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38 Unforgettable Asheville Restaurants – From Locals

It’s no secret that the Asheville restaurants are pretty stellar. With so many options, how do you choose? As locals, don’t miss our favorite restaurants in Asheville for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

When we first moved to AVL, all of the Asheville restaurant guides seemed to have the exact same places to eat. “You must go to Cúrate, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Tupelo Honey, Jargon, Rhubarb, All Souls Pizza, Buxton Hall, and Biscuit Head.”

Yes! Those are indeed some of the most popular and famous Asheville restaurants. They are delicious. You should go to them.

But, what about dining in an old church at Chiesa? Or, the best vegan and vegetarian places like Laughing Seed Cafe and Plant? I live for Plant’s vegan cheese platter.

Along with Chai Pani, we crave Mela’s spicy Indian sauces. Jerusalem Garden Cafe is a vibrant must that forces difficult choices against its downtown neighbor, Red Ginger Dimsum. Endless Asian tapas anyone? One word: Dumplings.

Personally, Edison at the Grove Park Inn makes my mountain heart sing with those jaw-dropping sunsets and seasonal craft cocktails. I devour Yum Poke bowls any chance I get. Sitting at Chestnut’s bar warms my soul.

Like Chestnut, Posana is classic. And, what about when you need a hole-in-the-wall grinder from Apollo Flame Bistro? I’ll always be a sucker for that giant Saint Bernard at Biltmore’s Cedric’s Tavern.

Known as Foodtopia, the restaurants in Asheville are plentiful and amazing. So, how do you pick? As Asheville, locals, we are sharing our favorite Asheville, NC restaurants.

We’ll let you know the popular, award-winning, and tourist Asheville restaurants that are still musts along with what we personally think are the lesser-known and best restaurants in Asheville.

And yes, of course, this list will be highly contentious (bring it on!) and not include every restaurant in Asheville.

What are the unforgettable Asheville restaurants? Let’s get started!

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Best Asheville Restaurants View from Sunset Terrace at Omni Grove Park Inn
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Delicious Asheville Restaurants – Our Top Picks

Downtown Asheville Restaurants Tupelo Honey Cafe Brunch with white brunette woman holding up a champagne cocktail and eating a plate of eggs and toast
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*Although we update our lists frequently, please double-check all information by visiting each Asheville restaurant’s website or calling.

We are also including restaurants in Asheville that we love for dine-in and takeout. Grab our favorite Asheville takeout restaurants here→

Chiesa

152 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 552-3110

Chiesa Asheville Risotto with shrimp
When the kitchen isn’t slammed, I love that the chef at Chiesa will make me a lactose-free risotto.
Chiesa Asheville Restaurant Outside seating in the dark
At Chiesa, sitting in one of their two outdoor spaces is just as beautiful as enjoying the inside converted church and wine cork wall.

Chiesa is by far one of our favorite restaurants in Asheville. We go here to celebrate pretty much everything.

Tucked into historic Montford, this converted church and former community center serves delicious and authentic Italian food — not the goopy fake Italian-American stuff.

With gluten and lactose intolerances, the chef always meets our needs with coveted dishes like risotto. I love drinking a church-themed cocktail on their patio.

Think Brussel sprouts, duck, and house-made pasta. I highly recommend making reservations.

Plus, Chiesa is located in Asheville’s beautiful Montford district: Catch a Shakespeare play in the park after dinner or pay homage to Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry at Riverside Cemetery.

Plant

165 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 258-7500

Cheese Plate Plant Asheville NC with olives, vegan cheeses, beets, and bread
You cannot visit Plant, the best vegan restaurant in Asheville, without ordering a cheese plate.

One of the Asheville restaurants we live for, Plant is everything. Plant is food. We are not vegan, but Plant is truly for everyone.

One of the best vegan restaurants in Asheville, I’m obsessed with their cheese plate. We love sitting outside on the patio on a breezy spring day with their fresh cocktails and endless small plates.

Vegan Dessert Plant Asheville chocolate cake on crust with whipped cream, red sauce, and nuts
We are both lactose-intolerant, which means that nothing beats Plant’s vegan dessert.

Dishes change seasonally and are mostly organic and gluten-free. Beets, curries, veggie lasagna…need I say more?

