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NOFO @ the pig
2014 Fairview Road | Raleigh, NC 27608 | 919.821.1240
NOFO Sign

Jean with Pigs

     NOFO @ the Pig is located in Raleigh in the historic Five Points Business District very near Downtown and just north of Glenwood South. Housed in a restored Piggly Wiggly grocery store building, it is a combination cafe, food market, and gift shop.

     Featured in Metro, Our State, The Independent, NC Signature, Midtown, Walter, Triangle Downtowner, NC Signature, BOOM, and Southern Living magazines, NOFO has been described as wacky, unique, clever, cheerful, quirky, fun, and delicious. Readers have voted NOFO: Best Brunch, Best Bloody Mary, Best Eggs Benedict, Best Gift Shop, & Best Salads. Southern Living named NOFO "one of the best 50 gift shops in the South".

     NOFO's focus is on all things North Carolina and the South. It promotes "Love Living Local" with a wealth of carefully chosen products to eat, drink, wear, read, listen to, use, and enjoy from Tarheel and Southern food artisans, entrepreneurs, designers, farmers, craftsmen, musicians, and artists.


NOFO Front Doors

Retail & Market Hours

Monday - Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 3pm

Cafe Hours

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5-9pm
Friday & Saturday 5-10pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm


**We take reservations for any number for lunch, brunch, & dinner Monday-Saturday
**Reservations for Sunday brunch are only accepted on Easter, Mother's Day, and Father's Day
**Our balcony can be reserved for private parties



     North Fourth, Inc. opened its first store in 1997 on North Fourth Street in Wilmington's Historic Art District. The store was called NOFO, a word-stump of North Fourth. The store moved to the Forum Shopping Center and added a cafe. NOFO @ the Forum closed in 2012.



B&W Piggly Wiggly Sign

     In 2001, after extensive renovations to an old Piggly Wiggly grocery store building, NOFO @ the Pig opened in Raleigh's Historic Five Points shopping district. The building still retains design elements that maintain the original character of the space, including a full service bar created from Piggly Wiggly food cans and dairy case displays; but the hand blown glass chandelier encircled with pigs is all NOFO.

     The NOFO Gift Store carries an eclectic mix of funky furniture, kids stuff, lamps, linens, kitchen wares, mirrors, pet accessories, CD's, picture frames, gardening stuff, baby things, antiques, pillows, chandeliers, bed and bath products, books, & gifts for anyone and everyone.

     The NOFO Cafe serves lunch, dinner and Saturday/Sunday brunch. The menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and daily specials. Outside dining is available on the deck and NOFO has all ABC permits.

     The NOFO Food Market features specialty groceries such as fine chocolates, novelty candies, beer and wine, cookies, crackers, nuts, sauces, pickles, condiments, whole bean coffees and tea.

     NOFO gift baskets are particularly interesting because they contain a mixture of packaged foods, freshly prepared foods, wine, beer & gift items from the retail store. Particular attention is paid to presentation.



This awesome video about NOFO is from TriangleLife.tv!




     Featured in Southern Living, Our State, the Independent, Triangle Downtowner, Walter, Boom, & Metro Magazine Mentioned for: best brunch, best eggs benedict, best bloody mary, best sandwiches, best southern food, best comfort food, best gift store, best place to go when blue

~ 2015: Triangle Downtowner - Best Bloody Mary - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2015: Triangle Downtowner - Reader's Favorite Sandwiches - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2015: Triangle Downtowner - Reader's Favorite Gift Store - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2015: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2014: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2014: Southern Living - One of 50 best gift stores in the South - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2014: Triangle Downtowner - Best Sandwiches - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2014: Triangle Downtowner - Best Bloody Mary - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: Metro Magazine - Best Bloody Mary - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011: Metro Magazine - Best Bloody Mary - NOFO @ the Forum
~ 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012: Metro Magazine - Best Eggs Benedict - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012: Metro Magazine - Best Brunch - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2011, 2012: Metro Magazine - Best Retail Store - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2011, 2012, 2014: Raleigh Downtowner Magazine - Best Bloody Mary - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2011: Raleigh Downtowner Magazine - Best Salad - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2011: Raleigh Downtowner Magazine - Best Brunch - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2012: Raleigh Downtowner Magazine - Best Retail Shop - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2006: Encore Magazine, Reader's Choice - Best Gift Store - NOFO @ the Forum
~ 2006: Skirt Magazine - Best New Gift Store - NOFO on Liz
~ 2005: Holiday Window Walk - Best Window Display - NOFO @ the Forum
~ 2004, 2003: Wrightsville Beach Magazine - Best Salads - NOFO @ the Forum
~ 2003: Citisearch - Best Gift Store - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2003: Encore Magazine, Readers' Choice - Best Market/Cafe - NOFO @ the Forum
~ 2000: Encore Magazine - Best Place For Affordable Art - NOFO @ the Forum
~ 1999: Encore Magazine - Best Art Gallery - NOFO @ the Forum

~ 2002: Encore Magazine - Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance, for Outstanding Contribution Toward Enhancing the Beauty of the City of Raleigh - NOFO @ the Pig

Design Specialty Award for Hospitality by Carolina's Chapter ASID (American Society of Interior Designers):
~ 2002 - NOFO @ the Pig (store/cafe)
~ 2002 - NOFO @ the Forum (cafe)
~ 1999 - NOFO @ the Forum (gift store)
~ 1999 - NOFO @ the Forum (food market)