Tandem

Posted 2 years ago

Tandem appeals to Carrboro’s progressive community by blending Chef Younes’s Moroccan roots with western dishes, incorporating locally sourced ingredients into their food and holding fundraisers.      Basics  Location: 200 N Greensboro St #1a, Carrboro, NC 27510 Hours: Monday closed Tuesday & … Continued

Four Corners

Posted 2 years ago

Four Corners successfully creates a third place for many Carolina fans by providing a Tar Heel identity and relieving stress among its customers.  The Basics: Location: 175 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Hours: Monday- Thursday: 11 AM- 12 … Continued

CrossTies Barbecue

Posted 2 years ago

By embracing its train station origins, Andrew Moore is revitalizing the Carrboro Railways site, while catering to the local aesthetic through an accommodating menu. The Basics 201 East Main Street, Downtown Carrboro, 27510 Monday – Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 … Continued

Cholanad

Posted 2 years ago

Cholanad Authentic South Indian Cuisine BY: WILLIAM LEWIS     “Cholanad uses its identity as an ethnic South Indian restaurant to elicit authenticity through its menu, and style choices to attract and adapt to the University culture.” The Basics Location: … Continued

Trolly Stop: Traditional Hot Dog and Community

Posted 2 years ago

The Trolly Stop on Franklin Street creates a sense of community within Chapel Hill by serving a traditional hot dog and providing a down-home atmosphere that takes people back in time. The Basics 104 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC … Continued

Sutton’s Drug Store

Posted 2 years ago

  Sutton’s has achieved the status as an iconic symbol in Chapel Hill through its designation as a historical site, its reliance on old school charm to create a timeless experience, and its emphasis on fostering a connection to UNC students … Continued

Gourmet Kingdom

Posted 2 years ago

Gourmet Kingdom uses traditional Szechuan cuisine to establish itself as a unique entity in a small southern community, becoming a go-to for people seeking something different. However, being different comes with a degree of social isolation, and Gourmet Kingdom is no … Continued

Bread and Butter Bakery and Café: Is there Anything Butter?

Posted 2 years ago

Bread and Butter subverts the minimalist aesthetic of newer coffee shops, opting instead for a cozy, homegrown ambience, while also prioritizing simple ingredients and locally sourced food to make it an ideal workspace for local professionals and students looking for a … Continued

Weaver Street Market

Posted 2 years ago

Weaver Street Market: The Heart of Carrboro   Weaver Street flourishes as the heart of the Carrboro community through its embodiment of the idea of locality in its financial, social, and political integration into the town. The Basics Address: 101 East … Continued

Tama Tea

Posted 2 years ago

Tama Tea combines an enjoyable ambiance and a unique product backed by environmentally sound food practices to create a pleasant third place for people to congregate in. The Basics Location: 105 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-9pm; Saturday … Continued

Honeysuckle Tea House

Posted 2 years ago

Through its use of social media and inviting physical atmosphere, Honeysuckle Tea House has become more than just a Tea House but a gathering space for individuals to experience the benefits of holistic living.  HONEYSUCKLE TEA HOUSE INFORMATION  Location: 8871 Pickards … Continued

Spotted Dog Restaurant & Bar

Posted 2 years ago

Spotted Dog establishes its progressive identity that lures in college students and Carrboro locals through their prevalent dog theme, environmental initiatives, and vegetarian-friendly menu. The Basics: Location: 111 East Main Street, Carrboro, NC, 27510 Hours:  Monday: 11:30 am-10:45 pm Tuesday: 11:30 am-10:45 pm Wednesday: 11:30 … Continued

Tin Cup Joe

Posted 2 years ago

Tin Cup Joe, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a perfect example of how Americans’ strong love for coffee can be run in a sustainable way by focusing on minimizing waste, lowering energy use, and switching to local products. … Continued

Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza

Posted 2 years ago

Lotsa brands itself as a college hotspot, appealing to the busy schedule of a student while also cultivating an appetizing yet inexpensive taste specific experience for each customer by marketing themselves as fast, affordable, and customizable. The Basics Location: 100 … Continued

