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 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. Tours are usually given weekly during the warmer months. Triangle Food Tour | Taste Carolina Chapel Hill/Carrboro and Hillsborough

Southern Season for weekly wine tastings and cooking classes.

Monthly Brewery & Public House Collaborative Beer Dinner at Mystery Brewing Public House. The last Tuesday of every month, food inspired by Mystery brews is prepared. 

TOPO Distillary tours - Tours are given most Friday’s beginning at 7:00pm as well as 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. 

Seasonal events:

Vegfest on the Green – Triangle Vegfest and Southern Village host this event that brings together food, live music, vendors and YOU.  Thursdays on May 10, June 14, July 12, August 2 and September 6 from 4:30pm - 7pm and Sundays May 20 (1 - 4 pm), June 24, and July 22 from 10 am - 1 pm.

Farm to Fork Picnic - Held in our neighboring county of Chatham, this event is a joyous celebration of local foods and the people who artfully produce and prepare them - many of the participating restaurants, artisans and farms are from Orange County.  The picnic is Sunday June 6th at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro from 4-7 pm and features fun activities for children, live music, and surprises for the whole family. All proceeds benefit farmer training programs including those at the W.C. Breeze Family Farm Extension and Research Center which is also located in Orange County. Tickets and Info

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