North Carolina

3 Restaurants
2021 BKI grantee Forsyth Seafood Market & Café in Winston Salem, NC serves delectable shrimp and more to hundreds every day.

Forsyth Seafood Market & Café

Winston Salem

Forsyth's is a seafood market three generations in the making. What began with Ms. Virginia Hardesty and her late husband, Charlie Hardesty, peddling shrimp from the back of a truck, has taken on a life of its own as a 100-seater restaurant that serves hundreds every day. Both hailing from Beaufort, NC, they grew up with commercial fishermen for dads and eating fresh fish for dinner. Now, that legacy continues with their daughter, Ashley Hardesty, who co-owns and cooks along with her mother.

Primo Partners in Pittsboro, NC, is a 2021 Black Kitchen Initiative grantee and franchisee of 8 Ben & Jerry’s locations.

Primo Partners (Ben & Jerry's Catering)


This North Carolina–based team of entrepreneurs, franchising eight Ben & Jerry's locations, use the foothold they've gained with their neighbors to improve socioeconomic equity in their communities.

Triangle Gluten-Free in Durham North Carolina specializes in gluten-free cooking and is a 2021 Black Kitchen Initiative grantee.

Triangle Gluten-Free LLC


Located in the triangle of North Carolina, Triangle specializes in gluten-free cooking, classes and events in the area using sustainable and organic ingredients. Their mission is to make good food, which just so happens to be gluten-free.