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The Refectory Cafe Dal, chili, salads and soups. 2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-908-6798; therefectorycafe.com BR

Saladelia Cafe @ ATC Simple and honest food prepared with authentic, local and seasonal ingredients. Espresso, juice and organic smoothie bar, yum-on-the-run pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups. Dine-in or carry-out. 406 Blackwell St.; 919-687-4600; saladelia.com Tobacco Road Sports Cafe American dishes like “Country Frizzled & Drizzled Chicken” made with local ingredients; overlooks the Bulls’ stadium. 280 S. Mangum St.; 919-937-9909; tobaccoroadsportscafe.com EAST DURHAM East Durham Bake Shop Handcrafted sweet and savory pies, baked goods, salads, coffee and more – all made with local ingredients. 406 S. Driver St.; 919-957-1090; eastdurhambakeshop.com Pierre ToGo Haitian- and Jamaican-inspired cuisine. 2100 Angier Ave.; 919-808-7447; pierrofoods.com Sofia’s Pizza Neighborhood pizza shop. 2201 Angier Ave.; 984-219-3656; sofiaspizzadurham.com

WEST-CENTRAL DURHAM

DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL BOULEVARD (15-501) Blaze Pizza Pizzas with made-from-scratch dough and healthful ingredients. 5320 McFarland Dr.; 919-251-6095; blazepizza.com

Saltbox Seafood Joint A new, second location for the popular local seafood place. Fish delivered fresh from the Carolina coast and served griddled or fried in a straightforward manner. 2637 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-237-3499; saltboxseafoodjoint.com Sister Liu’s Kitchen Homestyle Northeastern Chinese food made by hand like dumplings and Chinese hamburgers. 5504 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Ste. 103; 984-244-3973; sisterliuskitchen.com Sitar Indian Cuisine Homemade Indian dishes at affordable prices, with daily lunch buffets and a weekend dinner buffet. 3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-490-1326; sitar-indiancuisine.com BR Souly Vegan Cafe Vegan takes on favorites like mac ‘n’ cheese and jerk chicken, along with sides like candied yams, plantains and lentils and spinach soup. 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 984-219-6050 Zweli’s Traditional Zimbabwean food and family recipes WINNER from owner Zweli herself with a number of options for vegans and vegetarians. 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Ste. 26; 984-219-7555; zwelis.com BR

IBEST OF DURHAM 2016

UNIVERSITY DRIVE Barley Labs Choose from 16 different beers and Duck Donuts Warm, made-to-order doughnuts ciders on tap while enjoying the company of your dipped and• LUNCH four-legged friends. •Food from nearby restaurants 919-286-1987 and coffee. Watch your donut being hand BREAKFAST • DINNER SNACKS • CATERING welcome. 4015 University Dr.; 919-432-4597; ESHOP.COM topped right in front of you. 5320 McFarland Dr., SALADELIA.COM Ste. 140; 919-973 1305; duckdonuts.com barleylabs.com Foster’s Market Fresh breakfast selections, sandwiches and salads. Also pick up specialty food items. 2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-489-3944; fostersmarket.com BR

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IBEST

Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe and Biergarten Germaninspired cuisine and artisanal bakery. Restaurant dishes include house-cut noodles, weiner schnitzel and pan-roasted duck. 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-401-2600; 2016 guglhupf.com BR

OF DURHAM

Kanki Steak, chicken and seafood cooked on hibachi grills, plus an extensive sushi menu. Come for a show! 3504 Mt. Moriah Rd.; 919-401-6908; kanki.com

Capital Seafood Market & Grill Fried catfish, porkchop sandwiches and collard greens. Raw seafood for sale. 1304 University Dr.; 919-402-0777 Don Gallo Taqueria Tacos, pupusas, tortas and horchata. 3411 University Dr.; 919-267-8226 Mi Peru Peruvian fare like ceviche mixto, asado and leche de tigre. 4015 University Dr., Ste. A1; 919-401-6432; miperupci.com Nana’s Restaurant Upscale seasonal dishes influenced by Southern, French and Italian cuisine. Of course, the risotto is a must-try! 2514 University Dr.; 919-493-8545; nanasofdurham.com

