The restaurants of Asheville, North Carolina, reflect both new-age nostrums and traditional Blue Ridge Mountain cookery. Vegetarians and vegans, gluten-frees and keto devotees all will find happiness, but so will hungry carnivores and lovers of downhome Dixie dining. On recent visits, we’ve been most impressed by the city’s bakeries, where old-world technique and modern culinary virtues add up to a spectacular repertoire of breads, pastries, pies, and donuts.
Asheville's charming artful bakery features naturally leavened breads, blue-ribbon pastries, light breakfast & lunch, coffee, tea & wine.
Donuts are made to order in this well-crafted image of a vintage shop where the repertoire is limited to 4 flavors daily. Locally-roasted coffee is terrific.
West Asheville’s Simple Cafe & Juice Bar is all about organic ingredients in breakfast burritos, egg sandwiches, and strawberry muffins with thyme.
Great knobby cat head biscuits -- crisp on top, creamy in the middle -- are the foundation for a rainbow of southern-accented breakfast and lunch.
Just north of downtown Asheville, North Carolina, Bone & Broth serves blue-ribbon steaks, high-class comfort food, and expertly mixed cocktails.
Mexico is the inspiration for some of White Duck's tacos, but most are a fascinating fusion that reflects flavors of the world, from Buffalo, NY to Thailand.