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Asheville is an artist-driven town with the perfect mix of city and small town with beautiful mountains.
— Chef Justin Burdett

BREAKFAST

Photograph courtesy of Sunny Point Café

Photograph courtesy of Sunny Point Café

Sunny Point Café

"Great all day breakfast spot. I go for two eggs over easy, grits, and sausage. Don't forget the biscuit on the side."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

626 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
T: 828.252.0055 | sunnypointcafe.com

Photograph courtesy of The Junction

Photograph courtesy of The Junction

The Junction

"This is my favorite brunch spot. Order the sticky bun; it's savory sweet and probably one of the best brunch items I have ever had. They've got great brunch cocktails as well."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

348 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.225.3497 | thejunctionasheville.com
BOOK A TABLE

Waffle House

"I don't really eat breakfast, but when I do I love Waffle House. It's been one of my favorite places my whole life."
FED Pro  >  Chef Justin Burdett (Local Provisions)

171 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805
T: 828.258.0348 | www.wafflehouse.com


COFFEE

Photograph courtesy of High Five Coffee

Photograph courtesy of High Five Coffee

High Five Coffee

"This is the best coffee in town. Each cup of espresso is ground to order and the milk is steamed fresh, making the perfect cup. They know the difference between a courted and a macchiato."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

"My favorite to grab coffee. We really appreciate their knowledge and attention to detail."
FED Pro  >  Chef Justin Burdett (Local Provisions)

190 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.398.0209 | 
highfivecoffee.com


FARMERS MARKETS

Photograph courtesy of City Market

Photograph courtesy of City Market

"Asheville has a great farmers market scene, which are a great way to connect with local growers and artisans to really see what the food community here is all about. My personal favorite is the North Asheville Tailgate Market at UNCA, which is on Saturdays. It's the market to meet the farmers. The Asheville City Market on Saturday mornings is a great one for families and visitors because it has local produce, but also crafts and live entertainment."
FED Pro  >  Chef Justin Burdett (Local Provisions)

"We're really lucky to have so many wonderful farmers markets, they are all fantastic. These are the two that I frequent most. You can find cheese, produce, bread, proteins...anything you can think of and every year they are growing and expanding."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

North Asheville Tailgate Market
1 University Heights, Parking Lot C, Asheville, NC 28804
T: 828.712.4644 | northashevilletailgatemarket.org

West Asheville Tailgate Market
718 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
T: 828.545.4516 | www.westashevilletailgatemarket.com

French BroadFood Co-Op Tailgate Market
76 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.255.7650

City Market
161 S. Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801
www.asapconnections.org/citymarket


LUNCH

Photographs courtesy of Gan Shan Station

Photographs courtesy of Gan Shan Station

ASIAN | Gan Shan Station

"They are serving cool Asian dishes in a kind of hipster-style setting. I love the fried rice bowl with black bean chicken."
FED Pro  >  Chef Justin Burdett (Local Provisions)

143 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.774.5280 | www.ganshanstation.com

PUB GRUB | Westville Pub

"It's a little neighborhood spot near our house and my wife and I like to come here for lunch. It's just a cool place to get a beer and pub grub."
FED Pro  >  Chef Justin Burdett (Local Provisions)

777 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
T: 828.225.9782 | www.westvillepub.com

Photograph courtesy of Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack

Photograph courtesy of Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack

HOT CHICKEN | Rocky’s

"It's a fun Nashvile-style hot chicken joint. They’re doing Prince’s-style fried chicken."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

1455 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
T: 828.575.2260 | www.rockyshotchickenshack.com

MEAT & THREE | Tastee Diner

"It’s a straight up meat and three. It’s fun. Nothing but old fogies in here."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

575 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
T: 828.252.9644

 
Photograph courtesy of Chai Pani

Photograph courtesy of Chai Pani

INDIAN | Chai Pani

"The food is geared toward Indian. I really like their Uttapam. It’s a rice and lentil flour based crepe with fresh cheese and I always get it with their Kheema, which is really good spicy ground lamb."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

