The List

Looking for things to do downtown with your kids? Or someplace to get a great lunch for under $10? We’ve got you covered. In partnership with Best of Bull, DDI is curating lists of places to go, things to do, one-of-a-kind places to shop and great food to eat in downtown.

We’ve kicked off The List with a social distancing friendly collection of downtown restaurants offering ‘take and make’ eats and drinks, or provisions for you to stock up on pantry items and household goods.

Where to Find Take-and Bake Dishes, Meal Kits and Pantry Essentials from Downtown Durham Restaurants 

Luckily, many downtown Durham restaurants are staying open for takeout and delivery services at this time, as local dining rooms stay closed, and grocery lines and product availability remain stressful and unpredictable. To help offer different dining options, many restaurants are also saving you the trouble of planning meal after meal by offering take-and bake meals, at-home cooking kits, and prepared family meals. There’s also a few restaurants that are adding surplus products and pantry essentials to their line up. You can grab family meals and toilet paper from Maverick’s, make craft cocktails at home with Kingfisher’s Bee Durham Kit, take and bake Luna’s empanadas, and much more. 

Alimentari at Mothers & Sons

Order online or call 919-864-8841

Address: 105 W Chapel Hill St

Hours: Curbside pickup available, Thu-Sat, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pick up a little taste of Italy with Alimentari’s house made sauces and fresh pasta by the pound, an assortment of cheese, cured meats, local farm fresh produce and miscellaneous groceries. The menu is rounded out with a take and bake option designed for a meal with family and friends. Mangia!

Bar Virgile

Order online or call 919-973-3000

Address: 105 S Mangum St

Hours: Curbside pickup available, Mon-Sat, 4 – 8 p.m.

You can bring some fine dining home with Bar Virgile’s curbside pickup. They have several family-size meals available like, baked pimento mac n’ cheese with chicken, salmon and spring veggies with pasta, and slow braised pork shoulder with vegetable risotto. You also can’t miss their sangria to-go.

Boricua Soul

Order online

Address: 406 Blackwell St, Suite 150

Hours: Pickup 4:30 -7 p.m. Place orders before 2 p.m. for pickup that evening.

You can get take and bake options from Boricua Soul like meat loaf, mac and cheese, and empanadas. There’s also pre-made family sizes available of empanadas, mac and cheese, and collards. On Wednesdays, you can get a whole seasoned spatchcocked fried chicken for two ($13 comes with fries) and add sides for $2.00. Be sure to look out for their Brunch box that is available in limited quantities.

Bull City Burger and Brewery

Order online or call ​919-680-2333

Address: 107 East Parrish St

Hours: Curbside pickup only, Sun – Thu: 11:11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fri – Sat: 11:11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Flour and baking essentials are a little hard to come by right now and Bull City Burger wants to help. You can find AP flour, bread flour, semolina, and yeast packets available for online ordering and curbside pickup on their site. Be sure to check out their pop up menu for Bull City Burrito! (Menu is available on same online ordering.)


Call 984-219-1961 to order

Address: 104 City Hall Plaza, Suite 100

Hours: Curbside pickup and delivery, Tue – Sat 5 – 9 p.m.

How does 5 different meals prepared for you already sound right now? Amazing, right?! Convivio is offering a 5 days value meal for $80. Pick five main courses and five sides of your choice.


Order online or call 919-973-0111

Address: 107 W. Main St

Hours: Curbside pickup and no contact delivery, Sun – Sat: 4 – 8 p.m.

Copa recently launched COPA bodega, a line of cooking staples from their pantry to yours. Take home (or have delivered) the highest quality ingredients they use in their kitchen at COPA. You can find everything from avocados and eggs to bread flour, ham and Cuban bread. 


Call 984-219-1961 to order

Address: 321 E Chapel Hill St

Order the kit here

Do you want a Bee Durham so bad?! Do you want to be able to make as many as you want at home? Here’s your chance from Kingfisher! You can order a At Home With Kingfisher! Bee Durham Kit for $75 that includes local honey syrup, beeswax lined mason jar for infusing your gin, 8 lemons, Kingfisher’s signature Bee Durham rocks cup and a recipe card.


Order online

Address: 112 W. Main St

Hours: Curbside pickup and limited delivery, Mon – Sat: 10:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.

You can get Luna’s take and bake empanadas, 12 for $29. They’re also offering family meals for between $45-$54 with the choice of their pollo a la brasa (Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken) or any rotisserie pulled meat( including Jackfruit!) with choice of two sides and a Luna salad. Plus all bottles of wine are $15!

Maverick’s Smokehouse

Order online or call 919-682-8978

Address: 900 W Main St

Hours: Curbside pickup and delivery available, Tue – Thu: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Fri – Sat: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Maverick’s has family style meals available that include BBQ, brisket, chicken, and sides. They also have a large selection of grocery items like milk, flour, sugar, toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, and more. You can also grab coffee from Little Waves and baked goods from Loaf.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Order online or call 919-682-8978

Address: 359 Blackwell St, #115

Hours: Curbside pickup and delivery available, Mon – Fri: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Sat: 12 – 7:30 p.m., Sun: 12 -6 p.m.

Up your Taco Tuesday game with Moe’s DIY taco kit. The kit serves 4-6 people – perfect for families – and comes with the following: 12 soft flour tortillas, your choice of 2 proteins, lettuce, shredded cheese, pico, rice, beans, sour cream, a bowl of queso, chips and salsa. The Taco Kit can be ordered on and on the Moe’s mobile app for $34.99 and third party delivery partners for $39.99.

Pie Pushers

Menu available online, Call 919-294-8408 to order

Address: 117A W. Main St1

Hours: Pickup or delivery, Tue – Sat 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

You can push your own cheese pie at Pie Pusher’s for $10 and add $2 for pepperoni. Available for pickup and delivery.

Pompieri Pizza

Order online or call 919-973-1589

Address: 102 City Hall Plaza, Suite 102

Hours: Curbside pickup only, Sun – Thu: 11:12 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri – Sat: 11:12 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Pompieri Pizza has a ’Build Your Own Kid Pizza Pack’ available for only $6 along with a video guide! They’ll give you the dough, sauce, cheese and selected toppings for your kid to build their own pizza at home. You can also order baking supplies like dry yeast, flour, and semolina. Don’t forget to grab some of their newly famous, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies for the whole fam.


Order online

Address:  401 Foster St, Suite A

Hours: Curbside pickup and delivery available, Daily 7 a.m. –  2 p.m.

Looking for a new project for the kids? Rise has a donut decorator kit that includes 12 unglazed/uniced donuts along with portions of glaze, vanilla and chocolate icing, sprinkles and cookies for just $18. Add a biscuit sandwich and a cup of Counter Culture coffee for yourself, and you’ve got breakfast covered!

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

Order online here

Address: 280 S. Mangum St

Hours: Curbside pickup and delivery, Mon – Fri:  11 a.m. –  7 p.m. 

Tobacco Road has a large selection of family meals available for pickup or delivery, everything from wings and sloppy Joes to chicken parmesan and drunken noodles.

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