Our Restaurants, Bars & More – What’s Open and What’s Closed

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Updated May 21

In wake of Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order to close all dine-in services across the state, many Durham restaurants swiftly pivoted to delivery, takeout and curbside dining options. Mayor Steve Schewel issued a stay-at-home order for Durham, effective March 26 at 6pm until April 30, but it allows for restaurants to continue providing these services. Almost all the city’s major food or beverage events have been canceled or postponed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. There’s no easy way to describe what owners, chefs, bartenders, servers – the service industry as a whole, and the many other businesses they support (farmers, distributors, etc.) – are going through.

The best we can do is support our local restaurants – as safely as possible. Donate, buy a gift card, get curbside pickup, say hello on Instagram. Be there for them. They need us right now.

Here’s our list of updates – let us know if there are changes that need to be made, and always check with these locations for the most up-to-date information.


  • Bulldega Urban Market – Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-7pm. “If you are self-quarantining and live above us, or within a couple of blocks of us, and need groceries, we might be able to help! Email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to help depending on our resources. We’ll respond within 24 hours. We’ll take your credit card over the phone …”
  • Durham Co-op Market – Modified store hours, open from 11-7pm every day. Beginning March 20, the Co-op will offer Senior + High Risk Shopping Hours on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 10-11am for the foreseeable future. 
  • Perkins Orchard – Open 7 days a week from 9am-8pm. Truckloads of fresh produce are arriving daily. Fill your $20 bag plus get a free item (like a box of strawberries!).
  • South Durham Farmers Market – preorder products from farmers and use it as a pickup location, or shop without preorders. Social distancing is in effect. 
Eastcut Sandwich Shop during coronavirus
Eastcut Sandwich Shop offers takeout and curbside pickup from 11am-8pm. Photo by Beth Mann


In response to Gov. Cooper’s executive order, the city is converting on-street metered parking spaces downtown to Curbside Delivery Zones, and strongly encourages customers only to park for the actual time needed to pick up restaurant orders.

Boricua Soul during coronavirus
Boricua Soul offers takeout and new family-style meals on the menu. They will soon roll out delivery with Uber Eats and DoorDash. Photo by Beth Mann
  • American Meltdown – curbside pickup and delivery via Takeout Central Triangle, Uber Eats or Grubhub. Find their pimento cheese at Durham Co-op.
  • Alpaca Chicken – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery available by ordering online. Open every day from 11am-9pm.
    • For every Monday in May, Alpaca is offering a free meal to frontline health care workers.
  • Baba Ghannouj – curbside pickup or free delivery within 15 miles. The mediterranean buffet started a GoFundMe to support employees, rent and utilities – donate here.
  • Baker’s Dozen Donuts Durham – open for takeout during regular hours, Monday-Sunday, 5:30am-6pm.
  • Bar Virgile – curbside pickup. Offering group-sized meals as well as burgers, fries, salads, soups, Brussels sprouts and bottles of wine. Also offering free “Shift Burgers” for service industry professionals. And thanks to sister bar, Annexe, now offering Capri-Sun Sangrias to-go! It’s sparkling rosé, tropical fruit like mango and pineapple, tiki flavors, fresh thyme and lime – 20 ounces for $15!
  • Banh’s Cuisine – takeout. Call 919-286-5073 to place your order.
  • Bean Traders – takeout orders and curbside pickup, as well as gift certificates. Order online or call 919-484-2499.
  • Beyu Caffe – takeout, curbside pickup and also offering a new online delivery service through its website. Delivery minimum of $20 for breakfast and lunch, in a radius of about 15 miles, 8:30am-3pm. If you’d like to order less than $20 worth of food, order from Door Dash and Grub Hub, or consider ordering takeout or curbside pickup.
  • Bleu Olive – takeout for lunch and dinner. Menu items will be available at a discounted rate (20% off). See Facebook for menu updates and daily specials.
  • Bluebird Meadows – door-to-door delivery service. If interested, email [email protected].
