121 N. Gregson ST, Durham NC | 919.797.2233

Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop is a combined restaurant and bakery. Our Food is influenced by the cuisines of China, Japan and the rest of East Asia. We use North Carolina ingredients to produce dishes that embody the strong food cultures from across the Pacific that we find awe inspiring.

Our sweets, ice creams, and ice cream sandwiches are all made in house and inspired by what is in season in central North Carolina.



House Silken Tofu • $9

Okinowa Chili Oil, Black Vinegar and Toasted Sesame

Pork Steamed Bun

Red Braised Pork and Chili Oil• $4.5

 Pork and Squash JiaoZi • $9.00

5 pieces. Shiitakes, Rich Soy Broth

Add a Salad and make it a Meal $13.00

Salads (Try two for $11)

Last Chance Tomato Salad • $9.00

Chili Corn, Cilantro, Fried Garlic

Sizzling Oil Escarole and Squash • $9

Jujubes. Ginger, Chiles

Roasted Eggplant  • $9.00

 Shiitakes, Turnips, Mizore-Zu


Five Spice Ham Sandwich • $10.00

 Roasted Peppers, Miso Mustard Dressing (gluten free bread available)

Massaman Curry Sausage • $10.00

 Tomato Lemongrass Sauce, Cilantro

Katsu Sando • $10.00

Milkbread, Cabbage, Tonkatsu Sauce


Shio-Tonkotsu Ramen  • $13.00

Chashu,Bok Choy, Soft Egg

Vietnamese-Style Beef Stew  • $13.00

 Roasted Tomatoes, Giant Radish. Served with Rice

House Shan-Xi Noodles (Choice of:) • $13.00

   Spicy Braised Pork. Tomatoes, Greens (or)
Spicy Sesame Sauce, Peppers, Greens (vegan) 


We prepare fresh pastries daily. Our selection varies from day to day, but our offerings include fresh fruit galettes,  ice cream and ice cream sandwiches, macarons, homemade caramels, bread puddings and cookies.

Call ahead for today’s selection of pastries and sweets!

Chocolate Galette
Apple Candied Ginger and Caramel Handpie
Fig Raspberry and Frangipane Galette
Morning Buns
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
Peanut Caramel Chocolate Cake
Coconut Tres Leches Cake
Passionfruit Mochi Cake
Chocolate Chessecake
Salted Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding
Apple Pecan Cake
Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Cream Puff
Chocolate Sea Salt Tart
Creme Brulee Macaron
Chocolate Truffle Macaron
Salted Caramel Macaron
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream
Candied Cocoa Nib Ice Cream
Noyau Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream
Peach and Strawberry Sorbet
Green Tea Ice Cream
Vanilla Noyau Sour Cherry Ice Cream Sandwich
Green Tea Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich
Mint Stracciatella Ice Cream Sandwich
German Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich
Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Sandwich
White Miso Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwich
Noyau & Peach Strawberry Sorbet Ice Cream Sandwich
Chocolate Wafers
Lavender Sugar Cookies
Pecan Sugar Cookies
Double Chocolate Cookies
Almond Cookies
Fennel Caramels
Salted Caramels


justinJustin and Katie Meddis were trying to plan how they could have their careers, see each other and help make a difference. Justin is a chef and butcher, and Katie a pastry chef. They decided to combine forces and open a meat & sweet shop. Thus, the concept of Rose’s was born.

The idea grew and grew until they decided to move to Durham. Upon arrival, they hit the ground running. Visiting farms, doing pop-up dinners, farmers market demos, butchery classes, testing recipes, all the while researching local meat and other ingredients.

Justin and Katie are passionate about working with and selling high quality, local, pasture raised meats and using local, sustainable ingredients.


Parking in our area of downtown Durham can be tricky but there are street parking options as well as lots for our customers. There are street parking spaces and residential 2 hour spaces on all the streets surrounding the shop on Main Street, Albemarle Street, West Morgan Street, Lamond Street and Gregson Street. All are within a short walking distance.

Parking is available in the Brightleaf lot across the street for free after 5pm weekdays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

We also have a parking lot in front of our restaurant that we share it with The Mid-South Fencers and The Retreat. The spaces are large enough to fit two cars. If you are going to be quick and just pick up an order or some sweets, please feel free to park behind someone in any open spot. If you are going to be dining with us for a little while please pull forward to so that someone can park behind you quickly. Please do not block anyone in if you are staying longer than a few minutes.

Please do not park in the following places:

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us.


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121 N. Gregson Street, Durham NC