Call for a reservation, but know they aren’t required. I’d make one, though, if you don’t want to wait.

Save These Asheville Restaurants For Later

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Yum Poké Spot

45 Asheland Ave. Unit 101, Asheville, NC 28801 | (828) 505-2277
100 Julian Shoals Dr.Arden, NC 28704 | (828) 676-3800

Yum Poke Spot Sushi Asheville with two poke bowls and black wall with fish sketches
If you crave poké bowls, don’t miss Yum Poké Spot.

For the best poké restaurant in downtown Asheville, Yum has both build-your-own sushi burritos and poké bowls. What’s not to love?

Pick your protein along with rice or salad. Load up with the goods. My favorite mix-ins with tuna and salmon are carrots, mango, roe, cucumber, avocado, seaweed salad, fried garlic, and scallion.

Add some ginger sauce, and get ready to dig in.

Grab our complete list of Sushi Restaurants In AVL.

Mela

70 North Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 225-8880

Asheville takeout Mela Indian food containers with curries, tandoori dishes, and white rice
Indian food takeout anyone? Mela is a delicious choice.

One of our favorite Asheville Indian restaurants, Mela offers large portions of North and South Indian-inspired cuisine. You can find vegan and gluten-free options, too.

They boast of fresh and local ingredients, and their sauces are to die for.

We love Mela’s chicken curry and lamb Chettinad, which may set your mouth on fire. For us, Mela is one of the absolute best Indian restaurants in Asheville, NC.

Red Ginger Dimsum & Tapas

82 Patton Avenue Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 505-8688

Red Ginger Dimsum and Tapas Asheville takeout with white brunette woman wearing a white hat and holding chopsticks with rice, dumplings and takeout containers
Red Ginger Dimsum and Tapas Dumplings

Red Ginger Dimsum and Tapas Takeout with 5 containers of rice, dumplings and Asian fusion takeout

One of our all-time favorite Asian fusion restaurants in Asheville, Red Ginger Dimsum and Tapas is home to dumplings and sushi. We ate here long before we moved to Asheville and can’t get enough.

Choose from fried rice, every type of delicious dumpling, Asian pancakes, bento boxes, summer rolls, and vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

You want to order 2-3 plates per person and because they are Asian tapas, you may also share across the table.

Rosabees

27 Foundy Street, Suite #20, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 417-7212

Rosabees Asheville NC with flower mural and blue lit bar
The River Arts District is a wonderful area of Asheville for smaller restaurants, breweries, food trucks, and wine. Don’t miss Rosabees which is tucked between pleb urban winery and Wedge Brewing.

We stumbled upon Rosabees in the River Arts District (RAD) after enjoying the street art, pleb urban winery, and Wedge Brewing.

A Polynesian restaurant, Rosabees has delicious poke, rice, and noodle dishes. This a great off-the-beaten-path Asheville dining option.

Curious about pleb? Although Asheville is famous for its breweries, don’t miss AVL’s Stellar Wineries.

Jerusalem Garden Cafe

78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-0255

Jerusalem Garden Cafe Downtown Asheville NC with grape leaves and salmon with hummus, meatballs, and pita
Grape leaves, hummus, and pita await the hungry foodie at Jerusalem Garden Cafe.

When some of the other downtown Asheville restaurants get slammed, it’s nice to sneak into Jerusalem Garden Cafe. The atmosphere is colorful, serene, and delicious.

Jerusalem Garden Cafe specializes in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. We actually love their Saturday and Sunday brunch. Think falafels, hummus, salads, and gyros. They even serve brunch mimosas.

Asheville Proper

1 Page Ave #151, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 505-0909

Asheville Proper Steak restaurant with white brunette male wearing a mask
Asheville Proper tomatoes side dish
Asheville Proper Restaurant downtown Asheville with green chairs, blue pillows, mirrors and hanging lights

One of the new downtown Asheville restaurants that opened in 2020, Asheville Proper is your proper steakhouse. Located in the historic Grove Arcade, they invited us out for a pre-opening dinner.

Um, speakeasy cocktails and delicious steaks with fresh sides?! Yes, please. You’ll love the trendy atmosphere and live-fire dining experience.