  • Blue Corn Cafe – curbside pickup or delivery starting March 20. Family-style menu.
  • Blue Note Grill – takeout or curbside pickup from Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-7:30pm. Three ways to order: order online, call 919-401-1979 or delivery through DoorDash, Uber Eats or Grubhub.
    • The downtown restaurant recently added a grocery category, which includes paper towels and toilet paper, to its online menu.
  • Boricua Soul – curbside or restaurant-side pickup. Also plans to roll out a Feed-a-Friend Forward program in order to serve some of the most needy in our community. You can buy a meal or meals for first responders, children and families. The restaurant offers some prepared meals for pre-order with a specific cutoff to order and pickup times. Email for gift cards.
  • Boxyard RTP tenants – varies by business, check link for details
  • Bull and Bean – free delivery within 5-mile radius; also offering curbside pickup and kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree for the week of March 15.
  • Bull City Burger & Brewery – call-in orders (919-680-2333) and curbside pickup. Complete menu on website. Online ordering available; call for deliveries to large groups.
    • A pop-up called Bull City Burrito opened inside the restaurant on April 2. Order online at the bottom of the Bull City Burger page to get some Tex-Mex burritos.
  • Bull City Olive Oil – Bottle refills suspended. Newly updated online store available for shipping nationwide, or choose curbside pickup (call 984-888-0549) or free delivery within three miles of downtown (email if you want delivery). Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. E-gift cards available, too.
    • Bull City Olive Oil reopens in-store shopping on May 12 with some strict guidelines in place to ensure customer safety and well-being.
  • The Carolina Theatre – full concessions menu available for takeout via online ordering starting May 8.
  • City Barbeque – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. For every $5 raised, City Barbeque will provide a slow-smoked sandwich and two homemade sides (valued at $12) to a health care worker at Rex Hospital. 
    • Folk interested in giving back can also add a meal for a health care worker to their online order or on the City Barbeque app. For those just looking to buy a meal for a medical worker without placing an order for themselves, City Barbeque has set up a direct line to do so at squareup.com/store/city-barbeque-donations.
  • The Chicken Hut – curbside pickup and takeout. Kids eat free.
    • Healthy Start Academy, a K-8 public charter school, also partners with The Chicken Hut to provide weekday breakfast and lunch meals for children ages 0-18 and their families. The meal service began on Monday. Meals may be picked up from The Chicken Hut, Monday through Friday until further notice. Breakfast will be served from 7-8am and lunch from noon-2pm. Meals will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Cloche Coffee – takeout or curbside pickup. 
Cocoa Cinnamon delivery zones
Cocoa Cinnamon is making deliveries from all three of its locations to anywhere outlined on the map above. 
  • Cocoa Cinnamon/Little Waves Coffee Roasters – all three locations offer curbside (Lakewood) or front door pickup (Geer Street and Old West Durham) on any classic espresso drinks, lattes, drinking chocolate, teas and kids’ drinks. The Lakewood location also offers churros. They encourage folks to purchase their in-house roasted coffee online. If they sell 230 bags of coffee a day online, they can keep their team and bills paid through all possible scenarios.
    • Now offering local delivery from all cafes through online orders. Check out their delivery zones here.
    • Donate to its Health Care Personnel Contribution Fund, which helps to provide coffee and snacks for health care workers, or its virtual tip jar for baristas, which is via @CocoaCinnamon on Venmo.
  • Comfort Cuisine – Fresh meals, like chicken mole tacos, kimchi crusted halibut and pot roast, by Chef Maggie Radzwiller delivered twice a week.
  • COPA – curbside pickup and delivery seven days a week for dinner service only. (Delivery is limited to Durham addresses.) Now offering “COPA Bodega” – pantry staples (Cuban bread, avocados, Palacios Spanish Chorizo, etc.) from their kitchen to yours!
  • Cosmic Cantina – takeout. Call 919-286-1875 to place an order.
  • Crafts and Drafts – Offering curbside ordering Thursdays-Saturdays of craft kits and beer/wine/cider from the bottle shop. Craft kit options range from $15-$30 and several are created by independent and local makers (complete list here).
