Who says New Year’s resolutions have to be serious and difficult to stick to? We challenge you to make a resolution your taste buds will enjoy and visit five of Greensboro’s hottest new restaurants. Who knows… maybe you’ll find a new favorite dish, whether it’s Scratch’s Donut Bun BLT or Taco Bao’s Braised Pork Taco on a Steamed Bun.
Scratch Handcrafted Donuts and Fried Chicken
Ever found yourself wishing you could get your fried chicken fix and sugar high all at once? Scratch Handcrafted Donuts and Fried Chicken has your number! The restaurant serves fast breakfast and lunch in Midtown Greensboro and specializes in chicken wings and donuts, which are made fresh daily. Choose from a variety of delicious donut flavors ranging from simple glazes to maple bacon. Build your own breakfast or lunch sandwich on a biscuit, a donut bun (unglazed), or a glazed donut. Order fried chicken by the piece in dry or wet flavors ranging from BBQ to Asian, and either double fried or with regular dredge. Whatever you choose to gnaw on, you can feel good that all of Scratch’s food is made from all-natural ingredients, and hormone-free and cage-free chickens.
What do you get when you fuse Asian street food and Mexican tacos? You get Taco Bao’s innovative comfort food! Located on the street level of Spartan Village on the UNGC campus, Taco Bao’s main menu is a fusion of Mexican and Korean foods designed for you to build a meal. The restaurant’s specialty is Asian fusion tacos built on steamed buns instead of tortillas, but you can also find traditional tacos with a tortilla base. Ask to see the hidden Chinese menu with various rice, pork and chicken dishes if you’re feeling extra adventurous!
Simauchi Peruvian Restaurant
The Triad finally has a Peruvian restaurant! Simauchi is a hole-in-the-wall, family-owned restaurant located in a strip mall on High Point Road. The menu includes Simauchi’s specialty (seasoned rotisserie chicken) as well as traditional dishes like Papa a la Huancaina (boiled potatoes topped with creamy cheese sauce) and Papa Rellena (mashed potatoes filled with ground beef, raisins, and black olives, all fried to a crispy deliciousness).
Bites and Pints
You know you’re in for a great culinary experience when the masterful chef behind Crafted is involved! Bites and Pints is a gastropub serving elevated bar and grill food and over 60 craft beers. On the menu you’ll find mouthwatering small bites like pulled pork sliders and wings, salads, melts, hot dogs, and signature burgers made from ground short rib and brisket beef. The laid-back hipster spot also has a full bar with daily drink specials, plus a tantalizing late-night menu to make sure any great night ends on a high note. The Kitchen Sink Tots drizzled with lime cream sauce and cilantro hit the spot every time!
The Cozy Cannoli (High Point)
Looking for a warm and welcoming spot to enjoy a warm beverage and something sweet? The Cozy Cannoli is Greensboro’s newest European-style bakery and it is the perfect little place to meet a friend for coffee or tea. The mother-daughter duo opened the bakery to share their love of cooking and European culture with the community. Their passion is baked into every tart, pie, cookie, and tiramisu behind the counter. Aside from their perfectly-crunch-but-still-delicate cannoli, you can’t go wrong with the fresh cinnamon rolls or old-fashioned yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Make sure you take home a traditional-style baguette to enjoy later!
Let us know which of these new Greensboro restaurants you’ve tried, or if we forgot any of your favorite new places to eat in Greensboro! You can always drop in for a look at our luxury apartments – we’re always happy to provide more suggestions! You can also request more information about our community, schedule a tour online or just give us a call at (844) 816-7095.
Hope to see you soon!