Is there anyone who isn’t a fan of the foodtruck craze that has gripped the Triangle? It is so great, giving us the opportunity to try new foods because they come to us. The most popular trucks eventually branch out into free-standing restaurants and storefronts, such as Daisycakes.
Daisycakes is the newest addition to downtown Durham, right next to the Piedmont and across the street from the Downtown Durham Y. Daisycakes started out as a food truck that people would pursue around town and is now a bona fide establishment. Although never fear, the truck still exists and is serving folks around town.
C and I visited the storefront the other day. You all know me, any excuse to try out a cupcake. The store is tiny, with only about 4 tables to sit at and no high chairs. But it is very clean, cute, and hip. And be warned that since Daisycakes is very popular (it’s even been covered by the super-cool Garden & Gun Magazine), it can be quite crowded inside. It all depends on the day and time you visit.
However, the real reason to go here is to get food. If you stay and linger, great. If you get it to go, fine. But you do have to stop in.
Daisycakes has fabulous baked goods, all the braindchild of the owner who has always loved to bake and dreamed of opening her own place. There were a couple varieties of cupcakes, scones (both sweet and savory), cookies, bread pudding (delicious!!), whoopie pies, cakes, and more. Breakfast looks especially delicious here with a full service coffee bar, breakfast sandwiches, and homemade granola.
In addition to all of this, you can get sandwiches at the store that we didn’t try but look phenomenal: soprasetta with braised greens and jack cheese; turkey, avocado, bacon & onion jam; oh, and PB+J and grilled cheese, too.
Prices are reasonable for an upscale, fun, local bakery: $2-$5 for your sweets and around $7 for your sandwiches.
Although I love the cupcakes at Gigi’s, I have to say both C and I really loved Daisycakes food, too! Plus, the variety of items to buy here was so great.
Also good to know: you can use Daisycakes and its space for birthday party and cooking classes. And Daisycakes caters, so check them out for birthday parties, too! Just contact them (see below) for more information.
Oh, and don’t worry….if you still love the thrill of the food truck chase, Discovering the Southern Park of Heaven can help you out with that. Go check it out!
401 Foster Street
(closed on Sundays & Mondays)