With 250 independent restaurants embracing a decidedly different mountain spirit as well as locavore sensibilities, it’s no wonder that Asheville has been described as “one of the tastiest towns in the South” by Southern Living. You’ll find chefs with impressive pedigrees serving award-winning dishes from around the world while incorporating the best of fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. The food scene here goes beyond a list of excellent restaurants, however. You’ll find an excitement about the latest openings and even the latest crop to arrive at market.
Adding to the fun of dining out in Asheville is the thriving craft beer and brew pub scene—there’s a reason Asheville has received the Beer City USA title four years in a row. Stop by one of the brew pubs later in the evening, and you may find yourself sharing one of 50 local craft beers with the chef who made your dinner. Residents call Asheville “Foodtopia,” you’ll call it delicious.