a food truck and now as vendors at Morgan Street Food Hall. Since the opening of Morgan Street Food Hall they’ve downsized to a kiosk closer to the #21 on our diagram but the cheesecake is as delicious as ever.

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Cousins Maine Lobster, Seafood

If lobster-mania is your thing, so to speak, get ready for your crustacean fantasies to become reality! This famous franchise food truck was brought to Raleigh through Deb and Greg Keller.

Deb was searching for her next great adventure after raising two children and becoming “empty nesters” after sending them safely off to college. With years of volunteering and charity work under her belt it didn’t take long for Jim and Sabin (“the” Maine cousins who started the business) to recognize Deb was special. (I love that she continues to be a part of Make-a-Wish Foundation, a charity I personally grew to love while living in Orlando, Florida). They took a leap of faith by allowing Deb and Greg to open the first franchise truck outside of Los Angeles. (Did you know it was started in Los Angeles, not Maine?)

Food truck ownership isn’t for the faint of heart yet Raleigh’s franchise has continuously been a shining example and leader in the food truck industry. Deb, Greg and their friend and team member Tom, have overcome any obstacle put in their way. If you’ve ever been to a Food Truck Rodeo in the Triangle you know the longest line at the event will be for Cousins Maine Lobster. Luckily you now have one more fabulous option to taste Maine lobster. And the best part is you know this stationary location will always be there!

Menu items to look for: Lobster Tots (a twist on loaded fries) and classic Maine Lobster Roll

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Cow Bar Burgers & Fries 

This vendor offers handcrafted artisan burgers and fries, as their name indicates. They strive to provide a unique twist on a well-loved American favorite. I love that they offer a vegetarian burger too, created with curry infused kidney beans and grilled zucchini, topped with fire-roasted veggies and served on a brioche bun. They also offer hot dogs and grilled cheese. Hold me back from eating all their french fries.

Menu items to look for: Truffle Burger, Kim Jun Yum Hot Dog, and Italiano French Fries

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Curry in a Hurry, Indian

This is one of the vendors I’m MOST excited for! Raleigh is lacking really great curry and I feel so fortunate it’s just two blocks from where I live.

What’s even better is it’s family owned and operated. Alaksha Surti is a bad ass woman entrepreneur! I loved speaking with her about her love for hospitality and passion for cooking. Family and friends encouraged her to open a food truck after she began getting more and more catering inquiries for her flavor packed creations. She uses fresh, quality ingredients and authentic Indian spices to create her dishes, many of which are family recipes passed down through generations. (We all know that provides for some of the most memorable meals.)

As her name means in Sanskrit, I believe Alaksha is one in a million. I felt an instant connection to her story – her love of travel and worldly knowledge (she has lived in India, Australia, London and Orlando before moving to Raleigh), her caring nature having raised three kids, and her connection to her husband, twin sister, aunts, uncles, parents and friends. If you stop by Curry in a Hurry be sure to say hello to her (she has the most beautiful accent).

This is a great spot for flavorful vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Lamb and chicken are also on the menu.

Menu items to look for: Kati Rolls (the Indian burrito, if you will), and Mutter Paneer

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Fleurs de Moufette, Flowers

*Please note Fleurs de Moufette moved to Seattle, Washington at the end of July, 2019. We wish them the best of luck – they’ll be missed!*

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Iyla’s Southern Kitchen

Devon and her husband, Chef Greg, are venturing into the food industry on their own for the first time in their careers. No stranger to the food and hospitality industries, Chef Greg has previously worked for The Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte and Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC.

Their excitement was contagious as I talked to them about their anticipation for this space, named after their toddler-aged daughter. I could feel the positive energy radiating from Chef Greg as we discussed their menu. I was blown away by their Black Eyed Pea Hummus. And any person who loves pickling – tomatoes, corn, cucumbers – is a friend of mine! Like true southern gems, they pickle their own.

Menu items to look for: BBQ “Sundae” with Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Pulled Pork, Collard Greens Drizzled with BBQ Sauce, and Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich (yes, you read that correctly)

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Katsu (Formally “The Broth”, Asian Hot Noodle Bowls and Comfort Food) 

I think Japanese blood runs through my veins though I’m told my heritage is strictly European. I fell hard and fast for Japan the first time I visited in 2013. And so, my fondness for a good bowl of Japanese food began.