  • Cucciolo Osteria – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery within 2-mile radius. Offering wine for 25% off. Added lunch service on Monday, March 23, with new sandwich options.
    • As of May 11, the restaurant extended its hours to 9pm on weekdays and 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday – remains closed on Tuesday.
    • The restaurant continues its Wednesday delivery to Hills at Southpoint at 5:30 p.m. Email to place your order.
    • The restaurant also began weekly Thursday delivery to Chapel Hill at 5:30 p.m. Car line pickup takes place at the Chapel Hill Community Center parking lot. Email to place your order.
  • Dame’s Chicken and Waffles – takeout and delivery through DoorDash and Chow Now.
  • Debbie Lou’s – takeout and curbside pickup.
  • Deeluxe Chicken – open for carry-out and delivery from noon-8pm. You can call in orders or place them online. Also working on some specials and family meals.
  • Duck Donuts (McFarland Road) – reopened May 15 and open daily, 7am-7pm. Customers can order inside, or online for delivery, takeout or curbside pickup.
  • Durham Catering – weekly meal service, delivery and curbside pickup. Delivery is free to Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and Carrboro. Deadline to order for each week is now Wednesdays at midnight; it’s highly recommended to order for as many weeks at the same time as possible.
    • Durham Catering is also providing weekly meals to Duke Hospital employees and their families. The catering company delivers homemade, ready-to-serve dinners every Monday to a designated hospital location. To support its cause, donate here.
  • The Durham Filling Station – open, taking phone orders, 919-797-1006.
  • Durham Food Hall – open for online ordering and pickup from the Auctioneer Bar and Small Maker Retail. Orders can be placed ahead of time through its online ordering page. Select vendors are currently open for pickup noon-7pm, Sunday-Friday, and 9am-7pm on Saturday. 
  • Early Bird Donuts – takeout, curbside pickup and limited delivery options. DIY donut kits for kids are now available. Orders can be placed by direct messaging them on their social media accounts or by phone at 984-888-0417.
  • Eastcut Sandwich Shop – takeout and curbside; new hours are 11am-8pm, cash won’t be accepted for sanitary purposes.
  • East Durham Bake Shop – still open and encouraging pre-orders for takeout or bike delivery by calling 919-600-9261. Has also added groceries and pantry staples to its offerings, including flour, sugar, local eggs, house-made sandwich bread, produce (local apples, local sweet potatoes, local strawberries, onions), whole bean coffee (from Little Waves Coffee Roasters), oat milk, butter, condiments (The Spicy Hermit kimchi, Big Spoon Roasters nut butter), nuts and even rolls of toilet paper (limit two per customer).
  • Earth to Us Vegan – takeout and delivery through Grubhub and Uber Eats.
  • Elmo’s Diner – curbside pickup. Open Wednesday, 11am-7pm; Thursday, 8am-7pm; Friday-Saturday, 8am-7:30pm; 8am-2pm.
  • Enzo’s Pizza Co. – curbside pickup and delivery.
    • On April 1, Enzo’s launched its #Pizza4Providers campaign. When you order a 14-inch or 16-inch pizza, you’ll receive a blank sheet on the box to write a note to health care providers. When you take a photo of that paper and post it on Facebook or Instagram, Enzo’s will donate the personal pizza and attach your note!
  • Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club – curbside pickup for breakfast from 7-10am; for lunch and dinner from 11am-8pm. To place an order, call 919-490-0999 and ask for “Fairview To Go.” The full menu, including prices can be found here. Take your Vino To Go as well, with 25% off select bottles. Executive Club members and Duke employees receive 25% off food orders.
  • Favor Desserts – curbside pickup and delivery within a 5 to 10-mile radius. Call the bakery at 919-908-9264.
  • The Federal – takeout and curbside pickup from 4-9pm daily, or get delivery through Takeout Central, Grubhub or ChowNow via its website, or call 919-680-8611.
