Welcome to Poppyseed Market

THE Gourmet Deli and café in North Raleigh, located conveniently in the Harvest Oaks Plaza at 8801 Leadmine Road. Whether you choose dining in or take out, you are sure to enjoy Poppyseed Market’s delicious menu selections.

Poppyseed Market is family and child-friendly. Besides the regular delectable selections, the menu features gourmet pizzas. For pizza lovers beyond their childhood years, the café features the finest of micro brewery beer. Salads, entrees, prepared foods, cookies, every menu item is prepared from fresh ingredients in the restaurant kitchen.


Who would have thought an upscale café like Poppyseed would offer pizza and beer? North Raleigh foodies wanted it, but not just ordinary pizza and beer. Family member Matt McGovern drew on his experience at a New York state pizzeria. He and Chef Julia created tempting, hand-tossed pizza recipes with that special Poppyseed touch. Robust and flavorful microbrewery beers, carefully chosen to complement the gourmet pizza, insure that pizza lovers will not be disappointed.


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 Sous America

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.

Because 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.

Great Food & Fine Wines

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.

Poppyseed Opening

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.

I Cook With Wine

Sometimes I even add it to the food.

People who love to eat.

are always the best people.

Cooking is like love

It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.