All Vendor Partners

City Box Durham works with Durham-based and Durham-rooted small businesses and entrepreneurs. We strive to find new vendors and products and rotate opportunities to be featured in boxes and City Box marketing. This reciprocal business model helps each brand leverage the power of partnership in the local business ecosystem.

  • Jennie and Kevin began their business selling pastries and flatbread crackers to small coffee shops, stores, and farmers markets. The artisan flatbread crackers became so popular that they decided to focus attention solely on improving the line of crackers and market expansion. We don't know of a better cracker baker in Durham, so we went next door to Hillsborough for these small batch delights.

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  • Alley Twenty Six is a James Beard nominated cocktail bar and restaurant located in Durham, N.C. featuring upscale food and cocktail pairings in a relaxed setting. It's famous all natural, original tonic is an iconic Durham pairing. 

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  • Amy May of Amy May Pop Art is a mom, crafter, film junkie, former corporate queen and Florida swamp princess now residing in Durham. She makes pop art and fan art, homemade and with love.

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  • Big Spoon Roasters believes that our food choices matter, and our mission is to build a healthier relationship with our planet through delicious, nutritious foods made without compromise.

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  • Che Ramos says "I am Black and I drink a lot of bourbon." He has also worked in some of the best beverage establishments in the state. He's turned the knowledge into tastings, classes, and now, his own line of drink syrups like Old Fashioned and Orange Spice.

  • Tiffany, Dariel, and Elena are the family behind Bright Black, a company that uses scent as a medium and candles as a platform for sharing positive narratives about Blackness.

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  • It all started because Carrie needed art on her walls. She's a sucker for fun colors, and has collected little pieces of art from all over the place. She creates paintings from pictures and has even been known to frame something not typically framed (like the side of a six pack holder).

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  • The East Durham Sweet Shoppe offers a wonderful variety of gourmet popcorn, confectionery, and baked goods made in house, and by tasty indulgences from bakers and sweet makers in Durham and surrounding cities.

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  • The spicy Cackalacky® story began more than two decades ago with some friends and family standing around a campfire... They launched the company with a bottle of sauce, a bumper sticker, a t-shirt, a hat, and a whole lot of gumption. No one had ever used the now famous brand name in commerce before. Now it graces an entire line of Cackalacky nuts, sauces and food products.

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  • "JASPER & GOLD is a gift we want to share with the world." Founder Matthias spent years researching how to properly steep tea while also extracting flavor from various other natural botanical ingredients to maximize flavor, nutrients, and quality. As a black-owned herbal infusion company, it specialize in creating delicious beverage experiences by only using 3 to 7 organic and all-natural ingredients in infusions to promote health, wellness, and superior flavor.

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  • Julz's Creations, LLC is a woman owned and operated business in Durham, North Carolina. She creates small batch, artisan hot sauces, pickles, mustard, Chicago style giardiniera, and bbq sauce utilizing North Carolina grown produce.

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  • Gail fell in love with West African spices 20 years ago and spent those years perfecting her authentic blend. King’s Pepper is a rich aromatic blend of exotic herbs and fiery spices that's based on a centuries old West African recipe. There's no salt, peanut or MSG in it and it's gluten free and you can put it on nearly everything.

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  • Gina and her family began their Little Homestead Farm journey over 12 years ago to rid their family of as many harsh chemicals as possibly. All Little Homestead Farm soaps are made with GMO free, sustainably harvested, food grade oils, made in small batches and each bar is hand cut. No dyes are ever used. Visit their brick and mortar store in East Durham.

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  • Little Waves Coffee Roasters is an award winning impact-driven group of thinkers, dreamers, and doers who delight in the enduring power of coffee as a shared experience. They are small and independently owned and operated, quality, service, and heart-driven, Latina co-owned, and women-forward. Their team is comprised of people of different cultures, genders, languages, faiths, and beliefs.

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  • Michael “Mike D” De Los Santos, discovered his love for BBQ at a young age on a family trip to North Carolina at a small restaurant. Mike's sauces are a twist on the traditional BBQ sauce with some unique seasonings and spice levels inspired by Mike D’s African American and Latino heritage.

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  • Jennifer and Tina met in 2008 and discovered a shared interest in the well-being of family farmers and in preserving the state’s natural beauty and agricultural heritage. They set out to change food commerce system by offering local, pasture-raised meats that consumers can trust were raised humanely in a spirit of fairness and stewardship.

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  • Ticca Harris of The Raw Edition Candle Company, LLC creates high-quality, hand poured soy wax candles. With a shop located in Durham Bottling Co.'s co-working and event space in the heart of Durham, the store is featured on AirBnB Experience. Be sure to stop by to shop or for a phenomenal candle making class!

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  • Papermill Creative launched in 2018 by artist Lori Melliere. Lori loves to work in details that capture the spirit of the places that inspire her. Each product is derived from her original watercolor and digital artwork.

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  • Diana, the creator of Shit
    Diana Makes (SDM) is a maker
    at heart who has found her
    passion. Laser cutting has
    given her an outlet to create
    one of a kind, unique jewelry
    and items that show one's
    individual style. SDM makes our original Only in Durham engraved bottle opener and ornaments.

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  • The ZEN Succulent is a modern terrarium and plant craft business based in beautiful Durham, North Carolina. Its living landscape creations are a modern take on traditional terrariums inspired by natural surroundings, love for urban planting, and delight in color. The ZEN Succulent was created by the mother/daughter team Margaret and Megan George

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