Craving Compassion: Lantern’s Use of Social Media

Posted 2 years ago

  In order to build a humanitarian identity, Lantern Table utilizes social media to promote local farms and fisheries and cooking classes for low-income children The Basics: Location – 423 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Hours – Monday … Continued

Lime & Basil

Posted 2 years ago

Lime & Basil opened on Franklin St. in April 2004 and became the gateway for Vietnamese food to UNC students. Its appeal towards authencity through its presentation and use of Vietnamese dishes and ingredients while adapting to college students, its casual … Continued

Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe

Posted 2 years ago

    Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe has built a longstanding tradition by utilizing atmosphere, customer service, and comfort food to bring tarheels of all ages together.     The Basics: Location: 173 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Hours: Monday- … Continued

Perennial Coffee and Pastries

Posted 2 years ago

  Perennial Coffee’s strategic design, formulation of a third place, and sustainable ingredients create a sense of place that targets millennials and makes it the must-visit new coffee shop of Chapel Hill. Perennial: The Basics 403 W. Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC … Continued

Purple Bowl- New Bowl on the Block

Posted 2 years ago

Purple Bowl creates a trendy, student-friendly restaurant environment for UNC students through the clean, modern aesthetic, the appearance of “natural” and the trendy foods they serve. The Basics: Location: 306-B West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Monday-Friday: 7:30am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8am … Continued

Carrburritos

Posted 2 years ago

Carrburritos uses a progressive social media presence to build relationships with customers, display family-oriented values and address community issues. The Basics: Location: 711 W Rosemary St Carrboro, North Carolina 27510 Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm , Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays Phone: (919) 933-8226 Price: Expect … Continued

Hunger Lunch

Posted 2 years ago

College students consider issues of cost, origin, and worldly impact when deciding where to eat. UNC Hunger Lunch addresses all of these issues and strives to be an organization that not only provides cheap and delicious food, but also uses its … Continued

1.5.0.

Posted 2 years ago

Location: Lenoir Mainstreet (Bottom of Lenoir Dining Hall) Description: 1.5.0. is the Carolina Dining Services sustainable food vendor concept. 1.5.0. provides UNC students and staff with locally grown, fresh, and sustainable food. All food served at 1.5.0. is prepared on campus … Continued

Breadmen’s

Posted 2 years ago

Food has this knack for bringing us back to our most fond memories, whether it’s dad’s famous breakfasts, mom’s homemade dinners, or grandma’s delicious desserts. There’s something familiar, comforting, and sacred about food traditions around most households, and Breadmen’s is … Continued

Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery

Posted 2 years ago

Top of the Hill has become the social crossroads of Chapel Hill, championing local values since its doors first opened in 1994. The Basics: Hours: Open every day from 11 AM to 2 AM. Address: 100 E. Franklin Street (It’s … Continued

The Artisan Pizza Kitchen

Posted 2 years ago

In a way, we witness the emergence of a new subculture that seeks ‘organic’ versions of traditional junk food, best found in local restaurants rather than chain restaurants. Restaurant Information Location: 153 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Hours: 11 … Continued

Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

Posted 2 years ago

Vimala’s Curryblossom Café is a model example for businesses that are trying to be more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. The Basics: Hours: 11am – 9pm Mondays through Saturdays Location: Inside the Courtyard at 431 W. Franklin St. Suite 16, Chapel Hill, NC … Continued

Med Deli

Posted 2 years ago

It’s tough to come by a home-cooked meal at school, but Mediterranean Deli does a superior job of offering fresh, delicious food to share with your community. Med Deli features the Mediterranean Diet in both authentic and Americanized ways, enabling it … Continued

Al’s Burger Shack

Posted 2 years ago

By obtaining sustainably-sourced food products from local outlets and simplifying its portion sizes, Al’s Burger Shack successfully contributes to ecological balance. Al’s Burger Shack 516 West Franklin Street Hours of Operation Al’s is open Monday thru Saturday from 11am to 10pm! (and … Continued