  • Foster’s Market – reopening May 15 with a takeout menu on a limited schedule (more to come). Call to place your order and pick up at the register. The market is also still offering its family dinners for curbside pickup on Mondays.
  • G.58 Modern Chinese Cuisine – takeout. Call 919-466-8858 to place an order.
  • Gocciolina – offering a “Take-and-Bake” menu made fresh and packed to bake at home. Call in starting at 2pm and pay over the phone or in person. Pickup between 5 and 8pm.
  • Goorsha – takeout and delivery from 4-9pm.
  • GRUB – Online to-go orders (pickup at window or call and they will bring to your car) or delivery.
  • Guglhupf Bakery & Restaurant – curbside pickup, and retail bakery remains open. Order online. 
  • Harvest 18 – online ordering now available for curbside pickup, noon-7:30pm. Or call 919-316-1818.
  • Heavenly Buffaloes – pickup or delivery (beer included). Call to place order 919-237-2358.
  • Holy Moly Enchiladas – Now a “pay what you can” and “pay it forward” business. Order online ahead of time.
  • Home.bucha – email [email protected] or DM pre-orders for quick pickup at the home.bucha lounge (410 W Geer St., downstairs) March 19; free delivery, within five miles, for orders $24 and over will go out Friday, March 20.
  • Hutchins Garage – open for pickup orders and delivery, 4-9pm, starting March 21. Only taking phone orders. Pickup preferred. Limited delivery, $5 service charge. Limited wine and beer available while supplies last. Option to a gift card to your order. 984-219-6578
  • It’s A Southern Thing – takeout, delivery within five miles and curbside pickup.
  • Indulge Catering – offering “Indulge @ Home” meal program. Order Monday → pick up Wednesday or order Wednesday → pick up Friday.
  • Itaewon Grill – takeout or delivery through Uber Eats, DoorDash or Postmates.
  • Jamba Juice – takeout or delivery.
  • James Joyce Irish Pub – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Offering 50% discount to all restaurant industry workers.
  • Jeddah’s Tea – pickup, delivery through Durham Courier or shipping (free with $50+ purchase). Or purchase a gift card.
  • Jimmy’s Famous Hot Dogs – takeout and delivery options available at both Durham locations, open seven days a week till 10pm.
  • Juju – pickup and delivery from 5-8pm. Call 919-286-3555 or order online.
  • Kanki – curbside pickup.
  • KoKyu – curbside pickup and delivery through UberEats at both the RTP and Southpoint locations. Order by phone or online. Both restaurants also offer discounted family meal packages. For special family meal reservations, email [email protected]. Check out its Instagram for updates and specials.
  • Lime & Lemon Indian Grill and Bar – reopens Monday, April 20 for curbside pickup, takeout and delivery.
  • Loaf – Open Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 2pm; Saturday, 8am – 2pm. Call 919-797-1254 to pick up at store. See the baking schedule here.
  • Local 22 – curbside pickup begins March 19; now serving family meal (serves two to three people) to-go. You can also donate to the restaurant’s employee assistance fund.
  • Locopops – pickup or delivery through DoorDash and its online Square store (recently added a make-your-own Ice Cream ‘Cake’ Kit to its offerings!). Open Tuesday-Sunday, 1-9pm. Online store also offers stay-at-home supplies, including puzzles, coloring books (for kids and adults) and craft packs. Watch storytime with Amy online on Instagram on Tuesdays!
  • Luna – curbside pickup for online orders.
  • Mad Hatter’s Cafe & Bakeshop – limited menu featuring cakes, cupcakes, short dough cookies and DIY kits for pre-order online. Available for delivery seven days a week.
  • The Mad Popper – reopening May 4. Online shop goes live May 1.
  • Maverick’s Smokehouse & Taproom – Offering our full menu curbside as well as toilet paper, paper towels, sanitizer sprays and nonperishables. Text MAVERICK to 33733 or visit its website to order.
  • Mellow Mushroom – curbside pickup, Monday-Sunday noon-8pm. Also selling gift cards.
