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From 5-9PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we will now be open for outdoor dining on the patio and sidewalk. Walk-ins welcome, reservations available via OpenTable

Real plates! Real glasses!

Dine-in orders will be placed here with QR codes at tables. The bar and dining room are not yet open for service.

We have suspended our takeout service for the time being. 


From March 2020 to June 2021, the Lantern Team collaborated with EAT NC (formerly Durham FEAST) to help cook and move more than 1,000,000 meals.

In March 2021, in partnership with No Kid Hungry and EAT NC, we turned our Kitchen Patrol program virtual for the spring semester by launching a series of live online cooking classes. Follow along on Instagram.

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Eater: Watch Andrea Reusing's TED Talk on the Illusion of Abundance and the Invisibility of Farm Workers

"Here's a thought-provoking TEDx Talk from Lantern's Andrea Reusing in which the Chapel Hill, NC chef urges the food world to 'make a place for farm workers at the table.' Reusing points out that we live in a world run amuck with 'foodies,' saying, 'We have tote bags for our tote bags. Our compost piles have their own Tumblrs.' But yet somehow still the food community often ignores 'something that's much more fundamental to the way we live: the lives of the people who harvest the food that we eat.'" 

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Cooking in the Moment

Cooking In the Moment selected as one of the New York Times notable cookbooks of 2011!

A serious thank you to Serious Eats for including Cooking in the Moment with such great company in their favorite cookbooks of the year.