Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

1. Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar

222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC
Asian Restaurant · Central Raleigh · 68 tips and reviews

Cort S.Cort Scruggs: Basil stir fry is spicy but delicious. Definitely recommend. The trio desert was also great.

Matthew M.Matthew Muñoz: Ginger pork ribs!

Mandi G.Mandi Geiselman: I recommend everything! No matter what you order, you can't go wrong.

State Farmers Market is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

2. State Farmers Market

1201 Agriculture St (at Centennial Pkwy), Raleigh, NC
Farmers Market · Southwest Raleigh · 105 tips and reviews

Jill H.Jill H: Great to go and find fresh fruits and vegetables. Fridays are great to go because they aren't overly crowded. They even have little shops with knick knacks, and a great seafood & bbq restaurant! Read more.

EVAN R.EVAN Roberts: eat more strawberries

CandiceCandice: Stay on the "local" side (where the bakery tent is) to support your local farmers. Buying produce and other products from the "export" side doesn't do much for the NC/Raleigh economy!

Sassool is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

3. Sassool

9650 Strickland Rd (Between Six Forks Rd & Harvest Oaks Dr), Raleigh, NC
Mediterranean Restaurant · North Raleigh · 42 tips and reviews

Melissa S.Melissa Schofield: The best Mediterranean food in the area! The hummus is amazing, so is the taboli, swarma, and their pie things! Check in for your first time and get 10% off!

NeomondeNeomonde: For 35 years, Neomonde has proudly served the most authentic Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine in the Triangle. Please vote for us in Indy Week's Best of the Triangle Survey. Read more.

Charles M.Charles Mangin: The new location gives you fresh mini-pitas with your meal. Still warm from the oven and puffed up like little balloons. :-)

Neomonde is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

4. Neomonde

3817 Beryl Rd (at Hillsborough St), Raleigh, NC
Mediterranean Restaurant · Southwest Raleigh · 80 tips and reviews

Courtenay M.Courtenay Morgan: Delicious and reasonable! Green apple and Kale salad is bright and tangy. The hummus is creamy with a fruity olive oil on top. The service was awesome. Can't wait for dessert.

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Classic Mediterranean fare at super-affordable rates.

Kenneth Y.Kenneth Yowell: Get the Lunchbox Special - half a sandwich, two sides and a baklava! Stay away from my imaginary girlfriend though.

Beasley's Chicken + Honey is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

5. Beasley's Chicken + Honey

237 S Wilmington St (at E Martin St), Raleigh, NC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Central Raleigh · 160 tips and reviews

Allison Y.Allison Yu: Amazing chicken & waffles. Nuff said. Biscuits are great too. Skip the chicken pot pie. It was watery and didn't have the awesome flaky crust that pot pies have

Mary Clayton L.Mary Clayton Liles: The fried chicken was so good I think I saw Jesus. Whoever decided to put pimentos in the Mac and cheese is an evil genius. Everything from service to drinks to dessert was perfect. Go Beasley's!

Nicholas W.Nicholas Wendling: The hand dryer in the bathroom is freakin AWESOME!

Trader Joe's is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

6. Trader Joe's

3000 Wake Forest Rd (at Wake Towne Dr), Raleigh, NC
Grocery Store · 60 tips and reviews

Donna B.Donna Backshall: Consistently the best prices in Raleigh for wine, cheese, nuts, milks and coffees. And while you're there, why not just do all your shopping, since their other offerings are pretty darned amazing?

Michael A.Michael Austin: I originally thought this place was just for hippies. I was wrong. It is full of fresh foodstuffs at very reasonable prices. Fill your belly with deliciousness and your wallet with money! Nom.

Kristal K.Kristal Katherine: Challenge: Go in and try not to buy EVERYTHING EVER.

Metro Diner is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

7. Metro Diner

6325 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC
Diner · North Raleigh · 13 tips and reviews

Bob C.Bob Corby: Wow! Like a first-rate Jersey diner on steroids, only without the shiny chrome exterior! Variety of delicious meals; generous portions; not expensive; busy fun atmosphere. Try it you'll like it.

Traci K.Traci Kessler: Vortex Burger is awesome. The chicken and waffles will leave you speechless!!!

Da V.Da Vid: The Vortex Burger has a half pound paddy and each "bun" is a grilled cheese sandwich. I recommend adding a fried egg. Unvelievably delicious.