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NuvoTaco Inventive taqueria that features locally Mariscos Los Cabos Bar & Grill Mexican fare plus a MADHATTERBAKESHOP.COM produced meats and veggies. Enjoy with margarita variety of seafood options like fish and shrimp tacos, in hand. 2512 University Dr.; 919-489-8226; ceviches and more. 4020 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; nuvotaco.com 919-748-4290 The Original Q Shack “BBQ tender as a mother’s Namu Restaurant and Coffee Bar Bulkogi Truck and love,” includes signature chile-rubbed beef brisket Bo’s Kitchen food trucks combine to bring casual and Carolina pork shoulder. 2510 University Dr.; Korean eats, local beer, wine and specialty coffee. 919-402-4227; theqshackoriginal.com 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-251-9794 Sake Bomb Asian Bistro Asian bistro and sake bar; specialty rolls like the “Green Monster” with spicy yellow tail and tuna. 4215 University Dr.; 919-401-4488; sakebombdurham.com

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Saladelia Cafe + Catering Simple and honest food prepared with authentic, local and seasonal ingredients. Gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads, speciality entrees, and mezza platters, made from scratch with Mediterranean flare. Espresso, juice and organic smoothie bar as well as local beer and wine selection. Catering all of life’s occasions. Dine-in, carry out, or order online. 4201 University Dr.; 919-489 5776; saladelia.com BR Thai Cafe Authentic Thai cuisine: drunken noodles, curries and stir-fries. Don’t miss the coconut cake! 2501 University Dr.; 919-493-9794; thaicafenc.com WEST END & LAKEWOOD Cocoa Cinnamon Local coffee shop with signature hand-brewed coffees and lattes, hot chocolate and churros. 2013 Chapel Hill Rd.; cocoacinnamon.com GRUB Durham Serves up comfort food favorites with a twist like brioche donuts and beer-battered mushroom sandwiches. 1200 W. Chapel Hill St.; 919-973-3636; grubdurham.com Local Yogurt Frozen yogurt treats. 1114 W. Chapel Hill St.; 919-489-5900; localyogurtdurham.com MORE WEST-CENTRAL DURHAM Bull and Bean Fresh salads, breakfast and sandwiches like pulled pork-loaded hashbrowns and the turkey and Brie sandwich. 3710 Shannon Rd.; 919-237-2398; bullandbeancafe.com BR Core Cafe & Catering Locally sourced, with a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Breakfast, lunch, gourmet coffee. 3211 Shannon Rd., Ste. 106, 919-525-6202; corecater.com Eastcut Sandwich Bar East Coast sandwich fare and salads, small plates, soups and sweets. Mainstays include Chicken Parm, BLTs and Roast Beef sandwiches. 3211 Old Chapel Hill Rd.; 984-439-1852; BR eastcutsandwich.com Hope Valley Diner Diner food and breakfast all day with selections like chicken and dumplings, BREAKFAST fried pickle chips, biscuits and gravy. 3710 Shannon Rd.; 919-419-0907; hopevalleydiner.com BR La Vaquita Taqueria Authentic Mexican restaurant serving tacos on homemade corn tortillas with traditional fillings like lengua (braised tongue) and carnitas. 2700 Chapel Hill Rd.; 919-402-0209; lavaquitataqueria.com New Tokyo Quick-service Japanese restaurant where everything on the menu – including hibachistyle dishes, sushi, udon and more – comes in under $10. 3822 S. Roxboro St.; 919-224-8811 OnlyBurger The food truck’s brick-and-mortar offers all the same build-your-own burger options and sides. 3710 Shannon Rd., Ste. 118; 919-937-9377; onlyburger.com

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Durham Magazine August 2019  

Durham Magazine August 2019