Cedric’s Tavern

Biltmore Estate | 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803
Antler Hill Village & Winery
(828) 225-1320

Cedrics Tavern Biltmore Estate with salad and fried egg
Cedric’s Tavern is one of our favorite spots for an afternoon out at Biltmore Estate. I love their salads and sandwiches paired with a seasonal cocktail. Pictures of beloved Cedric and his giant dog collar will warm your heart.

I make no promises to be the ‘best’ Asheville local. I love Biltmore in all its touristy glory. Biltmore Estate’s history is captivating, and their food is delicious. We are annual passholders.

For fantastic Asheville restaurants, Cedric’s Tavern is a go-to. You will need a pass/ticket to enter, and I suggest reservations, too.

Cedric was the Vanderbilts’ beloved St. Bernard. The restaurant is an homage to him. I devour their in-house pickles, Lusty Monk mustard, seasonal cocktails, fish and chips, and sandwiches.

Get the most out of your Biltmore ticket. Along with delicious food, see all the Things That You Can Do At Biltmore.

Stable Cafe

Biltmore Estate | 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803
Next To Biltmore House & Gardens
(828) 225-1320

Stable Cafe stable both at Biltmore with brunette man and woman with lunch menus
Every single picture I have in the Stable Cafe has terrible lighting. However, the food is delicious in this fun Biltmore restaurant.

Another delicious Biltmore property restaurant, Stable Cafe is a must. I mean when else can you say that you dined in George Vanderbilt’s horse stables?

I love the chicken and tuna salad paired with a cocktail. This is the perfect stop if you are spending all day touring Biltmore.

Typically, you would want to visit the Biltmore House first, peruse the gardens, and then grab lunch at Stable Cafe. Afterward, beeline it for the Biltmore Winery.

You will need a ticket to dine here, and I recommend reservations. You can learn more about Biltmore’s special winery tours here.

Siam Thai Asheville

100 Stone Ridge Blvd Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 645-0155

Siam Thai Food Asheville Takeout container with Pad Woon Sen
2021 has been the year of takeout, and we love ordering from Siam Thai.

One of our favorite Thai food restaurants in Asheville, Siam Thai is our takeout go-to. Located in North Asheville, you can devour home-style authentic Thai food.

We order a handful of appetizers like tofu, fresh rolls, dumplings, satay, and chicken wings. Pair these small plates with delicious Thai noodles. Don’t miss their Pad-Thai, Pad Z-Ew, and Pad Woon Sen.

Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company

675 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804 | (828) 254-1281
77 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 | (828) 255-4077
1850 Hendersonville Road Suite A, Asheville, NC 28803 | (828) 277-5775

Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company Pizza
Nothing beats a gluten-free pizza with local craft beer from Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company.

Our go-to for pizza restaurants in Asheville, Asheville Pizza and Brewing is the best. They have multiple locations across North, South, and downtown Asheville.

If you are vegan and/or gluten-free, they offer vegan cheese and gluten-free pizza crust.

Along with pizza, don’t miss their delicious craft beer. I love their stout coconut blends and ambers.

Asheville Brewing has more bar food items like tater tots, sandwiches, and burgers. The Merrimon location also has a movie theater where they play the oldies but goodies.

Don’t miss the Best Breweries In Asheville.

Edison at The Omni Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
(800) 438-5800

Craft cocktails Edison Omni Grove Park Inn with white brunette female with cocktail
For North Asheville restaurants, we love heading over to the Edison at The Omni Grove Park Inn for a light lunch and cocktails.

Please don’t stalk us, but as Asheville locals, we probably frequent Edison more than we should. The Omni Grove Park Inn, like Biltmore, is a huge part of Asheville’s history.

You cannot beat those sunset views over the mountains, either. P.S. The Grove Park Inn view is also the inspiration for Uncorked Asheville’s logo.

We love to have lunch at Edison with seasonal craft cocktails and local beers. They also serve lighter fare like sandwiches and salads and are cheaper than their other restaurant, Sunset Terrace.

Sunset At Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville North Carolina
Best Things To Do In Asheville NC Grove Park Inn sunset over the terrace
Sunset Terrace at Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville NC with tables and sunset over Asheville and mountains

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Sunset Terrace is a stellar high-end Asheville restaurant, too. I daintily annihilate their scallops and steak. Look at those views.

