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

Sichuan Style Cold Beef Shank

 Cucumbers, Poblanos, Chili Oil• $10

 Pork and Shrimp Gyoza 5 pieces Citrus Ponzu • $9.00

Add a Salad and make it a Meal $13.00

Salads (Try two for $11)

Summer Tomato Salad • $9.00

Chili Corn, Cilantro, Fried Garlic

Stir Fried Lettuce  • 10.00

Radishes, Garlic, Lardo

Blistered Carmen Peppers  • $10.00

  Spigarello, Bonito and Moromi Miso


5 Spice Sausage • $10.00

 Roasted Squash, Bibb Lettuce

Beef and Potato Korokke • $10.00

Sliced Onions, Tomatoes, Misodare Sauce

Katsu Sando • $10.00

Milkbread, Cabbage, Tonkatsu Sauce


Spicy Sesame Ramen  • $13.00

Ground Pork, Fresh Corn, Pac Choi

Chicken and Lap Cheong Rice Bowl • $13.00

 Shiitakes, Bok Choy

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

   Ground Pork, Charred Tomatoes, Greens, Spicy Sesame Sauce or

Chopped Tomatoes, Corn and Black Bean Soy Sauce 


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
Peach and Candied Ginger Handpie
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
Tres Leches Cake with Coconut Cream
Apple Pecan Cake
Passionfruit Mochi Cake
Pistachio Praline Cake with Strawberry Buttercream
Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Cream Puff
Chocolate Sea Salt Tart
Pecan Bourbon Macaron
Strawberry Candied Kumquat Macaron
Creme Brulee Macaron
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla Chocolate Cake Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream
Vanilla Lemon Verbena Ice Cream Sandwich
Vanilla Chocolate Cake Ice Cream Sandwich
Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich
White Miso Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwich
Chocolate Amaretto Ice Cream Sandwich
Chocolate Black Currant Ice Cream Sandwich
Chocolate Wafers
Lavender Sugar Cookies
Orange and Pistachio 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