Ninth Street Bakery

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 3 reviews )

136 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, North Carolina, USA, 27701

Serves meat, vegan options available. Bakery cafe. Menu has a vegan sandwich and sometimes offers vegan lunch specials, but no longer offering vegan weekend brunch or vegan dinners. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:00pm, Sat 9:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Bakery, Catering, Non-veg

3 Reviews

First Review by turtleveg

So good! - Edit

UPDATE Jan 2016: my review below reflects Ninth St Bakery when Chefs Matt & Katya worked there. They are no longer there. Ninth St still offers vegan food, but they don't have the weekend vegan brunches or special dinners anymore.
Chef Matt and Chef Katya never fail to amaze. They ran Durham's vegan pop-ups Stay Fresh and Day One but now has merged them into Ninth St Bakery.

Every Saturday night the menu is 100% vegan (and most items gluten-free or GF option) and changes weekly - it is always very creative and tasty. There is a delicious dessert option too.
My favorite menu so far was the "southern picnic" theme with "chicken-fried" tofu, biscuits, baked beans, cole slaw, watermelon salad and deviled "eggs" (inside a hollowed out small potato shell). I have no idea how he made those deviled eggs, but they tasted delicious!
And also the lemon-braised tempeh on another night was the best tempeh I've ever had.

Every Sunday, the brunch menu is 100% vegan and offers tofu huevos rancheros, tofu bacon biscuit sandwich, or pancake stack, and a couple other items.

On weekdays, the lunch menu always has a few vegan standards (falafel, thai curry bowl, veg sandwich, etc) plus a vegan special and soup. The rest of the menu on weekdays is not vegan.

Updated from previous review on Wednesday July 10, 2013

Updated from previous review on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Updated from previous review on 2016-01-08

Pros: great, creative food, vegan chefs , outside tables

Cons: not fully vegan

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Love this place - Edit

Very friendly and helpful staff! The gluten-free vegan Pumpkin Bar is delicious. A few vegan options, the Thai Curry with brown rice was pretty good. Cool seating area with barstools and plenty of outside seating.

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Eh. - Edit

I read the reviews and was super pumped to hear that there was a cafe/bakery doing fun vegan things. I walked in and there was actually just one vegan/gluten free option. It was a cake. They had no vegan milk option for their coffee and the person behind the counter was just rude. I walked right out. I say this with understanding...I worked in customer service for five years. Everyone has an off day, but there is a difference between a bad day and treating a customer rudely.

Pros: Vegan/Gluten free dessert

Cons: Service, No vegan milk for coffee, No vegan/gluten free meal options

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turtleveg 31 May 2016 - yes, they have unfortunately changed and are no longer as vegan-friendly as they used to be. They do have other vegan food options (not gluten free) but my original review was when they had 2 vegan chefs working there who were friendly, motivated, and creative. They both moved on a couple years ago and Ninth St Bakery hasn't been the same since.  

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