Given the new Durham Food Hall opened up during the pandemic, it’s great to see its development over the past three years.! The space is very light, airy, and sunny, a more upscale approach to food halls in the area. There’s plenty of seating in this food hall along with a second-floor bar and lounge named the Riggs Lounge! And given my visits here over the past three years, it’s usually bustling with activity in this convenient location on Foster Street.
While the Durham Food Hall has lost some of the original vendors since opening, the new ones rotate in quite quickly and are solid. While drinks are available at most stalls, alcoholic beverages are purchased at the main bar in the center or from one of their refrigerated cases. And there are an excellent group of food stalls-vendors here at the Durham Food Hall! All local and of high quality so it’s hard to go wrong with a meal here.
Here’s a list of Durham Food Hall Vendors:
Lil Barb’s Bakery
Mango Indian Grill
Napoli Pizza and Gelateria
1. Corner Yaki
Focused on everything Japanese from rice bowl, okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake), dumplings, and more.
2. Everything Bagels
Gourmet bagels made in house to create avant-garde bagel sandwiches and bagel-burgers.
3. Ex-Voto Cocina Nixtamal
Heirloom corn and nixtamalization to produce items like tacos, tamales, and tostadas that celebrate both Mexican and regional agriculture.
4. Lil Barb’s Bakery
5. 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.
6. Mango Indian Grille
The newest vendor at the Durham Food Hall, serving up savory Indian eats by the folks from Cholanad!
7. Napoli Pizza and Gelato
Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza with naturally risen dough, and sweet gelatos and sorbets made from scratch. Their second location in addition to Carrboro, Napoli does a pretty authentic Neapolitan pizza with excellent crust!
Beverage Vendors at the Durham Food Hall
Creative tea and coffee beverages inspired by both the growers and producers who provide the ingredients, and the people who enjoy drinking them.
If you’re a Durhamite, it’s great to have a food hall in the Bull City. Part eatery, part community meeting spot, this bustling food hall is doing a lot of things right, despite a tough opening year. So if you’re not sure what to get for dinner, drop on in and enjoy one of their many kiosks for a tasty meal!