Come Get Fresh With Us

Kick back and relax while you choose from our selection of gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, entrées, divine wines and cheeses, magnificent microbrews, gourmet pizzas, delectable desserts, party items, local goods and daily specials.



Poppyseed Market offers counter service for our amazing Lunch selections at 11:00 am until 5:00 pm where Dinner is then presented by our friendly Waitstaff!



Let us make your next event one that people will talk about well after the last crumb is cleared. If you are wondering about items we don’t have on the menu, please don’t be afraid to ask.



At Poppyseed Market we love a good time as much as good food.  Plan for a relaxing evening with great food, drink and company.

Our story

  • Feels Like Family

    Poppyseed Market is founded on passionate family involvement with great food and wine. The extensive wine list features selections available by the glass and by the bottle and a knowledgeable staff is always nearby.

  • Iron Chef

    In 2006, Julia was honored to be chosen sous chef to Angus Barn Restaurant Executive Chef Walter Royal on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” program. The Chef Royal team won the competition amassing the highest point total ever, preparing savory southern cuisine inspired dishes using the mandatory ingredients ostrich meat and eggs.

  • Service Matters

    Courteous, efficient service is “job one” at Poppyseed Market. Because all entrees are prepared to order, there is a little time involved in preparing your savory selection. Our professional staff prepares each item with care and delivers it to you ready to eat. And you never have to clear your table at Poppyseed Market; we do that for you.

  • Food and Wine

    The extensive wine list features selections available by the glass and by the bottle. The restaurant’s knowledgeable staff is always available to suggest wine and food pairings.

  • Building on Success

    The family and professional employees of Poppyseed Market have worked hard to earn our reputation for excellent food and “over-the-top” service. Besides serving delectable salads, prepared foods, and entrees for lunch and dinner, the café now hosts private parties in the dining room.

  • 2006 - Poppyseed Opens

    In June, 2006 the dream became a reality as Poppyseed Market officially opened as a deli with café aspirations. (At first there was only seating for approximately 20 people.) The alfresco sidewalk dining experience was born out of necessity for lunch seating. Very quickly the current tradition of couples having dinner and wine on the sidewalk after work became established.

  • The Dream Began

    While working her way through Wake Tech’s culinary arts program, Chef Julia visited the site and wished that it would be available when she was ready. The North Raleigh location seemed so ideal, that she began to picture the site as she refined her dream of a restaurant that combined the best features of a café and a deli.

The menu

We are hiring

Poppyseed Market Cafe and Wine Bar seeks experienced enthusiastic team members to join our crew in a fast paced work environment. Previous restaurant experience is welcomed, as is the ability to work a flexible schedule.


  • Join Us Thursday, December 28th,  from 6-9 PM for Poppyseed’s Monthly Wine Tasting!

    Live MUSIC by Poppyseed’s own, Brian Card!


    Date : 28, December
    Time : 6:00 - 9:00PM
  • With the holidays around the corner, let us help take care of your Christmas Dinner by placing an order

    for a complete meal, or a delicious side dish. Ready for you to simply warm in your oven and serve!

    Click on the links below to print your own menu, and just return it by the deadline, Wed. December 20th at 9pm.

    We look forward to being a part of your Christmas Dinner this year!

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I Cook With Wine

Sometimes I even add it to the food.

Window shopping has never been so delicious. Poppyseed Deli Foods.

Poppyseed Market offer a great daily selection of behind the counter deli-style foods. Sold by the serving or by the pound, meat lasagna, butternut squash lasagna, mac-n-cheese, pimiento cheese, broccoli salad and much more.

Quick Bites N&O Article

Poppyseed @ March of Dimes 2015


8801 Lead Mine Rd. #107 Raleigh, NC 27615 919 - 870 - 4997

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