Formally: The Broth features Asian style comfort food. They have ramen bowls topped with carefully selected ingredients and offer famous Korean Fried Chicken as well. I have to admit I’ve had it twice since they opened (even in the heat of summer) and the vegetable broth is just as flavorful as the meat broths! Menu items to look for: classic Tonkotsu Ramen or Pork Belly Sliders

Currently, as of summer 2019: The Broth has reconcepted and reopened as “Katsu,” offering classes Asian inspired katsu dishes. Katsu is panko crumb breaded and lightly fried protein, most typically pork or chicken.

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Makus Empanadas, South American

A friendship of three best friends turned into a venture to share their Argentinian culture and cuisine with the Triangle. Makus (pronounced, “Make us”) Empanadas may have started their restaurants half a decade ago, yet their bond goes back to preschool. And what’s better than one set of family recipes passed down through generations to share with the world? THREE sets!

Their first location in Durham, at Hope Valley Commons, is joined by a space at Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh. Grab a glass of red wine from the bar (a favorite of these born and raised Argentinians, true to culture!) and a pack of empanadas. Visiting as a group? Try their Family Meal.

Menu items to look for: Bacon and Cheese empanadas, and Sweet Corn vegetarian option

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Mama Bird’s Cookies and Cream, Desserts including Cookies and Ice Cream

I’ve had the pleasure of tasting Mama Bird’s homemade ice cream as a long standing member of the wedding community. Their second location, after their first in Holly Springs, will bring owner Lesley Richmond’s delectable desserts to downtown Raleigh. This is not just an expansion to their existing location but an expansion on her lifelong dream to pursue owning and operating a shop through her love of ice cream.

Why “Mama Bird”? For her two daughters, who she nicknamed Mama and Bird at an early age. She admits her daughters are the loves of her life!

Menu items to look for: Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sandwiches and Ice Cream Pizzas

MKG Kitchen, Vietnamese

I adore Asian cuisine so the more options from the continent in Raleigh, the better. Mekong Kitchen in Morrisville, the “parent” restaurant of their satellite location at Morgan Street Food Hall, brings MKG favorites to downtown Raleigh. It is owned and operated by a Vietnamese family. I was swooning over their wallpaper during my visit when a man stopped and said, “My sister, Lilly, designed it!” It’s hard to top a woman with good taste and talent! I’ve had their vermicelli bowls and banh mi and both are delicious. 

I am certain this wallpaper will be sweeping the local Instagram food scene just as their delightful dishes will.

Menu items to look for: Spicy Lemongrass Vermicelli Noodle Bowl (pictured below, with tofu) and Grilled Shrimp Buns with Vermicelli noodles

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Oak City Fish & Chips, Fried Seafood and French Fries

They are fully prepared to venture into a food stall at Morgan Street Food Hall, with three food trucks already on the road in the Raleigh Durham area! Shrimp, calamari and fish are their specialties and their menu items won’t send you towards decision paralysis. They focus on doing a few things, very well.

Menu items to look for: Fish and Shrimp Combo Basket – don’t forget a side of fries! 

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Primal Cuts

The Morgan Street Food Hall menu of restaurant offerings needed a great deli sandwich option and Primal Cuts has been added to provide it! They offer premium cuts of meat, homemade sauces and artisan bread. You can order off the menu or build your own.

Raleigh Raw, Organic Food and Cold Pressed Juices

NOTE: Raleigh Raw at Morgan Street Food Hall has closed. (Their W. Hargett Street location downtown is still open.) We are looking forward to the next vendor who will occupy the space, TBD!

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Raleigh Rolls, Ice Cream

This space brings a twist on ice cream to Raleigh. I first saw rolled ice cream on a trip to Thailand; it was a novelty to see liquid cream poured onto a freezing metal plate and turn solid before being rolled into a cup. Very cool! It’s sure to be a hit with children and adults, alike. I know everyone will be adding videos and Boomerangs to their Instagram accounts!

Menu items to look for: Monkey ‘N Around with bananas and Nutella, or a build your own like Cookies and Cream with M&Ms and chocolate sauce

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Sassool, Mediterranean

Lebanese food is another favorite of mine! The flavor profiles you can create with regional spices and ingredients are like no other cuisine. I also adore that there’s always a healthy option with mediterranean food.

