Durham Bowls at the Durham Co-op

Here at the Co-op we love healthy, delicious, fresh food and believe it should be accessible to everyone. In an effort to continually strive towards these values, we’re partnering with Durham Bowls, a community initiative to address some of the systematic challenges around school food.


Durham Bowls has worked within the Durham public school system and vibrant restaurant scene to engage positively with school food. Durham Bowls connects the talent, experience, and insight of school nutritionists and local chefs to implement new meal options at schools. After much brainstorming, recipe testing, student feedback, trial runs, and community events, Durham Bowls has successfully incorporated their imaginative recipes into school menus.


Moving forward, all Durham Bowls recipes will make debut appearances on menus at 54 public schools until the meals are ready for permanent implementation. Durham Bowls hopes to keep addressing issues of equity and environmentalism around food, finding solutions for affordability and local sourcing.


We’ve teamed up with Durham Bowls to serve their original recipes here at the Co-op. Chicken & Dumplings is our current $5 Lunch Special, available every weekday from 11-2pm at the Deli. The $5 Lunch Special is made in-house with your choice of seasoned chicken or Delight Soy vegan chicken, sautéed vegetables, broth, and garnished with housemade dumplings. We have plans to keep bringing together nutritious, affordable, and appetizing ingredients for our lunch options. We’ll be serving new Durham Bowls recipes for the first two weeks in February and March, so stay tuned for upcoming menus.


Learn more about Durham Bowls HERE.


Stay up to date on $5 Lunch Special menus HERE.