22 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.254.4003 | www.chaipaniasheville.com

AMERICAN | Mama’s Fast Food

"It’s a grubby place and I come here for fried chicken livers. It’s a little hole in the wall."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

327 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
T: 828.281.0780


LUNCH | Mexican

Salsas Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

"I order the Poppers (stuffed jalapenos), which are made that morning in the kitchen and not a frozen product. They have a great variety of house-made salsas, it’s difficult to pick which one to order. All the smokiness is done here. The Molcajetes, which are hot lava rock bowls, are one-pot dishes. They send them out piping hot with pork shoulder Carnitas."
FED Pro  >  Chef Sam Beall (Blackberry Farm)

6 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.252.9805 | salsasnc.com

Tacos Jalisco

"I eat here every single Sunday. To some degree, it’s a fairly straightforward little Mexican joint, but every Sunday they do a handful of specials."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

1328 Patton Avenue # A, Asheville, NC 28806
T: 828.225.3889


SHOPPING | Bakeries

Photograph courtesy of Flat Rock Bakery

Photograph courtesy of Flat Rock Bakery

Flat Rock Bakery

"Worth a trip here for their wood-fired pizzas. Felix and I will take motorcycle rides down there on a nice afternoon just to eat pizza."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

Inside the Wrinkled Egg, 2710 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC 28731
T: 828.693.1313 | www.flatrockwoodfired.com

Farm and Sparrow Bakery

"This is some of the best bread ever made. They also do some kick ass pastries, savory and sweet."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

Available at: North Asheville Tailgate Market, Asheville City Market, Black Mountain Tailgate Market, All Souls Pizza.
T: 828.633.0584 | www.farmandsparrow.com


SHOPPING | Wine Store

Table Wine

"This is a great wine store and the owner Josh Spurling is extremely knowledgeable with a fantastic selection."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

1550 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803
T: 828.505.8588 | www.tablewineasheville.com


SHOPPING | Asian Market

Foreign Affairs Oriental Market

"It’s run by an Asheville local who is married to a Filipino woman and they have a really good Southeast Asian selection of products."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

611 A Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805
T: 828.299.0333 | foreignaffairsorientalmarket.com


COCKTAILS

Photograph courtesy of The Imperial Life

Photograph courtesy of The Imperial Life

The Imperial Life

"A great cocktail bar with fantastic house-made charcuterie.  My favorite is the barrel-aged Negroni. For a bite to eat, don't miss the pastrami or the 10 day lomo when they are on the menu."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

48 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.254.8980 | imperialbarasheville.com


BEER

Wedge Brewery

"I think it is one of the best breweries in town."
FED Pro  >  Chef Justin Burdett (Local Provisions)

"Make a day out of it, come here for a beer, work up an appetite playing Cornhole and then head over to the Bull and Beggar for dinner."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

37 Paynes Way, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.505.2792 | www.wedgebrewing.com


DINNER

Photograph courtesy of Table

Photograph courtesy of Table

New American | Table

"Farm-to-table restaurant by chef Jacob Sessoms, the menu changes constantly, but Felix and I love to come here for lunch, they've got an outstanding hamburger."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

48 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.254.8980 | tableasheville.com
BOOK A TABLE

Photograph courtesy of Curate

Photograph courtesy of Curate

Spanish Tapas | Cúrate

Chef Katie Button recommends ordering the Berenjenas fritas - eggplant that is lightly battered and fried, drizzled in local Wild Mountain Bees honey and garnished with rosemary. Pulpo a la gallega - spanish octopus served warm with olive oil, smoked pimenton, and a yukon gold potato puree, this is a very traditional dish from Galicia and we prepare it in the traditional manner. Esquiexada de montana - this dish is a twist on the classic version using local trout instead of the more typical salt cold, the trout is sliced thin, served raw with a lemon vinaigrette, fresh tomato, black olive and sweet onion.