UConnection

Posted 2 years ago

UConnection: A Discount App for Students Location: Wherever you and you phone are! UConnection is an online sight and app,  which UNC students can register for using their @live.unc.edu or @email.unc.edu account. UConnection offers students discounts for food around UNC’s … Continued

Time Out

Posted 2 years ago

Time Out Chapel Hill Address: 201 E Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Hours: 24/7 Carolina Tips What to Order: Chicken Cheddar Biscuit ($5.99) When to Go: Lunch Hours or Late Night (For the true Chapel Hill student experience) For … Continued

Maple View

Posted 2 years ago

ADDRESS: 6900 Rocky Ridge Rd, Hillsborough, NC Located around 10 miles from UNC’s campus, Maple View offers some of the best ice cream around! CAROLINA TIPS: Go when the weather is nice! Go with friends! Make sure to go at different … Continued

Coffeeways

Posted 2 years ago

Coffee shops on campus, by location: The Daily Grind: located in The Pit, with counters to order on the outside facing the Pit and inside Bull’s Head Bookstore. Daniels Building, 207 South Rd., Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 Starbucks Coffee: located at Ram’s … Continued

Carrboro Farmer’s Market

Posted 2 years ago

The Carrboro Farmer’s Market is a food site that offers high quality produce to UNC students, and embodies today’s fairly recent trend of purchasing and consuming fresh and local foods. The market supports local farmers and vendors, and gives back … Continued

Carolina Coffee Shop

Posted 2 years ago

Location 138 E Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Hours of Operation (Dining)                                                    Hours of Operation … Continued

Cafe McColl

Posted 2 years ago

Location: Café McColl is located in the Kenan Flagler Business School on south campus.  Specifically, the first floor of McColl Building. This location is ideal for anyone taking a class in the business school or for any south campus resident … Continued

Bandido’s

Posted 2 years ago

  Bandido’s Mexican Cafe offers a casual sit down dining experience at an affordable price. The Restaurant offer various dinner and lunch specials as well as take out options. Address: Neatly Situated in an alley way on historic Franklin Street, … Continued

Italian Pizzeria III

Posted 3 years ago

It’s a Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and you and your friends are deciding where to eat for dinner. You want to continue to watch football—maybe have a nice beer or two with dinner, while also experiencing authentic food with authentic … Continued

Insomnia Cookies

Posted 3 years ago

Insomnia is everywhere in the college atmosphere, and has achieved this as a business because it specifically caters to and targets the college audience.     Insomnia Cookies Basic Info: Location: 145 E Franklin St Hours: 11am-3am Tarheel Tips Get cookies with … Continued

Carolina Brewery

Posted 3 years ago

“By being actively involved in both the local and University community, their dedication and devotion to their customers and communities has allowed them to establish themselves as a restaurant for the community and become one of the icons of Franklin … Continued

Jasmin Bistro

Posted 3 years ago

Jasmin Bistro offers authentic, healthy Mediterranean food.  While strolling through Franklin Street, it is so easy to eat unhealthy foods.  From Sup Dogs to Buns to Bskis, there are so many delicious, unhealthy options.  However, Jasmin Bistro is a nice … Continued

Midnight Munching: All The Reasons You Crave Toppers Pizza

Posted 3 years ago

Late night Toppers is so common to UNC students that I had to ask why do students love Toppers? It is a combination of Toppers’ history and strategy, biological cravings after sleep deprivation, and the phenomenon known as social eating. Basic … Continued

Buns

Posted 3 years ago

May we always have it our way, whether we want a greasy cheeseburger with extra bacon or a turkey burger on a wheat bun. Opening Hours Monday to Wednesday • 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday to Saturday • 11:00 … Continued

Caffe Driade

Posted 3 years ago

Since 1995 Caffe Driade’s mission has been to provide customers with a relaxing and tranquil environment, all while giving back to the Chapel Hill community throughly solely serving locally produced food, and ethically sourced coffee. Café Information Address 1215 E Franklin Street, Unit … Continued

