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The Holiday Express is Coming!

Pullen Park’s annual Holiday Express is on its way! Get more information on what it’s all about & tickets here at the City of Raleigh’s website.


New Fall Menu & Seasonal items!

If you haven’t already, check out our new menu. NC apples are back and now you can add local peanut butter or homemade caramel for a delicious snack. Our pita pizzas, made with local pita and housemade marinara sauce have been popular. Other highlights include our own black bean burger, Bella Italian sandwich, Farmhand Foods Bratwurst, soft pretzels and homemade hot chocolate.

In addition to our regular menu, stop by and try one of our Seasonal Specials!

**Roasted Sweet Potato & Apple Soup with Corn Muffin: $4

**Sandra’s Autumn Chicken Sandwich: $7 : Chicken Salad, Apple Cranberry Compote, Bacon, & Romaine

**Turkey Philly: $6 : House Roasted Turkey, Pepper Jack, Grilled Onions & Peppers

**Kid’s Special: $5 : Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Housemade Applesauce, Lemonade

See you soon!


Special Easter Egg Hunt Brunch & Food Donation Event – March 31

We will be having a special brunch menu during Pullen Park’s Annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31!  Our brunch will go from 9am until 1pm with the Egg Hunt beginning at 11am.

In addition to the special menu below, we are raising food donations for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle BackPack Buddies program.  Everyone who brings 3 items that can go in the backpack buddy bags will receive one free drink and one Pullen Park ride ticket. The BackPack Buddies program helps children in need by providing full backpacks of food for weekend consumption.

Our special Brunch Menu:

Breakfast Plate (Eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage or bacon) – $8
Egg Sandwich – $5
Ham Biscuit – $5
Biscuit ‘n Gravy – $5
Cinnamon Roll – $5
Bagel and Cream Cheese – $3
Muffin – $3
Biscuit and Jam – $3
Apple Juice Box – $1
Coffee, Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Milk or Bottle Water – $2

Pullen Place is partnering with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle as part of our commitment to supporting community based organizations and making fresh, seasonal, local food available and affordable to people of all ages and backgrounds. The partnership extends to job training, food purchases, donations and outreach.


March Specials for NCSU Students & Staff, YMCA Members

From March 1-31, bring your valid NCSU or YMCA I.D. and get a FREE drink with any purchase of $5 or more.  Enjoy a fresh squeezed lemonade, hot chocolate, Larry’s Beans coffee or more on us…yum! Limit one free drink per order, not valid with any other coupon or offer.


Menu During Holiday Express

If you’re coming out for Holiday Express this Thursday through Sunday, we hope you’ll join us for dinner. We’ll be serving hearty items at the Cafe and a station set up in between the carousel and train. We’ll also have fresh popcorn, holiday cookies, and warm drinks at various locations to help keep everyone warm and in the holiday spirit. For more details on our offerings, see below:

Inside the Cafe

  • Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Bratwurst
  • Potato Leek Soup
  • Chili
  • Fresh salads
  • Hot chocolate, Cider, Coffee
  • Water, Sweet & Un-sweet Tea, Lemonade, Apple Juice boxes

Just outside the Cafe

  • Freshly Popped Popcorn
  • Holiday Cookies
  • Rice Crispy Treats
  • Cranberry Chocolate Bars
  • Hot chocolate, Cider, Coffee
  • Water, Lemonade, Apple Juice boxes

Cobblestone area between the carousel & the train

  • Hot Dogs & Bratwurst
  • Potato Leek Soup
  • Chili
  • PBJ Sandwiches
  • Salads
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Apples
  • Hot & Cold drinks

At the playground

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Apple Cider
  • Coffee
  • Bottled Water
  • Apple Juice Boxes

We’ll also have two roving snack carts with:

  • Holiday Cookies
  • Rice Crispy Treats
  • Cranberry Chocolate Bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Apples
  • Bottled Water
  • Apple Juice Boxes

Menus for November 19 Grand Re-Opening

We’re excited about the Pullen Park Grand Re-Opening this Saturday! If you’re planning on coming out, we have posted the menus so you can see what we’ll have to offer. There is our core opening menu, a menu featuring what we’re using from local suppliers and four separate menus for each of our satellite locations throughout the park on opening weekend. We look forward to seeing you!

(all downloadable PDFs)

Opening Menu
Local Suppliers
at the carousel
at the gazebo
at the playground
Pullen Place merch


Pullen Park Grand Opening November 19!

If you haven’t already, please mark your calendars. Pullen Park’s Grand Opening celebration will be on November 19! There will be music and family friendly activities throughout the weekend. Pullen Place will be open for business, serving items from our opening menu at the Cafe building just as you enter the park and at several satellite stations within the park. Stay tuned for more details about the activities planned for opening weekend as well as a sneak peek at our menu.

If you can’t make it opening weekend, come visit us in the weeks after the 19th. The park will be open from 10AM to 6PM, 7 days a week throughout November and December (with the exception of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays). Also note that, unlike past years, the park will remain open in January and February, though hours may change slightly.


Partnering with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

We are very excited about our partnership with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) to improve access to healthy foods, support local farms, and provide hands-on job development and training in our community.  Pullen Place will be buying produce grown at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s farm. This will provide the Cafe with exceptionally fresh, local produce while generating a steady revenue stream for IFFS programs. Additionally, youth participating in IFFS’s Young Farmer Training Program will gain authentic learning opportunities in the areas of farm management and entrepreneurship.

In the months to come, we will be working to set up an externship position at Pullen Place for recent graduates of IFFS’s Culinary Training Program and creating a Community Nutrition and Local Food Outreach position based at Pullen Park. This person will be responsible for developing events, workshops, and ongoing activities that engage the broader community in preparing and sharing fresh, local foods and learning about health and nutrition.