  • Miel Bon Bons – takeout and curbside pickup.
  • Moe’s Original BBQ – curbside pickup or delivery through Grubhub.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – delivery, Monday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday noon-8pm, Sunday noon-7pm. Available via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. Menu.
Nuvotaco has a walk-up window for to-go orders, where you can order a margarita while you wait.
  • Naan Stop Indian Cuisine – open for takeout and delivery through Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates and Takeout Central Monday-Friday, 11am-9:30pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 11:30am-9:30pm. Now offering 10% off menu orders in-store or online.
  • Nantucket Grill – full lunch and dinner menus and cakes from 11-8 daily for curbside pickup and delivery within 2 miles ($20 min. order).
  • Ninth Street Bakery – open seven days a week for carryout / pickup / curbside service / electronic purchase. Also offering flour, yeast and sourdough starter for sale.
  • Nolia Coffee – curbside pickup, Tuesday-Saturday, 8am-2pm. Order online.
  • The Northern Spy – curbside pickup Tuesday-Saturday, 2-8pm. As of April 8, you can order online and get takeout from Chirba Chirba Dumplings. The food truck is available Tuesday-Saturday.
  • NuvoTaco – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery within a 5-mile radius through website nuvotaco.com
  • The Oak House – to-go beverages, online orders through new website and gift cards for sale.
  • OnlyBurger – takeout. Shannon Road location call 919-937-9377. American Tobacco Campus location is closed.
  • The Parlour – open for takeout starting April 29. (Support the ice cream shop’s staff through its GoFundMe.)
  • The Palace International – pickup menu and meal prep option. (Order at least 3 meals for $8.99 each)
  • Parizade – temporarily closed for maintenance. You can also donate to the restaurant’s employee assistance fund.
  • Parts & Labor – takeout / curbside pickup of food and beer/wine. Online ordering or come up to the window to place orders, noon-8pm daily.
Parts & Labor is back in action with takeout/curbside pickup.
  • Picnic – takeout and delivery.
  • Pizzeria Toro – takeout from 4-9pm and gift cards available by emailing [email protected].
  • Pomodoro Italian Kitchen – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Call 919-382-2915 or order online.
  • Pompieri Pizza – curbside pickup (with 20% off wine bottles) and free delivery in downtown for orders $100 and more. Online ordering available; call for deliveries to large groups.
  • The Refectory Cafe – Open daily, offering full menus for curbside pickup as well as family-style casseroles and lasagnas to go. Local fresh strawberry shortcake and strawberry rhubarb pie coming Tuesday, March 31.
  • Rise Downtown – online takeout orders and third-party delivery services. Southpoint location is open for takeout and delivery until 2pm and until 7pm for delivery only starting March 19.
  • Rockwood Dairy Bar – grab-and-go, fresh-made, pre-packaged ice cream pints and quarts.
  • Rose’s Noodles, Dumplings and Sweets – reopened April 10 for curbside pickup only, which is available Wednesday-Sunday, noon-7pm. Orders can be placed online (preferred), through DoorDash (for delivery) and over the phone: 919-797-2233. The “Menu” page of the website is updated daily with what is available for both sweet and savory. When ordering items like macaroons or ice cream sandwiches, specify the flavors you would like. If you have any questions about the menu, call the restaurant.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – curbside pickup Tuesday-Saturday, 3-8pm. Delivery available through Uber Eats or DoorDash. To place an order, call 919-361-0123.
  • Sage & Swift Catering – a la carte pickup/delivery on Fridays and complete dinners to-go available for pickup/delivery on Tuesdays.
  • Saladelia Cafe – offering delivery and curbside pickup seven days a week, 11am-6pm, at the University Drive location. They kindly ask for a 24-hours notice for all orders and will be adding more items to its menu soon.
  • Saltbox Seafood Joint – open for takeout/to-go service only at both locations.
  • Season to Taste – delivering soup. Cooking classes canceled for two weeks as of March 17.
  • Silver Spoon Restaurant – open for takeout from 8:30am-2pm.
