Gimbap, or Kimbap, is a popular Korean dish made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in dried laver seaweed (gim/kim) and served in bite-size slices.
Kimbap owner Kim Hunter always knew she wanted to do something with food for a living. She finalized realized her dream in March 2013 with the opening of Kimbap, where she brings the taste of kimchi to downtown Raleigh.
Some know Hunter through her recent work as owner of Sarah Cecilia’s Good Food Company, which offered an eclectic mix of tasty lunch options at the downtown Raleigh Farmer’s Market through the LoMo Market.
All the food is sustainably grown in North Carolina, a critical part of Hunter’s dream.
“I wanted to serve food that I feel really good about serving,” said Hunter, who developed relationships with local farmers while working and selling at the Western Wake Farmer’s Market. “Working with farmers, you learn how much work they put into something and you can taste the difference. I feel really appreciative of those local ingredients because I know where it came from, who grew it and how it was grown.”