By Carrie Brothers | Correspondent
Craving something sweet but in the mood for something fresh and a little more healthy? Hatteras Bowls offers build-your-own acai bowls, smoothies, vegan ice cream and popsicles. It will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. Tuck into their sweet treats or lunch with two slices of organic sprouted bread piled high with fresh flavors like avocado, caraway, and lemon drizzled with olive oil. Everything at this vegan eatery is made to order and consciously sourced, down to the locally roasted coffee.
Where: 25410 NC-12, Waves
Hours: 9a.m.-2p.m. Thursday-Tuesday; closed Wednesday
Info: 252-995-2893; hatterasbowls.com
Tucked in St. Waves Plaza, this family-owned restaurant has been serving up Asian fusion since 2002. The menu features something for everyone, including fresh local seafood, wok specialties like lo mein and fried rice, steak and plenty of choices for vegetable lovers. Everything from the egg rolls to the key lime pie are homemade. The crab cakes are famous for being entirely lump crab with no filler and the local tuna tacos always please. Currently only offering curbside pick-up, orders can be called in or placed online through their website.
Where: 26006 NC-12, Waves
Hours: 4:45-8:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; Closed Sunday-Monday
Info: 252-987-1080; boardwoksouth.com
Located in Hatteras Landing, conveniently close to the ferry docks, Snack Shack serves breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. and offers breakfast sandwiches and wraps. Lunch features crab cakes, fish and shrimp tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, sandwiches and fresh made tuna poke.
Where: 58848 Marina Way, Hatteras
Hours: 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; Closed Saturday-Sunday
Info: 252-995-9500; thesnackshacknc.com
Pop’s Raw Bar and Grill
This unassuming little roadside spot specializes in fried and steamed seafood in a laid back, dive-like environment. Live music happens every Friday and the menu is straightforward and classic. Stop in to this Hatteras classic for a relaxed drink, a dozen oysters and a frosty beverage.
Where: 48967 NC-12, Buxton
Hours: 11a.m.- 9p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday