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Eastgate Crossing Plaza, Chapel Hill

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Eastgate Crossing Plaza, Chapel Hill, North Carolina NC

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Eastgate Crossing is a modern shopping plaza with flower pots and some nice stores and restaurants. The liveliest is Babalu (in photo above), a tapa, burger and taco place where you can enjoy a drink or meal at their colorful outdoor seating. What a pleasant spot! There are some games for kids outside on the cement, like bean bags to throw. 
A Trader Joe's and a Whole Foods (up the stairs behind Babalu) make this a handy spot for healthy groceries. 
For yummy baked goods and bread, check out Guglhupf Bake Shop. What a great name! We enjoy their poppy seed rolls, berliner pastries, brezel soft pretzel rolls, and best of all, their banana chocolate chip muffins. There is a little indoor and some outdoor seating with shade umbrellas and flower pots.
There is a Clean Juice Bar, Twisted Noodles (Thai food), Chopt (counter-service salads), Zoe's Kitchen (Mediterranean), Chipotle, and The Loop Pizza Grill.
Go up the stairs behind Babalu and you'll find a Staples, Whole Foods, and a cafe with healthy bowls called Cava. Around the tall apartment building, Berkshire, past Living Kitchen is Market Street Coffeehouse, Jersey Mike's Subs, and Red Lotus Chinese.
From Eastgate Crossing Plaza near Starbucks, walk across Franklin Street and go for a stroll on the shady one-mile Lower Booker Creek bike path.

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Flower pot with tulips at Eastgate Crossing Shopping Plaza.
Flower pot with tulips at Eastgate Crossing Shopping Plaza.
There's plenty of seating (seats are very hard though) inside Whole Foods.
There's plenty of seating (seats are very hard though) inside Whole Foods.
Flowers at the Franklin Street entrance.
Flowers at the Franklin Street entrance.
Delicious treats like Bretzel knots, at Guglhupf.
Delicious treats like Bretzel knots, at Guglhupf.
Trader Joe's.
Trader Joe's.
Hallmart and Petco.
Hallmart and Petco.
Talbots.
Talbots.
Orange and red trees in autumn!
Orange and red trees in autumn!
Lovely trees!
Lovely trees!
Red autumn tree!
Red autumn tree!
Orange autumn tree!
Orange autumn tree!
Glorious shades of red and orange.
Glorious shades of red and orange.
Great Outdoor Provision Company.
Great Outdoor Provision Company.
Delicious juicer juice, inside Clean Juice.
Delicious juicer juice, inside Clean Juice.
Sunny winter day at Guglhupf.
Sunny winter day at Guglhupf.
Inside Guglhupf. They always have good music playing.
Inside Guglhupf. They always have good music playing.
Flowers in April.
Flowers in April.
Roses outside Babalu.
Roses outside Babalu.

Directions

Eastgate Crossing Shopping Plaza is located in Chapel Hill NC. 
Guglhupf Bake Shop, 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

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Last Updated: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:09:02 GMT