  • Spanglish – takeout and curbside pickup. $2 empanadas every Thursday!
  • Sushioki – curbside pickup and delivery. Are also offering take-home Bulgogi kits and Korean chicken kits. Orders can be placed on the Sushioki Rewards app, its website or by calling 919-405-7121. Payment is taken in advance, order is securely bagged up, labeled with your name and left on a table in front of the restaurant. Partners with GrubHub, DoorDash, Uber Eats and Postmates for convenient delivery. Open normal hours, Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm.
  • Sushi Love – takeout and delivery through Grubhub, DoorDash, GoBringIt and Takeout Central.
  • Sweet Charlie’s – curbside pickup or delivery via Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats and Postmates. Call 984-888-5101 to place an order.
  • Thai Cafe – takeout. (The Mango Sticky Rice is back!)
  • Toast – takeout or curbside pickup from Monday-Saturday, 11am-3pm. Check social media for soups and specials.
  • Torero’s Mexican Restaurant – takeout from 11am-9pm, Tuesday-Sunday. Call 919-682-4197 to place an order.
  • University Club – curbside pickup and delivery within 15 miles. Also supplying grocery essentials.
  • Wonderpuff – Doing local deliveries until sold out; also ships out of state.
  • Viceroy – takeout and delivery, 4:30-8:30pm. Orders must be placed by calling 919-797-0413.
  • Vin Rouge – open Thursday-Sunday for curbside pickup. Orders are taken 11am-4pm those days, and scheduled pickups are offered 4-8pm.
  • ZenFish – takeout, delivery or put in the notes you’d like curbside pickup. Order via ZenFish app.
  • Zweli’s – delivery and curbside pickup. Call 984-219-7555 or text 919-897-6850 to place an order. Delivery must be within a 25-mile radius. Purchase a gift card here.



  • CONVIVIO Wine Bar and Restaurant – free delivery for downtown area from 5pm to 8pm. $5 delivery fee outside of downtown. Offering 30% food and wine for curbside pickup.
  • Jack Tar & the Colonel’s Daughter – offering 20% off gifts cards until the restaurant reopens. To purchase one, email [email protected]
  • Joe Van Gogh – closed, but visit their website for a wide selection of freshly roasted beans and more. They’re offering free shipping on all online orders using code “FREE” at checkout.⁠ You can also support their baristas by donating to them directly using a “virtual tip jar” on Venmo at @joe-van-gogh. They’ve also launched a philanthropic program called Fuel for the Frontlines, a way for people to donate coffee and baked goods to health care personnel, grocery staff and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 health crisis. Currently coordinating donations to UNC Hospital, Whole Foods (Durham and Chapel Hill), Weaver Street Market in Chapel Hill and the Durham Police Department.
  • Makus Empanadas – delivery, takeout and curbside pickup available and recommended. Orders can be placed online or on its app. Orders can also be called in at 984-888-5302. Through the restaurant’s Pay-it-Forward Initiative, by purchasing a dozen empanadas, you receive another dozen for free, and the restaurant asks that you give these extra empanadas to a community member who is at risk, including the elderly, those with pre-existing medical conditions and the healthcare professionals who are on the front lines. On the first week, 185 dozens of empanadas were donated.
  • Tobacco Road Sports Cafe – curbside takeout, delivery to come. Family meals available for pickup and delivery. Special promo code for American Tobacco Campus gives 15% off for the next week (includes food, gift cards and apparel): ATC15.
  • ZenFish – offering 10% bonus on gift card purchases (i.e. buy $50 and get $55). Email [email protected] and they will email or mail you the gift card.


**Durham Magazine is unaffiliated with these groups; use best judgement when making donations **

Dwight Hall of Dwight Hall Farm and co-owner Tina Prevatte Levy talk on his farm in Beulaville, NC.
Firsthand Foods launched a community fund to support small-scale farmers and the food banks now providing food for unemployed restaurant workers.
