A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month’s edition features healthy options — just what the doctor ordered for a smooth transition from holiday binge-eating to New Year’s resolutions.
2009 Village Park Drive, Knightdale
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Just what the doctor ordered: Low country shrimp boil, lemon pepper (wild caught) salmon, steamed or grilled.
201-100 Park at North Hills St., Raleigh
Just what the doctor ordered: kale and quinoa bowls (try spicy avocado and lime or white bean and rosemary).
108 Factory Shops Road, Morrisville
Just what the doctor ordered: aush-be-maas (a hearty Persian vegetable-noodle-bean soup), chicken kebab.
413 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
Just what the doctor ordered: Take your pick — fresh cold-pressed juice, entree salad bowl, or smoothie. Takeout only.
8369 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh
Just what the doctor ordered: Orzo salad with feta, olives, artichokes, green onions, roasted peppers and fresh herbs.
Happy + Hale
443 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
Just what the doctor ordered: Protein Bowl (grilled chicken, bacon, black beans, roasted red pepper, roasted corn, goat cheese, honey sriracha dressing).
169 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
Just what the doctor ordered: goat cheese and roasted red pepper salad (splurge on the optional chicken shawarma).
2608-132 Erwin Road, Durham
Just what the doctor ordered: Quinoa Mexicana with Spicy Ancho Rancho dressing — works great as a salad or wrap.
Two locations: 1851 N. Harrison Ave., Cary; 312 E. Main St., Clayton
919-678-3153 (Cary); 919-553-5770 (Clayton)
Just what the doctor ordered: Peruvian rotisserie-roasted chicken (I won’t tell if you get a side of sweet plantains).
Sweet Leaf Cafe
1313 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina
Just what the doctor ordered: barley soup, lavash wrap (chicken or turkey).