by Lisa Sorg
Coming soon has finally arrived. For many months, an empty storefront in Durham's Hope Valley Square has promised that the Bull Street Gourmet & Market would open—and now the small, cozy shop is in business.
The deli serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the cafe. On the lighter side, choose from oatmeal, yogurt and fruit, and for heartier appetites there is a bagel topped with sausage, cheese and egg. Lunch and dinner includes salads, sandwiches and soups, including a vegan option for the latter. Carnivores should be pleased with the selection of pastrami, chicken, turkey and roast beer. Vegetarian choices include a mozzarella sandwich with marinated and fresh tomatoes, walnut pesto and balsamic reduction. The tofu sandwich appears to be vegan—with pickled shiitakes, yum!—but it's always wise to ask.
There is a kids menu, and of course, desserts.
Hours are Monday—Friday 7:30 a.m.—7:30 p.m., Saturday—Sunday 9 a.m.—3 p.m.
It is located at 3710 Shannon Road.