Food & Drink
Eat your heart out.
If our community and culture are the bones of Durham, our beating heart is, without doubt, our restaurants, breweries and craft beverages. Believe the locals and the press — Durham’s food scene gives us life, every single day.
There’s more than enough to go around. Food and drink are Durham’s bread and butter. But don’t feel bad if you fill up on artisanal bread before the next course.
Rosewater ice cream. Ginger cider. Espelette pepper jelly short ribs. Hush honeys. You won’t forget these flavors. We’ve got ramen to warm the soul and fried okra to call home about. Award-winning cocktails and dishes from visionary restaurateurs make for meals that delight the senses… and keep generations of delectable Durham tradition alive.
Wind your way through our streets on your tour de tastes. Durham is where Korean barbecue food trucks blossom into brick and mortar botanical gardens and beer halls; and where spouses and siblings stitch together culinary dreams to form the locally born and bred delights we’ve come to love.
Many places brag that they’re the foodie capital or tastiest town. Perfect presentation is just a chapter; the story of Durham’s food scene extends to a comprehensive farm-to-table philosophy of sustainable practices and collaborative ventures. From coffee beans to curried international specialties, we’re layers deep in culinary magic.