Review: Buns – Chapel Hill, NC

A few weeks ago I was back in my old stomping grounds of Chapel Hill, NC.  It had been a few years since I had been there after graduating from the University of North Carolina nearly a decade ago (gosh I sound so old!).  The campus was as beautiful as ever although there were lots of new buildings.  I guess that’s why they always referred to UNC as the University of Nonstop Construction because there was always a huge construction project going on somewhere on campus.  Not only had the campus changed, but there were lots of new shops and restaurants on Franklin Street.  When I was a student at UNC, I had definitely never heard of celiac disease and would have had no idea what gluten was so I was clueless as to where would be safe for me to eat.  Enter my trusted Find Me Gluten Free app!  There were surprisingly more options in the area than I imagined.  I settled on a place called Buns which it said was known for their burgers and fries.

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They have a nice selection of specialty burgers or you can build your own.  For $1 extra, you can get a gluten free hamburger bun.  They have both regular and sweet potato fries – both of which are gluten free so I decided to get a mixture of both kinds.

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As far as burgers, you can get the angus chuck beef, turkey, or veggie option.  I stuck with a single beef patty which was plenty for me, but you can also get double or triple the patties.  The portion of fries was especially big, and I ended up bringing half of them home.

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If you’re ever in the Chapel Hill area, I’d recommend checking Buns out.  The food was great and reasonably priced.  I later learned that Buns has been featured in Southern Living magazine and recently won Best Burger in Orange County.



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