Food and Drink

Chapel Hill and Orange County has long been a culinary destination and can be best sampled at any one of the many food and drink events held year round. Also, check out our music events as many have local food trucks on site or offer a full menu.

Some of our on-going favorites:

Walking Food Tours - Sample tastings and personal insights from a cross-section of the finest and most unique establishments in the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours runs their tours in Carrboro/Chapel Hill every Saturday year 'round, and in Hillsborough on select Saturdays throughout the month.  Triangle Food Tours, available in Carrboro & Chapel Hill, are usually given each Saturday. Confirm details on individual websites.

Southern Season for weekly wine tastings and cooking classes.

TOPO Distillery tours - Tours are given most Friday’s beginning at 7:00pm as well as most Saturdays, which times vary: please check their website for available tour dates and times. Cost is $20/pp. TOPO Organic Distillery is located at 505 West Franklin Street however, the entrance is off South Graham Street in Chapel Hill. Learn the history of TOPO spirits in our blog. As of this writing TOPO Distillery has released their Organic Spiced Rum and the Carolina Straight Wheat Whiskey and new recipes to go along. 

Chapel Hill Wine Company's Hillsborough location has a Wine Station and is open from 11:00 am - 6:45 pm Tuesday - Saturday. Purchase a card and pop it into the machine, select your wine from 12 different offerings, and sampling size. Then relax while you shop. For your comfort, they have tables, chairs and sofas. Selections change weekly.

Botanist & Barrel, located at Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm, opens their tasting room every weekend: Fridays 12 - 4 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 2-6 pm.

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