As the city of Asheville grows into its well-founded reputation as a food destination, each part of town wants to get a piece of the action. And that’s only good news for native and visiting foodies. From your cabin at the Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, you can navigate to the north, south and west sides of townwithin minutes.
Each part of town has its dining highlights, places worth stopping in for a meal. And Asheville restaurants on the east side of town are no different. Here is just a sampling of some of the East Asheville restaurants we recommend. Try a few during your current trip and save some for your next.
East Village Grille
Local favorites at the East Village Grill include Tiger Wings and the Grouper Reuben. When served with a cold local brew, you can’t beat the taste sensations. This Asheville restaurant is within skipping distance of a Blue Ridge Parkway entrance, making it a great place to stop before or after your hike. At 1177 Tunnel Road, the local staple has been satisfying Asheville palates since 1992 with its Greek specialty dishes and American classics.
We have it all in Asheville, including this European-styled café that serves a wide range of French pastries right along with sandwiches and soups. Pastry chef Maria Papanastasioulikes to surprise guests with a little Mediterranean twist on her desserts. They serve North Carolina-roasted Counter Culture coffee,which gives their baristas a lot to work with as they whip up a hot beverage for you. It’s right down the road at 1155 Tunnel Road.
Native Kitchen and Social Club
At 204 Whitson Avenue, this Asheville restaurant was started by two North Carolina couples who wanted a place they could serve local food with a fresh flair. You’ll find an eclectic menu that changes with the seasons. Eat in the pub, relax on the patio or get down to some real eating in the backyard. From fresh salads to sandwiches and pizzas, the chefs’ only motto is: “Eat native.”
Asheville is all about neighborhood communities and having fun with food. This Asheville restaurant serves up live, local music in the evening right along with their spicy fried pickle burgers and fire-roasted chicken Phillies. It’s at 1078 Tunnel Road.
Creekside Tap House
They lay it all out on their website in one long sentence: “We like parties, catering, music, creeks, kids, dogs, volleyball, pinball, cornhole, arcade games, craft beer, football, community, and of course BBQ.” You don’t find much more in the way of fun and food than at 8 Beverly Road in the Creekside Tap House. It’s nestled in the Haw Creek community and is famous for its authentic Carolina BBQ and award-winning wings.They serve 20 craft brews. They have a partially covered deck for outdoor dining, a full sand volleyball court, horseshoes, and a play area for the kids.
So get out of your cozy cabin to experience all that East Asheville restaurants have to offer. You’re bound to find something to brag about.