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“A new star to steer by” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Village Food Emporium - CLOSED

Village Food Emporium
702 Broad Street, Oriental, NC
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Price range: $4 - $9
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Great, fresh food - some organic, seasonal. Friendly staff, good catering available. Delicious Organic Coffee. One of few places in Oriental opened for breakfast - opens at 7:00.
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“A new star to steer by”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This restaurant, bakery and store is the dream child of a husband and wife who have fixed up a century-old house on Oriental's main street. Five days a week, they provide breakfast and lunch. For breakfast, they do eggs, pancakes and such, along with a breakfast sandwich selection. Lunch is sandwiches and salads. They buy locally as much as possible. They bake bread and other items in-house. At lunch, savvy locals call ahead and order food to take out -- back to their offices, boatyards and other places of work. We were steered here by friends who have lived in Oriental for many years. The husband of the team is a woodworker, and his cutting boards and other artisanal items are on sale. We also buy loaves of freshly-baked bread here. Try the spicy chicken sandwich, or the "tuna burger" or the chickpea Greek salad. My mother-in-law is a retired professional chef. On her recent visit, she requested a sandwich to go to take on her return flight, and expained exactly why it was exactly what her taste buds wanted.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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