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

Jean Martin 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 - Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday - 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.



Black and White 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, clothing, jewelry, kids stuff, lamps, linens, kitchen wares, mirrors, pet accessories, 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

~ 2017: Indy Week - Reader's Favorite Gift Store - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2017: Triangle Downtowner - Best Local Gift Shop - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2017: Triangle Downtowner - Best Bloody Mary - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2017: Triangle Downtowner - Best Supporter of Local Business, Jean Martin - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2017: Triangle Downtowner - Reader's Favorite Best French Fries - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2017: Triangle Downtowner - Reader's Favorite Go-To Restaurant - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2017: Triangle Downtowner - Reader's Favorite Friendliest Staff - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2016: Triangle Downtowner - Best Gift Store - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2016: Triangle Downtowner - Best Bloody Mary - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2016: Triangle Downtowner - Reader's Favorite Oysters - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2016: Triangle Downtowner - Reader's Favorite Brunch - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2016: Indy Week - Reader's Choice Best Bloody Mary (Wake County) - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 2016: WRAL Out & About - Best Unique Gifts - NOFO @ the Pig
~ 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)

NOFO cafe

Our Community


At NOFO, we believe that we will only be successful if our neighbors and our vendors are also successful. We are proud to have won the Triangle Downtowner's 2017 Award for Best Supporter of Local Business.
  NOFO hosts weekly pop-ups, trunk shows, tastings, and signings to showcase North Carolina vendors, food artisans, farmers, authors, artists, and craftsmen.
   We are a pickup point for CSA's for produce, beef, seafood, milk, eggs, baked goods, and honey.
   Our chef uses local products whenever possible & partners with 16 local producers every week with his current menu.
   NOFO participates in Triangle Restaurant Week in January and June each year. The event allows diners to experience local restaurants at reduced prices.
   Every Fall, NOFO takes part in Hayes Barton Restaurant Week and Five Points Fashion Week, donating 10% of sales to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Dress for Success respectively.
   NOFO participates Design District Raleigh Day in November and in Shop Small Saturday and Independents Week to promote small, local businesses.
   Each year, NOFO recognizes and personally thanks the EMS, firemen, and policemen who serve and protect the Five Points District.
   In 2016, NOFO donated merchandise and gift certificates to over 50 fundraising events.
   We hold "The Dog Days of Summer" each August and donate 15% to the Wake County SPCA.


Special Interest & Concern: Hunger in North Carolina


We find it appalling that in our agriculturally rich state, there are folks who go hungry.
  In 2016, we held several special events in both our cafe and our store to benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. We will do the same in 2017.
   In August of 2017, we hosted a benefit brunch for A Place at the Table to raise money and promote their new pay-what-you-can restaurant concept.
   In October of 2017, we will join the participating restaurants, cafes, and bars in Glenwood Village, Oberlin Village, and Five Points for the first annual Hayes Barton Restaurant Week to benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.


Family Fun


We encourage our customers & neighbors to gather at NOFO for dining, shopping, special occasions, and events for the whole family.
Throughout the year, we host the following Family Fun events:
   - Host live farm animals from Winterpast Farm in the Spring and Fall
   - Host an annual Breakfast With the Bunny, Breakfast with Santa, Pancakes with the Pilgrims, and the Monster
     Breakfast featuring costumed characters, activities, and brunch
   - Participates in the Five Points Open House the Sunday before Thanksgiving
   - Host Santa Claus for the neighborhood in December
   - Host the Fairy Flare fairies four times a year
   - Kids eat free on Tuesday nights in the cafe
   - Participates in Shop Local Raleigh's "Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt" every July
   - Founded and hosted the Five Points Farmers' Market for five years


Membership


We are proud members and supporters of The Five Points Merchants Association, the Design District, Shop Local Raleigh, the North Carolina Speciality Food Association, and Goodness Grows NC.


Copyright © North Fourth, Inc. 2015