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Best quick meals in Raleigh

Posted September 22, 2014 2:00 p.m. EDT

Guasaca

— When you need a quick bite to eat, there are plenty of options in the Triangle. These are some of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh that deliver food quickly without it feeling like "fast food."

Guasaca: Make your way to the counter to order an aprepa, which are like Venezuelen pita sandwiches, filled with beef, fish, pork and a variety of toppings. With a side order of chips and guasaca sauce, this is a speedy and filling meal. I like the avocado chicken arepa. Open for lunch and dinner.

Jasmin: This is a local chain that serves Mediterranean food like kababs, zaki, hummus and gyros. If you skip the fries, you can get a healthy meal in minutes. Try the chicken shawarma with a Greek salad on the side. Open for lunch and dinner.

Seaboard Cafe: Tucked away inside Logan's Trading Company, Seaboard Cafe frequently has a line at lunchtime for their yummy sandwiches and salads. The line moves quickly though, and you'll have your reuben or grilled tuna salad sandwich in no time. You can't go wrong with their daily specials! Open for lunch.

Noodles & Company: Pasta is great, and at Noodles & Co. it is quick, inexpensive and filling. It's a chain, but I get consistently good food at their Cameron Village location. Another plus for those watching what they eat: Their menu clearly displays calorie counts in every dish. Try the Bangkok Curry or the Whole Grain Tuscan Linguine. Open for lunch and dinner.

Snoopy's: Since 1978, Snoopy's has been serving hot dogs in Raleigh. It's simple food, served right and fast! Try the beef frank with mustard, onions and chili with some crinkle-cut fries on the side. Open for lunch and dinner. Both Hillsborough Street locations and the Wake Forest Road location are open till 3 a.m.

Where do you like to grab a quick meal in Raleigh? Tell us in the comments section to the right!