monutsdonuts I found your happy place. #happyfriday michaelj.bambuch I dream of your brown butter cinnamon rolls

monutsdonuts I found your happy place. #happyfriday michaelj.bambuch I dream of your brown butter cinnamon rolls

You’re new to Durham or new to Durham’s thriving Restaurant scene. It is date night, late night, lunch or time to eat out night and you can’t decide where to go. Here is THE short-cut list, based on Durham Cool restaurant reviewer experience that will help you avoid the trial/error we went through to bring you this list. Feedback is welcome. Share your favorites with us!

 

Best Pastry, Danish, Bretzel, Coffee:  Guglhupft

Best Breakfast:  Elmo’s, Wholefoods Hot bar

Best Donut: Monuts Donuts       Best pancake-Elmo’s Diner

Best Breakfast for Vegans and Vegetarians:  Wholefoods Hot Bar or Happy and Hale

Best Pancake:  Elmo’s Diner

Best Avocado Toast: Bullstreet Gourmet

You’re new to Durham or new to Durham’s thriving Restaurant scene. It is date night, late night, lunch or time to eat out night and you can’t decide where to go. Here is THE short-cut list, based on Durham Cool restaurant reviewer experience that will help you avoid the trial/error we went through to bring you this list. Feedback is welcome. Share your favorites with us!

 

Ninth Street Bakery

Ninth Street Bakery Bread basket

Ninth Street Bakery says:

Welcome back to school! We hope everyone had a great summer vacay and that this 2019-2020 school year is filled with learning and fun for students and families alike.

Today’s Specials: The Wilensky; Hot Roast Beef Sandwich; Mushroom Melt.

Have you used your $5 coupon yet? It’s a small token of our appreciation!

Our Hours:
Monday 7AM – 5PM
Tuesday 7AM – 5PM
Wednesday 7AM – 5PM
Thursday 7AM – 5PM
Friday 7AM – 8PM
Saturday 8AM – 8PM
Sunday 9AM – 3PM

 

Best portobello, fontina, arugula, roasted tomato panini:   Toast

Best Value/quality/Taste Lunch downtown: Ninth Street Bakery

Best new lunch downtown: Neomonde

Best Cuban Sandwich:  Old Havana Sandwich Shop

Best New Mexican Green Chili cheeseburger: Bull City Burger and Brewery

Best Burgers: Bull City Burger and Brewery

Best Vegan Restaurant:  Vegan Flava

Best Empanadas:  Makus

Best Black Bean Soup: Ninth Street Bakery

Best Falafel: hands down due to proprietary red pepper sauce: MediTerra

Best Falafel combo lunch:  Neomonde

Best Smoothie : Happy and Hale:

Best Salads for lunch: Happy and Hale 

Best Vegetarian 2X or 3X combo meal: Neomonde

Best Udon Noodle Salad: Motorco

The Best Panini: Dulce Cafe

Best Black Bean Burger: King’s Sandwich Shop

Best Brunch Location: The Restaurant at the Durham 

Best RamenDashi

eastcutsandwich Israeli street food done up in Eastcut style! Our take on the Sabich sandwich - crispy eggplant, garlic-aleppo hummus, labneh, pickled red onions - mondo flavorful. Don’t miss this delicious #vegetarian special. eastcutsandwich
Israeli street food done up in Eastcut style! Our take on the Sabich sandwich – crispy eggplant, garlic-aleppo hummus, labneh, pickled red onions – mondo flavorful. Don’t miss this delicious #vegetarian special.

You’re new to Durham or new to Durham’s thriving Restaurant scene. It is date night, late night, lunch or time to eat out night and you can’t decide where to go. Here is THE short-cut list, based on Durham Cool restaurant reviewer experience that will help you avoid the trial/error we went through to bring you this list. Feedback is welcome. Share your favorites with us!

Tapas Mateo

Tapas Mateo

 

 

Best Ramen Noodle House: Dashi Ramen House

 Best beetroot lassi:  Viceroy

Best Gourmet Authentic Mexican taco: Tonali Restaurant

Best old school Pizza: Bocci Italian

Best Gourmet Pizza:   Pizzerria Torro 

Best Fire Roasted Chicken: Alpaca Chicken

Best barbeque (so many excellent choices): Hog Heaven

Best Seafood for date night: Blu Seafood

Best Asian Fusion: Lantern Restaurant

Best Tapas: Mateo

Upscale Food and Cocktails: Alley Twenty Six

Locally-sourced menu is aimed at the adventurous diner: Littler-Durham

Italian food with seasonal sensibility:  Mothers and Sons

Best Late Night Mexican:   Cosmic Cantina

Med Food

Med Food

Best new lunch downtown: Neomonde

 Best Mediterranean: International Delights

 

Suman's Indian Cooking class at Webb House

Sitar India Cuisine-Best buffet: Best Mango Lassi:

Best South Indian restaurant in the Triangle Tower Indian Restaurant.

 

Thai Food

Thai Food

 

 

 

 

Best Thai Food: Bangok 54

 

Best Coconut Cake: Thai Cafe

Pho

Pho

 

 

Best Pho:  Bowl of Pho

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Have you visited Trueflavors Diner, yet? We are looking for a first-hand experience (nonowners or family members of owners) of the 3-month new Trueflavors Diner Durham. Please write your thoughts in the comment section below and or send same to durhamcool1@gmail.com. Thank you.
 
Can you believe today marks the 3 month anniversary since we opened our Lakewood location? Throughout these 90 days, we’ve experienced some frustration, stress, lots of long nights and early mornings and a little heartache at times. BUT, its been absolutely worth every second! We’ve received so much support and formed so many new relationships and we are forever grateful. We can’t wait to share all of the exciting things we’ve got in store for Lakewood (rooftop cocktails anyone?). Thanks for all your constructive criticism, sincere feedback and loyal support! Here’s to the next 90 days!!

Can you believe today marks the 3 month anniversary since we opened our Lakewood location? Throughout these 90 days, we’ve experienced some frustration, stress, lots of long nights and early mornings and a little heartache at times. BUT, its been absolutely worth every second! We’ve received so much support and formed so many new relationships and we are forever grateful. We can’t wait to share all of the exciting things we’ve got in store for Lakewood (rooftop cocktails anyone?). Thanks for all your constructive criticism, sincere feedback and loyal support! Here’s to the next 90 days!!

 

Andrea Chef profile Twitter

Andrea Chef profile Twitter

 

 

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