  • Triangle Restaurant Workers Relief Fund, launched by the Frankie Lemmon Foundation, supports those who have experienced wage disruption or lay offs in the Triangle restaurant industry. This includes wait staff, bartenders, hosts, managers, delivery drivers, cooks, catering staff, dishwashers, and other restaurant and bar workers.
  • GoFundMe for Service Industry Workers Advocates of North Carolina (SIWANC) – The Triangle, launched by SIWANC, a newly formed nonprofit dedicated to providing financial and professional resources to service workers, aims to raise $10 million to help hourly employees working in the service industry in The Triangle.
  • Thrive Kitchen & Catering donated the first round of 40 lunches to the Duke Regional Hospital unit tasked with the COVID-19 response on Friday, March 20.  If you would like to help the company keep providing these lunches, email [email protected] and let them know how many meals you would like to donate to keep our healthcare workers fed and healthy as they take care of us and our community.
  • To help keep baristas afloat, Joe Van Gogh started a virtual tip jar through Venmo.
  • The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), the trade association behind the state’s hospitality industry, launched the NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund to support restaurant and hotel workers immediately affected by COVID-19. The goal of the fund is to provide qualified applicants with $500 to help with the immediate expenses faced by many who have suddenly found themselves without work. *The Triangle Restaurant Workers Relief Fund, organized by chef and restaurateur Ashley Christensen, will find a home within this new larger fund as well.*
    • Update as of April 24: The NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund has raised $750,000 to provide fast access to cash grants to North Carolina restaurant and hotel workers in need. While the program has provided cash grants to help more than 1,000 people in crisis, applications were cut off at 15,000 people, and thousands are on the waiting list still in need of assistance. Help the fund exceed $1 million so NCRLA can continue to help hospitality workers around the state of North Carolina.
  • Firsthand Foods, the food hub and Durham-based meat company, launched a community fund for meat donations. A donation to the fund provides pasture-raised local meat to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. For every dollar donated, Firsthand Foods will deliver an equivalent amount of meat to the Food Bank, which serves food pantries, soup kitchens and afterschool programs throughout our region. The effort has multiple goals:
    • Assist the food banks now assisting laid-off restaurant workers and others affected by the crisis in addition to those they already serve
    • Support the small-scale farmers in the Firsthand Foods network
    • Keep Firsthand Foods open and serving the community during this crucial time
  • Cocoa Cinnamon launched an Emergency Worker Relief Program, which allows folks to pay for coffee, pastries and treats to be delivered to emergency workers. The first deliveries will be made the weekend of April 3-5. 
Fullsteam Brewery curbside pickup


North Carolina Beer Month, during which the state’s 326 breweries plan events and festivities for the month of April to showcase the quality and creativity of North Carolina beer, has been postponed. However, many breweries in our area are offering curbside pickup of packaged products, with some also offering delivery options. Breweries will continue to supply grocery stores and other retail outlets, too. To learn what your favorite brewery’s to-go options are during this health crisis, visit the “Covid-19 NCBeer Finder” on ncbeer.org

Bull City Ciderworks
Bull City Ciderworks delivered $40 worth of cider to Chapel Hill Magazine editor Jessica Stringer’s home in Orange County.
  • Accordion Club – open very limited hours for to-go beer, wine and cider sales. Rolling out a limited, but evolving, Hatch Green Chile to-go menu as well. Can do curbside pickup.
  • Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending – takeout or curbside pickup (card only).
  • Beer Durham – curbside pickup.
  • Beer Study – curbside pickup and delivery, noon-8pm. Check out its new online store for the most up-to-date inventory. The bottle shop also sells groceries, from pasta and protein bars to toilet paper and tissues.
  • Brothers Vilgalys Spirits – suspended tours and on-site retail sales on March 13. With approval from the FDA and TTB, the distillery now sells 16 oz. bottles of hand sanitizer, according to WHO guidelines. Here is the link to its sanitizer inquiry form.
