top of page

8 Great Places to Find Food Around Chapel Hill


The whirlwind of activities in store for you at JASP will require a lot of energy, so it is important to think about the best places to grab a coffee, a bite to eat, or some shelf-stable groceries for your dorm room. Chapel Hill has one of the most diverse foodscapes in North Carolina. There are many amazing options just on nearby Franklin Street. Here are 8 options that are close to UNC’s campus. Locations marked on this map (which links to a live interactive map) are described below, followed by an interactive app for locating these and other locations. All location names have links to their websites as well.


[PDF: Other dining favorites on and off campus]

Food and Drink JASP 2023-2 (1)
.pdf
Download PDF • 229KB

Groceries

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

143 W Franklin St #120, Chapel Hill, NC

If you want to get some snacks or dorm-ready meals, there is a small Target. Despite it being smaller than a standard Target, they have a wide variety of groceries and toiletries, in case you forget anything. It is a 15-minute walk or a 4-minute drive from Murphey Hall.




Coffee & Pastries


Source: The Business Journals

109 E Franklin St #100, Chapel Hill, NC

A quick walk from campus, Epilogue is a combination coffee shop and bookstore. (An absolute dream!) They have a diverse menu of pastries and drinks, many with a Mexican flare. They are best known for their churros, drinking chocolate, and top-tier coffee. It is an 11-minute walk or a 4-minute drive from Murphey Hall.



Source: Local Wiki

101 S Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC

This coffee shop is a staple for students and locals alike. This Carrboro location opened in 2005 and is the perfect place to grab a perfect cup of locally curated coffee. Carrboro Coffee Roasters, their own coffee brand, roasts their beans on-site. It is a 34-minute walk or an 8-minute drive from Murphey Hall.


Restaurants



Source: Our State Magazine

159 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC

If you are looking for a quick bite, Suttons is a soda-shop-style restaurant that has been a quintessential part of Chapel Hill’s culture since 1923! It has a variety of breakfast and lunch foods that you would find at an old-fashion diner. Some of their most popular dishes are their chicken tenders, the Sutton’s Club, and BLTs. It is a 10-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from Murphey Hall.



Source: Carolina Coffee Shop

138 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Located right on Franklin Street, Carolina Coffee Shop is the oldest continually running restaurant in North Carolina. They offer a large brunch menu that is served until 3, as well as a large selection for lunch, dinner, and cocktails. It is an 11-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from Murphey Hall.





Source: Trip Advisor

100 E Franklin St #300, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

If you want to see a beautiful view of Chapel Hill while you are eating, Top of the Hill is absolutely perfect. This restaurant and brewery is quintessential Chapel Hill. It serves a large variety of options of everything from bar food to healthy upscale entrees. They are also known for their signature cocktails and locally made spirits. It is an 11-minute walk or a 4-minute drive from Murphey Hall.



Source: Chapelboro

140 W Franklin St #110, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

This is the perfect place to go if you are looking for delicious Mexican food with a twist. This is the newest edition to Franklin Street on this list. They have many different options including street tacos, burritos, and fajitas. A personal favorite of mine is the flan! It is a 15-minute walk or a 4-minute drive from Murphey Hall.




Source: Chapelboro

410 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC

A personal favorite of the Chapel Hill community is Mediterranean Deli. It is a perfect place to get a healthy and affordable meal right near campus. They have a large variety of mains, sides, and desserts to appeal to absolutely anyone's pallet. They also have an adjoining grocery store with everything from candy to ready-made meals to take back to JASP. It is a 20-minute walk or a 7-minute drive from Murphey Hall.


An app to help you navigate (close the "Stay energized!" box to access the map)

Check out the "recent posts" linked below for more foodie insights! (please note, restaurants listed in older blogs may have changed or closed)








.

Comments


bottom of page