The people of Asheville exude warmth and Southern hospitality, always a kind word and a bright smile for slightly lost strangers. As for food, the locals plow that same charm into their food to the point that I want to move here.
Asheville is for foodies, and here are some places we visited. If you’ve been to Asheville, NC please add your favorite places in the comments below.
Early Girl Eatery
We loved this place so much we went twice. The staff is super friendly; the neighborhood is great (especially for post-breakfast shopping), and the food was unbelievable. Dishes we recommend include the quiche, the banana bread and the pumpkin gingerbread (you can order one of each), and they do eggs and pancakes as good as anyone.
We brushed off the covert glances as we groaned through one of the best BBQ meals we’ve ever had. The pulled pork was amazing, and our server was fantastic. He was so nice my husband ran into him the next night at a bar and went up to say hello and chatted for a few minutes. The absolute-can’t-miss dish is the peanut butter pie. It is exclusive to the restaurant, and if you don’t order it, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life. I want the recipe!
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
After an afternoon of shopping in the downtown district we needed a break and grabbed a bite at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. A fun, hipster vibe and a plethora of chocolate choices. Take your time at the counter to look over the full selection because they infuse the chocolate with everything from lavender to creme de menthe, so you’ll want to think over your choices. The pot de creme was my personal favorite from what I sampled. My son was a big fan of the fudge brownie.
These were the best places we visited but even the grab and go places had great food. Asheville is for foodies, and if you’re looking to move to foodie heaven, this might just be the place. Have you ever visited Asheville, NC? Tell us about your visit.