The high anticipated Durham Food Hall is open! They’re opening a few vendors at a time starting with their Auctioneer bar and small maker retail. They have cocktail kits, wine, beer, and tons of cool items from local makers available for curbside pickup. You can order online ahead of time via their website. Be sure to follow along with them on Instagram as more vendors open!
A Look Inside
So what can visitors of the hall anticipate?
To start the day, coffee lovers will enjoy a pick-me-up at Liturgy Beverage Company, or a gourment bagel from Everything Bagels. Those seeking lunch or dinner can expect to dine from a variety of menus including tacos from Ex-Voto Cocina Nixtamal, authentic Neapolitan pizza from Napoli Pizza & Gelato, southern specialties from Lula & Sadie’s, smoked meats and deli sandwiches from Old North Meats & Provisions, and ultra-fresh coastal fare from Locals Seafood Market and Oyster Bar. To finish, diners who have saved room for something sweet (who doesn’t!?) can order decadent dessert flights and cookie cakes from Afters.
The menus may range in cuisine but one thing the vendors have in common is an overarching dedication to sustainability and local food sourcing. “Food production and public spaces can be incredibly wasteful. I wanted to create a hall anchored by sustainable values,” says Mueller. The hall will host composting and grease recycling programs and vendors will use local, responsibly farmed produce and humanely sourced animal products. No matter what your dietary needs, Durham Food Hall will have multiple, high-quality options for you!
LOCALS SEAFOOD MARKET & OYSTER BAR
Seasonal North Carolina seafood, fresh daily from the coast. Everything from oyster plates and simple ceviche to market fish you can take home and prepare yourself.
LULA & SADIE’S
A seasonal, Southern eatery highlighting the cultural roots and bounty of produce our region produces, from scalloped potatoes and hot cakes, to tomato salad, chicken potpie and eggnog-pecan French toast.
Creative tea and coffee beverages inspired by both the growers and producers who provide the ingredients, and the people who enjoy drinking them.
OLD NORTH MEATS AND PROVISIONS
House-smoked meats, sausages and charcuterie for deli sandwiches or sliced. They will also have a selection of local cheeses – to enjoy at the Hall or to make your own charcuterie and cheese board at home.
THE AUCTIONEER BAR
DFH’s centrally located bar offers seasonal cocktails, along with a thoughtfully curated beer, wine, and spirits selection – all designed to highlight our vendors’ cuisines and spotlight local breweries and distillers. With plenty of communal seating nearby, the Auctioneer is a friendly, inclusive space for friends and strangers alike to gather – whether you’re posting up to enjoy your food, or meeting to celebrate and enjoy one another’s company.
NAPOLI PIZZA AND GELATO
Neapolitan style wood fired pizza with naturally risen dough, and sweet gelatos and sorbets made from scratch.
Cookie cakes and dessert flights, giving you delicious small tastes of multiple desserts – you can try them all!
EX-VOTO COCINA NIXTAMAL
Heirloom corn and nixtamalization to produce items like tacos, tamales, and tostadas that celebrate both Mexican and regional agriculture.
Gourmet bagels made in house to create avant-garde bagel sandwiches and bagel-burgers.
Photos by Durham Food Hall
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