From French cuisine and Asian bakeries to wood-fired pizza and tapas—you’re sure to find something that will make your mouth water when you live at our apartments in Downtown Durham. Within just a few miles from your front door, you can find nearly every type of food you can imagine—and, of course, Southern classics as well. Here’s a glimpse of just a few of the delicious eateries you can try when you live at West Village.
Share Small Plates at Mateo Bar de Tapas
Casual yet refined small plates with authentic Spanish flavors (with a Southern twist!) are what you can expect to find when you eat at Mateo Bar de Tapas. Located in the old Book Exchange building, this tapas restaurant is less than a five-minute walk from our Downtown Durham apartments and is the perfect place for a date night or night out with friends. The extensive menu is full of mouthwatering options to choose from such as Spanish deviled eggs, chicharrones, pork ribs, calamari, and more. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their seriously impressive wine list. View the entire menu, place orders, and make reservations on the Mateo Bar de Tapas website.
Head Downstairs and Enjoy Delicious and Local Southern Food at It’s A Southern Thing
What’s better than homecooked Southern food made with love? Having that Southern food just steps away from your front door—literally! At It’s A Southern Thing Kitchen & Bar, you’ll find authentic North Carolinian food made with local ingredients in a casual, laid-back, and fun environment. It really doesn’t get better than that. Currently offering takeout and delivery, their menu features charred jalapeno and sweet corn hushpuppies, shrimp and grits, smash burgers, and so much more. Place an order online or make reservations when they open their doors on the It’s A Southern Thing website.
Get Your Pizza Fix at Pizzeria Toro
Pizza is basically a life requirement. Once a month, once a week, or once a day—there’s no judgment! Pizzeria Toro is just a four-minute walk from our apartments in Downtown Durham and they’re cooking up wood-fired pizzas that you’ll dream about later. If you prefer white pizzas, their menu features a summer squash pie with ricotta or a truffle pie with caramelized onions and mushrooms. If a classic red is what you’re after, you can order up a sweet fennel sausage, crispy prosciutto, or anchovy with cheese—there are dozens of delicious options. You’ll also find salads and starters as well. Place an order and view Pizzeria Toro’s menu online—don’t forget to add on a bottle of wine!
Satisfy Your Noodle and Dumpling Craving While Picking up Sweet Treats at Rose’s
Rose’s Noodles, Dumplings, and Sweets is doing it right and it’s located a quick 5-minute walk away from West Village. Rose’s is an East Asian-inspired bakery and eatery serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch (when possible). Using local North Carolina ingredients, you’ll find an insane amount of menu options that will make it hard to choose. Dishes include steamed buns, house-made noodles, ramen, roast beef sandwich, and more. To satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further. Every single day, Rose’s bakes fresh pastries, caramels, cookies, ice cream, macarons, and bread pudding. Good luck watching your waistline when this is right around the corner. Check out the entire menu and order online at Rose’s website.
Enjoy Crave-Worthy Chicken and Biscuits at Rise
They might have 16 locations now, but Rise originated in Durham and is less than a 10-minute walk away from our apartments in Downtown Durham. Known for serving up Southern biscuits and Righteous Chicken, prepare to enjoy your new favorite sandwich. Choose from ingredients such as bacon, fried green tomatoes, and country sausage to create a fried chicken sandwich of your dreams. Don’t forget your sauces and spreads! Or, you can choose one of their house specialties like the buffalo chicken or mac & cheese with bacon. Their other specialty? Homemade doughnuts. End your meal with a double-glazed doughnut, apple fritter, or Rise’s famous maple bacon bar. View their menu and order online at the Rise website.
Take Your Tastebuds on a Trip to Mexico at Torero’s
Mexican food is another one of those cuisines that hits hard with the cravings. Thankfully, you only need to walk 3 minutes to reach Torero’s Mexican Restaurant where you’ll nearly every Mexican dish imaginable. The multiple-page menu at Torero’s has fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, combo plates, and a lot more. Be careful, though, their tableside chips and salsa are addicting! View their full, extensive menu and order online via their website.
Experience French Fine Dining at Vin Rouge
With traditional white tablecloths, red accent walls, and black and white photos on the walls, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled to France when you visit Vin Rouge. The elegant eatery can be found just over a mile away from our Downtown Durham apartments and is the ideal establishment for a romantic and intimate evening out of the house. The ever-changing menu features traditional French items such as Nicoise salad, steak frites, escargots, and bouillabaisse. Make reservations, order online, and view the current menu on the Vin Rouge website.
Find Whatever Cuisine you Crave Near our Downtown Durham Apartments
Date nights, nights out with friends, flying solo, or just picking up takeout—there is a restaurant nearby for every mood, craving, and occasion. So when you don’t feel like making a mess of your gorgeous kitchen, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from. Take a tour of our Downtown apartments today and go grab a bite to eat to celebrate finding