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Asheville is paradise for lovers of organic and vegetarian food, with local, organic cuisine a staple at many restaurants and several tailgate markets. Asheville has been honored by GoVeg.com and Organic Style magazine. This is a place to find wonderful, satisfying and gourmet cuisine that is hormone-free, pesticide-free, antibiotic-free, meat-free and fabulous!
There are numerous restaurants in Asheville that feature organic cuisine, vegetarian dishes or vegan options. At the popular Tupelo Honey Café, diners encounter delectable Southern home-style cooking with all organic ingredients. The menu also features great organic choices for kids. At West End Bakery, the pastries and breads are all made from scratch with 100 percent organic flour. South Street Cakes offers all-natural, made-from-scratch, southern-style cakes delivered to your door free of charge inside Asheville city limits.
Rosetta's Kitchen offers up "Whole Food Soul Food" with organic, vegetarian and vegan comfort foods. The Laughing Seed Café is an all-vegetarian restaurant featuring fine cuisine crafted with locally-grown ingredients. Also, be sure to check out Plant, Asheville's first full-service, completely vegan restaurant.
Find more organic or vegetarian restaurants below.
Asheville is well-known for its fresh, locally-grown produce. There are several tailgate markets, many located at organic grocery stores. Asheville tailgate markets are special places, perfect for visitors who want an authentic taste of Western North Carolina. Our tailgate markets are about more than just food. They're about reconnecting with the land and meeting the people who devote their lives to bringing food from the farm to your tabletop. See a list of Asheville tailgate and organic markets.
For the true organic experience, consider staying at a local organic bed and breakfast. Hawk & Ivy Bed and Breakfast Retreat near Asheville features organic gardens. Guests are served gourmet breakfast made of local, organic ingredients. They also offer workshops on creating and cooking in a natural kitchen.
Avenue M is a family owned restaurant, bar and gathering place in the heart of North Asheville. The eclectic menu features something for everyone, from fresh fish to vegetarian options to locally made desserts. With the shaded, dog-friendly patio, …more
Biltmore has partnered with the artisan roasters at H.C. Valentine Coffee Company for close to 5 years to provide guests of Biltmore Estate with single origin, Fair Trade, organic coffee from the growers of Cosagual Cooperative in the high mountains …more
Family-owned and operated bakery offering European-style organic breads and fresh pasteries, all handmade, along with organic coffee, sandwiches, pizza and salads.
A fantastic, inviting and FUN environment to eat GREAT crepes at a GREAT price, while sipping on the BEST locally roasted coffee, your favorite loose tea or cider!
Doc Chey's Noodle House serves affordable, freshly-wok'd food inspired by the cuisines of China, Japan, Thailand, Korea and Vietnam. The award-winning menu features noodles, stirfries and dim sum.