Gonza Tacos y Tequila is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

8. Gonza Tacos y Tequila

7713 Lead Mine Rd #39 (at Sawmill Rd), Raleigh, NC
Mexican Restaurant · North Raleigh · 86 tips and reviews

Tracy L.Tracy Lowe: Very crowded so go early or late. Everything very good! You cannot go wrong and they have the best top shelf margaritas.

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The menu doesn’t describe the Mero-Mexican taco but advises, “dare you to try it!!!” Those who dare will discover that it’s lengua (beef tongue) – and that it’s very good indeed. Read more.

Joshua W.Joshua Wright: The patio is a great place to sit!

Goodberry's Frozen Custard is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

9. Goodberry's Frozen Custard

9700 Strickland Rd (Six Forks Rd), Raleigh, NC
Ice Cream Shop · North Raleigh · 10 tips and reviews

William V.William Vaughan: Carolina Concrete is the thing to get! My favorite is the Oreo cookie with vanilla custard... It's fantastic!

Jeanette P.Jeanette Pavkov Fritz: Everything custard

Michael J.Michael Johnson: Vanilla with Blackberry. You can thank me later.

Vivace is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

10. Vivace

4209 Lassiter Mill Rd Ste 115 (at Six Forks Rd), Raleigh, NC
Italian Restaurant · 44 tips and reviews

Michael W.Michael W: Ask for the Salty Egg Pizza any time. It is a brunch menu favorite, but they are happy to bake one for you at lunch or dinner too!

Rachel B.Rachel Berg: Joey, the bartender, is awesome.

Caitlin W.Caitlin Waters: Everything is good. Appetizers, good, dessert, and wine :)

Mellow Mushroom is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

11. Mellow Mushroom

601 W Peace St (at Glenwood Ave), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 102 tips and reviews

Jill H.Jill H: Great pizza. Dough is specially made! Long wait, but worth it!

Nick C.Nick Carroll: Get the Buffalo Chicken pizza.

David J.David Johnson: The mighty meaty is awesome!

Escazu Artisan Chocolates is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

12. Escazu Artisan Chocolates

936 N Blount St (at Cedar St), Raleigh, NC
Candy Store · Central Raleigh · 32 tips and reviews

Julia J.Julia Johnson: Delicious assortment of chocolates. Not too pricey. Great environment and service, with plenty of places to sit and relax.

Cynthia D.Cynthia Deis: The hot chocolate is deep and delish no matter what the weather is like.

Chuck O.Chuck Odom: Chocolate Heaven. Nirvana.

Sola Coffee Café is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

13. Sola Coffee Café

7705 Lead Mine Rd (at Sawmill Rd), Raleigh, NC
Coffee Shop · North Raleigh · 70 tips and reviews

Rich Z.Rich Z: First time visitor impressed. Great environment, vibe, coffee and staff. One of the best in NC!

Whitney H.Whitney Hill: My first time in...Looks like a winner. Not too loud, the owner is very friendly, lots of room, coffee is great and it is right around the corner from me. I plan on being here often.

SociallySocially: As a coffee aficionado, this place has it together. Inviting, full of energy, amazing mini donuts and polite staff. I may make this 20 minute drive more often. TIP: Try the mini donuts 😁

PNC Arena is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

14. PNC Arena

1400 Edwards Mill Rd (at Trinity Rd), Raleigh, NC
Hockey Arena · Southwest Raleigh · 160 tips and reviews

Jenilee A.Jenilee Andreola: Club level is the way to go. Great view and you have the option to be waited on! Can't beat it! :)

NHLNHL: Survival Tip: The "Caniacs" are famous for their tail-gate parties. Go early and mingle with the fans in the PNC Arena parking lot.

Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes: A complete guide of ATM locations, food and beverage availability, and permitted smoking locations around PNC Arena is available. Read more.

The Angus Barn is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in Raleigh.

15. The Angus Barn

9401 Glenwood Ave (at Lumley Rd), Raleigh, NC
Steakhouse · 114 tips and reviews

Tanisha C.Tanisha Cave: The crab dip appetizer is awesome! I got the prime rib dinner and my husband got the T-Bone... It was great!

Greg W.Greg Wanzek: Get a tour of the wine cellar and the special dining rooms.

Michael A.Michael Austin: I always get the BBQ ribs. They're tasty. "Hey, what happened to your life savings?" - "Oh, I ate dinner at the Angus Barn."