Cary is a booming town that is constantly growing and changing everywhere you look. Those changes often mean new and exciting restaurants to try out and enjoy! A lot of new Cary restaurants, bars, and cafes feature creative menus and dishes from around all over the world, making it an ideal spot for foodies to experience.

So, if you are looking for a new and exciting meal, grab a glass of Chardonnay and peruse this list of the top ten restaurants that are popular with Cary foodies:

Chef’s Palette Restaurant & Bar

Chef’s Palette Restaurant & Bar is a friendly, casual restaurant that approaches dining as an art form. Award-winning chef, Ryan Summers believes that “going out to dine should be a pleasure for all the senses.” The menu features items such as Brie Bites, Chicken Francese, and the Seafood Trio, which includes lobster-filled zebra ravioli, shrimp, and seared sea scallops.

Serendipity Deli

Serendipity Deli has been a staple of the Cary food scene for years. It endures because of its reliably delicious sandwich menu, fresh ingredients, and friendly service. A local favorite is the Garden Pita, which is served with its famous Lemon Tahini dressing!

Hot Point

Hot Point is a cafe-style restaurant that attracts foodies of all types! It boasts a large menu with a variety of items, including pizza, sandwiches and even tacos and burritos. There’s truly something for everyone at Hot Point!


Oiso is tucked into an otherwise unassuming shopping center but was quickly discovered by Cary foodies. It features Korean dishes such as Bibimbap along with a full sushi menu. Try the Seafood pancake!

Totopos Street Food & Tequila

Totopos Street Food & Tequila was recognized by the 2017 Maggy Awards as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Cary! Popular menu items include the Mexico City-Style Quesadillas and the Street Veggie Tacos.

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila is a beloved Mexican staple throughout the Triangle! Its Cary location is located in the popular Waverly Place Shopping Center. The menu features a variety of tacos and other Mexican dishes. Try the Tinga tacos!

Udupi Cafe

Udupi Cafe is a vegetarian foodie paradise! It’s named for a coastal town in southern India and features vegetarian dishes from the region. Popular menu items include the Jaipur Paneer Dosai and the Masala Dosai.

The Urban Turban

The Urban Turban is popular for foodies on the go! It features Mediterranean and South Asian dishes that can be ordered online or at the counter. Its buffet is popular, as it features dozens of dishes for vegetarians and meat-eaters, at an incredibly affordable price.

Banana Leaf

Foodies who crave Asian dishes love Banana Leaf! It specializes in Cantonese but also features Chinese and Thai dishes. Try the Crispy Peking Duck or the Sliced Pork Belly!

Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar

Foodies who love to dine with a touch of class and a glass of perfectly paired wine will find themselves at home at Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar. It features an eclectic menu and carefully crafted wine list. It’s a great spot for a foodie date night!

True foodies love to cook at home just as much as they love dining out. They can find their gourmet groceries and hard-to-find items at a local Cary Fresh Market, Whole Foods, and Pro’s Epicurean Market. Plan to cook an Asian dish? Make your way over to HMart that recently opened.

So what are some of your favorite foodie spots in Cary? Please be sure to hit us up on Twitter @919BlogNC or visit our Facebook page at and let us know! We would love to hear from ya.

This post was created in collaboration with the Cary Blog editorial team and 919 Blog contributor Amy Howard for exclusive digital publication via TBN