FOOD & DINING
Asheville restaurants run the gamut from Mediterranean to vegetarian, four-star cuisine to down-home cooking. The city’s vibrant restaurant scene goes well beyond its Southern cooking and roots. Expect the extraordinary in Asheville, whether it’s organic, hormone-free beef, mountain trout caviar or sweet potato salad. For light desserts, wonderful coffees and a great place to get a book…you must check out Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café.
Wonderful Louisianna inspired food outdoor and indoor dining at Mayfels is a must especially in the fall, summer and spring for breakfast. And don't miss the special pies and home style cooking at Picnics(look for the rainbow flag).
Asheville's chefs use flair and creativity to produce delicious dishes. There are several local farms to table restaurants, and Asheville is a great spot to relax at one of the many sidewalk cafes. Many restaurants also feature live music from jazz to bluegrass.