Street Eats in Winston Salem

With the abundance of warm sunny days ahead, many restaurants and bakeries are preparing beautiful setups for you to enjoy. From patios decked in greenery to heating lamps for any nighttime breeze, from casual outings to date night, you’ll find an endless list to choose from.

Young Cardinal Cafe and Co.

Located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, you’ll find a simple yet timeless breakfast and lunch menu that features fresh ingredients with a modern twist. From candied pecan pancakes to Canadian bacon Benedict, it makes for an impeccable brunch.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 8 am-3 pm

Instagram/Facebook: @youngcardinalws

The Board Babe

A café by day and an intimate lounge in the evening, you’ll find this French-style charcuterie lounge tucked away in the beautiful West End neighborhood. Stop by for a grab-n-go charcuterie box for your next picnic or enjoy their specialty Cheddar, Prosciutto, & Manchego Grilled Cheese on the large back patio space with a fire pit for a relaxing evening out.

Hours: 10am-5pm on Wednesday & Thursday, 10am-9pm on Friday & Saturday, 10am-2pm on Sundays

Instagram/Facebook: @the.boardbabe

Bobby Boy Bakeshop

Owned by a husband-and-wife duo, this cozy artisan pastries and bread bakeshop is located at the corner of Reynolda and Robinhood Road. Enjoy their popular twice-baked almond croissants or light morning buns on either of their two outdoor dining options, then grab a more elaborate cold dessert, like their chocolate coffee caramel entremet [a multi-layered mousse-based cake with various complementary flavors and varying textural contrasts]or their lime entremet garnished with a mini-        strawberry French macaron for later!

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 7 am-5 pm

Instagram/Facebook: @bobbyboybakeshop

Cugino Forno Pizzeria

Specializing in wood-fired Napoletana-style pizzas with grab-n-go options, you’ll find ample outdoor space with long picnic tables to fit a crowd! Grab a drink next door at Incendiary Brewing to complement your Bianca with ricotta or Supremo Italiano with pepperoni and sausage, then end the night with either their gelato or some handcrafted bean to bar chocolate at their other neighbor, Black Mountain Chocolate.

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 10 am-9 pm, Friday-Saturday from 10 am-10 pm

Instagram/Facebook: @cuginoforno

Crafted – The Art of the Taco

Located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, soak in the sun while you enjoy gastronomic mastery and innovative dishes as this restaurant continues to challenge themselves to craft gourmet dishes at affordable prices using the freshest local ingredients available.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 11:30 am-9 pm

Instagram/Facebook: @eatatcrafted


A fresh southern bistro where every menu item is made-from-scratch and comprised of only the finest quality ingredients. Offering outdoor tables that are equipped with electric heaters and fleece blankets for those cooler evenings, you’ll find a variety of flavorful dishes that support gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 11 am-9 pm

Instagram/Facebook: @mozelles

King’s Crab Shack and Oyster Bar

With two locations to choose from, it’s your calling to not wait until your summer vacation arrives to start enjoying fresh seafood. If you’re feeling adventurous, then grab your friends and family to enjoy their Dreamy Steamy Bucket that’s filled to the brim with snow crab legs, shrimp, mussels, clams, oysters, and maybe even a pearl, if you get lucky!

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 11:30 am-9 pm

Instagram/Facebook: @kingscrabshack

1703 Restaurant

Using local seasonal ingredients to influence their daily menu, enjoy fresh American dining to its finest on their relaxing patio with shade for those sunny brunch dates. From crisp Crab Cakes with pico de gallo to grilled Filet Magnon with a side of garlic bacon mashed potatoes, your next lunch or dinner location is awaiting your arrival.

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 6 pm-9:30 pm, Friday-Saturday from 6 pm-10:30 pm, Sunday from 6 pm-9 pm

Instagram/Facebook: @1703restaurant

Hops Burger Bar

Featuring only the finest locally-sourced ingredients with their superior blend of Angus beef, this burger bar offers both dine-in outdoor seating and curbside pick-up options. Staying true to their roots, their menu features a little bit of everything from the College Hill Blues Burger with blue cheese to the North Carolinian Burger with applewood bacon.

Hours: Wednesday-Thursday from 11 am-9 pm, Friday-Saturday from 11 am-10 pm, Sunday from 11 am-9 pm

Instagram/Facebook: @hops_burger_bar

Joymonger Barrel Hall

Located in a renovated historic West End building, this brewery is one of a handful in the nation that dedicates their production of specialty, barrel-aged beers in a separate facility with its own taproom. Enjoy their crafts with various local food trucks to cure your munchies and local musicians for a night well spent.

Hours: Monday-Tuesday from 4 pm-10 pm, Wednesday-Thursday from 4 pm-12 am, Friday from 2 pm-12 am, Saturday from 12 pm-12 am, and Sunday from 12 pm-10 pm

Instagram/Facebook: @joymongersbarrelhall

While the list could go on, you’ll soon discover how Winston-Salem can offer you a sense of relaxation in the midst of the city affairs. From a classic menu to tasty innovative surprises, check out some of our writers’ favorites on page 118.


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