Global Eats tomorrow and welcome new members!

Here are some Upcoming Events we hope you can join us at! Scroll down to see all the new businesses that have joined Shop Local Raleigh. Even more ways for you to shop local and support a locally owned and independent business today.

Nile Café Global Eats

Join us at Nile Cafe tomorrow night, Tuesday, February 21 from

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Read our Feature on Nile Cafe and the origins of Mediterranean Food!

Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door. Your $6 gives you a sample plate to taste and experience Nile Cafe. Having visited this location numerous times in it’s short tenure, we can guarantee you that you won’t be disappointed.  This is one Cafe you will be finding excuses to visit all the time.



The nOg Run Club invites you to join in the 9th annual running of the St. Paddy’s 8k!  Don you best kilt for an morning of running and fun in downtown Raleigh.  After the run, celebrate behind the Raleigh Beer Garden with live Irish music, food, and the first beer is free (for runners 21+ of course)!

All 8K finishers will receive a finishers medal, craft beer, and polyblend shirt!

The nOg Run Club is made up of an all volunteer board and 100% of the race proceeds will be donated to local charities.  Please click here to see the list of charities they support!

Register Here!

Sign up to be a Volunteer!


Why Buy Locally Owned?

It’s encourages local prosperity: a growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!

Read more about the locally owned & independent businesses that have joined Shop Local Raleigh in an effort to help create awareness that they are local and working to keep our community unique! Go support a local today.

In this edition:
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
InBetween the Blinks
Hunt & Gather Fine Estate Furnishings
Masala Wrap
Mixed Korean Truck
nOg Run Club
Pizza La Stella
Sonorous Road Productions

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is locally owned & operated in NC since 1948. Specializing in bridal, designer, custom & vintage jewelry,  as well as beautiful giftware. Bailey’s is known throughout North Carolina for its commitment to quality, superior customer service, tradition of excellence, and innovation. Every Woman Wants A Bailey Box. Come and get yours! Learn about how Bailey’s began with a love story at

InBetween the Blinks
InBetween the Blinks Photography specializes in pet and commercial photography.  Tara Lynn started her business in 2010, inspired by adopting her first dog Baxter and volunteering at an animal shelter.  She is a volunteer at the SPCA of Wake County where she photographs the adoptable animals.  Tara recently completed a pet photography workshop in Spain furthering her skills in photoshop, composition and business development.  She recently left her ten-year career as a TV news reporter, anchor and producer to expand her business.  InBetween the Blinks also now offers mobile-friendly web design and is the creator of, a local pet vendor guide.

Hunt and Gather Fine Estate Furnishings
Hunt & Gather Fine Estate Furnishings at 10 W. Franklin St. opened its store in 2010. Since that time they have become one of the area’s most admired locations for finding inspired interiors for your home. Hunt and Gather is a locally owned and independently operated and believe in creating a welcoming and service oriented experience where one can put together and entire room or can find that special one of a kind piece to make your home that special place.

lavish is an interior design showroom featuring furniture, lighting, art, gifts, and more from the top decor brands. Their goal is to assist you in enhancing the most important spaces in your life – both retail and commercial. Owner and interior designer, Jenny Cimino, has provided the Raleigh area with design services for over 10 years, working with home and business owners as well as collaborating with other designers, contractors, and industry professionals. Whether you’re searching for home decor, interior design services, or simply in need of a gift, lavish offers something for every style! Call today to schedule a consult.

Masala Wrap
Masala Wrap is a fast casual Indian restaurant in Morrisville. The restaurant, which opened last fall, is described as the Chipotle of Indian food and is the first of its kind in North Carolina. Co-owner Kunal Parikh explained that he and his two partners, who all work in the information technology business, wanted to offer a fresher, lighter version of Indian food in an American way. Masala also offers several sides, including samosas and “masala fries,” which uses a house-made spice blend and Parikh said are among their most popular items.

Mixed Korean Truck
Mixed Korean Truck is excited to take their Bibimbap and other dishes on the road, reaching more customers in the Durham/Raleigh area. In addition to their famous Bibimbap and Ugly Wings, Mixed Korean has added truck specific items, such as Spicy Chicken and Korean style pulled pork sandwiches. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the truck’s schedule.

nOg Run Club
The nOg Run Club is a non-profit that meets every Monday at 6:15pm at the Raleigh Beer Garden for a run/walk around downtown Raleigh.  Runners/walkers leave at 6:15PM, with most opting for the mapped out 3, 4, 5, or 6 mile loops. Joining the nOg Run Club is FREE!  If you would like to purchase a key tag ($1) to keep track of your attendance, you will receive an awesome nOg Run Club tech shirt after 10 runs and a beer mug after your 25th run.

Pizza La Stella
No microwaves, no grills, no fryers. Their ovens do all the heavy lifting. The culinary team utilizes a Neapolitan cooking style with a craft flair. Custom made Stefano Ferrara ovens easily reach and keep the ideal temperature for baking Neapolitan pizza — up to a blistering 900 degrees. Hand-built brick by brick, these ovens are both stunning and efficient, wood-firing pies in under 90 seconds. Uncompromising when it comes to the traditional preparation and cooking of pizzas. What goes on them though, is entirely up to you.

Sonorous Road
Sonorous Road hopes to inspire you to become a complete artist.  Their goal is to provide a nurturing and safe environment where artists can unleash their creativity and grow stronger as people. Whether you want to learn about acting, directing, costume and makeup design, or the technical aspects of film-making, they hope to support you on your journey.