You can also order snacks and drinks at The Great Hall Bar and sit outside beyond Sunset Terrace.

Nine Mile

233 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28804 | (828) 505-3121
751 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 | (828) 575-9903
Biltmore Town Park Square, Town Square Blvd, Asheville, NC 28803 | (828) 676-1807

We love Nine Mile’s Montford-Asheville location. Nine Mile is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant with Caribbean-inspired pasta and rice dishes.

For Asheville restaurants, Nine Mile has a large menu key for gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, nuts, dairy-free, honey, and dishes that they can adjust.

Read more about Asheville’s Delicious Gluten-Free Spots For Food, Desserts, And Drinks.

Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-3445

Laughing Seed Cafe bowls with veggies and tempeh
Asheville takeout Laughing Seed Cafe with vegan manicotti, lettuce, kalmata olives, and sun dried tomatoes
Laughing Seed Cafe yellow Cocktail with garnish

One of the first Asheville restaurants that we ever ate at before moving here, Laughing Seed Cafe is a delicious vegan and vegetarian downtown Asheville restaurant. They also have fantastic gluten-free options.

We enjoy Laughing Seed Cafe’s veggie burger, ‘Reuben,’ and vegan manicotti along with craft cocktails.

Laughing Seed Cafe is also the perfect Asheville takeout spot for the holidays — think pies, sauces, and meals for the entire family.

Chestnut

48 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 575-2667

Cocktails and dinner at Chestnut
I would have shared our gorgeous Chestnut charcuterie and chicken but we demolished it…

For one of the more popular downtown Asheville restaurants on the fancier side — and where people go before concerts or for brunch — Chestnut is sleek and trendy.

Although they make delicious meals, nothing beats a charcuterie and drinks at the bar. Chestnut also serves Southern dishes with large portions of the MEATS.

Pack’s Tavern

20 S Spruce S., Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 225-6944

I love a restaurant with a cozy tavern feel. If you are looking for delicious lunch restaurants in downtown Asheville, Pack’s Tavern offers convenience, ambiance, and beer.

We enjoy sitting on the outdoor patio with Asheville views. They have your typical tavern go-to’s like sandwiches, burgers, and salads.

Chai Pani

22 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-4003

Chai Pani Asheville chicken pakoras
Chai Pani’s chicken pakoras are delicious!

One of the best downtown Indian restaurants in Asheville and also a popular spot, don’t miss Chai Pani. Chai Pani is best known for its Indian street snacks.

This Asheville restaurant has been featured in The New York TimesGQ Magazine, and New York Magazine.

We love Chai Pani’s okra fries, chicken pakoras, and simple rice and daal plate. Chai Pani has vegan and gluten-intolerance-friendly options, too.

Tupelo Honey Cafe

12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801 | (828) 255-4863
1829 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 | (828) 505-7676

Tupelo Honey Cafe in downtown Asheville is a fantastic option for boozy brunch with friends. Photo by Sarah Resta Photography.

Full disclosure that Tupelo Honey Cafe is certainly one of the most touristy downtown Asheville restaurants on this list (and a franchise), especially for brunch and lunch; we still love them. Make reservations…

Brunch at Tupelo Honey In Ashevile NC skillet with tomato and avocado
Don’t miss Tupelo Honey’s delicious skillets, too. Photo by Sarah Resta Photography.

Known for locally-sourced ingredients, Tupelo offers southern cuisine, brunch all day, and incredible cocktails. People love their chicken, and they are food-intolerance friendly.

Tupelo Honey is also super supportive of their local blogger community.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

10 S. Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801  
(828) 252-4181

Best Things To Do In Asheville French Broad Chocolate Lounge with brunette white female wearing a red hat and vest with a cup of vegan hot chocolate
Nothing beats a vegan hot chocolate and dessert from the French Broad Chocolate Factory.

If you are looking for coffee shops and dessert restaurants in Asheville, French Broad Chocolate Lounge is a chocolate lover’s dream. This is also a big tourist spot but worth the line out the door.

Find desserts, hot cocoa, truffles, bonbons, cakes, custards, cookies, coffee, brownies, booze, and ice cream. The Chocolate Lounge has lactose-free, gluten-free, and vegan options, too.

