The Moore County Health Department Friday announced Chef Warren’s Bistro and Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour have received the Healthy Dining Program Diamond A award from the Moore County Board of Health for 2018.

The Diamond A award recognizes restaurants and food service establishments that provide clean and safe environments and offer healthy food choices to their patrons. The criteria for the Diamond A award are: earn a 97% or higher sanitation grade for the past year, allow no smoking on the premises and offer clearly marked healthy menu items. 

In addition, 24 restaurants and food service establishments received Moore Healthy Dining Platinum A awards for having a 97% or above sanitation grade for one year and providing a smoke-free premises. 

Some of the Platinum A winners are: Elise Middle School Cafeteria, Calvary Christian School Cafeteria, Cameron Elementary Cafeteria, North Moore High School Cafeteria, Pinecrest High School Cafeteria, Robbins Elementary Cafeteria, and The Senior Enrichment Center.

Golden A awards were also awarded to 110 restaurants and food service establishments for having a 97% or above sanitation grade for one year.

A few of the Golden A winners are:  Buggy Town Coffee, Dewberry Deli, Double Eagle Grill & Bar, Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, Moore Soup Company, Pik-N-Pig, Ray’s Dog House, Retro Blowout Bar, Roasted & Toasted To Go, Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, Southern Pines Brewery Company, and Vito’s Ristorante  & Pizza.

The Moore Healthy Dining Program was established in 2008.

To view the complete list of Moore Healthy Dining Program award winners, please visit the Moore County Health Department website at

Feature photo courtesy of Moore County Health Department: Diamond A Award winners Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour: Marian Caso (owner, left), Moore County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Holly Wright (center), and Chef Joe Henderson (right).

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