Excite your taste buds with Raleigh, N.C.'s local eatables. Taste smooth, locally-made chocolates from Raleigh chocolatiers (stock up on souvenirs!). Sample and shop with a selection of 50-plus varieties of specialty oils, olive oils and balsamic vinegars at Midtown Olive Oil. Stick to traditional butter or kettle corn popcorn, or veer away the norm and try flavors such as jalapeño cheddar, dark chocolate cheesecake or fruity "Confetti Corn" from local popcorn shops.
With all the delicious tastes of Raleigh, also including products from local coffee roasters and tea purveyors, your taste buds (and friends and family) will be thanking you and begging you to bring them back.