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Fast becoming known as a Foodie’s paradise, Chapel Hill and the Triangle area are home to a delectable array of restaurants, local farmer’s markets, bakeries, and coffee shops. Whether you are looking for the best North Carolina barbecue, noveau southern cuisine, authentic Taqueria tacos, or a five-star gourmet meal, you’ll find it here.  And if you really want to go behind the scenes with some of the area’s best chefs, you can even take a gourmet food tour with Taste Carolina, a unique local company that offers weekly walking tours to some of the greatest eateries around.  Please browse this page for some of the area’s best dining guides and useful links to a few other local treasures we think you’ll enjoy. Bon Apetit!

Restaurant Dining Guides
Chapel Hill Magazine Dining Guide
Chapel Hill & Orange County Visitor’s Bureau Dining Guide
Durham Magazine Dining Guide
Durham Visitors Center Dining Guide
21 Best Durham Restaurants
Visit Raleigh Restaurant Guide
Independent Weekly Triangle Dining Guide
NY Times Travel Guide – 36 Hours in Research Triangle

Farmers Markets
Carrboro Farmers Market
Durham Farmers Market
State Farmers Market in Raleigh
Triangle Area Farmers Markets

Favorite Local Coffee Shops
Caribou Coffee 
Joe VanGogh
Open Eye
Cafe Driade
Bean Traders
Carolina Coffee Shop
La Vita Dolce
The Meantime Coffee Co.
Little Waves Coffee
Coco Espresso, Bistro & Bar
Breakaway Cafe
Lanza’s Cafe
Gray Squirrel Coffee Company
The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering
Whisk & Rye
Crema Coffee Roaster & Bakery
People’s Coffee
Dulce Cafe
Liturgy Beverage Company
Carrboro Coffee Roasters

Favorite Bakeries & Chocolate Shops
La Farm Bakery
Ninth Street Bakery
Rise Carrboro
Rue Cler
Farmer’s Daughter
Great Harvest Bread Company
Bruegger’s Bagels
Miel Bon Bons
Insomnia Cookies
Escazu Artisan Chocolates