1. Pasta la Vista Baby
Ditch the boxed store pasta, and try it fresh! Fork + Spoon makes noodles and sauces from scratch in a variety of flavors including spicy red pepper, Parmesan chive and spinach; nest $2; rotini, $4. facebook.com/forkandspoonpasta
2. Want a Piece of Me?
Kick your summer parties up a notch with made-to-order cakes in flavors ranging from bourbon to sea salt caramel. Custom cupcakes are available in two sizes and a range of flavors including lemon with blueberry buttercream frosting; 8-inch cake, starting at $54; a dozen cupcakes, starting at $36. bakedbybillie.com
3. Save the Meads
For a different kind of drink, check out Honeygirl Meadery, where you can taste and buy various flavors of mead — wine made from honey, flowers, herbs and fruit; Apple Cyser, $22; Lavender, $16; Hibiscus Lemonthyme, $20. honeygirlmeadery.com
4. Hole Foods
Don’t you wish this was a scratch-and-sniff screen? These cinnamon sugar doughnuts are made to order and come in flavors like apple cider, sour cream and chocolate; a dozen donuts, starting at $24. bakedbybillie.com
105 Hood St., Suite 6, Durham
Baked by Billie
Fork + Spoon Fresh Pasta
Look for Fork + Spoon at the Cary, Western Wake and North Hills farmers markets. The pasta is also available year-round at Standard Foods in Raleigh and the Durham Co-Op Market.