Curate (One of my favorites; high-end Spanish Tapas with insane flavor and great cocktails .Downtown)

Limones (ridiculously good, seasonally focused Mexican. Downtown)

Rhubarb (delicious, similar to Husk menus. Southern-inspired food, elevated. Downtown)

Plant (high-end, beautifully plated vegan & raw food. Right off downtown)

Gan Shan Station (noodles, pho, dumplings, intense great flavors)


Tupelo Honey (Asheville classic institution, very family friendly, great salad and apps. Downtown)

Jerusalem Garden Cafe (incredible Mediterranean cuisine; love the hummus, pita, kebabs and lamb. Downtown)

9 Mile (amazing healthy Caribbean. West Asheville)

Baba Nahm (Mediterranean schwarma & falafel pitas, hummus & sides. I love the Sabich. Downtown)

Bimberibon (my new OBSESSION! Gorgeous space, modern, beautiful and incredibly interesting/flavorful healthy food. Great brunch too. West Asheville)

Laughing Seed (SUPER healthy and fresh, cafe-style, plant-based. Downtown)

Dobra Tea (delicious matcha latte and macrobiotic bowls. 2 locations; I like the West Asheville one best)

Chai Pani (one of my all time fave restaurants ever; indian street food. Downtown)

All Souls Pizza (farm to table pizza with lovely outdoor seating)


Hole (freshly made old school style donuts that will change your life. Be patient and go early! The Toasted Sesame & Cinnamon is my go-to. West Asheville)

French Broad Chocolates (I always get the vegan buddha chocolate.Downtown)

Owl Bakery (incredible old world Levain bread and pastries. Adorable but small atmosphere. West Asheville)