  • Bull City Ciderworks – delivery of crowlers, growlers and cases for Durham, Orange and Wake counties. Delivery is free for orders more than $40, and $5 for orders less than that. Bored at home? Order a cider-making kit, which includes a growler of raw apple juice, yeast, nutrients and an airlock; a PDF of instructions will be emailed. Taproom to-go orders from 3-5pm.
  • Clouds Brewing – closed except for Raleigh taproom.
  • Durty Bull Brewing – taproom to-go, curbside pickup or delivery (Durham County only) from noon-8pm. Availability updated on social media every day.
    • Durty Bull Brewing renamed one of its best-selling beers, “North & Broadway” IPA, after its location near the old Bull’s stadium. Not content to merely honor the tasty IPA with the name, design director Caroline Okun used the official Durham city colors along with a vintage map of the neighborhood on the label. North & Broadway IPA’s second release will be available starting May 18. For more information on the craft beer, click here.
  • Durham Distillery – tasting room is closed, but they are posting fun cocktail recipes to make from home on Instagram. They also started a virtual happy hour with Corpse Reviver Bar General Manager Kristel Poole, happening at 5:30pm Sunday-Thursday on Instagram Live.
    • Durham Distillery also shifted its production efforts (they are still making gin, don’t worry!) to include making a 70% ethanol and distilled water sanitizing solution that they have donated to local hospitality businesses. In April, the company shifted some of its production to creating hand sanitizer to donate to police and fire departments, emergency medical services, shelters and care centers.
  • Fullsteam Brewery – curbside pickup for beer and food. Trivia has returned to Thursdays in a virtual format beginning at 8pm. In-game Venmo tips will go to Triangle area servers and bartenders.
  • Glass Jug Beer Lab – operating a retail store only (tables and chairs removed). Open 11am-8pm daily. Gift cards available online. Now selling 1/6-bbl (5-gallon) kegs of Glass Jug’s beer direct to customers. Shop in-store or place an order over the phone or online for in-store/curbside pickup or local delivery.
  • Growler Grlz – order your growlers ahead for curbside pickup or delivery – 919-973-2755.
  • Hi-Wire Brewing – launched an online beer store featuring discounted prices. For the first-time ever, flagships, seasonals, specialties and rare sours can be shipped throughout the U.S. Also offering taproom pickup.
    •  NEW DISCOUNT: $7 for a 64 oz. growler filled to brim with your favorite Hi-Wire beer, including rare specialty options. See the menu for Durham at hiwirebrewing.com. Call to schedule an order at 919-295-3700 or hit the website.
  • Honeygirl Meadery & Tasting Room – open on a limited basis for bottle sales to-go. Curbside pickup hours are Wednesday and Friday, 2-5pm. Visit its online shop for gift cards, pre-orders for curbside and shipping.
  • Virtual happy hour with Kingfisher every day at 4:30pm on Instagram.
  • LouElla Wine Beer & Beverage – open for retail wine and beer, curbside pickup and delivery.
  • Mystic Farm & Distillery – porch-side pickup for bourbon and gin, Monday-Saturday, noon-6pm. Call 919-808-1835 to place your order – credit card purchases only. The distillery also offers delivery and pickup for hand sanitizer, made in-house with the WHO recipe. If you’re a health care facility or first responder, fill out a contact form on the website.
  • Ponysaurus Brewing Co. – its Beer Drive-Thru is officially open. You can now get Ponysaurus beer placed directly in your trunk seven days a week – order beer online or call ahead.
    • As of April 2, the brewery offers “Limited Edition Vertical Sets.” It includes 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintage reserve ales vintages, three tulip glasses and live virtual tastings hosted by the Ponysaurus cellar master and director of production.
  • Sam’s Bottle Shop – open, Wednesday-Sunday, from 11am-7pm; discontinued draft service and offering curbside pickup. Call 919-973-2489 to place your order and pay over the phone.
  • The Wine Feed – wine shop is open, and the Wine Wagon delivers across the Triangle twice a week.


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Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee is the assistant editor at Durham Magazine. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, she attended UNC-Chapel Hill and double majored in broadcast journalism and German.
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