Dining as an Art
A great dining experience can easily become a lifetime memory. Everything from the food to the décor to the service contributes to the experience, but few things matter more than integrity in all of these. In Durham the clientele expect integrity, and so it is where chefs and restaurateurs choose to be. Here they can execute their craft for an excited, knowledgeable, and accepting audience.
Durham is home to many restaurants that deliver experiences with high levels of integrity, several dozen of which are celebrated by the media. Diversity drives Durham’s culinary offerings as much as its proximity to great local producers and deep Southern food heritage roots. Visitors are as likely to find life-alteringly amazing collard greens and BBQ as they are to tuck into a plate of authentic Peruvian charcoal fired rotisserie chicken or enjoy a five course Japanese omakase tasting menu.
Durham is a true global melting pot community, and almost nowhere is this more prevalent than in its food scene. Media like The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Southern Living, Cooking Light, and Food and Wine have written about the quality, breadth, and scope of the dining and food scene in Durham.
Read on about all the dining options in Durham remembering that this is one of the places in the US putting serious energy behind the mobile food scene with over 50 trucks. Their offerings range from standard and expected street food to some items that will simply leave you changed forever. If things like salted caramel ice cream or Korean short rib sliders sound good, then beat a path to Durham at once.
Photo Credit: Couple at Toast - Jessie Gladin-Kramer/DCVB; Main course at Guglhupf - Guglhupf/DCVB