Don’t miss the Asheville Art Museum next door.

Looking for more dessert cafes and restaurants in Asheville? Explore our favorite AVL Donut Shops.

Suwana’s Thai Orchard

11 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 281-8151

Suwana's Thai Orchid Asheville NC takeout containers with Pad Woon Sen and Pad Thai
For Asheville’s Thai food restaurants, Suwana’s Thai Orchard is a fabulous choice.

One of the most popular Thai food restaurants in Asheville, Suwana’s serves up authentic Thai food. Suwana’s is our favorite for Thai takeout along with Siam Thai.

You can order it all: noodles, fried rice, stir-fry, and curry. We love Suwana’s Pad Woon Sen and Pad Thai.

The Noodle Shop

3 SW Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 250-9898

One of our coveted tinier downtown Asheville restaurants, The Noodle Shop is all about noodles, stir-fry, and rice dishes. I’m always a fan of their soup.

I can never say no to a fresh spring roll — not fried. Conveniently located in Pack Square, you can head over to French Broad Chocolate or the Asheville Art Museum afterward.

Posana Restaurant

1 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 505-3969

One of the first fancier restaurants in downtown Asheville that we ate at before moving to AVL, Posana is another AVL restaurant that is always jumping.

Posana has a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, which is perfect for my Celiac husband.

Like Chiesa and Chestnut, Posana is the best restaurant in Asheville for celebrations. They serve local and contemporary American cuisine.

The executive chef and co-owner graduated from The Culinary Institute of America.

Apollo Flame Bistro

1025 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 | (828) 665-0080
485 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 | (828) 274-3582

Asheville Takeout Apollo Flame Bistro with tuna grinder, fries, and pickle on small white plate
Apollo Flame Bistro is our top stops for grinders, especially after a BRP hike.

One of our bi-weekly, go-to Asheville restaurants is a hole-in-the-wall diner. I am praying Apollo Flame Bistro doesn’t think that’s an insult because I LIVE for their grinders after a visit to The NC Arboretum or Blue Ridge Parkway-Pisgah area.

It’s our personal tradition to grab grape leaves and grinders after a hike here.

There are two Apollo Flame Bistro Asheville locations – one near the outlets and Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) and one close to Biltmore.

Papa’s & Beer

1000 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 527-6106

Clayton from Knox Road Tripper introduced us to Papa’s & Beer. Watch out; they have addicting Mexican food. Get a burrito.

With multiple locations across Asheville, this is the perfect Asheville takeout restaurant on the way home from a hike, too.

A family-run business, Papa’s & Beer serves authentic California-style Mexican cuisine. They have flautas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, seafood, and so much more.

Luella’s Bar-B-Que

North Asheville: 501 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804; (828) 505-7427
South Asheville: 33 Town Square Blvd., Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC 28803; (828) 676-3855

Luellas BBQ Asheville NC with
Hush puppies, pulled pork, and baked beans; oh my!

I could never pick out even one or two of the best BBQ restaurants in Asheville. However, we are partial to Big South Kitchen, which serves up BBQ takeout in Arden, and North Asheville’s Luella’s Bar-B-Que.

Show me the fried okra! Luella’s doles out huge portions of the best BBQ ribs and pulled pork paired with overflowing sides.

Of course, 12 Bones Smokehouse is especially famous since Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle dined here.

Wicked Weed Brewpub

91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 575-9599

Wicked Weed Brewpub grinder filled with chicken salad and side of fries
Grab lunch and a pint at Wicked Weed Brewing.

Here at Uncorked Asheville, we always get asked for the best Asheville restaurants near or at breweries. Although Wicked Weed is indeed a tourist spot, you kind of have to go here too.

Wicked Weed serves up delicious sandwiches, burgers, and entrees to pair with their wide beer selection. If we have friends in town that want to see Asheville’s famous breweries while getting food, we head to Wicked Weed.

Of course, you can go the delicious food truck route, too. Don’t miss Zillicoah’s stationary Mexican food truck, Taqueria Munoz.

Save These Delicious Restaurants In Asheville For Later

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Keep on reading for some of the most famous restaurants in Asheville, NC, and save this post for later. Eat like a local with Uncorked Asheville.