"The food is classic, straightforward Spanish tapas. I really like her cured trout salad."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

"It’s one of my favorite wine bars; I love to drink at Cúrate."
FED Pro  >  Sherry Producer Lorenzo García-Iglesias Soto (Bodegas Tradición in Jerez, Spain)

11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.239.2946 | www.curatetapasbar.com
BOOK A TABLE

Photograph courtesy of Local Provisions | Photo Credit: Meghan Rolfe Photography

Photograph courtesy of Local Provisions | Photo Credit: Meghan Rolfe Photography

Appalachian | Local Provisions

Chef Justin Burdett's soon to open restaurant focused on locally driven, modern Appalachian cuisine. He describes it as "a restaurant for everyone, from vegan to meat-eaters and potatoes lovers."

77 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.333.8053 | 
www.localprovisionsasheville.com
BOOK A TABLE

Photograph courtesy of The Bull and Beggar

Photograph courtesy of The Bull and Beggar

French Bistro | The Bull and Beggar

"Matt Dawes' cuisine is straightforward Lyonnaise bistro meets British food. He’s a fantastic cook. He’s serves small plate food, almost geared to late night with fish pate, rabbit rillette and oysters. He’s the only person in town doing shellfish towers."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

"The food is fantastic. My favorite dish is the filet mignon served with bone marrow which is deliciously decadent."
FED Pro  >  Chef Katie Button (Cúrate)

37 Paynes Way, Asheville, NC 28806
T: 828.575.9443 | www.the-bull-and-beggar.com
BOOK A TABLE

Northern Italian | Cucina 24

"This is my favorite restaurant in town. Brian Canipelli is a very talented chef. He has a commanding knowledge of how to cook food and how to approach vegetables and to me the mark of a real chef is not whether he can cook pork belly or foie gras, but whether he can cook vegetables in a multifaceted approach and make them the star of the food."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

24 Wall Street, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.254.6170 | www.cucina24restaurant.com
BOOK A TABLE

Photograph courtesy of Rhubarb

Photograph courtesy of Rhubarb

Locally-sourced New American | Rhubarb

"Chef John Fleer has made a name for himself with his Foothills cuisine and now he’s settled in Asheville. His food is a Mediterranean approach to southern cooking. He cooked at Blackberry Farm in East Tennessee for years. He’s talented and very well established culinarily. He does a great job with fish."
FED Pro  >  Chef Jacob Sessoms (Table)

7 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.785.1503 | www.rhubarbasheville.com
BOOK A TABLE


LATE NIGHT

Photograph courtesy of Nightbell

Photograph courtesy of Nightbell

Nightbell

Restaurant and lounge from chef Katie Button and team of Cúrate. They offer a full range of alcoholic cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails along with Katie's snacks and small bites.

Open until 12am on weekends
32 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
T: 828.575.0375 | www.thenightbell.com
BOOK A TABLE

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Souvenirs


Souvenirs


Asheville Beer

"Leaving with a few local brews is the best way to take a part of Asheville home with you."
- Chef Justin Burdett

ashevillealetrail.com

 

Troy & Sons Whiskey

Handcrafted American whiskey made in East Asheville. They offer distillery tours on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 6pm. They produce a Blonde Whiskey, an Oak Reserve, and the Platinum white whiskey.

WebsiteWhere To Buy

Farm & Sparrow Grits

Old-fashioned stoneground grits from heirloom corn grown in North Carolina and milled by Farm & Sparrow Mill and Bakery.

www.farmandsparrow.com | Where To Buy

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The Pros


The Pros


Jacob Sessoms

Chef / owner of Table in Asheville.

Katie Button

Chef / co-owner of Curate and Nightfall in Asheville.

Justin Burdett

Chef / owner of Local Provisions in Asheville.

Sam Beall

Chef at Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN.

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