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10 Keto-Friendly Restaurants in the RDU Area

Unlike vegetarianism, veganism, and gluten-free diets, Ketogenic options are unfortunately almost never indicated on menus. People on Keto, or on a low-carb diet, are forced to do mental calculations and ask for nutrition facts prior to ordering. Lettuce-wrapped burgers can only satisfy for so long before other high-fat meals catch your eye. Fortunately, for those in or visiting the RDU area, there are tons of hidden keto-friendly restaurants that have actually been praised for their delicious low-carb options. We created this list to prove it.

Links connect to the restaurant’s websites, where you can view contact information, hours of operation, and full menus.

Clean Eatz

428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601

A healthy eats venue offering a cafe menu, catering menu, personalized meal plans, and lifestyle coaching. Dedicated to serving all, regardless of dietary restrictions.

Keto Must-Haves: AB Burger (Your choice of Turkey, Chicken Breast, Bison, or Beyond meat, avocado, turkey bacon, tomato, Better Burger Lettuce Wrap), HammerHead Wrap (Salmon, turkey bacon, spinach, guacamole, cilantro lime sauce)

Neomonde Mediterranean

3817 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

10235 Chapel Hill Rd #400, Morrisville, NC 27560

Lebanese dishes for all preferences, prepared from fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Offering an all-inclusive Mediterranean cuisine experience for diets of all kinds.

Keto Must-Haves: Baba Ghanouj (eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic), All Kabobs (including Chicken, Steak, Lamb Kofta, Salmon)

Gusto Farm to Street

3088 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

Farm-fresh cuisine packed with high quality, local ingredients. Offering an eco-friendly environment and nature-based cuisine.

Keto Must-Haves: 4 Little Pigs Pizza (Cauliflower Crust, house pizza sauce, mozzarella, fontina, capicola ham, Italian sausage, salami, pepperoni), Devil’s Wing Pizza (Cauliflower Crust, spicy diavolo sauce, crushed chili flakes, smoked gouda, mozzarella, roasted chicken & jalapeño, topped with avocado, parsley, creamy parmesan drizzle)

B. Good

201 Park at N Hills St #100, Raleigh, NC 27609

555 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

A farm fresh spin on traditional American cuisine, prepared using fresh, eco-friendly ingredients meant to fuel consumers and the planet.

Keto Must-Haves: Spaghetti & Meatballs (Zucchini noodles, eggplant meatballs, kale, parmesan, tomato, marinara), Harvest Kale Salad (Brussels sprouts, squash, cheddar, beets, chickpeas, pepitas, balsamic vinaigrette)– consider ordering without beets to reduce carbs

Himalayan Grill & Bar

1207 Kildaire Farm Rd Suite J, Cary, NC 27511

Offering some of the most authentic Indian & Nepalese cuisine you’ll find in the RDU area. Buffet selection offered from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm daily.

Keto Must-Haves: Chicken Sekuwa (Boneless chicken marinated with Himalayan herbs and spices and cooked in grille), Tandoori Lobster (Lobster marinated with Himalayan herbs and spices and baked in Tandoor)

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

4208 Six Forks Rd Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27609

A hybrid blend of hand-crafted sushi and all-natural burgers served under one roof. The most unique concoction of Asian and American cuisine can be found in their Burgushi®, sushi crafted with burger stuff.

Keto Must-Haves: HEARTest Yard Roll (tuna, avocado, cucumbers wrapped in Scottish salmon), Doug’s Filet Roll (Avocado, kani, cream cheese, seared filet mignon, spicy mayo, scallions, masago)

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

301 Glenwood Ave #100, Raleigh, NC 27603

One of the rare restaurants that offers an international menu, showcasing favorite meals from around the world along with classic Southern flavors.

Keto Must-Haves: Braised Lamb Shank (celery root, green peas, red onion, red wine lamb jus, pickled mustard seed), Red Grouper (heart of palm, broccolini, red onion, turmeric fennel, lemon caper dashi)

Hummus Cafe

962B Airport Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560

Mediterranean dishes prepared with fresh veggies, meats, oils, spices, and breads.

Keto Must-Haves: Lamb Gyro Platter (with Hummus, Greek Salad, or Babaganoush—skip the pita), Mediterranean Platter (Chicken & Gyro, Hummus, Greek Salad, or Babaganoush)

Brasa Steakhouse

 8551 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617

Considered to be the Triangle’s only authentic Brazilian steakhouse. Offering a unique blend of roasted meats and Brazilian spices.

Keto Must-Haves: Heart of Palms, Sautéed Mushrooms, Bacon-wrapped Chicken

CoreLife Eatery

200 Crossroads Blvd Suite 100, Cary, NC 27518

Food prepared from scratch to fuel your body with energizing, satiating ingredients for all dietary restrictions. Nothing but clean eating options from in-season farm grown crops.

Keto Must-Haves: Chicken Cobb Bowl (Kale, Romaine lettuce, chicken, avocado, bacon, hard boiled egg), Broccoli Cheddar Broth Bowl (Vegetable broth, cauliflower purée, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, fresh broccoli, carrots, celery, scallions)

The ingredients in each dish listed have been researched and all offer full meals under 7 grams of carbohydrates, with some nearing 0. Consult the restaurant’s nutritional information for specific macronutrient amounts.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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