Popular Asheville Restaurants

I didn’t want to have a list of Asheville restaurants without listing just a few of the big ones that you’ll see on every foodie list.

Because these establishments land on pretty much every bloggers’ and tourism board’s “best restaurants in Asheville” post, I wanted to give you different and sometimes more affordable and more bang for your buck AVL restaurants first.

That’s not to poo-poo on these delicious or even award-winning Foodtopia options, by any means. Do not come for me. They are some of the literal best restaurants in Asheville. Above, there are quite a few big “tourist” Asheville restaurants, too.

When I say “Asheville,” though, everyone knows the below Asheville restaurants, which are equally fabulous dining options.

Jargon Restaurant Asheville NC with plate of meat, veggies, and glass of white wine on table
Jargon is a popular and romantic West Asheville restaurant. Find an eclectic yet charming environment and delicious craft cocktails. We love the Scrabble walls in the restrooms. Jargon also sources food from local growers.

A few more popular restaurants in Asheville, NC:

Cúrate – 13 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 – Spanish tapas and wine in a former 1927 bus depot. Anthony Bourdain ate here.

Jargon – 715 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 – Fancy American cuisine with a Southern twist in West Asheville.

Rhubarb – 7 SW, N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 – Farm-to-table contemporary American and Appalachian cuisine.

All Souls Pizza – 175 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 – Local and seasonal pizza pies.

Buxton Hall BBQ – 32 Banks Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 – Whole-hog, famous East Carolina BBQ and sides.

Benne On Eagle – 35 Eagle St, Asheville, NC 28801 – Located in The Foundry, a restaurant showcasing African-American roots of Appalachian cooking. This one is on our Asheville bucket list.

Biscuit Head – One location: 417 Biltmore Ave #4f, Asheville, NC 28801 – Everything Southern biscuits.

Farm Burger – 10 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 – Locally-supported burgers and fries with gluten-free options.

Vinnie’s Italian – 641 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804 – With lines out the door, Italian, Italian, Italian.

Delivery For Asheville Restaurants: Services & Apps

What are the best ways to get delivery in Asheville if you don’t want to pick up your order or dine out? Of course, you can see if the restaurant has its own delivery service.

We are also big fans of phone apps like Takeout Central and GrubHub. Grab our favorite Asheville takeout list here.

Takeout Central

Did you know that North Carolina has its own takeout app and delivery service, Takeout Central? Just download the free app, and you’ll see all of the areas and restaurants they serve, including Asheville.

Place your order in the app, add a payment method, and drop any notes for the restaurant or driver.


As a partner of Takeout Central, if you use the code uncorked, you’ll be eligible for a free delivery.


GrubHub

Along with Takeout Central, we also use GrubHub. Sometimes they have slightly different menus — even though the restaurant is the same — and/or they service different establishments.

Within Asheville, you can also use Uber Eats, Kickback AVL, and DoorDash, but we mostly rely on Takeout Central and GrubHub for the best Asheville delivery options.

Looking For A Place To Stay To Tour All Of The Asheville Restaurants?

Asheville, NC Hotels

Hotels and B&Bs tend to book up fast in Asheville, especially in the fall, spring, and around holidays. Make dinner reservations wherever you can, too. A few hotels to consider that either we, our friends, or others highly recommend include:

Downtown Asheville
The Foundry Hotel
AC Hotel By Marriott Downtown Asheville
Hotel Indigo
Aloft – Downtown Asheville *One of our top picks; they renovated in 2020

Near The Asheville Outlets/Biltmore
Hampton Inn And Suites Asheville Biltmore Area *Our second favorite pick. We stayed here before we moved.
DoubleTree By Hilton Biltmore/Asheville
Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

North Asheville/Montford
The Omni Grove Park Inn *We frequently stop by the Grove Park Inn for sunsets, drinks, and food.
1900 Inn On Montford

Don’t miss our Top Asheville Hotel, Resort & B&B Picks Here.

Are you ready to tour the best Asheville restaurants?

Which of these restaurants in Asheville have you tried? Is there an Asheville restaurant that is your go-to or part of your AVL tradition? Are there any Asheville restaurants that you don’t love as much? Let us know in the comments!

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