Food Issue

The Daily Tar Heel's Projects and Investigations Team debuted its first special section, the Food Issue, on Oct. 1. 

Contact team leader Amanda Albright at special.projects@dailytarheel.com.

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B. Good opened next to Target on Franklin, and serves food from sustainable sources.

Eat good. Feel good. B.GOOD.

B.GOOD is the latest restaurant to call Chapel Hill home. The joint boasts fast and healthy meals that create an atmosphere that feels like home. Many students have frequented the restaurant since it recently opened and enjoy its kale smoothies, milkshakes and other healthy eats. 


Jamil Kadoura, owner of Mediterranean Deli, smiles as he finishes preparing a plate for a customer. 

Med Deli owner shares his optimism for a mended community despite recent protests

If you don't love Mediterranean Deli, you've at least heard of it. Characterized by its huge serving plates piled high with colorful, fresh delicacies and its sunny staff, the restaurant brings cuisine steeped in culture to Chapel Hill and beyond.  Med Deli brings people together over authentic food, but the restaurant's founder hopes people do more than share a meal between friends; he hopes it uplifts the community as it uplifted him. 


Staff Writer Laura Brummett tries Trolly Stop's new veggie burger.

First-Years' Guide to Franklin

Among all the new places to master this year, let the Franklin Street food scene be one of them.  When you’re sick of meal swipes and run out of the stolen snacks from FallFest, The Daily Tar Heel has you covered for navigating the wealth of restaurants on Franklin Street. 


A scoop of icecream.

Ben & Jerry's serves up free ice cream, helps Musical Empowerment

For the past two and a half years, the Franklin Street Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with Musical Empowerment, a student organization that provides over 130 youth from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area with free, one-on-one music lessons, for their Free Cone Day. The lessons are provided by students from UNC and takes place at the University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street. 


Chapel Hill honors and celebrates culture in Sunday's international festival

International flags line Franklin Street in preparation for the upcoming Near and Far Festival in Chapel Hill this weekend, which will honor and celebrate the town's global community.  The festival will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at 140 West Franklin St. Plaza and will feature performances from Pline Mounzeo to Prema Natya Vidyalaya Dance School. The event will also have interactive exhibits such as UNC Global, the Chapel Hill Chinese School and a tasting tent.