Sink your teeth into Greensboro’s cutting-edge culinary talents at Undercurrent. This trendy establishment brings New American cuisine with bold, creative twists that keep diners coming back for more. Chef Steven Goff puts a modern spin on familiar flavors, crafting beautifully plated seasonal dishes from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients. It’s no wonder Undercurrent has racked up honors like being named one of the best restaurants in the state by Our State magazine. The seasonal menu delivers creative surprises, but you may find delectable bites like beer-battered asparagus, housemade burrata with heirloom tomatoes, or pan-seared trigger fish with watermelon curry. Save room for a sweet ending like the addictive bacon brittle ice cream. Just don’t fill up too much on the fresh sourdough bread to start – it comes with a hard-to-resist maple bourbon butter!

Address: 327 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401

Phone: (336) 285-4772

Stamey’s Barbecue

No proper “Greensboro Grub” guide would be complete without an obligatory nod to the iconic Stamey’s Barbecue. This long-standing local institution serves up classic pit-smoked ‘cue that will make any true Southerner swoon. Stamey’s started out as a food truck in 1953 before finding its permanent home decades later. To this day, the Stamey family is still smokin’ with their signature vinegar-based sauce and dry rubs. Go for the smoky, fall-off-the-bone tender ribs, or opt for the juicy chopped barbecue smothered in that signature vinegar sauce. Get it all accompanied by traditional sides like baked beans, collard greens, and hushpuppies. The only thing guaranteed to be more finger-licking good? The down-home sweet tea and banana puddin’ for dessert! No frills, just darn good ‘cue from a real-deal Carolina BBQ joint.

Address: 195 Boston Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401

Phone: (336) 273-8424

Chez Genese

Bold French flair meets Southern hospitality at Chez Genese, one of Greensboro’s most beloved date night and special occasion destinations. This restaurant is the epitome of a hidden gem, tucked away in a nondescript shopping center. But don’t let the modest exterior fool you – beyond the doors awaits a romantic, softly-lit setting and some seriously exquisite Gallic cuisine. Owners Genese and Pierre, both Paris natives, brought a slice of their home country to Greensboro. Everything from the Burgundy escargots to the peppercorn-crusted filet au poivre will have you thinking you were whisked away to a Parisian bistro. Don’t leave without sampling the velvety mushroom soup or indulgent creme brulee for dessert. Between the warm ambiance and impeccable service, you’ll feel utterly pampered during your evening at Chez Genese.

Address: 3519 N Elm St #105, Greensboro, NC 27455

Phone: (336) 379-0604

Boba House

Cool off with refreshing bubble teas and nibble on light Taiwanese bites at Boba House, Greensboro’s hotspot for Asian tea culture. Part tea lounge, part casual eatery, this modern spot offers an oasis of relaxation whether you pop in for a study session or meeting up with friends. Boba House’s signature drink menu highlights fruity iced teas, smoothies, slushes and milk teas in adventurous flavors like taro, lychee and Thai tea – all garnished with those addictive, chewy boba pearls. To snack on, dig into a warm soymilk, savory egg puffs or bountiful bao bun stuffed with chicken, pork, or veggies. Everything pairs perfectly with a book or casual hangout. The cozy, minimalist decor with splashes of plants adds to the serene tea house vibe. It’s a welcoming study break indeed!

Address: 3725 Battleground Ave #105, Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone: (336) 470-9626

Machete Restaurant

Live music and potent margaritas set the lively scene at Machete, where you’ll enjoy bold, authentic Mexican flavors in a vibrant cantina setting. This laidback yet energetic spot epitomizes the essence of Greensboro’s flourishing food scene, dishing out SoCal-inspired tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and more. Start your feasting with an order of chorizo nachos slathered in white queso and black beans, or the creamy SoCal guacamole loaded with juicy chunks of citrus-marinated shrimp. For your main, the mesquite-grilled mahi mahi tacos are a must, featuring flaky fish drizzled in chipotle crema alongside shredded cabbage and pickled red onions. Daring diners may opt for the gut-busting Battleground Burrito, a behemoth stuffed with smoked brisket, Mexican rice, refried beans and chili con queso. Luckily, Machete’s craft margs pair perfectly to cut through all that richness!

Address: 615 W Florida St, Greensboro, NC 27406

Phone: (336) 409-4810

Starndo Swedish Bakery & Cafe

For delightful Swedish baked goods as well as light savory fare, look no further than Starndo Swedish Bakery & Cafe. This charming neighborhood nook serves up sweets and treats straight from classic Nordic recipes, alongside sandwiches, salads, and coffee drinks. The cozy vibe beckons you to linger over a lingonberry Swedish tea or robust cafe au lait while indulging in a buttery cardamom roll or chewy cinnamon-pecan bun. Heartier appetites can be satiated with an open-faced shrimp salad sandwich on housemade rye, or the beloved gravad lax (dill-cured salmon) plate. But no visit is complete without at least one scrumptious Swedish specialty baked good like the dream cookies, dense almond cakes, or the Princess Torte – a heavenly layered affair of cake, whipped cream, and green marzipan. It’s as authentic as it gets without hopping on a trans-Atlantic flight!

Address: 323 Tate St Suite 1, Greensboro, NC 27403

Phone: (336) 455-4508

1618 Confections

If you have a sweet tooth, 1618 Confections needs to be on your must-visit list. This playful dessert boutique creates truly whimsical pastries, many delightfully spiked with alcohol for an adults-only treat. The talents of owner Jillian Oxley shine through in every decadent bite. Stop in for a morning pick-me-up matched with a loaf of boozy banana bread or sticky pecan rolls. Or swing by in the afternoon to admire the jewel-like array of truffles, cupcakes, tarts, and cookies through the glass cases. The chocolates are swoon-worthy, with flavors like champagne ganache, Cabernet truffles, and Irish cream cups. The real stars, however, are the luscious deep-dish bourbon praline pie and the iconic cake shots – actual liquor-infused cakes baked into miniature shot glass servings. They’re fun to eat and drink up! For anyone with a penchant for pastry and a playful spirit, 1618 Confections is bar-none.

Address: 1618 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone: (336) 663-1618

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