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Food and restaurants in Asheville

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“The best bacon you will ever have in your life, typically has a long wait in the morning, best to go at night to avoid the line. ”
  • 248 locals recommend
Hotel
“A historic hotel. Enjoy a drink on the veranda at sunset. Mr grove was not invited to say at the biltmore estate so he built his own hotel mansion. Many famous figures thru out history have stayed here. A great place during Christmas. See the national gingerbread competition ”
  • 187 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Outside of Spain, some of the best Spanish tapas -- in Asheville! Tortilla espanola, paella, sangria, grilled iberian pork are delicious.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Brewery
“Nice brewery with a large outside patio. There are so many breweries to choose from you can’t really go wrong choosing one. ”
  • 161 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“The infamous bean to bar chocolate lounge. My favorite truffle is the maple sea salt ”
  • 139 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Unbelievable breakfast/brunch/lunch option. Very popular with locals and visitors. Biscuits and gravy is kind of the go-to, but they have a range of options. **Don't miss the jam bar 10-20 options of jam, jellies, and flavored butters** One of our favorites. Gets busy, but it is worth the wait! There is a location in W. Asheville, and also one near Biltmore Village. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Fantastic Southern BBQ. Meat-eaters must visit! (They do have limited vegetarian options.) Stop here when you’re browsing galleries in the River Arts District, then head to Wedge or New Belgium for more beer.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Bar
“Right across the street from WALK, this place looks like a dive on the outside, but has amazing food! ”
  • 172 locals recommend

Cafes

Breakfast Spot
“The best bacon you will ever have in your life, typically has a long wait in the morning, best to go at night to avoid the line. ”
  • 248 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“The infamous bean to bar chocolate lounge. My favorite truffle is the maple sea salt ”
  • 139 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“I just love going here for jazz and a champagn cocktail on Sunday afternoons! please be sure to stop in this old bookstore.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bakery
“This bakery is a WAVL staple. It’s a great place for breakfast and coffee. They have simple sandwiches and baked goods. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Café
“Vegetarian food. History of this place is something that could happen “Only in Asheville: An Eclectic History”. Get that book, btw. Downtown. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bakery
“Take home a loaf of fresh - baked bread or try one of their pastries. Can't go wrong with anything they have at OWL.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“High Five Coffee features Counter Culture coffee, which is roasted in Durham, North Carolina. They also offer classically prepared espresso drinks, as well as house-made syrups that result in creative and delicious concoctions. They have 3 locations in Asheville and we love all of them. The Broadway Street location is an 8 minute walk from The Montford Jewel. The Broadway Street location and All Day Darling are the closest coffee shops in proximity to The Montford Jewel.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Tea Room
“This is the ideal spot to unwind after sightseeing in downtown. A locals favorite! ”
  • 55 locals recommend

Bakeries

Breakfast Spot
“The best bacon you will ever have in your life, typically has a long wait in the morning, best to go at night to avoid the line. ”
  • 248 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Out-of-this-world fresh doughnuts. Usually only 3-4 types of doughnuts available, but they are melt in your mouth delicious. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bakery
“This bakery is a WAVL staple. It’s a great place for breakfast and coffee. They have simple sandwiches and baked goods. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bakery
“Take home a loaf of fresh - baked bread or try one of their pastries. Can't go wrong with anything they have at OWL.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Indulge yourself with gourmet donuts and great coffee!! These doughnuts are worth every calorie!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bakery
“Friendly staff and great food and coffee. I can be found there most mornings.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Biltmore Village - exquisitely inspired, & presented - healthy entrees, soups, salads & desserts! Full bar & excellent wine selection.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“European pastries made fresh every day and served with local organic coffee”
  • 28 locals recommend