The Saleh family pours their heart and soul into their food. Sassool Select, the third location, will follow in the same tradition of providing high quality, fresh dishes to its customers. Fun fact: “Sassool” is named after owner Mounir Saleh’s mother, the matriarch of their family. Cecilia grew up in a humble mountain village in Lebanon. It was here she learned to cook and provide for her family relying on the fruits of the land and old-world traditions. She passed that onto her children and now grandchildren. I was delighted to meet Simone, Cecilia or “Sassool’s” granddaughter (an adult herself) who passionately talked about their new location at Morgan Street Food Hall.

Menu items to look for: Stuffed Grape Leaves (gluten free and vegan) and Chicken Shawarma over rice.

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The Arbor, Bar

This bar uniquely spans indoors and outdoors at Morgan Street Food Hall. They serve beer, wine and cocktails.

Menu items to look for: You can’t go wrong with any order at the bar! 

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The Bowls, Rice and Poke Bowls

This vendor serves Asian bowls of “Flavorful Passion”. They have eight great options on their menu that you can customize with your choice of fish. Small bites are also offered if you are in the mood for something lighter or want to add a side to your bowl.

Menu items to look for: Kona Poke Bowl and Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls

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Wicked Taco

Tacos are often the equalizer of cross-cultural cuisine – it’s a food adored by many – and I was happy to learn Morgan Street Food Hall has a taco vendor. Wicked Taco, with an existing location off Western Boulevard by NC State Campus, brings their love of salsa crafting and tortilla making to the food hall to round out a stellar list of options.

Menu items to look for: Psycho Billy Cadillac Taco with rotisserie chicken and pineapple, and Roasted Hatch Chile Queso

YoHo Hibachi and Sushi Burrito

Offer hibachi and  sushi burritos with a mix of Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine on their menu.

Menu items to look for: Their sushi burrito of course! We love salmon in ours. 

Part 1

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8 Comments

  1. Paul
    July 19, 2018 / 11:28 am

    So no butcher, baker, wine or cheese shop? I’m sure it will be a nice addition to the area. But lacking those things it sounds more like an artisanal version of a mall food court than a euro-style marketplace.

    • July 19, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      Hi Paul! I’m not 100% sure of the menu offerings at Hook & Cleaver, the boutique butcher. All things indicate they’ll have what is posted here in the text. They were not set up at the time of the media preview. However, I will be updating the post regularly, especially after they open in a few weeks so check back! Also, there is still a space open for a vendor to set up shop there so it’s not out of the question! Having been to many markets around the world, including Harrods, a ton in Japan, Parisian markets and beyond, I can say it’s a unique market Raleigh can call its own, with its foundation rooted in the concept of some markets I’ve seen in Europe, including Lisbon’s Time Out (have you been? It’s great). It’s not as much a “get all your groceries here” whatsoever, but it is a great place to gather with friends and family or solo to enjoy a great atmosphere and great food! Also check out general info about Morgan Street Food Hall in this post, that talks about what to expect, backstory and its design and such: http://sometimeshome.com/raleigh-morgan-street-food-hall/

      • Paul
        July 19, 2018 / 1:07 pm

        Haven’t been to Lisbon. But I have been to over 50 markets worldwide. While they are very rarely about “get ALL your groceries here” the ones that offer the best experience are the ones that offer the meats, breads, cheeses and wines for sale along with all the other restaurants kiosks with prepared food. That balance allows the market hall to be more of a magnet to pull people in from their daily lives rather than an upscale food court.

        Look forward to your continued coverage. I’m tentatively going to try to drive down from Richmond to check it out myself at the end of August.

        • July 19, 2018 / 1:19 pm

          It’s definitely worth checking out and worth a trip to Raleigh in general – there’s so much to do here you’ll easily be able to fill the day, especially if you’re into food and the beer scene! Check out Linwood Brewing (one of our favorites in the area), a free tour of the Capitol Building and North Carolina Museum of Art! It’s kind of cool inside. 🙂 I’ve heard great things about Richmond too – I drive through it often but I need to stop to explore more one of these days.

    • Zach Fanjul
      July 23, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      We need a good cheese and charcuterie place!

  2. Zachary Fanjul
    July 23, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    I’m excited about the Western Dragon Teas! I’ve bought tea from these guys before at Deco and they have really cool products. I like how they’ve named certain tea blends Dragon Ball G and Dragon of Zelda. Hurry UP and open! Richmond is a pretty amazing town, they have a great restaurant called L’Opposum over on China Street, which was an experience!

    • July 23, 2018 / 4:05 pm

      I’ll have to try those teas too! Thanks, Zachary!

    • August 20, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Zachary – just wanted to let you know it is OPEN! As of today! 🙂

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