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Let’s talk food in Asheville, because it is yummy! Keeping in mind that I eat mostly plants with a sprinkle of fish here and there, I can only recommend vegetarian and vegan dishes. So, if you like your veggies or just want some great places to try, then you’re in the right place.
From downtown to west Asheville, there’s something delicious around every corner.
There is something else you should know about what makes my food list. I, generally, look for places that are easy to order from through Yelp, Postmates, ChowNow, Uber Eats, Google Maps, Doordash, or whatever has captured the local scene where I’m at. It just makes my life easier if I can place an order for something delicious and pick it up. It’s not the same as eating in the restaurant but we’re still in a pandemic and I happen to be very good at being super social and anti-social equally.
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The Best Things I Ate
242 Clingman Ave Ext, Asheville, NC 28801
You may notice that I cannot stop talking about Ultra CoffeeBar, so again for the win, they blew me away with this Fig and Brie Pressed Ciabatta. Mostly because, I skipped right by it when I saw Brie. Not a big fan of it. But, oh my. We went for it and it was so good. The thin slice of green apple was the perfect complement.
You can get a Rick James (Espresso + Mexican coke + vanilla bean syrup) and if calories and caffeine are not your thing, there’s also Rick James in Rehab (Decaf Espresso + Diet coke + vanilla syrup)!
Beyond that you will find plenty on the menu for all dietary needs including Gluten Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian.
10 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Love: Easy to order and pick up (if you can find parking quickly) and the sweet potato hushpuppies with apple butter. Fresh, local ingredients.
501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Love: Easy to order and pick up. They are great at handling the volume they get, which was a lot. If you like tempeh, the BBQ tempeh sandwich might be for you. Sorry, I can’t speak on the actual BBQ but judging from their popularity, it might be worth it.
873 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Love: Easy to order and pick up, familiar with it from the many locations. It’s just a simply good pizza, and my kids always want pizza.
22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Love: Easy to order and pick up. Saag Paneer – very good! “Locally made paneer simmered with spinach, tomatoes, green chiles, fresh cream, and roasted garam marsala. And the Spicy Cauliflower.
Restaurants with Multiple Locations
These 2 can also be found in Greenville, SC. If you happen to be in either one, you will not be disappointed by the goodness on their menus.
12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
Love: The Country Catfish. The whole meal but yes, that catfish! Oh yeah, and the Fried Green Tomatoes. This place is so good, I made a whole tiktok about it and I am not ashamed to admit it.
733 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Love: Really good biscuits. Dare I say – best biscuits ever? Possibly.
These highly recommended restaurants were on my list but for some reason or other, we just didn’t make it there. So, I’m holding out until next time but if you stop there, let me know if it hit the spot.
4 Long Shoals Rd Suite A, Arden, NC 28704
48 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
3 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803
165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
168 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
10 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Early Girl Eatery (Southern comfort food)
1020 Merrimon Ave Suite 104
1455 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
630 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
12 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28803
6 thoughts on “17 Great Places to Eat in Asheville”
The food looks so good! I’ll have to keep these restaurants in mind if we are ever in the area!
Omg! I need to save this post for when I visit Asheville! Everything and I mean everything looks so delicious.
These sound like excellent restaurant recommendations. Will definitely check them out when we’re in Asheville.
Next time i’m up there for a wrestling tournament I will definitely be checking some of these out!
I am drooling!! All of that food looks phenomenal!!!
Saving these for the next time I visit!