Tru Deli+Wine

Posted 3 years ago

Colter Debree, founder of Tru Deli and Bar, successfully deviated from the typical Franklin street restaurant and bar by creating a “laid-back” space that serves local food in order to create a unique dining experience for UNC students. Tru Deli … Continued

Benny Capella’s

Posted 3 years ago

  While Benny Capella’s has ideal hours, a convenient location, affordable prices, and an ambiance that makes you feel welcomed, with further research I noticed the negative effects such portion sizes can have on one’s health and how much waste … Continued

Smoothie King

Posted 3 years ago

Smoothie King is your one-stop shop for any diet – you can get an entire meal in a 20 oz. cup. But Smoothie King is an anomaly on Franklin Street, and many local businesses feel the effect of that. Hours and … Continued

Edible Campus

Posted 3 years ago

Edible Campus was established to promote food systems engagement on campus, but there is an untapped potential for the gardens to serve as a form of food security by providing healthy and accessible food to students.   Basic Information: Over … Continued

Mama Dip’s

Posted 3 years ago

  Southern food is many things to many people, and Mama Dip’s brands traditional Southern food through the study of identity, representation, and consumption within race. Basic Info: Location: 408 Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:00am – … Continued

Spicy 9

Posted 3 years ago

Located right in the heart of Franklin Street, Spicy 9 opened their doors to the public in May of 2014. It was created to give the people of Chapel Hill a trendy and convenient place to eat Asian food, at … Continued

Sup Dogs

Posted 3 years ago

Sup Dogs fits right into the idea of what is known as “college culture”. Entertainment, late nights, unusual food combinations, and unique advertising all come together to make Sup Dogs an iconic college town restaurant. Basic Info Location: 107 E … Continued

Yogurt Pump

Posted 4 years ago

Location: 106 West Franklin Street Description: There are countless places to satisfy your sweet tooth around the UNC campus, many found on Franklin Street. One  of the most popular of these options is the Yogurt Pump, tucked away in an … Continued

The Carolina Inn

Posted 4 years ago

  Price: $$$ Address: 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Description Situated on the corner of Pittsboro St. and Cameron Ave, The Carolina Inn has the perfect location to be slightly removed from campus, yet close enough to stay … Continued

Beach Cafe

Posted 4 years ago

Location/Food Options The Beach Cafe is located on the first floor of the Brinkhous-Bullitt Building at 160 N Medical Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. The Brinkhous-Bullitt Building is located next to the School of Medicine (Bondurant Hall) and a conveniently … Continued

Agora

Posted 4 years ago

Address 2100 Granville Towers South, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Carolina Tips -The Agora is an off-campus dining hall that satisfies much of the UNC student body in delivering quality food to students everyday. Its long hours of operation, listed below, … Continued

Ram’s Dining Hall

Posted 4 years ago

104 Ridge Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Carolina tips: -Very busy from 5:30- 7:30 pm so get there early -There are two salad bars go to other side if the first is swamped -Breakfast food is served from 9:00 pm … Continued

Merritt’s Store and Grill

Posted 4 years ago

            Merritt’s Store and Grill is a unique Southern styled restaurant and a Chapel Hill staple.  This restaurant takes pride in their community atmosphere and traditional Southern delicacies. Address: Merritt’s Store and Grill is located at … Continued

Lenior Dining Hall

Posted 4 years ago

Address:        36 Lenoir Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 Carolina Tips Lenoir Dining Hall is located right next to the Pit, the cultural and geographic center of UNC’s beautiful 729 acre campus. Lenoir is open on weekdays from 7 AM to … Continued

College Pizza Foodways

Posted 4 years ago

Location varies by event For event times and locations, check your email, flyers, Facebook, and the cube in The Pit Carolina Tips If you arrive at the event early, you should be able to get pizza. At more popular events, … Continued

Dormitory Foodways

Posted 4 years ago

Short Description: There are 32 residence halls on UNC’s campus. Varying in hall gender, room occupancy, hall style, and number of floors, UNC dormitories serve as a home-base and hangout space for a great deal of students, especially first-years. Carolina … Continued