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Pure Soul


4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (877) 376-7685
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Photo of Megan Funk Megan Funk
Dec 4, 2022 5

Wow!! Where to begin?! Everything about this place is top notch and well thought out and executed! The food is absolutely delicious, portions are huge for the price and we didn't have a long wait for our orders. (yes, we went back for seconds!) I especially loved the fish. I'm not sure how they did it, but it was the best vegan fish I ever had! The greens are organic, local and absolutely wonderful. The Mac n cheese was great as well! There's a case full of delicious, locally made desserts as well. The homemade lemonade comes with free refills. The restaurant is loaded with plants, friendly employees are ready to serve you and there's an outdoor dining area as well. Composting for almost all of the food containers/utensils is available as well. The bathrooms are clean and stocked with extra things like feminine care products. I would give more than 5 stars if possible. We cannot wait to visit again!

Photo of Lexi Tomlinson Lexi Tomlinson
Sep 27, 2022 5

Amazing food, beautiful setting, and cruelty-free food! Highly recommend to anyone. My boyfriend isn’t vegan but loved this food just as much as I did. A hidden gem! I ordered the fish sandwich and it was fantastic, along with the ginger turmeric lemonade

Photo of T Brown T Brown
Aug 27, 2022 5

Started my meal with delicious sweet potato pie and ended with the Soul Rolls, greens, and a sweet tea. Textures and flavors were on point! I was in the area for a conference but will def find time to make the almost hour-long drive to enjoy Pure Soul again.

Photo of I T I T
Aug 8, 2022 5

I had their NC BBQ plate with coleslaw, Mac and ceaser salad. I also got their homemade lemonade and caramel cheesecake. Everything was delicious, the service was great and prompt. I especially liked the sides I picked and the cheesecake was so good. Great comfort food. Good portion size, I'll definitely be back.

Photo of Beki Ward Beki Ward
Aug 8, 2022 5

We were instantly greeted by the nicest woman. The food was more than ample, but because it was ALL delicious, I couldn’t stop eating until it was gone! A friend shared how good everything was, so we drove from Virginia to find out. We WILL be back!

Photo of Haile Peebles Haile Peebles
Jul 24, 2022 5

This place was completely mind blowing. I’ve been Vegan for 2 years and I can now say with my full chest that i’ve had THE BEST soul food after going to this place. I came here with my dad and we got the impossible burger, chicken sandwich, and soul rolls and everything was just heaven. We both enjoyed this experience of music, pop up stands, food and much more and will surely be up here more. You outdid yourself Nick!

Photo of Reed Sexton Reed Sexton
Jul 5, 2022 5

I love this place! Pure Soul's BBQ sandwich is the best barbecue I've had in years. Since going vegetarian I've missed a classic pulled pork sandwich, and this finally sated that craving! Y'all a great, keep doing what y'all do!

Photo of Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew
Jun 21, 2022 5

I ordered the deal of the day, a fake barbecue pork burger, which tasted great. There was a slight soy taste, but the texture made up for it (and all of the sauce covering it up). The waiting time was a bit long, but seeing as their staff was not huge it was fine. Pictures of the menu and burger below!,

Photo of Ashley Collette Ashley Collette
Apr 25, 2022 5

Phenomenal! Food and service were both absolutely wonderful. We stopped for an early dinner while we were driving through the area. We could not have picked a better place. All of the food was incredible! We especially loved the NC BBQ plate and all of the gluten free options. We sat outside on the shaded and plant-filled patio with our dogs, and it was surprisingly peaceful given the location. We will certainly be back every time we are even close to this magical place.

Photo of Elchanan Solomon Elchanan Solomon
Apr 10, 2022 5

One of my favorites in the Durham area. Delicious and creative vegan bbq, comfortable seating and ambiance, the nicest staff, a real gem. We’ve loved everything we’ve ordered here, but have a soft spot for the Soul Mac.

Photo of Jason Teller Jason Teller
Apr 7, 2022 5

Best BBQ I have ever had. My daughter is a vegan, and I try to eat vegan as much as I can. The bbq made in house is amazing. It is made from locally sourced soy beans, so you know you are getting homemade. It is absolutely delicious. The mac and cheese is perfect as well. We were just passing through NC, but I am sure glad we stopped.