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The Garden Apartment Guide

Sarah

The Garden Apartment Guide

Groceries
A quick list of local grocery stores and markets in the immediate area.
You don't have to be a member. Amazing wine selection, and good prepared food options.
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Durham Co-op Market
1111 West Chapel Hill Street
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You don't have to be a member. Amazing wine selection, and good prepared food options.
Greenway trail leads straight to it! Closest grocery store to the apartment, 0.9 miles.
Harris Teeter
1802 N Pointe Dr
Greenway trail leads straight to it! Closest grocery store to the apartment, 0.9 miles.
Located in the heart of 9th Street, open 24 hrs.
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Harris Teeter
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Located in the heart of 9th Street, open 24 hrs.
Parkers beware: it's always crazy here! Every Tuesday night is pizza and pints, with $2 cheese or pepperoni slices, and $3 pints all day! Directly across the street from East Campus.
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Whole Foods Market
621 Broad Street
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Parkers beware: it's always crazy here! Every Tuesday night is pizza and pints, with $2 cheese or pepperoni slices, and $3 pints all day! Directly across the street from East Campus.
A Durham institution! Vendors include local creameries (Boxcarr, Celebrity Dairy, Chapel Hill Creamery), myriad farms (Harland Creek is my fave), Mead and Cider purveyors, fresh flowers, and delicious local and organic meats, poultry, and eggs (be sure to check out Fickle Creek Farm for odd cuts). Open Wednesday from 3pm-6pm and Saturday mornings from 8am-noon.
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Durham Farmers' Market
501 Foster Street
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A Durham institution! Vendors include local creameries (Boxcarr, Celebrity Dairy, Chapel Hill Creamery), myriad farms (Harland Creek is my fave), Mead and Cider purveyors, fresh flowers, and delicious local and organic meats, poultry, and eggs (be sure to check out Fickle Creek Farm for odd cuts). Open Wednesday from 3pm-6pm and Saturday mornings from 8am-noon.
Eats
Durham is known for its amazing restaurants! Here are just a couple of my personal favorites, from fancy pants to delivery and, of course, tacos.
Cozy gastropub with ambiance and delicious beers on tap.
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Federal
914 West Main Street
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Cozy gastropub with ambiance and delicious beers on tap.
Right up Guess Road in an unassuming strip mall is an amazing Italian place! Make a reservation; it's a small dining room and they fill up quickly.
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Gocciolina
3314 Guess Rd
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Right up Guess Road in an unassuming strip mall is an amazing Italian place! Make a reservation; it's a small dining room and they fill up quickly.
Downtown favorite with fresh pasta and inspired dishes. Amazing wine list and an enviable selection of amaro.
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Mothers & Sons Trattoria
107 W Chapel Hill St
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Downtown favorite with fresh pasta and inspired dishes. Amazing wine list and an enviable selection of amaro.
UH-MAZING tapas! Grab a seat at the bar for the real experience.
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Mateo Bar de Tapas
109 West Chapel Hill Street
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UH-MAZING tapas! Grab a seat at the bar for the real experience.
Unpretentious bar with delicious burgers, sandwiches, and tots. Late night wings from Heavenly Buffaloes, too. Great for watching the game--but if you don't like the Philadelphia Eagles, watch out!
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Dain's Place
754 9th Street
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Unpretentious bar with delicious burgers, sandwiches, and tots. Late night wings from Heavenly Buffaloes, too. Great for watching the game--but if you don't like the Philadelphia Eagles, watch out!
Delicious pizza, and open late! Their vodka sauce is to die for.
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Hutchins Garage
402 W Geer St
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Delicious pizza, and open late! Their vodka sauce is to die for.
Good for quick eats before a show at Motorco, but people also love the patio and beergarden area in the spring/fall/summer for group hangs. Highly recommend the banh mi and udon salad.
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Parts & Labor
723 Rigsbee Avenue
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Good for quick eats before a show at Motorco, but people also love the patio and beergarden area in the spring/fall/summer for group hangs. Highly recommend the banh mi and udon salad.
If you want delivery, Randy's is the jam. Their pizza is NYC style and delicious. Good calzones too.
Randy's Pizza
1720 Guess Rd
If you want delivery, Randy's is the jam. Their pizza is NYC style and delicious. Good calzones too.
Absolutely to die for French food. Try the creamed spinach. Amazing for brunch, too!
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Vin Rouge
2010 Hillsborough Road
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Absolutely to die for French food. Try the creamed spinach. Amazing for brunch, too!
Look for the giant cow on the roof! Tacos are great here, and tortas too. Check out the refrescos...delicious horchata and tamarind drinks.
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Taqueria La Vaquita‎
2700 Chapel Hill Road
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Look for the giant cow on the roof! Tacos are great here, and tortas too. Check out the refrescos...delicious horchata and tamarind drinks.
BEST TACOS. Salsa bar. Nuff said.
Guanajuato
2103 N Roxboro St
BEST TACOS. Salsa bar. Nuff said.
Really really good ice cream. Try the Vietnamese Coffee.
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The Parlour
117 Market Street
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Really really good ice cream. Try the Vietnamese Coffee.
Bars
Wine bars, breweries, and holes in the wall.
Where the locals hang out. Not much on the inside, but friendly bartenders and a great patio out back. They've got Fernet!
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Accordion Club
316 W Geer St
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Where the locals hang out. Not much on the inside, but friendly bartenders and a great patio out back. They've got Fernet!
An old friend--a literature professor--opened this underground bar a couple of years back. They have creative and delicious cocktails, and definitely sport a more date-y vibe. Tarot readings on most nights. All female staff, inclusive, LGBTQIA friendly.
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Arcana Bar and Lounge
331 W Main St
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An old friend--a literature professor--opened this underground bar a couple of years back. They have creative and delicious cocktails, and definitely sport a more date-y vibe. Tarot readings on most nights. All female staff, inclusive, LGBTQIA friendly.
Classic cocktails made meticulously and well.
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Alley Twenty Six
320 E Chapel Hill St
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Classic cocktails made meticulously and well.
The food is fine, but the rooftop bar at the Durham Hotel is spectacular! Great drinks, awesome views.
The Restaurant at The Durham
315 E Chapel Hill St
The food is fine, but the rooftop bar at the Durham Hotel is spectacular! Great drinks, awesome views.
A Durham institution. Great brews, grilling and chilling areas for families, food trucks...the whole shebang.
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Ponysaurus Brewing Company
219 Hood St
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A Durham institution. Great brews, grilling and chilling areas for families, food trucks...the whole shebang.
Great little wine bar. Fantastic selection, and more to take home!
LouElla Wine Beer & Beverage
316 W Geer St
Great little wine bar. Fantastic selection, and more to take home!
Super cozy wine bar with an incredibly knowledgeable bartender! Amazing collection of orange wine.
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Bar Brunello
117 E Main St
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Super cozy wine bar with an incredibly knowledgeable bartender! Amazing collection of orange wine.
This basement bar is tropical and wonderful. The drinks are inspired!
Kingfisher
321 East Chapel Hill Street
This basement bar is tropical and wonderful. The drinks are inspired!
Shopping
Do-dads, books, and records galore!
Perfect spot for buying a quick gift or a hilarious card.
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Parker and Otis
112 South Duke Street
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Perfect spot for buying a quick gift or a hilarious card.
Same owner as Parker & Otis, but a squeee-inch higher end. If you love design and buying stuff for your house, this will be your jam.
Chet Miller
118 W Parrish St
Same owner as Parker & Otis, but a squeee-inch higher end. If you love design and buying stuff for your house, this will be your jam.
Fantastic kid's store from the owner of Parker & Otis and Chet Miller, located in the 9th Street district.
Tiny
770 9th Street
Fantastic kid's store from the owner of Parker & Otis and Chet Miller, located in the 9th Street district.
There's nothing in the world better than a good book shop, and this is a good book shop.
Letters Bookshop
313 W Main St
There's nothing in the world better than a good book shop, and this is a good book shop.
Durham's oldest bookstore. The friendly staff is happy to order whatever you want that they don't have. Great periodicals and journals section, too.
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The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th Street
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Durham's oldest bookstore. The friendly staff is happy to order whatever you want that they don't have. Great periodicals and journals section, too.
HUGE used bookstore hidden between an auto repair shop and a take out wings joint. Worth it.
Books Do Furnish a Room
1809 W Markham Ave
HUGE used bookstore hidden between an auto repair shop and a take out wings joint. Worth it.
If you like buying older or hard-to-find soul classics, this place might be dangerous for you. I personally have to limit my visits.
Carolina Soul Records
117 E Main St
If you like buying older or hard-to-find soul classics, this place might be dangerous for you. I personally have to limit my visits.
The best independent record store in town. Chaz is awesome.
Chaz's Bull City Records
2600 Hillsborough Road
The best independent record store in town. Chaz is awesome.
Gorgeous clothes by sustainable and eco-conscious designers, hand selected by an impossibly stylish husband and wife team.
Vert & Vogue
353 West Main Street
Gorgeous clothes by sustainable and eco-conscious designers, hand selected by an impossibly stylish husband and wife team.
Beautiful plants and gifts for your hipster friend.
The ZEN Succulent
121 Market Street
Beautiful plants and gifts for your hipster friend.
Coffee
Walking distance from the Garden Apartment, just up Broad Street. All of the materials used at JVG are recyclable or compostable, and their beans are sustainably and ethically harvested.
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Joe Van Gogh Durham
1104 Broad Street
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Walking distance from the Garden Apartment, just up Broad Street. All of the materials used at JVG are recyclable or compostable, and their beans are sustainably and ethically harvested.
The first Cocoa Cinnamon, and still my favorite. Great outdoor patio, inventive drinks.
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Cocoa Cinnamon
420 West Geer Street
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The first Cocoa Cinnamon, and still my favorite. Great outdoor patio, inventive drinks.
This installation of Cocoa Cinnamon has more seating and fresh Churros!
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Cocoa Cinnamon
2627 Hillsborough Rd
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This installation of Cocoa Cinnamon has more seating and fresh Churros!
Fantastic outdoor space for kids and families. Delicious coffee start-up from beautiful locals/parents.
Nolia Family Coffee
1004 Morning Glory Avenue
Fantastic outdoor space for kids and families. Delicious coffee start-up from beautiful locals/parents.
Outdoors
Great hikes along the Eno River and the old Cole Mill dam site.
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Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Rd
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Great hikes along the Eno River and the old Cole Mill dam site.
You'll need to drive to this one, but one of my favorite hikes with fantastic views from the top.
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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
625 Virginia Cates Road
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You'll need to drive to this one, but one of my favorite hikes with fantastic views from the top.
Tons of great hikes in Duke Forest. I'm a big fan of the Piney Mountain Trail (check the AllTrails app for info and directions).
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Duke Forest
800 White Pine Drive
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Tons of great hikes in Duke Forest. I'm a big fan of the Piney Mountain Trail (check the AllTrails app for info and directions).
Beautiful spot for walking, observing, picnicking, and smelling the flowers.
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St
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Beautiful spot for walking, observing, picnicking, and smelling the flowers.
Great local playground within walking distance of the Garden Apartment, and tennis courts too!
Oval Drive Park
2200 West Club Boulevard
Great local playground within walking distance of the Garden Apartment, and tennis courts too!